A New and General Biographical Dictionary Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Ev

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1761 edition. Excerpt: ...the princes exercises, corrected by Alting, are preserved in the Vatican library, and shewn to travellers, as we are informed by the author of Altings life ibii. who adds, that they are as much worth seeing as most of the reliques commonly shewn to the curious. In this capacity Alting accompanied him to Sedan, and instructed him so carefully, that the prince, upon his return to Heidelberg in 1610, being examined on all points of religion, before the duke of Deux Ponts, administrator of the electorate, and several other persons of distinction, answered very judiciously, and in Latin. Alting was one of the persons appointed to attend tljie young elector into England in 1612, where he became acquainted with George Abbot archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. King bishop of London, and Dr. Hackwell preceptor to the prince of Wales, and had also the honour of conversing with king James. The marriage betwixt the elector and the prin-ibHj cess of England being solemnized at London in February, 1613, Alting left England, and arrived at Heidelberg the 1st of April. The following August he was appointed professor of the common places of divinity j and as he could apt preside in the disputes without being a doctor of divinity, he took that degree in November, with the usual ceremonies. In 1616, he had a troublesome office conferred upon him, which was the direction of the collegium fapientiae of Heidelberg. In 1618, he was offered the second professorship of divinity, vacant by the death of Coppenius, which he refused, Sa but. but obtained it for Scultetus. He greatly distinguished himself for his learning at the synod of Dort, when he was sent there with two other deputies of the Palatinate. It was at this time that the university of Leyden had the...