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Beausobre, Isaac de, born at Niort in 1659, entered the Protestant ministry, and had to escape from France about the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. He took refuge first in Holland, but in 1694 settled in Berlin, where he became chaplain to the king and councillor of the royal consistory. He was a man of sense and erudition. His History of Manicheeism was praised by Gibbon, and his History of the Religions Reformation is a fragment of a work conceived on a grand scale. He translated also the New Testament. His death occurred in 1738.