D'Aubigne, Jean Henri Merle (1794-1872), a Swiss ecclesiastical historian, born at Eaux-Vives, near Geneva. After studying at Berlin, he became pastor of the French Protestant Church at Hamburg. In 1823 he was appointed Court preacher at Brussels, but when Belgium threw off the Dutch supremacy in 1830 he retired to Geneva, where he became Professor of Church History in the theological seminary. He visited England and Scotland, receiving the degree of D.C.L. from Oxford, and the freedom of the city from Edinburgh. Of his writings his Histoire de la Reformation au XVTeme Siecle is the best known.