Altmann, John George

, a Swiss historian and divine, was born in 1697, and, according to one authority, at | Berne, where his father had been rector; or. according to another at Zofinguen, and died in 1758, curate of Inns, a village in the canton of Berne. In 1735 he was appointed moral and Greek professor at Berne, and afterwards published some valuable works on the geography, history, and antiquities of Swisserland. In conjunction with Breitinger, he compiled the collection entitled “Tempe Helvetica,Zurich, 1735 43, 6 vols. 8vo. His other works are, 2. “Metelemata philoiogico-critica, quibus difficilioribus N. Test, locis ex antiquitnte lux ali’unditur,Utrecht, 1753, 3 vols. 4to. 3. “A Description of the Glaciers,” in German, Zurich, 1751 5<, 8vo. 4. “Principia Ethica, ex monitis legis nature et prscceptis religionis Christianae deducta,Zurich, second edition, 1753, 2 vols. 8vo. 1

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