# Naudé, Philip

, an able mathematician, was born
in 1654, of poor parents, at Metz. He retired to Berlin
after the revocation of the edict of Nantes, and there forming a friendship with Langerfield, mathematician to the
court, who taught the pages, succeeded him in 1696, was
admitted into the society of sciences at Berlin in 1701,
and into the academy of the princes, as professor of
mathematics, in 1704. He died in 1729, at Berlin. His
particular study 'as divinity, on which he has written much
more than on mathematics; his only work on that science
being a system of geometry, in German, 4to, and some
other small pieces in the “Miscellanea,” of the society at
Berlin. His theological works are, “Meditationes Saintes,”
12mo, “Morale Evangelique,” 2 vols. 8vo. “La souveraine perfection de Dieu dans ses divins attributs, et la
parfaite intégrité de l’Ecriture prise au sens des anciens
reformes,” 2 vols. 8vo, against Bayle; “Examen de deux
Traités de M. de la Placette,” 2 vols. 12mo. His eldest son
distinguished himself as his successor, and died 1745. He
was a skilful mathematician, member of the societies of
Berlin and London; and several memoirs of his may be
found in the “Miscellanea Berolinensia,” ^{2}

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