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, the descendant of an ancient patrician family of Fribourg in Swisserland,
, the descendant of an ancient patrician family of Fribourg in
Swisserland, was born there in 1689, and died Feb. 17,
1771. In 1718 he was a captain in the Austrian service,
but returned to his country, over which he long presided
as avoyer, or magistrate, an appointment conferred upon
him in 1737. He published a “
Histoire de la Suisse”
Fribourg, 1750 to 1753, 10 vols. 8vo, of which baron
Zurlauben, a competent and impartial judge, says, that
it would have deserved more praise, if besides the many
faults of the language (French), he bad supported his
facts by proofs; if he had omitted matters foreign to the
history of Swisserland, which occupy a great deal of the
work; if he had made his readers better acquainted with
the Swiss government; and had described some of the
cantons with more accuracy; if he had passed over in silence events not compatible with the plan of a general
history, and if he had not espoused with too much warmth
the cause of the catholic cantons.