Bergier, Nicolas-Sylvestre

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Bergier, Nicolas-Sylvestre Gender: M
born on 31 December 1718 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Darney, France, 48n05, 6e03
Timezone LMT m6e03 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 09°08' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 22°15 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 28°38'

Nicolas-Sylvestre Bergier


French Catholic theologian and a critic of the philosophes, accusing them in particular of distorting the facts on social life in China and Confucianism.

A pious priest and an energetic student, he devoted a great part of his time to writing in defence of religion. He agreed to correct certain articles of the Encyclopédie, but found himself obliged to write entirely original articles which then formed the Dictionnaire de theologie as a part of the Encyclopédie.

In 1769 the Archbishop of Paris, Christophe de Beaumont, appointed him canon of the cathedral, and from then on Bergier resided at Paris. He died at Versailles on 9 April 1790, aged 71.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

GraZia Bordoni's Science file quotes Lescaut.


  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western
  • Vocation : Religion : Other Religion (Theologian)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy