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Stouppe, Pierrelocked

(1690–06 January 1760)
  • Paula Wheeler Carlo

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Stouppe, Pierre (1690–06 January 1760), Huguenot minister, Anglican priest, missionary, and educator, was born into a Reformed Protestant family in Switzerland. Many details of his early life are unavailable and the remainder are sketchy, but he was almost certainly related to Jean-Baptiste Stouppe, a minister of the French Reformed (Huguenot) Church of London in the 1650s. J.-B. Stouppe's surname was originally Stoppa, and his family came from the Italian-speaking area north of Lake Como. In 1620, as persecuted Protestants, the Stoppas fled from this predominantly Catholic area to Zurich. Both Pierre and Jean-Baptiste were educated for the ministry at the Calvinist Genevan Academy....

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