FREDERIC LOUIS GODET (1812-1900), Swiss Protestant theologian, was born at Neuchatel on the 25th of October 1812.
Of his other works, none of which are much read, the principal are: View of the Reign of Frederic II.
His elder brother Frederic (1794-1863), who was influenced by Robert Haldane, was also a distinguished French pastor, who with Count Gasparin founded the Union of the Evangelical Churches of France; and Frederic's son Theodore (b.
In his endeavour to weaken the control of Venice over the trade of his empire he made treaties with Pisa and Genoa; to check the aspirations of Frederic I.
Frederic Harrison's Chatham, in the "Twelve English Statesmen" series (1905), though skilfully executed, takes a rather academic and modern Liberal view.