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F. T. Marzials

revised by Geoffrey Treasure

Durand, David (1680–1763), Reformed minister and historian, was born at Sommières in Languedoc and studied for the ministry at Basel. Thence he went to the Netherlands, and accompanied a corps of French refugees to Spain. Taken prisoner at the battle of Almanza in 1707, he would have been burnt alive by some peasants but for the intervention of the ...