Vaucher , Edouard,

French Lutheran theologian and churchman, born 17th July, 1847 in Mühlhausen, died 19th March 1920.

Started on the path to a military carreer, but later entered into theological studies in Strassburg. In 1879 he became a teacher at the Faculty of Evangelical Theology in Paris, and in 1909 he was apponted Dean of this Faculty.

He was a dilligent religious and theological author, especially in the newspaper "Le Témoignage", and highly respected clergyman. ("själasörjare" is an old-fashioned word, which literally means "soul-carer".)

Vaucher had a clear and steadfast theological disposition and sterling personal qualities. During his later years, he was French Lutherdoms foremost churchman and tireless supporter in all circumstances. He represented France at the General Evangelical Lutheran Conference in Uppsala (Sweden) in 1911.

His son Paul Vaucher became a respected professor of European History first in Lund, then London and finally the Sorbonne.

N. S. [For Nathaniel Söderblom, Theology Professor at Uppsala University (1921) then Archbishop of Sweden.]

Translated by Donald Maclean from the on-line Nordisk Familjebok.