John Gast

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Gast, John, D.D., an author, born in Dublin, 29th July 1715, was the son of a Huguenot refugee. He was educated at Trinity College, and after serving as chaplain to the French congregation at Portarlington, he became Archdeacon of Glendalough, and held several preferments. He died in 1788, aged about 73. Mr. Gast was the author of a History of Greece and other works. The degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by the University of Dublin, in appreciation of his services to literature and his high character as a divine.

Sources

8. Anthologia Hibernica (2). 4vols. Dublin, 1793-'4.

332. University of Dublin; History, with Biographical Notices. William B. S. Taylor. London, 1845.

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