Daniel De Remi Courcelles, seigneur de, a French governor of Canada, 1666-72. He led an expedition on snow shoes against the Mohawks in 1666, and aided Tracy in their reduction. As governor he maintained the ascendancy thus acquired over the Iroquois, and extended the colony, by projecting the fort at Catarocoay (Kingston), built by Frontenac.
Daniel Denison Whedon, an American clergyman, born in Geddes, Onondaga co., N. Y., March 20, 1808. He graduated at Hamilton college in 1828, and studied law. He was professor of ancient languages and literature in the Wesleyan university, Middletown, Conn., from 1832 to 1843, and in 1836 was ordained as a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church. In 1845 he was elected professor of rhetoric, logic, and history in the university of Michigan, which post he filled for eight years; and in 1856 he was elected editor of the "Methodist Quarterly Review " and general editor of the publications of the Methodist book concern, New York, which post he still holds (1876). He has published "Public Addresses, Collegiate and Popular" (1856); "The Freedom of the Will" (1864); and a "Commentary on the New Testament" (4 vols., 1866 et seq., to be completed with vol. v.).
Daniel Georg Morhof, a German scholar, born in Wismar, Feb. 6, 1639, died in Lubeck, June 30,1091. He became professor of poetry at Rostock in 1660, and at Kiel in 1665, professor of history in 1673, and librarian in 1680. lie was a voluminous author, and his principal work, Polyhistor, part of which appeared in his lifetime (Lubeck, 1688), was published complete in 1704, and was for a long time a standard work on universal literature.
Daniel Haneberg, a German theologian, born at Tanne, June 17, 1816. He was consecrated a priest in 1839, and became a professor in the university of Munich. He was a successful instructor in the Old Testament, and a favorite preacher. In 1850 he entered the Benedictine monastery of St. Bonifacius at Munich, of which in 1854 he was chosen abbot. Among his writings are: Ueber die arabische Psalmenabersetzung des Saadia (1840); Die religiosen Alterthamer (1842; 2d ed., 1866); Ueber Schulwesen der Mohammedaner (1850); Geschichte der biblischen Offeribarung (1850;
3d ed., 1864); Erorterungen uber Pseudo-Wakidi's Geschichte der Eroberung von Syrien (1860); Ueber die Theologie des Aristoteles (1863); and a criticism upon Kenan's Vie de Jesus, entitled Renan's Leben Jesu (1864).
Daniel Hoffmann, a German clergyman, born in Halle about 1540, died in Wolfenbtittel in 1611. At first professor of ethics in Jena, he afterward taught theology in Helmstedt, and became well known in the controversies of the reformation, opposing Beza on the encharist. He was censured by an assembly of divines in 1593, and threatened with excommunication, and published in reply a famous apology. In 1598 he asserted that there must always he a contradiction between the truths of theology and those of philosophy. Accused by Martini and Caselius, he was obliged in 1601 to recant; but returning the next year to his original views, he was deprived of his professorship. His followers, on account of their belief in opposing truths, were called Duplicists, their opponents Simplicists.