Johann Heinrich Hottinger, a Swiss philologist, born in Zurich, March 10, 1620, drowned June 5, 1667. He studied at Groningen, and afterward at Leyden. In 1642 he became professor of church history in Zurich, and in 1643 also of the Hebrew language; and in 1653 he was appointed to the chair of rhetoric, logic, and Scriptural theology. In 1655 he accepted the professorship of eastern languages and Biblical criticism at Heidelberg. On his return to Zurich in 1661 he was made rector of the university. His increasing reputation led to an invitation from the university of Leyden in 1667, which he was ready to accept, when, while crossing the river Limmath in the vicinity of Zurich, he was drowned by the upsetting of a boat, with several of his children. Among his works are Thesaurus philologicus, seu Clams Scripturm (Zurich, 1649), and Etymologicum Orientale, sive Lexicon Harmonicum Hepta-glotton (Frankfort, 1661). - His son, Johann Jakob (1652-1735), wrote Helvetische Kirchen-geschichte (Zurich, 1708-'29); and another Johann Jakob, of the same family (1783-1859), wrote a Geschichte der Schweizerischen Kir-chentrennung (Zurich, 1825-'7).