Louis Aufranc

(1842-1906). One of the pioneers of Seventh-day Adventist work in Europe. He was a teacher at a school in Le Locle, Switzerland, when he became acquainted with SDA s through a series of evangelistic meetings that D. T. Bourdeau held in that community in 1876. Convinced that the SDA interpretation of Christianity was correct, he resigned his position as an elder of a local Protestant church, accepted baptism, and moved to Basel. There he assisted in the founding of Les Signes des Temps and in publishing SDA materials generally. He translated many articles and also wrote his own. Being a good linguist, he translated into French The Life of Christ and The Great Controversy , both by Ellen G. White. He was employed full-time by the church for only a short time and later studied and practiced d...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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