FROSSARD, frɵs"sār', BENJAMIN SIGISMOND: French Protestant; b. at Nyon (14 m. n. of Geneva), Switzerland, 1754; d. at Montauban (110 m. s.e. of Bordeaux) Jan. 3, 1830. He studied theology at Geneva and in 1777 became pastor of the Reformed Church at Lyons, where he remained till the siege of the city in 1793. While visiting England in 1785 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Oxford. In 1795 he became professor of morals in the École Centrale of Clermont-Ferrand. Later he went to Paris, became a member of the consistory there, and collaborated with Rabaut-Pommier in the preparation of the organic articles of the Reformed worship. In 1809 he was charged with the organization of a Protestant theological faculty in Montauban, where he became pastor and president of the consistory. In 1810 he became the first dean of the new faculty and professor of morals and sacred eloquence. The reaction of 1815 deprived him of both deanship and pastorate, though he retained his professorship. His chief publications are a translation of Hugh Blair's sermons (3 vols., Lyons, 1782); La Cause des esclaves nègres et des habitants de la Guinée (2 vols., 1789); and Le Christianisme des gens du monde mis en opposition avec le véritable Christianisme (2 vols., Montauban, 1831), a translation of Wilberforce's Practical View.