Frederic Louis Godet (1812-1900), Swiss Protestant theologian, was born at Neuchatel. After studying theology there, at Bonn, and Berlin, he was appointed Professor of Theology at Neuchatel in 1850. From 1851 to 1866 he also held a pastorate. In 1873, Godet helped found the Free Evangelical Church of Neuchatel and joined its faculty as a professor of theology. He died there on the 29th of October, 1900. A conservative scholar, Godet was the author of some of the most noteworthy French commentaries of the late nineteenth century.