(in Dutch, Christian Karel Hedrik) VAN DER, a learned Lutheran divine, was born at Zwolle, in Overyssel, Netherlands, Aug. 25, 1718 He studied theology at Leyden and Jena in 1737, and was the first secretary-perpetual of the Society of Sciences in Holland, which he assisted in founding at Haarlem in 1752. For fifty-one years he performed the pastoral functions of the Lutheran Church of that place; and died there in 1793. He published several sermons. His writings on the natural sciences are printed in a collection of Dutch periodicals, entitled Algemeene Vaderlandsche Latterefeningen published in 1793. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Biog. Universelle s.v.