Charles-Étienne Jordan (Berlin, 1700-1745) was a Prussian-born Huguenot refugee, advisor to Frederick the Great and French-language author on literature and history. He is mainly remembered for his Histoire d'un voyage litteraire (1735) describing his literary visits in France, England and the Netherlands.
^Camille Jordan, Jean Dieudonné, René Garnier Œuvres de Camille Jordan Page xii "La branche allemande aurait, elle aussi, donné naissance à des hommes distingués et, parmi ceux-ci, il conviendrait tout particulièrement de citer Charles-Étienne Jordan, né à Berlin en 1700. Après avoir été quelque temps pasteur, ..."
^Jonathan I. Israel Radical Enlightenment:Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750 2001- Page i "One of the leading Berlin cognoscenti was the former Huguenot pastor and now deist (or at least professed Socinian) Charles Étienne Jordan (1700–45), who in 1736 became the Crown Prince's literary secretary. A savant immersed in Bayle ......In this way, Jordan obtained from Frankfurt manuscript copies of Lau's Meditationes and Bodin's Colloque, as well as Beverland's État de l'homme.59 But while Jordan proudly exhibited his expertise in this field behind closed doors, not least in ...."