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See LONGFELLOW, " Poets and Poetry of Europe."

Lope de Rueda, lo'pa da roo-a'Di, a Spanish actor
and dramatic author, born at Seville about 1500. He
was the leader of the first troupe of strolling players in
Spain, and was praised by Cervantes as an actor and
writer. His plays were dialogues between a few shep-
herds. Died in 1564.

Lope de Vega Carpio, lo'pa da va'ga kaR'pe-o,
(FELIX,) a celebrated Spanish poet and dramatist, born
at Madrid on the 25th of November, 1562, was a con-
temporary of Cervantes and Shakspeare. His father
was a hidalgo, (gentleman,) but rather poor. Felix began
to write verses in early childhood, and composed dramas
about the age of twelve. While a student at the Uni-
versity of Alcala, he found a powerful patron in the
Duke of Alva, whose service he entered, and at whose
request he wrote his " Arcadia," a pastoral heroic poem,
which first revealed his superior genius. It was first
printed in 1598, though finished many years earlier. He
quitted the service of Alva, and married Dona Isabel
de Urbino. Having in a duel wounded his antagonist,
he fled from Madrid, and passed a few years in Valencia.

His grief for the death of his wife is assigned as his
motive for becoming a soldier. In 1588 he enlisted as
a private volunteer, and, with ardent zeal for what he
deemed a holy cause, took part in the expedition of the
Invincible Armada, during which he wrote his admired
poem the " Beauty of Angelica," (" Hermosura de An-
gelica,") a continuation of Ariosto's "Orlando." Re-
nouncing martial pursuits in 1590, he returned to Madrid,
where he began to write for the stage, and by his mar-
vellous fertility of invention rapidly acquired fame and
affluence. He required only a single day to compose a
versified drama. This astonishing facility enabled him
to produce two thousand original dramas, consisting of
spiritual plays, historical comedies, and dramas of in-
trigue, called De Cafa y Espada, (" Of the Cloak and
Sword,") which were performed with immense applause.
There is scarcely an example on record of an equal
popularity. His name became a synonym for the super-
lative degree, and it was the fashion to say a Lope dia-
mond, a Lope dress, etc., to express the splendour or
perfection of those articles. He was styled the " Centre
of Fame," the " Darling of Fortune," the " Phoenix of
Ages," etc Among his dramas we may mention "The
Beautiful Deformed," ("La Hermosa fea,") "The
Prude," ("La Dama melindrosa,") "The Certain for
the Doubtful," (" Lo Cierto por lo Dudoso,") and "Es-
trella de Sevilla," or " Don Sancho Ortiz." In richness
of invention, vivacity of dialogue, and variety of ideas
he is perhaps unsurpassed by any dramatist. For the
sake of trying the public taste, he published, without
his name, a poem entitled " Soliloquies on God," which
was received with much favour. After the death of his
second wife he became a priest, (1609,) but continued to
write for the stage. He also wrote epic poems, entitled
"Circe," "Andromeda," and "Jerusalem Delivered,"



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which are considered much inferior to his dramas. Died
in 1635. (For some very interesting remarks on Lope de
Vega, particularly in reference to the marvellous fertility
of his genius, see Prescott's " Miscellanies," pp. 137-139.)

See MONTALVAN, " Fama posthuma a la Vida y Muerte del Lope
de Vega Carpio." Madrid, 1636 ; LORD HOLLAND, " Some Account
of the Life of Lope de Vega Carpio," 1817 : LARRAMENDI, " Planto
funebre en la Muerte de L. F. de Vega Carpio," 1635 : TICKNOR,
" History of Spanish Literature :" N. ANTONIO, " Bibliotheca His-
pana Nova;" SEDANO, " Parnaso Espanol ;" FAUHIBL, " Lope de
Vega," in the "Revue des Deux Mondes," September i, 1839, and
September 15, 1843 ; LONGFELLOW, " Poets and Poetry of Europe ;"
ENK VON DER BURG, "Studien u'ber Lope de Vega," Vienna, 1839.

Lopes, lo'pSs, (FERNANDO,) a Portuguese historian,
born about 1380; died in 1449. His Chronicles are of
high literary and historical importance.

Lopez. See AYALA, DE, GOMARA, and CASTANHEDA.

Lopez, lo'peth, (ALONZO,) a Spanish critic, born at
Valladolid. He practised medicine with such success
that he received the title of physician to Maria of Castile,
daughter of Charles V. He published in 1 596 " Ancient
Poetical Philosophy," (" Philosophia antiqua poetica.")

Lopez, lo'pes r>r lo'peth, (CARLOS ANTONIO,) a Para-
guayan ruler, the father of F. S. Lopez, noticed below.
He was born at Asuncion, November 4, 1790, and in
1840 succeeded Francia as dictator, ruling the country
with skill and energy till his death, September 10, 1862.

Lopez, (FRANCISCO,) a Spanish artist, who became
painter to Philip III. about 1602, and adorned the Prado
with frescos. He was living in 1638.

Lopez, lo'pes or lo'peth, (Don FRANCISCO SOLANO,)
an able South American general and political leader,
born about 1826. He was elected in September, 1862,
President of Paraguay, as the successor of his father,
Don Carlos Lopez. He declared war against Brazil in
1865, and commanded his army in person with various
success. He was killed in battle or retreat March I, 1870.

Lopez, (!AGO or DIEGO,) a Spanish painter, born at
Toledo about 1465 ; died about 1530.

Lopez, (Don JOAQUIN MARIA,) an able and eloquent
Spanish statesman, born at Villena in 1802, was a zeal-
ous adherent of the constitutional party. In 1836 he
became minister of the interior under Calatrava. He
resigned in March, 1837. He was prime minister for a
short time in 1843. Died in 1855.

Lopez, (JoSE,) a Spanish painter, born at Seville
about 1650, was a pupil of Murillo.

Lopez, lo'pes or lo'pJth, (NARCisso.) an American
revolutionist or filibuster, born in Venezuela in 1799.
He served some time as an officer in the Spanish army,
and in 1849 organized in the United States an expedition
for the conquest of Cuba, which failed. He renewed the
enterprise in August, 1851, was captured, and garroted
at Havana the same year.

Lopez, (PEDRO,) a Spanish painter, was a pupil of
Greco. His chief work is the " Adoration of the Magi,"
(dated 1608,) at Toledo, which is much admired.

Lopez de Lerena, lo'peth da la-ra'na, (Don PEDRO,)
a Spanish financier, born at Val de Moro in 1734. He
was appointed in 1785 secretary of state for the finances,
which he managed with success until his death, in 1792.

Loqman. See LOKM^N.

Loras, lo'Ra', (MATTHIAS,) D.D., a bishop, born at
Lyons, France, in July, 1792. He became in early man-
hood a priest, and head of the theological school of Lar-
gentiere. In 1829 he went to New Orleans, and thence to
Mobile in 1830. In 1837 he was consecrated Catholic
Bishop of Dubuque, the first of the title. Died at Du-
buque, February 18, 1858. Bilhop Loras was eminent
for zeal, learning, and charity.

Lorch, IORK, written also Lorich, (MELCHIOR,) a
Danish painter and eminent engraver, born in Sleswick
in 1527. He visited many foreign countries, and died in
Rome in 1586. Among his works are engravings of
Luther, of Albert Durer, and of the Deluge.

Lord, (JOHN,) LL.D., an American lecturer, born at
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, December 27, 1810. He
graduated at Dartmouth College in 1843, a "d became a
Congregationalist minister, and later won distinction as
a popular lecturer on historical subjects. He wrote
"History of the United States," "Modern History,''
"Points of History," etc. Died December 15, 1894.



Lord, (NATHAN,) D.D., an American Congregational
divine, born at Berwick, Maine, in 1792. He graduated
at Bowdoin, and in 1828 became president of Dartmouth
College. Died in 1870.

Lordon, loR'd6N', (PiERRE JEROME,) a French histori-
cal painter, born in 1780, worked in Paris. Died in 1838.

Loredano, lo-ra-da'no, (GIOVANNI FRANCESCO,) a
mediocre Italian poet and littfratfur, born at Venice in
1606. He became a senator, and obtained other high
offices. About 1630 he founded the academy of the /
cogniti. He wrote numerous works in verse and prose,
among which are " The Agreeable Jests," (" Gli Scherzi
geniali," 1632,) "L'lliade giocosa," a burlesque of the
" Iliad," (1654,) and " Amorous Tales." Died in 1661.

See A. LUPIS, "Vita di G. F. Loredano," 1663; G. BRUNACO,
"Vita di G. F. Loredano, Senatore Veneto," 1662.

Loredano, (LEONARDO,) was Doge of Venice from
1501 until 1521, when he died, at the age of ninety. His
administration was disturbed by the wars which were
consequent on the League of Cambray, and was a period
of disaster to the republic. He waged war against a
powerful coalition consisting of France, Germany, and
the pope. He was one of the greatest doges of Venice.

Lorentz, lo'rSnts, (JoHANN FRIEDRICH,) a German
mathematician, born at Halle in 1738; died in 1807.

Lorentz or Lorenz, lo'roN', (JOSEPH ADAM,) a
French surgeon, born in Alsace in 1734; died in iSoi.

Lorenz. See LORENZO and LAWRENCE.

Lorenz, lo'rfnts or lo'r&N', (JEAN MICHEL,) a French
historical writer, born at Strasburg in 1723, became pro-
fessor of history in his native city, and of eloquence in
1784. He published, (in Latin,) besides other works of
merit, a " Life of Saint Paul," (" Annales Paulini," 1769,)
a " History of Ancient Gaul," and " Rudiments of Gr-
man History," (1776.) Died in 1801.

See MM. HAAG, " La France protestante,"

Lorenzetti, lo-ren-zet'tee, or Lorenzetto, Io-r?n
zet'to, (AMBROGIO,) sometimes called AMBROGIO DI
LORENZO, an old Italian painter, born at Sienna about
1260, was a pupil of his father Lorenzo, and was a
brother of Pietro. His birth is variously dated about
1257, 1277, and 1300. Ambrogio and Pietro worked
together in Sienna, and were among the greatest artists
of their time. The works of Ambrogio are nearly all
destroyed ; but some of his frescos are still visible in
Sienna. He was, says Vasari, universally admired. Died
in 1340, 1348, or 1360.

See VASARI. " Lives of the Painters," etc. ; LANZI, " History of
Painting in Italy;" BALDINUCCI, " Notizie."

Lorenzetti, (PIETRO,) a brother of the preceding,
worked in Sienna, Florence, Rome, and Pisa, and, ac-
cording to Vasari, surpassed Cimabue and Giotto. In
the Campo Santo of Pisa is preserved his picture repre-
senting the " Life of the Fathers in the Desert," in fresco.
He painted several Madonnas, which have been de-
stroyed. He is sometimes called LAURATI. His last
works are dated 1355-

See VASARI, " Lives of the Painters," etc. ; LANZI, " History of
Painting in Italy."

Lorenzetto. See CAMPANAIO.

Lorenzi, lo-reVzee, (BARTOLOMMEO,) an Italian poet
and Jesuit, born near Verona in 1732, had an excellent
talent for improvisation. Died in 1822.

Lorenzi, (BATTISTA,) an Italian sculptor and engraver,
born in Tuscany in 1528; died in 1593.

Lorenzi, (FRANCESCO,) an Italian painter, born at
Verona in 1719 ; died in 1783.

Lorenzi, (STOLDO DI GINO, stol'do de jee'no,) an
Italian sculptor, born at Settignano about 1540.

Lorenzini, lo-ren-zee'nee, (FRANCESCO MARIA,) an
Italian poet, born in Rome in 1680. He acquired a
high reputation as a poet, and was remarkable for the
energy of his style. In 1728 he succeeded Crescimbeni
as president of the Academy of Arcades. He was the
author of satires, epigrams, dramas, and other poems in
Italian and Latin. Died in 1743

See FABRONI, "Vitse Italorum."

Lorenzini, (GIOVANNI ANTONIO,) an Italian engraver,
born at Bologna in 1665. He engraved the works of
Andrea del Sarto and other Italian masters. Died in 1740.

Lorenzini, (LORENZO,) an Italian geometer, born at



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Florence in 1652. For some political offence he was
imprisoned at Volterra twenty years, ending about 1700,
and in this period wrote an able work on conic sections.
Died in 1721.

Lorenzo. See LAWRENCE, SAINT.
Lorenzo de' Medici. See MEDICI.
Lorenzo the Magnificent. See MEDICI, (LO-
RENZO DE'.)

Loret, lo'ri', JEAN,) a French rhymer, born in Nor-
mandy. He began to issue in 1650 a weekly newspaper,
called "Gazette en Verses burlesques," which was very
successful. From 1656 to 1665 it was published under
the title of "Muse historique." Died about 1665.

Lorge, loRzh, (JEAN THOMAS GUILLAUME,) a French
general, born at Caen in 1767 ; died in 1826.
Lorges. See DURFORT, DE, (Gui ALPHONSE.)
Lorgna loKn'ya, (ANTONIO MARIA,) an Italian mathe-
matician, born at Verona about 1734. After obtaining
the rank of colonel of engineers, he became professor [
in the military school of Verona. He had the reputation
of being one of the best geometers of Italy. Died in
1796. Among his works are treatises on Statics and
Mechanics, and " Essays on Mathematics and Physics."
("Opuscula Mathematica et Physica," 1770.)
See "Nouvelle Biographic GeWrale."

Loria, di, de lo're-i, or Lauria, low're-i, (ROGER,)
an able Italian admiral, born at Loria, (or Lauria.) In
1282, as admiral of Peter II., King of Aragon and Sicily,
he defeated the fleet of Charles I. of Naples near Mes-
sina. He gained a naval victory over the French near
Barcelona in 1285, and another over the Neapolitans
before Castellamare in 1287. Having entered into the
service of Jayme of Aragon, he defeated the Sicilian
fleet at Cape Orlando in 1299, and again in 1300. Died
in 1305. Sismondi considers him the greatest admiral
lhat Italy has produced.

Lorieax, lo're-uh', (AUGUSTS JULIEN MARIE,) a
French writer and lawyer, born at Croisic in 1797. He
wrote a " History of the Reign of Charles X.," and a
"Treatise on the Royal Prerogative in France and Eng-
land," (1840.) Died in 1842.

Lor'imer, (JAMES,) a British jurist, born at Aber-
dalgie, Perthshire, in 1818. In 1862 he became Edin-
burgh professor of international law. He wrote " In-
stitutes of Law," (1862,) "Institutes of the Law of
Nations," (1883,) "Studies National and Interna-
tional," (1891,) etc. Died in 1890. His son, JOHN
HENRY, (born 1856,) is a skilful painter of figure
subjects.

Lo'ring, (GEORGE BAILEY,) an American agri-
culturist, born at North Andover, Massachusetts, in
1817. He held various offices under the government,
was elected to Congress 1876 and 1878, was commis-
sioner of agriculture 1881-85, and minister to Portugal
1889-90. He made a scientific study of agriculture,
and published works on that and other subjects. Died
September 14, 1891.

Lo'ring, (WlLUAM W.,) an American major-general,
born in North Carolina about 1815. He took arms
against the Union in 1861, and was employed in the
dclence of Vicksburg in the spring of 1863. After the
war he entered the service of the Khedive of Egypt, and
was made a pasha. Died in New York, Dec. 30, 1886.
Lorinser, lo'rin-ser, (KARL IGNAZ.) a German medi-
cal writer, born in Bohemia in 1796; died in 1853.

Loriot, lo're'o', (ANTOINE JOSEPH,) a French me-
chanician, born near Pontarlier in 1716. He gained a
wide reputation by his ingenious and useful inven-
tions, among which were a loom for ribbons, machines
for working mines, and a new mortar or water-proof
cement which bears his name. Died in 1782.
Loris-Melikoff. See MELIKOFF.
Loritz. See GLAREANUS.
Lorme, de. See DELORME.
Lome, (JOHN GEORGE EDWARD HENRY DOUGLAS
SUTHERLAND Campbell,) MARQUIS OF, and DUKE
OF ARGYLL, was born at London, August 6, 1845.
In 1871 he was married to Louise, a daughter of Queen
Victoria. He was Governor-General of Canada 1878-



83. He has published "A Trip to the Tropics,"
(1867,) "Guido and Lita," (a poem, 1875,) "The
Psalms in Verse," (1877,) "Canadian Pictures,"
(1884,) etc. On the death of his father, the eighth
Duke of Argyll, in 1900, he succeeded to the title.
Lorrain, (CLAUDE.) See CLAUDE LORRAIN.
Lorrain, Le, (ROBERT.) See LELORRAIN.
Lorraine. See CHARLES II., CHARLES III., FRAM-
cis I., GUISE, HARCOURT, (HENRI,) and MAYENNE.

Lorraine, lor-ran' or lo'rin', (ANTOINE,) DUKE OP,
the son of Rene 1 II., was born at Bar-le-Duc in 1489.
He succeeded his father in 1508, and married Renee de
Bourbon, a French lady. He maintained a neutrality in
the war between Charles V. and Francis I., and reigned
mostly in peace, except some bloody contests with the
German Protestants. He died in 1544, leaving the duchy
to his son, Francis II.

Lorraine, CARDINAL See GUISE, (CHARLES DE.)
Lorraine, lo'rin', (CHARLES IV.,) DUKE OF, the son
of Fran9ois, Comte de Vaudemont, was born in 1604, and
succeeded his uncle Henry (whose daughter he had mar-
ried) in 1624. Louis XIII. of France invaded Lorraine
in 1632, and took without much resistance Nancy (the
capital) and several fortresses. In the Thirty Years'
war, which began about 1620, Charles fought for the
German empire, contributed to the victory over the
Swedes at Nordlingen in 1634, and as an ally of Spain
fought against the French in several ensuing campaigns.
By the treaty of the Pyrenees (1659) Lorraine was re-
stored to him, but France retained the duchy of Bar. In
1662 he appointed Louis XIV. his heir, but soon took
arms against him, and became a general in the imperial
army. Died in 1675.

Lorraine, (CHARLES V.,) DUKE OF, an able general
and statesman, born at Vienna in 1643, was the nephew
of the preceding. He was the son of Francis, (a brother
of Charles IV.) At the death of Charles IV. the duke-
dom was claimed by the subject of this article, and by
the French king, who had possession ; but Charles was
i recognized as duke by the other powers of Europe.
Having entered the Austrian service, he was made a
general in 1672, and distinguished himself at Senef in
1675. His reign over Lorraine was only nominal. He
was chosen generalissimo of the imperial army in 1676.
In 1678 he married a sister of the Austrian emperor, and
was restored by the treaty of Nymwegen to his duchy,
with the condition of ceding Nancy to France ; but he
refused to accept these terms. He rendered signal
services to Austria in the war against the Turks which
began in 1683, and commanded a corps against the
French in 1689. He died in 1690, leaving his title to his
son, Leopold I.

See JEAN DR LA BRUNK, "Vie de Charles V," 1691 : C. FRRS-
CHOT, ''Vita di Caroli V.," 1692; DUPONT, " Abn'ge' historique de la
Vie de Charles V," 1701.

Lorraine, (HENRI,) DUKE OF, surnamed THE GOOD,
born at Nancy in 1563, was the son of Charles III. and
Claude, daughter of Henry II. of France. He married
Catherine de Bourbon, a sister of King Henry IV., and
in 1608 succeeded his father. He died in 1624, leaving
the duchy to his nephew, Charles IV.

Tiorraine, (LEOPOLD I.,) DUKE OF, born at Innspruck
in 1679, was the son of Charles V. By the treaty of
Ryswick, in 1697, he recovered Lorraine, with the con-
dition that he should not repair the dismantled forts nor
keep an army. He married Elizabeth Charlotte, niece
of Louis XIV. He showed himself a wise ruler, and
improved the condition of his dominions, which had been
desolated by long wars. In reference to him, Voltaire
says, " One of the petty sovereigns of Europe has done
the most good to his people." He died in 1729, and
was succeeded by his son Francis, who married Maria
Theresa of Austria, and exchanged Lorraine for Tuscany
He was the last Duke of Lorraine.

Lorraine, (RENE I!.,) DUKE OF, born in 1451, be-
came duke in 1473. His mother was a daughter of
Rene of Anjou, and heiress of the duchy of Lorraine. His
dominions having been invaded by Charles the Bold of
Burgundy, Rene, with his Swiss allies, defeated Charles
at Moral in 1476. fne next year he gained another



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famous victory near Nancy, where Charles was killed in
battle. He formed an alliance with Venice, and in 1480
was appointed captain-general of that republic ; but on
the death of Louis XI. of France he left the service
of Venice to urge his claims to Anjou and Provence,
which he failed to obtain. He died in 1508, leaving two
sons, Antoine, who was his heir, and Claude, the first
Duke of Guise.

See DOM CALMET, " Histoire de Lorraine."
Lorraine, de,(CHARLES I.) See CHARLES DE FRANCE.
Lorraine, de, (CHARLES II.) See CHARLES II., Duke
of Lorraine.

Lorraine, de, (CHARLES III.) See CHARLES III.,
called THE GREAT.

Lorraine, de, deh lor-ran', (CHARLES,) an Austrian
general, called PRINCE CHARLES OF LORRAINE, born at
Luneville in 1712, was the second son of Duke Leopold
I., and a brother of Francis I. of Austria. He commanded
the Austrians in the war between Maria Theresa and
Frederick the Great, by whom he was defeated at Czas-
lau in 1742. In 1744 he forced Frederick to evacuate
Bohemia, married a sister of Maria Theresa, and was
appointed Governor of the Low Countries. At the be-
ginning of the Seven Years' war he was commander of
the Austrians, and gained a victory over the Prussians
at Breslau in 1757 ; but, having been completely defeated
in the great battle of Leuthen, in the same year, he re-
signed his command. Died in 1780.

Lorraine, de, (FRANgois,) grand-prieur of France,
was born in 1534, and was a son of the Duke of Guise.
After serving with distinction in naval war against the
Turks, he was made general of the galleys, and com-
manded several expeditions. Died in 1563-

Lorris, de, deh lo'ress', (GuiLLAUME,) a mediaeval
French bard, born at Lorris, on the Loire. He was the
author of the "Romance of the Rose," ("Roman de 1
Rose,") a remarkable poem, which had a great influence
on French literature. The subject is the art of love, anc
is treated in an agreeable style. He is supposed to have
died about 1240.

See " Nouvelle Biographic Gen^rale."

Lorry, lo're', (ANNE CHARLES,) a French physician,
born at Crosne in 1726. He practised in Paris, anc
attained the highest rank in his profession. He became
tiocteur-rtgentoilhe faculty, and attended Louis XV. in his
last illness. He published a valuable treatise " On Cuta
neous Diseases," (1777 ;) also an edition of the " Apho
risms" of Hippocrates, and other works. Died in 1783
See VICQ-D'AZYR, " filoge de Lorry;" "Nouvelle Biographie
Genirale."



Lort, (MICHAEL,) an English writer on theology, born
in 1725. He became professor of Greek at Cambridge
about 1759. Died in 1790.

Lortic, loR'tek', (ANDRt,) a French Protestant min-
ister and writer, born at Saintonge, lived between 1650
and 1700. Died in London.

Lortzing, loRt'sing, (ALBERT AUGUST,) a German
composer, born in Berlin in 1803 ; died in 1851.

Losada, lo-sa'Da, (DIEGO,) a Spanish omcer, who
conquered the native tribes of Venezuela, and founded
Santiago de Leon. Died in 1569.

Losana, lo-sa'na, (MATTEO,) an Italian priest, born
in Piedmont in 1738. He published useful treatises on
rural economy, insects, etc. Died in 1833.

Lbscher or Loescher, 16'sher, (VALENTIN ERNST,)
a German theologian, born at Sondershausen in 1672.
He taught theology at Wittenberg for many years, and
published there a monthly journal of theology and lite-
rature, (1701-20,) which had great success. Died in 1749.

Loschge, losh'geh, (FRIEDRICH HEINRICH,) a Ger-
man physician and writer, born at Anspach in 1755;
died in 1840.

Losel or Loesel, 16'zel, QOHANN,) a German bota-
nist, born at Brandenburg in 1607. He became pro-
fessor of anatomy and botany at Konigsberg, and died
in 1656, leaving in manuscript a " Flora Prussica," a
mere catalogue of plants, which Gottsched published

Losenko, lo-sSn'ko, written also Lossenko, (IVAN,)



in eminent Russian painter, born about 1720. He was cee

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lirector of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in Sainl
^etersburg. Among his works is " The Parting of Hec-
or and Andromache." Died in 1773.

Loskiel, los-keel', (GEORGE HENRY,) a bishop, born
n Courland, November 7, 1740. He became a Moravian
missionary, and in 1802 was consecrated a bishop, after
which time he was also pastor at Bethlehem, Pennsyl-
vania. He published a " History of the Mission to the
Indians of North America," etc. Died February 23,
814.

Los'sing, (BENSON JOHN,) an American historian and
engraver, born in Dutchess county, New York, in 1813.
He published numerous illustrated works, among the
most important of which are "The Pictorial Field-Book
of the Revolution," (2 vols., 1850-52,) "The Life and
Times of Philip Schuyler," (2 vols., 1860,) a " Life of
Washington," (3 vols.. 1860,) a " Pictorial History of
the Civil War in the United States," (3 vols., 1866-69,)
" Pictorial History of the War of 1812," (1869,) " His-


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