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" Arte Poetica" especially ranks among the classics of his persistent belief in his guilt on his second trial.
the language. Died in 1704. He was made a grand officer of the Legion of Honour

Meuzocchi. See MlNZOCCHL ; n 1895.

Merat, ma'rt', (FRANCOIS VICTOR,) a French medical Mercier, meR'se-4', (BARTH*LEMI,) a French eccle-
writer and botanist, born in Paris in 1780 ; died in 1851. jjasticand writer, iJorn at Lyons in 1734. He published a

Mercadaute, me'R-ka-dan'ta, (SAVERIO,) an Italian Supplement to Prosper Marchand's " History of Print-
composer, born at Altamura in 1798, produced a num- j ngi anc ) severa l bibliographical works. Died in 1799.
her of popular operas, among which we may name Mercier or Le Mercier, leh meVse-a', [Lat. MER-
"Elisae Claudio," " Didone," and "The Two Illustrious CE ' RUS) ] (JEAN,) a French Orientalist, born at Uzes,
Rivals." He was appointed in 1839 director of the Con- 41iccee d e d Vatable as professor of Hebrew in the Royal
lervatory of Music at Naples. Died in 1870. College in 1546. He made a number of translations

Mercati, me'R-ka'tee, or Mercado, m?R-ka'do, (Ml- ,- rom t he Chaldee and Syriac, and published commenta-
CHELE,) an Italian naturalist, born in Tuscany in 1541, r ; es on various books of the Scriptures. Died in 1570.
became physician to Pope Clement VIII. He formed Mercier, (JosiAS,) Sieur des Bordes et de Grigny,
valuable collection of minerals, which was placed in the a French scholar, born at Uzes, was a son of the pre-
Museum of the Vatican, and of which he wrote a de- ce dj n g. He was made a councillor of state by Henry
scription entitled " Metallotheca," etc., (1717.) Died in jy He published "Annotations" on Tacitus and other
1593. classics. Mercier was father-in-law of the celebrated

See NicisoN, " M<*moires ;" MAGELLI, "Vita di Mercati," pre- 1 Salmasius. Died in 1626.

.cd to his "Metallotheca." Mercier, (Louis SEBASTIEN,) an eccentric French

Mercator. See ISIDORE MERCATOR. writer, born in Paris in 1740, became professor of rhet-

Mer-ca'tpr, [Dutch pron. m?R-ka'tor,] (GERARD,) a or j c ; n tne College of Bordeaux. He was the author
celebrated geographer and mathematician, born at Rupel- 1 of "The Year 2440," etc., (1770,) a caustic satire on
monde, in East Flanders, in 1512, was originally named p ar ; s j an society, entitled "Picture of Paris," ("Tableau
KAUFFMANN, ("Merchant," Lat. Mercator.) Through ^ p ar j S) 1781,) and a number of dramas, romances,
the influence of Cardinal Granvelle, he was introduced and miscellaneous treatises. In his "Essay on the Dra-
to the notice of the emperor Charles V., to whom he pre- mat j c Art" he denounces the dramas of Racine and
sented two globes, superior to anything of the kind that c onie jiie and proposes that his own should take their
had then appealed. He is chiefly known from the method p i ace on the French stage. Among the most successful
of geographical projection called by his name. He pub- Q f nis p i a y S wer e "The Deserter," and "The Wheel-
lished in 1569 the first hydrographic map of that kind. Darrow of the Vinegar-Dealer," ("La Brouette du
He was the author of a Latin treatise "On the Use of vinaigrier.") Mercier was chosen in 1792 a deputy to
the Astronomical Ring," and other works. He also the National Convention, where he acted with the

executed numerous maps and charts. Died in 1594-
See ADAM, "Vita; Philosophomm."
Mercator, mcR-ka'tor, (NICHOLAS,) a Danish mathe-

Girondists, voted for the imprisonment of the king, and
was proscribed by the Jacobins. He was afterwards a
member of the Council of Five Hundred, and of the

matician, whose original name was KAUKFMAN.N. born in intitule of France. Died in 1814.
Holstein about 1630. He was the inventor of a new; Mercier, (PHILIP,) a painter, of French extraction,
method of constructing logarithms, which he described , ^ orn at Berlin in 1689, resided principally in England,
in a work entitled " Logarithmotechnia," (1668.) Having! w) , ere ne was patronized by Frederick, Prince of \Val<
visited England about 1660, he was elected a Fellow of i jjj s wor k s are commended by Walpole. Died in 1760.
the Royal Society. Died in 1687. Mercier de la Riviere, m?R'Re-A' deh li re've^iR',

Mer'cer, (HENRY CHAPMAN,) an American archae- a French writer on political economy, born about 1720.
olorist, born at Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in 1856. Hj s principal work is "The Natural and Essential
He became curator of archeology at the University Order of Political Societies," (1767.) Died about 1794-
of Pennsylvania and made a special study of the re- ' Merck, meuk, QOHANN HEINRICH,) a German lit

c as k; 9 as s; g hard; g as/; G, H, K, guttural; N, nasal; R, trilled; s as z; th as in this. { ^=See Explanations, p. 23. )




Uratatr, born at Darmstadt in 1741, was an intimate
friend of Goethe. He translated Addison's " Cato," and
other English works, and contributed to Lavater's
" Physiognomy." He also wrote for the " Deutschen
Mercur," and other literary journals. He died, by sui-
cide, in 1791.

See ADOLPH STAHR, " ]. H. Merck ; ein DenkmaJ," 1840 ;
"Foreign Quarterly Review" for July, 1836.

Mercklin, mSRk-leen', (GEOKG ABRAHAM,) aGerman
physician and writer, born at Weissemburg in 1644;
died in 1702.

Mercoeur, meR'kuR', (LISA,) a French poetess, borr.
at Nantes in 1809, was patronized by Chateaubriand
Lamartine, and other celebrated writers of the time
Died in 1835.

Mercoeur, de, deli meR'kuR', (PHILIPPE EMMANUEL
de Lorraine deh lo'r^n',) Dye, a French Catholic
leader, born in 1558, was appointed Governor of Bre-
tagne in 1582. He revolted against Henry III. in 1589,
and afterwards defied the authority of Henry IV. until
1598, when he submitted, and received a large sum of
money from the king. Died in 1602.

See BRUSLS DE MONTPLAINCHAMP, "Vie de P. E. de Lorraine,"
1689 ; " Nouvelle Biographic Ge"ne"rale."

Mercure or Mercur. See MERCURY.

Mercuri, meR-koo'ree, (PAOLO,) an Italian engraver,
born at Rome, April 20, 1804. He worked with success
in Paris from 1832 t. . 1847. Died in 1884.

Mercuriale, mgR-koo-re-a'la, or Mercurial!, mSR-
koo-re-a'lee, [Latin, MERCURIA'LIS,] (GiROLAMO,) an
Italian physician, born at Forll in 1530, succeeded Fra-
cantiani as professor of medicine at Padua, (1569.) On
the invitation of Maximilian II., he visited Vienna, and
was made a chevalier and count palatine by the emperor.
He edited the works of Hippocrates, and published,
among other works, a treatise "On the Gymnastic Art,"
(in Latin.) Died in 1606.

See TIRABOSCHI. "Storia della Letteratura Italiana:" F. BOHR.
KER, " Disserlatio de Vita H. Mcrcurialis," 1751.

Mercurialis. See MERCURIALE.

Mercurio. See MERCURY.

Mercurius. See MERCURY.

Mer'cu-ry, [Lat. MERCU'RIUS ; Fr. MERCURE, meV-
kiiR'; It. MERCURIO, mJR-koo're-o ; Ger. MERCUR,
meR-kooR',] in the Roman mythology, a god of com-
merce and gain, (from the Latin merx, plural merces,
" merchandise,") was regarded as the messenger of
the gods, the patron of orators, merchants, travellers,
and thieves. He was identified by the Romans of the
later ages with the Greek Hermes, and was said to be
a son of Jupiter and Maia. The poets feigned that it
was his office to conduct the souls of the dead to the
infernal regions, that he stole from Neptune his trident,
from Venus her girdle, from Mars his sword, and from
Jupiter his sceptre, that he could assume whatever
shape he pleased, and render himself invisible. Having
invented the lyre and given it to Apollo, he received
from that god a golden wand, called caductiis. The
invention of the alphabet, of numbers, of astronomy, of
music, and other things, was ascribed to Mercury, who
was also interested in alliances and treaties. He was
represented with a winged cap (fetasus) and winged
sandals, (talariu.) He received numerous surnames,
among which are Cyllenius, (from Mount Cyllene, where
he was born,) Caduceator, (i.t. the " herald" or " wand-
bearer,") Argei phonies, (the "slayer of Argus,") and
many other names,

See J. D. GmoNiAUT, " Commentatio de 'Epjiot- seu Mercuri
Mythologia," 1835.

Mercy, meR'se', (CLAUDE FLORIMOND,) a distin-
guished military commander, born in Lorraine in 1666,
was a grandson of Francois, noticed below. Having
entered the Austrian service, he fought against the
French in the principal campaigns from 1702 to 1734,
and attained the rank of field-marshal and general-in-
chief of the Imperial forces in Italy. He was killed at
the battle of Parma, (1734.)

Mercy, (FRANC.OIS,) a celebrated general, born in
Lorraine about 1595. He served with distinction in the
Austrian army during the Thirty Years' war, and gained

a decided advantage over Turenne at Marienthal, in
1645. He was mortally wounded in an action with the
Duke of Enghien, near Nordlingen, the same year.

Mercy d'Argenteau, de, deh meVse' diR'zho.v'to'
(FRANC.OIS,) COMTE, was Austrian ambassador from
the court of Vienna to Paris in 1791. He advised the
flight of the royal family. Died in 1 794.

Mer'e-dith, ( GEORGE, ) an English novelist, born in
Hampshire about 1828. Among his works are " The
Ordeal of Richard Feverel," (1859,) " Rhoda Flem-
ing," (1865,) " Beauchamp's Career," (1875,)
"The Egoist," (1879,) "Diana of the Crossways,"
(iSSi,) "One of our Conquerors," (1891,) "Lord
Ormont and his Aminta," (1894,) etc. He is often
involved and obscure in style, but many critics regard
him as the foremost novelist of his period.

Meredith, (LouiSA A., nle Twamley,) an English
authoress, born at Birmingham in 1812. She married
Mr. C. Meredith in 1839, and went to reside in Tas-
mania, where he was a magistrate. Among her rather
numerous works are "Poems," (1835,) "The Romance
of Nature," (1839, poems, with original illustrations,)
"Autumn Rambles on the Wye," "Notes and Sketches
of New South Wales," (1844,) "My Home in Tasmania,"
(1852-53, an entertaining and well-written book,) "Over
the Straits," (1856,) "Loved and Lost," (1860, in verse,
with her own illustrations,) etc. Mrs. Meredith's style
is remarkably correct and pleasing. Died in 1895.
Meredith, (OWEN.) See LYTTON.
Mer'e-dith, (WILLIAM MORRIS,) an eminent Amer-
ican lawyer, born in Philadelphia, June 8, 1799, graduated
with distinction at the University of Pennsylvania in
1812. He commenced the practice of law about 1820.
From 1824 to 1828 he represented his native city in the
Pennsylvania house of representatives, and from 1834
'.3 1849 was president of the select council of Phila-
delphia. In 1837 he was chosen a member of the Con-
vention for amending the Constitution of the State. On
the inauguration of President Taylor, in March, 1849,
Mr. Meredith was appointed secretary of the treasury,
which position he held till the deat-h of the President, in
July, 1850. In 1861 he became attorney-general of the
State of Pennsylvania, and filled this office until 1867.

As a lawyer, Mr. Meredith for many years stood in
the foremost rank in his native State, and was constantly
engaged in important cases both in the supreme court of
Pennsylvania and that of the United States. As an able
and ready legal debater, he had few equals and scarcely
any superior in our country. Died August 17, 1873.
Mergenthaler, mer'gen-tn-ler, (OTTMAR, ) in-
ventor, was born at \Viirtemberg, Germany, in 1854.
He emigrated to the United States in boyhood, and
experimented for years on the invention of a type-
setting machine. In 1886 he completed the linotype
machine, now so widely used. Died October 28, 1899.
MSrl-am, (EBEN,) an American meteorologist, born
at Concord, Massachusetts, in 1794. He was a diligent
collector of statistics, and originated a theory of cycles
of atmospherical phenomena. Died at Brooklyn, New
York, in 1864.

Merian, ma're'iN', (JEAN BERNARD,) a Swiss littfra-
teur, born near Bale in 1723. He was the author of a
number of philosophical essays of great merit, and trans-
lated into French some of the "Essays" of Hume.
Died in 1807.

Merian, ma're-an, (MARIA SIBYLLA,) a celebrated
Hower-painter and naturalist, born at Frankfort-on-the
Main in 1647, was a pupil of Mignon. She was married
in 1665 to John Andrew Graff, an artist, whose name,
however, she did not assume. Having made a scientific
tour in South America in 1698, she published, after her
return, a magnificent work "On the Metamorphoses of
Surinam Insects," (1705, in Dutch and Latin ;) also a
treatise " On the Origin of Caterpillars, their Nourish-
ment and Changes." These works are illustrated by
designs from nature and painted with exquisite skill and
accuracy. She died in 1717, leaving two daughters,
fane Maria Helena and Dorothea Maria Henrietta,
who were distinguished in the same department of art.

a. e. T. 6, u, y, long;^, e, 6, same, less prolonged; a, e, 1, 6, u, y, short; a, e, i, o, obscure; far, fill, fatjmlt; not; good; moon.




Marian, (MATTHIEU,) an eminent Swiss engraver,
he father of the preceding, was born at Bale in 1593,
and resided at Frankfort-on-the Main. His prints are
very numerous, and are highly esteemed. Died in 1651.

Marian, (MATTHIEU,) born at Bale in 1621, was a son
of the preceding. He studied under Sandrart and Carlo
Maratta, and painted portraits of great excellence in the
etyle of Van Dyck. Among his master-pieces is an eques-
trian portrait of Count Soderini. Died in 1687.

Meric, de, deh nil'rek', (JEAN,) a French general,
born at Metz in 1717, served under Marshal Saxe, and
was killed in an engagement near Malines in 1747.

Merilhou, ma're^oo', (JOSEPH,) a French lawyer,
born at Montignac in 1788. He gained distinction as an
advocate in political trials. In 1830 he became minister
of public instruction in Lafitte's cabinet. He was elected
to the Chamber of Deputies in 1831, and in 1837 was
made a peer. He published a " Historical Essay on the
Life and Works of Mirabeau," (1827.) Died in'i856.

Merille, ma'rel' or ma-re'ye, (DMOND,) a French
juiist and writer, born at Troyes in 1579; died in 1647.

Merimee, ma're'ma', (JEAN FRANCOIS LENOKE,) a
French painter, born in 1765 ; died in Paris in 1836.

Merimee, (PROSPER,) a distinguished novelist and
historian, a son of the preceding, was born in Paris in
1803. He produced in 1825, as translations from ttie
Spanish, several dramas, under the title of "Theatre de
Clara Gazul." In 1834 he was appointed inspector-
general of historical monuments. His novel of "Co-
lomba" (1841) was very successful. He was elected a
member of the French Academy in 1844, and became a
senator in 1853. Among his numerous works are "The
Double Mistake," (" La double Me'prise,") a moral tale,
('833,) "Notes of a Journey in the South of France,"
('835,) "Notes of a Journey in the West of France,"
(1836,) "Studies in Roman History," "The Conspiracy
of Catiline," etc., (2 vols., 1844,) a " History of Don
Pedro I., King of Castile," (1848,) "Les faux Deme'-
trius ; Episode de 1'Histoire de Russie," (1853,) and
"Melanges historiques et litteraires," (1855.) He had
an excellent talent for narration. Died in 1870.

Merino, mi-ree'no, (Don GERONIMO,) a Spanish
guerilla chieftain, born at Villasbiado, in Old Castile,
about 1770, distinguished himself in the principal cam-
paigns against the French from 1808 to 1811. Having
afterwards embraced the cause of Don Carlos, he suffered
a total defeat in 1838, and fled to France. Died in 1847.

Me-ri'o-nea, [Gr. M;/p<oc/c; Fr. MERIONE, ma're'on',]
a Cretan hero, a suitor of Helen, and a friend of Idoine-
neus, whom he served in the Trojan war.

Mer'I-vale, (CHARLES,) an English divine, a son of
John Herman Merivale, born in 1808, graduated at Cam-
bridge in 1830, and became dean of Ely in 1869. He
wrote a " History of the Romans under the Empire,"
(7 yols., 1850-62.) " Boyle Lectures," (1864-65,) a Trans-
lation of Homer's Iliad, (1869,) "General History of
Rome from the Foundation of the City to the Fall of
Augustulus," (1875,) etc. Died in 1893.

Merivale, (HERMAN,) an English writer, a brother
of the preceding, was born about 1805. He became
professor of political economy at Oxford about 1837.
Among his works are "Lectures on Colonization and
the Colonies," (2 vols., 1841.) He completed the "Me-
moirs of the Life of Sir Philip Francis," which had been
commenced by Joseph Parkes. Died in 1874.

Merivale, (HERMAN CHARLES,) an English dramatist,
a son of the preceding, was born in London in 1839.
He was educated at Harrow, and at Balliol College,
Oxtord. In 1864 he was called to the bar. Among his
plays are " Alone," " All for Her," " The White Pilgrim,"
and " Forget-me-Not." He also wrote " A Lazy Jour-
ney," a sketch of travel.

Merivale, (JOHN HERMAN,) an English lawyer and
writer, father of Herman Merivale, was born at Exeler
in 1779. He practised in the court of chancery, and
published in 1827 a " Letter on the Chancery Com-
mission." In iS}i he was made a commissioner of
bankruptcy. He translated the minor poems of Schiller,
and various other works from the German, Greek, and
Italian. Died in 1844.

Mgrl-weSth-er, (DAVID,) an American soldier, born

in Virginia in 1755, served in the war of the Revolution.
He was chosen to represent a distiict of Georgia in
Congress 1802-07. Oied in 1825.

Mer'iwether, (LEE,) an American author, born
at Columbus, Mississippi, in 1862. He made a
walking trip through Europe to study the condition of
workin;^inen, publishing his observations in "A
Tramp Trip : How to see Europe on Fifty Cents a
Day." He prepared a report for the United States
Bureau of Labour on the " Condition of European
Labour," and subsequently made similar studies of
labour in the United States.

Merle, meRl, (JEAN TOUSSAINT,) a French dramatist,
born at Montpellier in 1785. Among his most popular
works are "The Youth of Henry IV." and "The New-
Market Races." Died in 1852.

Merle, (MATTHIEU,) a French officer, born at Uzes,
in Languedoc, in 1548. He fought on the side of the
Protestants in the civil wars of the time, and was dis-
tinguished by the favour of Henry IV. Died about

Merle, van. See MERULA, (PAUL.)

Merle-d'Aubign6. See D'AUBIGNE.


Merley, meis'lV, (Louis,) a French engraver of
medals, born at Saint-Etienne in 1815; died in if>S>3.

Merlieux, mgK'le-uh ', ( Louis PAREAIT,) a French
sculptor, born in Paris in 1796. He was employed by
Cuvier in 1822 to reproduce the forms of extinct animals.
His master-piece is a statue of "Capaneus struck with
Thunder," (1837.) Died September 8, 1855.

Mer'lin or Merdhin, mer'din, [Lat. MERLI'NUS
AMHRO'SIUS,] a celebrated prophet and magician, is
supposed to have lived in Britain about 450 A.D. He
is alluded to by Spenser in his " Faerie Queene," and
forms the subject of the metrical romance of "Merlin."

Another MERLIN, called "the Caledonian," is said to
have lived in the latter part of the sixth century. He is
frequently mentioned in the works of Sir Walter Scott,
and his grave, near the Tweed, is still pointed out. The
" Prophecies" of Merlin have been attributed to both
writers of the name.

COUNT, a French general, son of Merlin de Douai, was
born at Douai in 1778. Having accompanied Bonaparte
to Egypt as his aide-de-camp in 1798, he was present at
the battle of Aboukir. He afterwards served with dis-
tinctiim in Austria, Prussia, and Spain. Died in 1854.

Merlin, (PIERRE,) a French Protestant minister, born
about 1535, had much influence in the Church. He pub-
lished several religious works. Died in 1603.

Merlin de Douai, meVlaN' deh doo'4', (PHILIPPE
ANTOINE,) COUNT, a French statesman and jurist, born
at Arlevix in 1754. Elected to the Constituent Assen.bly
in 1789, he at first favoured moderate measures, but sub-
sequently identified himself with the republican party,
and, as a member of the National Convention in 1792,
voted fur the death of the king. In 1793 he presented
to the Convention the infamous decree called the law
of the suspected, (lot des suspects.) He was appointed
minister of justice in 1795, and was subsequently created
by Napoleon a councillor of state, count of the empire,
and grand officer of the legion of honour. He was chosen
a member of the French Institute soon after its founda-
tion. He died in 1838, leaving several legal treatises.

See MATHIEU, "filoge historique du Comte Merlin," 1839;
C. PAUL.MIER, "Merlin," 1839; " Nouvelle Biographic Generate. "

Merlin de Thiouville, meVliN' deh te'dN'vel',
(ANTOINE CHRISTOPHE,) born at Thionville in 1762, was
a brother of Christophe Antoine, noticed above. He
was elected in 1792 to the National Convention, where
he supported for a time the measures of the Jacobins,
whom he afterwards opposed. He was a member of the
Council of Five Hundred. Died in 1833.

Merliuus. See MERLIN.

French general, born at Quesnoi in 1772. He served in
several campaigns in Italy and Spain. Died in 1837.

Merodach-Baladan, me-ro'dak baTa-dan, the He-
brew form of the name of Marudak-Bal-Iddina, a k; 9 as s; g h.ird: g asy; G, H, K.,giittur,i!; N, nasal; R, trilled; s as z; th as in this.

see Explanations, \>. 23.)

MER ODE 1 7 1 o MER Y

king of the Chaldaeans. He is called MARDOKEM'-
PADUS by Ptolemy. In 721 B.C. he conquered Babylon.

regular service, was superintendent of West Point
1882-87, afterwards commander of the department of

He sent to Hezekiah, King of Judah, proposing an al- 1 the Atlantic, and in 1898 military governor of the
liance in 711. In 710 he was dethroned by Sargon. He i Philippines. He was retired on age limit in June,
again became king, but was expelled from Babylon by 1900.

Sennacherib, who in 700 B.C. drove him also out of Mer'ry, (ROBERT,) an English poet and dramatist,
Chaldaea proper, (lying south of Babylonia.) He died U0 rn in London in 1755, was the author of " Lorenzo," a
soon after. There was a king of Babylon of this name tragedy, and a drama entitled "Ambitious Vengeance."
who about 815 B.C. was humbled by Samsi-Vul IV., Died at Baltimore, in the United States, in 1798. Merry
King of Assyria, who compelled him to cede much terri- was th'_- founder of the short-lived " Delia Crusca School"
tory. j of English literature.

Merode, ma'ro-deh or ma'rod', (CHARLES GHISLAIN,) Mersch, van der, vin der meRsh, (JEAN ANI>KE,)
a Belgian diplomatist, born at Brussels in 1763. Having a Belgian general, born at Menin in 1734, headed the

been made a senator by Napoleon in 1809, he defended
the cause of Pope Pius VII. Died in 1830.

Merode, (JEAN PHILIPPE EUGENE,) Marquis of Wa-
terloo, born at Brussels in 1674, entered the Austrian

revolt of his countrymen against the Austrian emperor
Joseph II. in 1789. Having been deprived of his com-
mand and imprisoned through the intrigues of his rivals,
he was released when the Austrians regained their power

service, and was created a field-marshal and count of ; n Belgium. Died in 1792.

the empire. He died in 1732, leaving a volume of "Me- Mersenne, meR'seV, [Lat. MERSEN'NUS,] (MARIN,)

moirs," reprinted at Mons in 1840. j a learned French philosopher, mathematician, and theo-

MeVo-pe, [Gr. Mepom;; Fr. MEROPE, ma'rop',] in l O gj a n, born in Maine in 1588. He studied at the Col-
classic mythology, was a daughter of Atlas, and one of the i ege de | a Fleche, where he formed an intimate and
Pleiades. She was married to Sisyphus. It was fabled lasting friendship with Descartes. He subsequently
that she appears less luminous than the other Pleiads, entered the religious order of Minims. Among his most
because she was ashamed of her marriage with a mortal, important works are a commentary on Genesis, entitled

Merouan. See MERWAN. "Quasstiones celeberrimae in Genesim," (1623,) and a

Merovee, ma'ro'vi', [Lat. MEROVJE'US ; Ger. MERO- .. Treatise on Universal Harmony," (1627.) Died in 1648.
VIG, ma'ro-vic,] the son of Clodion, born about 411, is Mertel, meVtel', (THEODOLPHO,) an Italian cardinal,
supposed to have been the third king of France, and was born at Allumiere, February 9, 1806, was created a car-
the founder of the Merovingian dynasty. In conjunc- dinal-deacon in 1858. He became head of the secre-
tion with the Roman general Aetius, he defeated Attila, tariate of apostolic briefs and the grand chancellery of
King of the Huns, in 451 A.D. Died in 457 or 458, orders, and was a palatine-cardinal under Leo XIII.

Merovee or Mer'o-vig, a son of Chilperic I., King Mfiru, ma'roo, or Merus, ma'rSos, [Gr. MT/POC,] a
of Neustria. He married in 576 A.D. Brunehaut, Queer ' vord of doubtful etymology, forming, in the Hindoo

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