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Puibusque, de, deh pii-e'busk', (ADOLPHE Louis,)
a French litterateur, born in Paris in 1801. He obtained
a prize of the French Academy for his "Comparative
History of the Spanish and French Literatures," (2
vols., 1843.) Died May 31, 1863.

Puiflaye, de, deh pu-e'z|', (JOSEPH GENEVIEVE,)
COUNT, a French royalist general, born in 1754. He
commanded the army of emigrants and Chouans which
was completely defeated at Quiberon in 1794. He died
in England in 1827.

Puiseux, pii-e'zuh', (VICTOR ALEXANDRE,) a French
mathematician, born at Argenteuil in 1820. He became
in 1857 professor of astronomy at the Faculty of Sciences
in Paris. Died September 17, 1883.

Fuisieux, de, deh pu-e'ze-uh', (MADELEINE D'AR-
SANT,) a French authoress, born in Paris in 1720, wrote
"Les Caracteres," and other works. Died in 1798.

Puisieux, de, (PIERRE BRULART,) VICOMTE, Marquis
de Sillery, a French diplomatist, born in Paris in 1583.
He was employed in important missions in the reign

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of Louis XIII., with whom he had much influence.
Died in 1640.

Puissant, pii-e'soN', (Louis,) a French mathemati-
cian, born near Chatelet (Seine-et-Marne) in 1769. He
devoted himself chiefly to geodesy, in which he acquired
eminence, and succeeded La Place in the Academy of
Sciences in 1828. Among his works is a "Treatise on
Geodesy," (1805.) Died in 1843.

Pujati, poo-ya'tee, (GIUSEPPE ANTONIO,) an Italian
physician, born in Friuli in 1701. He became professor
at Padua in 1754. Died in 1760.

Pujol, pii'zhol', (Ai-EXANDRE DENIS ABEL,) called
ABEL DE PUJOL, a French historical painter, born at
Valenciennes in 1785, was a pupil of David. He gained
the first prize in 181 1, and went to Rome with a pension.
Among his best works are " Saint Stephen preaching
the Gospel," " Caesar on the Ides of March," and a large
picture of the " Renaissance of the Arts," painted on a
ceiling in the Louvre. He was chosen a member of the
Academy in 1835. Died in 1861.

See " Nouvelle Biographie Ge'ne'rale."

Pujol, (ALEXIS,) a French medical writer, born near
B<*ziers in 1739. His best work is an " Essay on Chronic
Inflammations of the Viscera," (1791.) Died in 1804.

Pujoulx, pii'zhoo', (JEAN BAPTISTS,) a mediocre
French litterateur, born in Gironde in 1762 ; died in 1821.

Fulaski, pu-las'ke, [Polish pron. poo-las'kee,] (Count
CASIMIR,) a celebrated Polish officer, was born in 1747.
He was a son of the patriotic Count Pulaski who
formed the Confederation of Barr in 1768. Casirair
took arms in that year against the Russian invaders,
commanded in many battles and sieges, and performed
many daring exploits. "Never was there a warrior,"
says Rulhiefe, " who possessed greater dexterity in every
kind of service." He went into exile in 1772, and en-
tered the service of the United States in 1777. Four
days after the battle of Brandywine he was appointed
commander of the cavalry, with the rank of brigadier-
general. He resigned this command in March, 1778, and
raised a body called Pulaski's Legion, which was ordered
to South Carolina in February, 1779. He was killed in
the autumn of that year, at the siege of Savannah.
See SPARKS, " American Biography," vol. iv. of second series.

Pul-ehe'rI-a, [Gr. TlovZxtpia ; Fr. PULCHERIE, puT
sha're',] Empress of the East, born in 399 A.D., was a
daughter of Arcadius. She governed the empire in the
name of her brother Theodosius from 414 until his
death, in 450 A.D., and in her own name from that event
until her death, in 453 A.D. She was canonized as a
saint by the Greek Church.

See GIBBON, "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire;" CON-
TUCCI, "Vita dell'Imperatrice Pulcheria," 1754.

Pulci, pool'chee, (BERNARDO,) an Italian poet, borr
at Florence about 1425, was a brother of Luigi, noticec
below. He translated Virgil's " Bucolics," (1481,) and
wrote several elegies. He was living in 1494.

Pulci, (LuCA,) an Italian poet, was a brother of the
preceding. He wrote " II Ciriffo Calvaneo," and other

Pulci, (LuiGi,) an Italian poet, was born at Florence
in 1431. He lived on familiar terms with Lorenzo de
Medici, to whom his wit rendered him an agreeable com
panion. His principal work is "Morgante Maggiore,'
(1481,) a romantic poem, in which the serious and ludi
crous are blended, and which contains some beautifu
passages. It is sometimes styled a heroico-comic poem
He employed the idioms and niceties of the Tusowi
language with much skill. His style was commend^
as a model by Machiavel. Died about 1487.

See TIRABOSCHI, "Storia della Letteratura Italiana;" LONG
FELLOW, "Poets and Poetry of Europe;" GINGUEN*, " Histoir
Litterare d'ltalie ;" " Lives of the Italian Poets," by REV. HENR
STEBBING ; " North American Review" for October, 1824, articl
" Italian Narrative Poetry," (by PRESCOTT.)

Pulgar, del, d61 pool-gaR', (HERNANDO,) a Spanis
historian of high reputation, was born at Pulgar, nea
Toledo, about 1436. He was appointed in 1482 histo
riographer of Castile by Queen Isabella, whom he serve
as secretary and attended in various journeys and can
paigns. He wrote a " History of the Reign of Ferdinan
and Isabella," (1565,) which, however, does not exten
quite to tl e capture of Granada. Among his works

collection of biographies, entitled "Claros Varones de
spana," ("Illustrious Men of Spain," 1524.) He died
bout 1490.

Pul'len, (HENRY WILLIAM,) an English author,
orn in 1836. He entered the church, and was chap-
ain to the Alert in the Arctic expedition of 1875-76.
wrote "The Fight at Dame Europa's School,"
1870,) which had an immense sale, "Modern
hristianity," (1872,) and various later works. Edited
lurray's Hand-books to Italy, Rome, and Greece,

Full'man, (GEORGE MORTIMER,) an American
nventor, born in Chautauqua county, New York, in

31. His first field of labour was the moving of

arge buildings and the lifting of Chicago to a higher

evel. The next was the invention of the sleeping-

ar. He began to manufacture Pullman cars in 1863,

and devised the vestibule train in 1887. The town of

ullman, Illinois, was founded in iSSo for his shops

and workmen. Died in 1897.

Pul'lus or Pul'len, (ROBERT,) an English car-
dinal, noted as a promoter of learning. Died about

Fulszky, pool'ske, (FRANCIS AURELIUS,) a Hunga-
_ian writer and patriot, born at Eperies in 1814. Having
made the tour of Great Britain and Ireland, he published
n 1837 "Extracts from the Journal of a Hungarian trav-
elling in Great Britain," (in German.) He took a promi-
nent part in the revolution of 1848, and was appointed
under-secretary of state for Hungary. After the defeat
of the Hungarians he accompanied Kossuth as an inti-
mate friend to America, and published in 1851 an account
of the journey, entitled " Red, White, and Black," (in
Jnglish,) in which his wife had a part. She was also a
contributor to his " Tales and Traditions of Hun-
*ary," and wrote " Memoirs of a Hungarian Lady,"
'1851.) He was pardoned and returned to Hungary
'n 1867, and was director of the Pesth Museum
1869-94. Died in 1897.

Pulteney, pult'ne, (RICHARD,) an English botanist
and physician, born in Leicestershire in 1730. He wrote
a "General View of the Writings of Linnaeus," (1782,)
and " Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England,"i
(2 vols., 1790.) Died in 1801.

Pulteney, (WILLIAM,) Earl of Bath, an English
itatesman and orator, born in 1682, descended from an
old family of Leicestershire. He began his pubHc life
as a Whig, entered Parliament about 1705, was appointed
secretary at war on the accession of George I., in 1715,
and became a brilliant debater in Parliament. He ceased
.o act with the ministry in 1725, after which he was a
determined opponent of Walpole. As the leader of
the opposition, or the " patriots," he enjoyed great
popularity for a number of years. He contributed to
"The Craftsman," edited by Lord Bolingbroke. " He
became," says Lord Macaulay, " the greatest leader of
opposition that the House of Commons had ever seen."
(Review of Thackeray's " Life of Chatham.") When
Walpole was removed from power, in 1742, Pulteney
might have been his successor. The formation of a new
ministry was intrusted to him, but, from timidity or some
other reason, he declined the office, of prime minister,
and recommended the incompetent Lord Wilmington.
At the same time he sacrificed his own popularity by
accepting the title of Earl of Bath. The composition
of the new cabinet was unsatisfactory to his party and
to the public. His rival, Walpole, meeting him in the
House of Lords, said, " Here we are, my lord, the two
most insignificant fellows in England." Died in 1764.

Pul'tock, (ROBERT,) an English author of the eigh-
teenth century. Very little is known of his We. He
published in 1750 "The Life and Adventures of Petei
Wilkins," a romance, which was praised by Southey.

Pulzone, pool-zo'ni, (SciPlONE,) a skilful Italian
painter, born at Gae'ta in 1550; died about 1590.

Pum-pel'ly, (RAPHAEL,) an American geologist, born
at Owego, New York, September 8, 1837. He studied
in France and in the German universities, and was em
ployed by the Japanese and Chinese governments tc

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examine the mineral resources of their respective coun-
tries. In 1866 he became professor of mining engineer-
ing in Harvard University. He was employed in the
geological survey of Michigan, 1870-71, and was state
geologist of Missouri, 1871-73. He was engaged on
the United States Geological Survey 1879-81 and
1884-91. He wrote " Across America and Asia," etc.

Pttn'shpn, (WILLIAM MORLEY,) LL.D., an English
Wesleyan minister, born at Doncaster in 1824. At the
age of twenty-one he had earned a reputation as an elo-
quent orator. In 1868 he left England for Canada, and
married his deceased wife's sister, but shortly after her
death, in 1871, he returned to England, and in 1874 was
elected president of the Wesleyan Conference for the
ensuing year. Many of his sermons and lectures were
very popular. Died at Buxton, April 14, 1881.

Pu-pl-e'nua Maxl-mus, (CLODius,) a Roman
officer, who was elected (238 A.D.) emperor with Balbinus.
He was killed in 239 by his mutinous soldiers.

Purana, poo-ra'na, a Sanscrit word, signifying " an-
cient," and applied to certain sacred books of the Hin-
doos, treating of the creation, destruction, and renovation
of worlds, and of the history of gods and heroes. There
are eighteen recognized as eminently sacred. The pu-
ranas are very voluminous, comprising, according to
Professor Wilson, four hundred thousand stanzas.

See WILSON'S Preface to his translation of the Vishnu Purina.

Purbach, pooR'baK,or Feurbach,poiR'baK,(GEORG,)
an eminent German astronomer, born at Peurbach, in
Austria, in 1423. He studied at Vienna and subsequently
in Italy, and, after his return, succeeded Gmunden as
professor of astronomy at Vienna. He wrote an ex-
planation of the first six books of the " Almagest" of
Ptolemy, and a work entitled "New Theories of the
Planets," ("Theorise novae Planetarum,") which had a
high reputation in his time. The celebrated Muller
(Regiomontanus) was his pupil. Died in 1461.

Fttr'cell, (HENRY,) an eminent English musician and
composer, born, probably in Westminster, in 1658, was
a pupil of Captain Cook- He became organist of West-
minster Abbey in 1676, and one of the organists of the
chapel royal in 1682. His first compositions were an-
thems, which were greatly admired. He displayed
greater genius in dramatic music and other secular
music. In 1690 he produced the music of Lee's "The-
odosius; or, The Force of Love," and that of the
"Tempest" as altered by Dryden. He composed many

of "Mad Bess," and several songs in Dryden's "King
Arthur." He is considered by some critics the most
excellent composer that England has produced. Died
in November, 1695.

Pur-cell', (JOHN BAPTIST,) D.D., an archbishop, born
in Mallow, Ireland, February 26, 1800. He was edu-
cated in Maryland, and in the Sulpitian Seminary of
Paris, and in 1826 was ordained to the Roman Catholic
priesthood. He became president of the college at Em-
mittsburg, and in 1833 was consecrated Bishop of Cin-
cinnati. In 1850 he was promoted to be archbishop and
metropolitan. The latter years of his life were rendered
burdensome by great financial difficulties, caused by his
system of receiving money on deposit. In 1880 he re-
tired from the active duties of his position. Died at
Saint Martin's, Ohio, July 4, 1883.

Pfir'chaa, (SAMUEL,) an English compiler of travels,
was born at Thaxted, in Essex, in 1577. He became
rector of Saint Martin's, Ludgate, in London, and chap-
lain to Archbishop Abbott He published " Purchas
his Pilgrimage ; or, Relations of the World and the Re-
ligions observed in all Ages and Places," etc., (1613,)
and "Purchas his Pilgrimes," (1625,) which are collec-
tions of great research and some value. Died in 1628.

See " Biographia Bntannica."

Purl, poo'ree or pii're', (DAVID,) a Swiss philanthro-
pist, born at Neufchatel in 1709. He founded a hospital
at his native town, to which he bequeathed about five
million francs for charitable objects. Died in 1786.

Furicelli, poo-re-chel'lee, (FRANCESCO,) an Italian
poet, born at Milan about 1657; died in 1738.

Puricelli, (GIOVANNI PIETRO,) an Italian scholar and
priest, born in the Milanese in 1589. He published
" Ambrosianae Mediolanae Basilica; Monumenta," (1645.)
Died in 1659.

Furkinje, poon'ken-yi, (JAN EVANGELIST A,) an emi-
nent Bohemian physiologist, born at Leitmeritz, Decem-
ber 17, 1787. He became a priest, but took a degree in
medicine at Prague in 1819. He held.professorships of
physiology at Prague and Breslau, and in 1852 returned
to Prague. He was famous as a skilful teacher, and wa
I the instructor of many excellent physicians. His dis-
coveries in physiology were of great importance. He
published, besides valuable professional papers, Czech
translations of Tasso's " Jerusalem Delivered" (1835)
and of Schiller's lyrics, (1841,) and translated many
Czech songs into the Polish. Died July 28, 1869.

Fursh, (FREDERICK,) a distinguished botanist, born at
Tobolsk, in Siberia, in 1774. He resided in the United
States from 1799 to 1811, and in the latter year went to
England. He published a valuable work on the plants
of North America, entitled " Flora Americas Septentrio-
nalis," (London, 1814.) Died at Montreal in 1820.

Pur'ver, (ANTHONY,) an English linguist, born in
Hampshire about 1702, was a minister of the Society
of Friends. He studied Greek and Hebrew, and p'ro-
duced a new version of the Old and New Testament,
which he published (1764) by the aid of Dr. Fothergill.
Died in 1777. Purver's translation of the Bible has
been pronounced superior to all others for "closeness to
the original."

Pur/vis, (ROBERT,) an American abolitionist, of
Moorish descent on his mother's side, was born at
Charleston in 1810. His father was a successful cotton
merchant. He aided in founding the American Anti-
Slavery Society of Philadelphia in 1833, and was long
its vice-president. His house was one of the princi-
pal stations on the underground railroad. He and
Whittier were mobbed on one occasion. Later he
became vice-president of the Woman's Suffrage So-
ciety. Died in 1898.

Pu'sey, (EDWARD BOUVERIE,) D.D., the founder oL'
Puseyism, was born in 1800. His father, Philip Bolt-
verie, was a brother of the Earl of Radnor, and assumed
the name of POSEY. He graduated at Oxford in 182:,
became Fellow of Oriel College, canon of Christ Church,
and Regius professor of Hebrew in 1828. In conjunction
with John Henry Newman, he wrote "Tracts for the
Times," (1833,) which produced great excitement He
was suspended from his pastoral functions on account
of a sermon on the eucharist, which he preached in 1843.
He favours auricular confession and several doctrines
and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Died
September 16, 1882.

Pusey, (PHILIP,) an agriculturist, a brother of the
preceding, was born in 1799. He inherited an estate
in Berkshire, which county he represented in Parliament
from 1834 to 1852. His political principles were con-
servative. He wrote several essays on agriculture, and
edited the " Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society."
Died in 1855.

Pushkin. See POOSHKIN.

Puteanus. See DUPUY.

Futeanus, pii-ta-a'nus, (ERYCIUS,) originally HEN-
DRIK van der Putten, (vin der put'ten,) a Flemish
antiquary and historian, born at Venloo in 1574. He
became in 1606 professor of ancient literature at Lou-
vain. Died in 1646.

Putlitz, pool/lies, (GusTAV HEINRICH CANS,) a Ger-
man nobleman and litterateur, born in 1821, published
several dramas, and a collection of charming tales, en-
titled "What the Forest tells Itself," ("Was sich der
Wald erzahlt.") Died in 1890.

Fut'nam, (FREDERICKWARD,) an American naturalist
and archaeologist, born at Salem, Massachusetts, April
16, 1839, studied under L. Agassiz at the Lawrence Scien-
tific School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was an assistant
to Agassiz in the Zoological Museum, 1856-64, director
of the museum of the Essex Institute, 1864-74, and in

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1874 was made curator of the Peabody Museum,
Harvard University. He was also professor of arche-
ology and ethnology, Harvard, and curator of
anthropology, American Museum of Natural History.
He was president of the American Association in
1898. He wrote largely on anthropology, zoology,

Putnam, (GEORGE PALMER,) an American publisher,
born at Brunswick, Maine, February 21, 1814. He be-
came a bookseller and publisher of New York, and
founded "Putnam's Magazine." He published a "Chro-
nology," (1833,) called in the editions later than 1850 " The
World's Progress, a Dictionary of Dates," "The Tourist
in Europe," (1838,) "American Facts," (1845,) and other
works. Died at New York, December 20, 1872.

His son, GEORGE HAVEN, born in 1844, succeeded
to the head of the publishing business, and was very
active and efficient in the passage of the copyright
law of 1891. He wrote "Authors and their Public
in Ancient Times," " Books and their Makers in the
Middle Ages," etc.

Putnam, (HERBERT,) librarian, was born at New
York city in 1861. He was librarian in Minneapolis
1884-91, in the Boston Public Library 1895-99, and
was appointed librarian of the Library of Congress
at Washington in March, 1899.

Pttt'nam, (ISRAEL,) a celebrated American general
of the Revolution, born at Salem, Massachusetts, in
1718. He distinguished himself in the French war by
his reckless courage and adventurous spirit, and, being
captured by the Indians in the neighbourhood of Ticon-
deroga in 1758, was only saved from being burned alive
by the interposition of a French officer. On the breaking
out of the Revolutionary war, he embraced with ardour
the cause of the patriots, and was conspicuous for his
skill and bravery at the battle of Bunker Hill. He
was made a major-general in 1775. In May, 1777, he
was appointed commander of the army of the Highlands
in New York. He superintended the construction of
the fortifications at West Point Died in 1790. Among
his exploits was a fight with a wolf, which he followed
into a dark cavern with a torch and killed with a gun.
The aperture of the cavern being very small, he crept
in head-foremost, and had a rope fastened to his legs, by
which his companions drew him out. This occurred at
Pomfret, Connecticut, where he resided. According to
President Dwight, he was a "man whose generosity was
singular, whose honesty was proverbial, who raised him-
self to universal esteem and offices of eminent distinction
by persona] worth and a useful life."

See " Essay on the Life of General Putnam," byD. HUMPHREYS.

Putnam, (MARY LOWELL,) an American writer, a
daughter of Charles Lowell, (q. v.,) sister of J. R. Low-
ell, (q. v.,) and mother of W. L. Putnam, (q. v.) She
was born in Boston, December 3, 1810, and married Mr.
S. R. Putnam in 1832. Among her books are " Record
of an Obscure Man," (1861,) "Tragedy of Errors,"
1862,) " Tragedy of Success," (1862,) a " Life" of W. L.
Putnam, etc. She is distinguished as a polyglot linguist.

Putnam, (RuFUS,) an American general of the Revo-
lution, born at Sutton, Massachusetts, in 1738, was one
of the first settlers of the State of Ohio. In 1788. in
company with a considerable number of colonists from
New England, he founded the city of Marietta. He
was appointed in 1796 surveyor-general of United States
lands. Died in 1824.

Putnam, (WILLIAM LOWELL,) an American officer,
born in Boston in 1840, was a nephew of the poet James
R, Lowell. He graduated at Harvard College, and gave
promise of extraordinary genius. Having enlisted as
a lieutenant, he was killed at the battle of Ball's Bluff,
October, 1861.

Futschius, put'sKe-us, (LIAS,) a Flemish philolo-
gist, born at Antwerp about 1580. He published a
valuable work on the ancient grammarians, entitled
"Grammatics Latins Auctores antiqui," (1605.) Died
at Stade in 1606.

Putte, van, (HENRY.) See DUPUY, (HENRY.)

Puttenham, put'ten-am, (GEORGE,) an English poet,

born about 1533. He wrote " Partheniades," and "The
Art of Poesie," (1589.) Died about 1600.

Putter or Puetter, pfit'ter, (JOHANN STEPHAN,)
celebrated German publicist, born at Iserlohn, in West-
phalia, in 1725. He became in 1757 professor of public
i law at Gbttingen, where he lectured more than forty
I years. Among his numerous works are " Institutes
of German Public Law," (" Institutiones Juris public!
Germanici," 1770,) and a "Historical Development of
the Constitution of the German Empire," (3 vols., 1786.)
Died at Gbttingen in 1807.

Puves de Chavannes, (PIERRE,) a French
painter, bom at Lyons in 1824. He was distinguished
for his mural decorations in many French buildings
and in the Boston Public Library. Died in 1898.

Puvis, (MARC ANTOINE,) a French agriculturist,
born at Cuiseaux (Saone-et-Loire) in 1776. He
rendered important services by his experiments and
writings on agriculture. Died in 1851.

Puy, du. See DUPUY.

Fuys6gur, de,(ARMAND MARIE JACQUES de Chaste-
net deh shit'ni',) MARQUIS, a French general, born
in 1751. He was a zealous advocate of animal magnet-
ism, on which he wrote several works. Died in 1825.

MARQUIS, an able French general, born in Paris in
1656. He was sent to Spain in 1703, with the title of
director-general of the troops, and was raised to the
rank of lieutenant-general in 1704. In 1734 he received
a marshal's baton. Died in 1743. He left a "Treatise
on the Art of War." His father, JACQUES, born in 1602,
was a general of some distinction. Died in 1682.

Pyat, pe't', (FELIX,) a French litttrateur, born at
Vierzon (Cher) in 1810, composed several dramas and
contributed to various journals. He was a radical in
politics, and joined Ledru-Rollin in a seditious plot in
June, 1849, after which he lived in exile until 1869. He
was a Communist leader in 1871. Died August 3, 1889.

Pye, pi, (HENRY JAMES,) an English poet, born in
London in 1745. He translated Aristotle's "Poetics,"
and wrote many poems, among which are "The Progress
of Refinement," (1783,) and "Alfred," an epic poem,
(1802.) He became poet-laureate in 1790, and was a
member of Parliament Died in 1813.

Pye, (JOHN,) an English engraver of landscapes, was

born at Birmingham in 1782. He engraved with success

some pictures of Turner, among which are " Pope's

( Villa," and "The Temple of Jupiter." He published

j " Patronage of British Art," (1845.) Died in 1874.

Fyg-ma'H-on, [Hvy/udiuv,] in Greek mythology, a
king of Cyprus, who is said to have fallen in love with
an ivory image of a young woman which he had formed,
and which Venus at his request endowed with life.

Pygmalion, (called Pumelion in some inscriptions,)
King of Tyre, and a son of Belus, (Mathan,) is supposed
to have lived about 800 B.C., and to have been the brother
of Dido, or Elissa, who founded Carthage.

See VIRGIL'S "^Eneid," book L

Fygmees or Pygmeei. See PYGMIES.

Pyg'mies, [Gr. nvyvaloi ; Lat. PYGMEEI, pig-mee'i;
Fr. PYGMEES, peg'mi',] a fabulous nation of dwarfs,
whom the ancients supposed to live near the sources of
the Nile, or in India, According to Homer, they waged

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