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elected to the chair of Ethics and Apologetics in the
University of Chicago. He was the author of various
theological works. Died June 14, 1894.

Robinson, (FREDERICK].) See RIPON, EARLOF.

Robinson, (FREDERICK WILLIAM,) an English
novelist, born at Spitalfields in 1830. He pub-
lished about fifty novels, including "Grandmother's
Money," (1860,) "The Courting of Mary Smith,")
(1886,) " Woman in the Dark," (1895,) etc.

Robinaon, (HENRY CRABB,) an English lawyer and
writer, born at Bury Saint Edmund's, was an intimate
friend of Coleridge, Wordsworth, and other eminent per-
sons of his time. He died in London in 1867, at the age
of ninety-one, leaving a very interesting "Diary, Remi-
niscences, and Correspondence," (3 vols., London, 1869.)

Robinson, (HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT.) See
ROSMEAD, LORD.

Robinson, (JOHN,) an English dissenting minister,
born in 1575, was educated at Cambridge. To escape
from persecution, he emigrated to Holland with the con-
gregation of which he was pastor, in 1608. He and they
settled at Leyden, where they remained eleven years.
A portion of his society emigrated to Plymouth, Massa-
chusetts, in 1620, in the Mayflower. He intended to
follow them, but was prevented by death. He was an
Independent, and a man of superior talents. He wrote
peveral religious works. Died at Leyden in 1625.

Robinson, (JOHN,) an English prelate, born in York-
shire in 1650. He became Bishop of Bristol in 1710,
and was one of the plenipotentiaries who formed the
treaty of Utrecht, (1713.) He was transferred to the see
of London in 1714. Died in 1723.

Robinson, (JOHN C.,) an American general, born at
Binghamton, New York, in 1817. He was appointed a
brigadier-general about April, 1862, and served at the
battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, and at Malvern Hill,
July i, 1862. He commanded a division at the battle
of Gettysburg, July, 1863, and at that of the Wilderness,
May, 1864. In the advance from the Wilderness to
Spottsylvania Court-House he was severely wounded,
May?. He died February 18, 1897.

Robinson, (JOHN H.,) an able English line-engraver,
born at Bolton, Lancashire, in 1796. He engraved a
portrait of Sir Walter Scott, after Lawrence, Leslie's
"Mother and Child," Murillo's "Flower-Girl," "Napo-
leon and Pius VII.," after Wilkie, Landseer's "Little
Red Riding-Hood," Vandyke's " Portrait of Rubens,"
and other celebrated pictures. He was a pupil of James
Heath. Died October 21, 1871.

Robinson, (PHILIP,) an, author and journalist,
born at Chunar, India, in 1849. He became a news-
paper correspondent in various wars, and wrote " In
my Indian Garden," (1878,) "Sinners and Saints,"
(1883,) " Some Country Sights and Sounds," (1893,)
" In Garden, Orchard, and Spinney," (1897,) etc.

Robinson, (RICHARD,) Archbishop of Armagh, and
Baron Rokeby, was born in Yorkshire in 1709. He
founded a public library and a school at Armagh. Died
in 1794.

Robinson, (ROBERT.) an English Baptist minister,
born at Swaffham, in Norfolk, in 1735. He preached
at Cambridge from 1759 to 1773, and then removed to
Chesterton. He was an eloquent preacher. In the
latter part of his life he adopted Socinian doctrines.
He wrote, besides other religious works, a "History of
Baptism," (1790.) Died in 1790.

See GEORGE DVEK, "Life of R. Robinson," 171)6.



Robinson, (STUART,) D.D., a Presbyterian divine,
born at Strabane, Ireland, November 26, 1816. He
removed to Virginia when young, graduated at Amhersf
College in 1836 and at Princeton Seminary in 1841, and
held prominent pastorates in Virginia, Kentucky, and
Maryland. He also edited various religious journals,
and published "The Church an Essential Element of
the Gospel," "Discourses of Redemption," etc. Died
October 5, 1881.

Robinson, (TANCRED, ) an English physician and
writer, received the title of physician-in-ordinary to
George I. Died in 1748.

Robinson, (THERESE ALBERTINE LOUISE,) wife of
Dr. E. Robinson, noticed above, was born at Halle,
Germany, in 1797. She published a collection of tales
under the signature of TALVI, and translated a number
of poems from the Servian language, entitled "Volks-
lieder der Serben." She has also translated into Ger-
man Pickering's treatise "On the Indian Tongues of
North America." Among her other works may be
named a " Historical View of the Languages and Lite-
rature of the Slavic Nations, with a Sketch of their
Popular Poetry." Died in 1870.

Robinson, (Rev. THOMAS,) an English naturalist,
wrote an " Essay toward the Natural History of West-
moreland and Cumberland." Died in 1719.

Robinson, (THOMAS,) an English divine, born at
Wakefield in 1749. He preached at Leicester for many
years, and published "The Christian System Unfolded.
Died in 1813.

Robinson, (WILLIAM .,) a politician and journalist,
born at Unagh, Ireland, May 6, 1814. In 1836 he re-
moved to the United States. He graduated at Yale
College in 1841, and won distinction as a newspaper
writer, being well known by his signature of RICHE-
LIEU. He was admitted to the bar in 1854. In 1866
he was sent to Congress from New York, and was often
re-elected. Died January 23, 1892.

Robl-spn, (JOHN,) a Scottish mathematician and
natural philosopher, born at Boghall, county of Stirling,
or at Rosehall, near Glasgow, in 1739. tie succeeded
Dr. Black as professor of chemistry at Glasgow in 1767,
and was appointed professor of natural philosophy at
the University of Edinburgh in 1774. His principal
work is " Elements of Mechanical Philosophy," (4 vols.,
1822.) Died in Edinburgh in 1805.

See DAVID BREWSTBR, " Notice of J. Robison," prefixed to the
work above named; CHAMBERS, "Biographical Dictionary of Emi-
nent Scotsmen."

Roboam. See REHOBOAM.

Robortello, ro-boR-tello, (FRANCESCO,) an Italian
philologist and antiquary, born at Udine in 1516. He
was professor of rhetoric at Venice, and taught Greek
and Latin at Padua. Among his works are " Annotations
of Various Passages," ("Variorum Locorum Annota-
tiones," 1543,) and "De Facultate historica," (1548-)
Died in 1567.

See GHIUNI. "Teatro d'Uomini letterati;" TIRABOSCHI, "Storia
della Letteratura Italiana,"

Rob Roy, a Scottish adventurer, whose original
name was MACGREGOR, born about 1660, was a partisan
of the Pretender in the rebellion of 1715. The Duke
of Montrose having seized his lands, Rob Roy carried
on a war of reprisals for many years, and became widely
celebrated for his exploits. He is the hero of one of
Sir Walter Scott's most popular novels. Died in 1743.

See K. MACLEAY, "Historical Memoirs of Rob Roy." 1818;
" Blackwood'l Magazine" for October, November, and December,
1817.

Rob'son, (FREDERICK,) an English comic actor, born
at Margate in 1821. He performed in London and
Dublin with success. Died in 1864.

Robson, (GEORGE FENNEL,) an English landscape-
painter, born at Durham, worked in London. Died in

1833-

Rob'son, (STUART,) an American actor, born at
Annapolis, Maryland, in 1836. He first appeared on
the stage in 1852, and played in association with W.
H. Crane, 1870-89, in " Our Boarding-House," " The
Henrietta," "A Comedy of Errors," etc.

Robusti. See TINTORETTO.



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Hobusti, ro-boos'tee, (DoMENico,) a painter, some
times called TINTORETTO, born at Venice in 1562, was
a son and pupil of the great painter Tintoretto. He
painted history and portraits with success. Among his
works are an "Annunciation" and a " Nativity of Christ'
Died in 1637.

Robust!, (MARIETTA,) an excellent Italian portrait
painter, born in 1560, was a daughter of Tintoretto. She
died in 1590.

Ro'by, (JOHN,) an English writer of prose and verse
bcrn in Lancashire, became a banker of Rochdale. He
wrote "Sir Bartram," a poem, (1815,) and "Traditions
of Lancashire," (2 vols., 1829.) He perished in the
wreck of the Orion, in June, 1850.

Rocaberti, de, da ro-ka-beVtee, (JUAN TOMMASO,'
a Spanish prelate, born at Perelada about 1625. He
advocated the infallibility of the pope in his work "On
the Authority of the Roman Pontiff," ("De Roman
Pontificis Auctoritate," 1693.) Died in 1699.

Rocca, rok'kl, (ANCELO,) an Italian scholar, born at
RoccaContrata in 1545. He founded at Rome a public
library called Bibliotheca Angelica. Died in 1620.

Rock, rok, SAINT, born at Montpellier, in France, in
1295, was renowned for his charity and his humane
attentions to the sick. Died in 1327.

Rochambeau, de, deh ro'shoN'bd', (DoNATTEN(do'.
nt'se-^N') MARIE JOSEPH de Vimeur deh ve'muR',!
VICOMTE, a French general, born near Vendome in
1750. He went to Saint Domingo with Leclerc, al
whose death, in 1802, he became commander-in-chief.
He was killed at Leipsic in 1813.

Rochambeau, de, (JEAN BAPTISTE DONATIEN DE
VIMEUR,) a French marshal, born at Vendome in 1725,
was the father of the preceding. He served with dis-
tinction in Minorca, at Crevelt, and at Minden, (1759.)
He commanded an army of six thousand men sent to
the United States in 1780, and contributed to the victory
at Yorktown in October, 1781. In 1791 he obtained the
baton of marshal. He commanded an army against the
Austrians in 1792, but resigned in the same year. Died
in 1807.

See "Me'moires de Rochambeau," by himself, 1809; "Nouvelle
Biographic Gene>a!e;" " Biographic Universelle."

Roche, rosh, (ACHILLE,) a French political and his
torical writer, born in Paris in iSol, was a republican.
He wrote " Albert Renaud," (4 vols., 1825,) and a " His-
tory of the French Revolution," (1825.) Died in 1834.

Roche, (JAMES JEFFREY,) an editor and poet,
born at Mount Mellick, Ireland, in 1847. He was
associate editor of the " Pilot," Boston, 1883-90, and
full editor after 1890. He published "Songs and
Satires," " Ballads of Blue Water," etc.

Roche, rotch, ? (MARIA REGINA,) an English
novelist, born in 1764. She wrote " The Children of
the Abbey," and other tales. Died in 1845.

Rochechouart. See MONTESPAN, DE, and MORTE-
MART, DE.

Rochefort, (HENRI,) Vicomte de Lucay, (deh lii'sj',)
a French republican agitator, born January 30, 1830.
He became editor of the " Lanterne," in which he so
violently assailed the im perial policy that he was banished.
Having returned to Paris, he began to issue a journal
called "The Marseillaise," and was elected a member
of the legislative body in 1869. He published offensive
remarks and lampoons on Napoleon III., for which he
was in 1870 sentenced to an imprisonment of six months.
He became a member of the provisional government,
September 4, 1870, but resigned about the 1st of No-
vember. In 1872 he was banished to New Caledonia,
but escaped in 1874. He returned to Paris in iSSo,
and issued " L'Intransigeant," in which he showed
his old spirit. His support of Boulangism led to a
flight to London in 1889, from which he returned to
Paris in 1896. He published " The Adventures of My
Life," (trans. 1896.)

Rochefort, de, deh rosh'foR', (GUILLAUME DUBOIS,)
a French writer and translator, born at Lyons in 1731.
He wrote against the Materialists, and translated Ho-
mer's "Iliad" (1770) and "Odyssey," (1777,) a l so tn
works of Sophocles, (1788.) Died in 1788.



Rochefort, de, (HENRI Louis D'ALOIGNY,) MAR.
QUIS, a French general, who became marshal of France
in 1675. Died in 1676.

Rochefoucauld, de la, deh IS rosh'fooT<o', (FRAN.
cois,) Prince de Marsillac, (maR'se-yfk',) a French
Huguenot leader, was a brother-in-law of the Prince of
Conde. He fought' at Chnrtres and Jarnac, (1569.) He
perished in the Massacre of St. Bartholomew, in Paris,
August 24. 1572.

Rochefoucauld, de la, (FRANCOIS,) Due, Prince de
Marsillac, a celebrated French moralist and courtier,
born in December, 1613. lie married Mademoiselle de
Vivonne about 1637. In his youth he was engaged at
court as the confidential agent of the queen in intrigues
against Richelieu. He formed in 1646 a liaison with
Madame de Longueville, and in the war of the Fronde
was one of the chiefs of the party which opposed the
court. He was severely wounded at the battle near
Paris in 1652, after which he renounced intrigues and fac-
tious enterprises. He produced in 1665 his "Maxims,"
(" Reflexions, ou Sentences et Maximes morales,") which,
according to Voltaire, is one of the works which con-
tributed most to form and rectify the national taste.
The essential principle of this book is that self love or
interest is the chief motive of human actions. In his
latter years he enjoyed the friendship of Madame de La
Fayette and Madame de Sevigne. Died in 1680.

See his autobiographic " Me'moires." 1662; SUARD. " Notice sur
La Rochefoucauld," 1 782 ; M A DAME DP. SEVIGNE," Letires ;" SAINTB-
BSUVE, "Etudes sur La Rochefoucauld." i?5i: G. H. DEPPING,
"Notice sur la Vie et les Ouvrages de La Rochefoucauld." 1822;
" Lives of the Most Eminent French Writers." by MRS. SHBLLJCY.

Rochefoucauld, de la, (FREDERIC CHARLES,) Earl
of Lifford, a French general, born in 1633, was a zealous
Protestant. Died at Bath, England, in 1690.

Rochefoucauld.de la, (Louis ALEXANDRE,) Due
de la Roche-Guyon, (deh It rosh ge'6N',) a French
patriot, born in 1743. He favoured the popular cause in
the Revolution, and was an active member of the States-
General in 1789. He was massacred at Gisors in 1792.

Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, de la, deh U rosh'-
foo'ko'le'a.N'kooR', (KRANCOIS ALEXANDRE FREDERIC,)
Due, a liberal French peer and philanthropist, born in
1747, was a cousin of the preceding. He was a member
of the Constituent Assembly in 1789-90, and went into
exile in 1792, after which he travelled in the United
States. He returned to Paris in, 1799. He founded the
school of Arts et Metiers, (at Chalons,) and the first
saving-fund in France. He published "Travels in the
United States of America," (8 vols., 1800.) Died in 1827.
His son, FREDERIC GAETAN, Marquis de la Rochefou-
cauld-Liancourt, born at Liancourt in 1779, author of
poems, dramas, and historical works, died in 1863.

See GA^TAN DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, "Vie du Ducdc la Roche-
foucauld- Liancourt," 1827; "Biographic Universelle."

Rochejaquelein, de la, deh It rosh'zhaVlam'
(HENRI du Verger du veVzhi',) COUNT, a French
royalist chief of the Vendean war, was born in Poitou in
1772. He took command of a band of peasants in 1793,
and was victorious in several small battles. He said to
nis men, " If I advance, follow me ; if I retreat, kill me ;
f I die, avenge me." In October, 1793, he was appointed
general-in-chief of the insurgents. He gained a victory
at Entrames, October 27, but was defeated with great
oss at Mans, December 13. He was killed in battle at
N'ouaille in March, 1794.

Se THEODORE MURHT, " Vie populaire de H. de la Rochejaque-
ein," 1845.

Rochejaquelein, de la, (Louis,) a brother of the
receding, was born in 1777. He was an officer in the
army, and served against the negroes in Hayti. In May,
1815, he raised a body of Vendeans to fight for Louis
XVIII. He was killed in ap action at Pont des Mathis
n June of that year.

See MADAME DE LA ROCHBJAQUELBIN, " Memoires ;" " Quarterly
Review" for Apnl, 1816.

Rochejaquelein, de la, (MARIE LOUISE VICTOIRE
de Dormissan deh do'ne'siN',) MARQUISE, was born
at Versailles in 1772. She married in 1790 the Marquis
de Lescure, who was killed at the battle of Chollet.
About 1800 she became the wife of Louis de la Roche.
iaquelein, noticed above. She wrote " Me'moires" of



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her own life and of the exploits of those whose name
She bore, (1815.) Died in 1857.

See ALFRED NETTEMHNT, " Vie de Madame de la Rochejaque-
lein." 1859; "Edinburgh Review" for February, 1816.

Rochera, Des. See DESROCHERS.

Roches, Des. See DESROCHES.

Rochester. See HYDE, (LAWRENCE.)

Rochester, BISHOP OF. See FISHER.

Roch'es-ter, (JoHN WILMOT,) EARL OF, a witty and
profligate English courtier, born in Oxfordshire in 1647,
was a son of Henry, Earl of Rochester. He became a
favourite of Charles II., and indulged in debauchery and
drunkenness to such excess that his constitution was
eventually ruined. In 1665 he entered the navy, and
signalized his courage in several actions. He wrote a
number of songs, satires, etc. He died in 1680, professing
penitence for his sins.

See JOHNSON, " Lives of the English Poets :" BURNBT, " Some
Passages of the Life and Death of John, Earl of Rochester," 1681.

Rochet, ro'sh|', (Louis,) a French sculptor, born in
Paris in 1817. Died January 21, 1878.

Rochette, ro'shSt', (DESIRE RAOUL,) an eminent
French archaeologist, born at Saint-Amand (Cher) in
1790. He married a daughter of Houdon the sculptor,
and succeeded Guizot as professor of modern history in
1815. He became professor of* archaeology in Paris in
1826, and acquired much popularity as a lecturer. In
1838 or 1839 he was elected perpetual secretary of the
Academy of Fine Arts. He published, besides other
works, a "Critical History of the Greek Colonies," (4
vols., 1815,) and "Memoirs of Comparative Archaeology,
Asiatic, Greek, and Etruscan," (1848.) He left unfinished
a " History of Ancient Art." Died in 1854.

Rochlitz, roK'lits, (FRIEDRICH,) a German litterateur,
born at Leipsic in 1769 or 1770, published a number of
tales and musical treatises, among which is "Blicke in
das Gebiet der Kiinste." Died in 1842.

Rochon, ro'shAN', (ALEXIS MARIE,) a French as-
tronomer and navigator, born at Brest in 1741. He was
appointed astronomer of the marine in 1766, and made
a voyage to the East Indies, of which he published an
account, (3 vols., 1791.) He wrote an "Essay on An-
cient and Modern Coins," (1792,) treatises on optics,
etc. Died in 1817.

Rochon de Chabannea, ro'shoN' deh shfbin',
(MARC ANTOINE JACQUES,) a French dramatist, born
in Paris in 1730. He wrote some successful comedies.
Died in 1800.

Rochua. See ROCH, SAINT.

Rock, (DANIEL,) D.D., a Roman Catholic divine,
born in Liverpool, England, in 1799. He was educated
at Rome, and in 1852 became Canon of Southwark.
His works include "Hierurgia," (1833,) "The Church
of our Fathers," (1849-54,) etc. Died at Kensington,
England, November 28, 1871.

Rock'efeller, (JOHN DAVISON,) an American
capitalist, was born at Richford, New York, in 1839.
In 1857 he became clerk in a small oil-refinery at
Cleveland, Ohio, and soon after partner in a firm en-
gaged in the oil business. The business of this firm
was consolidated with others as the Standard Oil
Company in 1870, and in 1882 the Standard Oil
Trust, controlling the whole vast oil trade of America,
was formed. The trust was dissolved in 1892, but
Mr. Rockefeller remained at the head of the entire
business. He is one of the wealthiest men in the
world, his annual income being many millions of
dollars. He has given over $6,000,000 to the Uni-
versity of Chicago, and donations to other institutions.

Rockingham, rok'ing-am,(CHARLES WATSON WENT-
WORTH,) second MARQUIS OF, an English Whig states-
man, was born in 1730. He succeeded to the marquisate
in 1750, and inherited a large fortune, which, joined with
an honourable character, rendered him a person of great
influence. He became prime minister in July, 1765, and
took Edmund Burke into his service as private secretary.
The notorious Stamp Act was repealed by this ministry,
which by the enmity of the king was driven from power
in July, 1766. He opposed the measures by which Lord



North provoked the American colonies to revolt. When
North resigned, (in March, 1782,) the king was reduced
to the painful necessity of accepting a Whig ministry,
of which Lord Rockingham was premier. He died July
I, 1782, leaving no issue.

See LORD ALREMARLE, "Memoirs of Ihe Marquis of Rocking,
bam." 3 vols., 1852: LORD MAMON, "History of England;"
"Edinburgh Review" for July, 1852.

Rock'well, (JAMES OTIS,) an American poet, born
in Lebanon, Connecticut, in 1807. He became associate
editor of the Boston "Statesman," and in 1829 assumed
charge of the " Patriot," a journal published at Provi-
dence. He died in 1831, of an illness caused chiefly, it
is supposed, by pecuniary embarrassment. Among his
poems we may name "The Lost at Sea," and lines "To
the Ice-Mountain." The former is of remarkable beauty
and pathos. Rockwell was a friend of Whittier, who
has written an eloquent tribute to his memory.

Rock'well, (WILLIAM WOODVILLE,) an American
diplomatist, was born at Philadelphia in 1854. He
was in the diplomatic service at Peking and in
Corea 1884-87, and made two journeys of exploration
in China, Mongolia, and Thibet 188892. He was in
the United States Department of State as clerk and
assistant secretary 1893-97, minister to Greece,
Roumania, and Servia 1897-99, and wa s sent as
a special commissioner to China in 1900. He wrote
various works on Oriental subjects.

Rod, (EDOUARD,) a French author, born at Nyon,
in Vaud, in 1857. He published a large number of
novels, including " La chute de Miss Topsy," (1882,)
" Les sens de la Vie," (1889,) " Le dernier refuge,"
(1896,) etc.

Rodbertus, rod-beR'toos, (KARL,) a German social-
ist, political economist, and politician, born in 1805, died
in 1875. He is called the father of scientific socialism,
and is considered the ablest writer of his school.

Rode, ro'deh, (CHRISTIAN BERNHARD,) a German
painter and engraver, born at Berlin in 1725. Hepainted
history and portraits. Among his prints are illustrations
of Gellert's " Fables." Died in 1797.

Rode, rod, (PIERRE,) a French violinist and com-
poser, born at Bordeaux in 1774. He composed con-
certos, which are much admired. Died in 1830.

Rod'er-ic or Roderick, IFr. RODRIGUE, ro'dReg 7 ;
Lat. RODERI'CUS,] King of the Visigoths in Spain, re-
belled against Witiza and usurped the throne in 709 or
708 A. D. Soon after this event his dominions were invaded
by an army of Arabs or Berbers, under Tarik, whose aid
was perhaps solicited by the sons of Witiza. Roderic
was defeated and killed by these invaders in 711. He
was the last of the Visigoths that reigned in Spain. His
story forms the subject of one of Southey's most popular
poems, entitled " Roderick the Goth."
. See CONDE, " Historia de la Dominacion de los Arabes :" MA>
DBU, " Historia critica."

Rodericus. See SANCHEZ DE AREVALO, and Ro-

DRIGUEZ.

Rod'ger, (ALEXANDER,) a Scottish writer of humor-
ous songs, born at East Calder, July 16, 1784. He was
successively a weaver, a pawnbroker, and a Glasgow
journalist. Died September 26, 1846.

Rodgers, (JoHN,) an American commodore, born
in Maryland about 1809. He entered the navy in
1825. He served with distinction in the civil war, and
in 1870 was raised to the rank of rear-admiral.
Died May 5, 1882.

Rodiger, Ro'de-oer, (EMIL,) a German scholar, born
at Sangerhausen, October 13, 1801. In 1835 he was
appointed professor of Semitic languages in Halle, and
in 1860 he was transferred to Berlin, where he died,
June 15, 1874. He published " Syrische Chrestomathie,"
(1838,) and " Himjaritische Schriftmonumente," (1841,)
and edited and completed several of Gesenius's more
important works.

Rod'man, (ISAAC PEACE,) an American general, born
at South Kingston, Rhode Island, in 1822. He served
in the civil war, commanded a division at Fredericks-
burg, and was killed at the battle of Antietam in 1862.



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Rod'ney, (CAESAR,) one of the signers of the Decla-
ration of American Independence, was born at Dover,
in Delaware, about 1730. He became a member of the
Continental Congress of 1774, and in 1777 was elected
President of the State of Delaware. Died in 1783.

See " Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence."

Rod'ney, (GEORGE BRYDCES,) LORD, a British ad-
miral, born at Walton-upon-Thames in 1718. Heobtained
the rank of rear-admiral in 1759, and that of admiral of
the white in 1778. He defeated a Spanish fleet near Cape
Saint Vincent in 1780. Having been raised to the rank
of vice-admiral of England, he gained an important vic-
tory over the French admiral De Grasse in the West
Indies, April 12, 1782. He was raised to the peerage, as
Baron Rodney. Died in 1792.

SeeMuHov, "Life of Lord Rodney;" CAMPBELL, "Lives of the
British Admirals."

Rodolph OF HAPSBURG. See RUDOLPH.

Rodolphe, the French for RUDOLPH, which see.

Rodon, de. See DERODON.

Rodrigues, ro'dReg', (BENJAMIN OLINDE,) a French


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