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sachusetts. He took Port Royal from the French. Died
in Jamaica in 1656.

Sedgwick, (SUSAN RIDLEY,) wife of Theodore Sedg-
wick, (1780-1839,) was born in Massachusetts in 1789.
She published several tales, among them " The Young
Emigrants," "The Morals of Pleasure," (1829,) "The
Children's Week," (1830,) "Allen Prescott," (1834,) and
" Walter Thornley," (1859.) Died in 1867.

Sedgwick, (THEODORE,) an able American jurist
and statesman, born at Hartford, Connecticut, in 1746.
He entered the army on the breaking out of the Revo-
lutionary war, and in 1 785 was elected to the Continental
Congress, in which he served until 1796. He became a
United States Senator in 1796, and was chosen Speaker
of the House of Representatives in 1799. He was ap-
pointed in 1802 judge of the supreme court of Massa-
chusetts. In this post he was conspicuous for his earn-
est opposition to slavery; and to his efforts was owing,
in a great degree, the abolition of that institution in Mas-
sachusetts. He resided many years at Stockbridge, to
which he removed in 1785. He was an active member
of the Federal party, and was a communicant in the
church of Dr. Channing in Boston, where he died in
January, 1813.

Sedgwick, (THEODORE,) an American jurist, born at
Sheffield, Massachusetts, in 1780, was a son of the pre-
ceding. He was the author of a work entitled " Public
and Private Economy, illustrated by Observations made
in Europe in 1836-7." As a member of the State legis-
lature, he was an earnest advocate of the anti-slavery,
temperance, and other reforms. Died in 1839.



Sedgwick, (THEODORE,) a son of the preceding,
was born at Albany in 1811. He graduated at Columbia
College in 1829, and subsequently made the tour of
Europe. HP obtained a high reputation and extensive
practice as a lawyer, and published several legal works
of great merit. Among these we may name his "Treat-
ise on the Measure of Damages, or an Inquiry into the
Principles which govern the Amount of Compensation
recovered in Suits at Law," (1847.) In 1858 he was
appointed United States attorney for the southern dis-
trict of New York. Died in 1859.

Sedgwick, (WILLIAM,) an English Puritan, was
called " the Apostle of Ely," also " Doomsday Sedgwick,"
from his prophecies of the end of the wot Id being near.
Died about 1669.

S6dillot, si'de'yo', (CHARLES EMMANUEL,) a skilful
French physician and surgeon, born in Paris in 1804,
was appointed in 1841 professor of surgical clinics in the
Faculty of Medicine at Strasbourg. He published a
" Manual of Legal Medicine," (1830,) etc. Died in 1883.

Sedillot," (JEAN,) a French physician, born near
Rambouillet in 1757. He founded in 1797 the "Journal
of Medicine, Surgery, and Pharmacy," which he edited
for twenty years. Died in 1840.

Sedillot, (JEAN JACQUES EMMANUEL,) a French
Orientalist, the father of Charles Emmanuel, noticed
above, was born at Montmorency in 1777 ; died in 1832.

S6dillot, (Louis PIERRE EUGENE AMELIE,) a French
Orientalist, a son of the preceding, was born in Paris
in 1808. He was successively appointed professor of
history in the Colleges of Bourbon and Saint Louis,
secretary in the College of France, and of the school for
living Oriental tongues. Among his numerous works
we may name "Letters on some Points of Oriental
Astronomy," (1834,) "New Researches towards the
History of Mathematical Science among the Orientals,"
(1837,) and a "History of the Arabs." Died in 1875.

Sed'ley, (CATHERINE,) a daughter of Sir Charles
Sedley, "whose abilities and impudence," says Mac-
aulay, "she inherited." She became the mistress of
James II., who gave her the title of Countess of Dor-
chester. She co-operated with the king's ministers in
resisting his infatuated purpose to hazard the loss of the
throne by his zeal for popery. Died in 1692.

Sedley, (Sir CHARLES,) an English poet and drama
list, born in Kent in 1639, was distinguished at the
court of Charles II. for his wit and profligacy. He was
a member of Parliament from New Romney, Kent, and
after the revolution of 1688 he joined the party of the
Prince of Orange. He was the author of tragedies
entitled "Antony and Cleopatra" and "The Tyrant
King of Crete," also a number of comedies and licen-
tious poems. Died in 1701.

Se-du'U-us, (C^ELIUS,) a Roman poet and Christian
of the fifth century, was the author of " Mirabilium Di-
vinorum," being portions of the history of the Bible, in
hexameter verse, a " Hymnus" in praise of Christ, and
other similar works.

Seebach, sa'baK or za'baK, (MARIE,) a popular Ger-
man actress, born at Riga in 1837. After she had
acquired a European reputation, she visited the United
States in 1870.

Seebach, von, fon za'baK, (ALBIN LEO,) a German
diplomatist, born at Langensalza in 1811. He became
ambassador from Saxony to Saint Petersburg in 1847,
and to Paris in 1853.

Seebeck, sa'bSk or za'bek, (JOHANN THOMAS,) a
German natural philosopher, born at Reval in 1770, be-
came a resident of Nuremberg about 1812. He afterwards
removed to Berlin, and was a member of the Royal
Academy of that city. He made discoveries in optics, and
invented the thermo-electric pile, (1821.) Died in 1831.

See " Biographic Universelle," (new edition.)

Seebode, sa'bo'deh or za'bo'deh, (JOACHIM GOTT-
FRIED,) a German philologist, born in 1792. He edited
the works of Tacitus and Thucydides. Died in 1860.

Seeburg, von, fon sa'booRG, (FRANZ,) a German
author, born at Nymphenburg, January 15, 1856. He
became a Roman Catholic priest, and wrote many books,
chiefly didactic stories, and tales for the young. A more



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ambitious work is "The Fuggers and their Times,"
(1879.)

Seed, (JEREMIAH,) an English divine, born in Cum-
berland, published a number of Sermons, Letters,
Essays, etc. He preached at Twickenham and Enham.
Died in 1747.

Seekatz, sa'kats or za'kSts, (JoHANN KONRAD,) a
German painter of superior merit, born at Griinstadt in
1719; died in 1768.

Seelen, von, fon sa'Ien or za'I?n, (J. H.,) a German
philologist, born at Bremen in 1687; died in 1762.

See'ley, (HARRY GOVIER,) a British paleontolo-
gist, born at London in 1839. He became professor
of geology and geography at King's College, London,
and made a number of important discoveries in animal
evolution. Among his works are " The Fresh-Water
Fishes of Europe," (1886,) " Fossil Reptilia," (1887,)
and "Story of the Earth in Past Ages," (1895.)

Seeley, (JOHN ROBERT,) an English writer, born in
London about 1834. He graduated at Christ's College,
Cambridge, in 1857, where he became a Fellow and in-
structor. He was professor of Latin in University Col-
lege, London, 1863-69, and in 1869 was made professor
of modern history in Cambridge University. He also
in 1882 became a professorial Fellow of Caius College.
Among his works are the celebrated " Ecce Homo,"
(1865,) "Natural Religion," (1882,) " The Expansion
of England," (1883,) and "Greater Greece and
Greater Britain," (1887.) Died January 13, 1895.

See'ly, (EDWARD HOWARD,) an American author,
born at New York city in 1856. He was engaged in
sheep ranching in Texas for a time, and wrote works
of fiction based on frontier life, the last being "A
Border Leander," (1893.) Died in 1894.

Seelye, see'le, (JULIUS HAWLEY,) D.D., LL.D., an
American educator, born at Bethel, Conn., September 14,
1824. He graduated at Amherst College in 1849, studied
at Auburn, and at Halle, (Germany,) was a Reformed
Dutch pastor, 1853-58, was professor of mental and
moral philosophy at Amherst, 1858-76, president of the
college, 1876-90; also a member of Congress, 1874-78.
He published several works. Died May 12, 1895.

Seelye, (LAURENS CLARK,) D.D., a brother of the :
preceding, was born at Bethel, Connecticut, September 20, 1
1837. He graduated at Union College in 1857, studied
at Andover, Berlin, and Heidelberg, held various Con-
gregationalist pastorates in New England, was professor
of rhetoric in Amherst College, 1865-73, and in 1878
was appointed president of Smith College, Northampton,
Massachusetts.

Seemann, sa'man, (BERTHOLD,) a German botanist,
bom at Hanover, February 28, 1825. He was educated
at Gbttingen, and travelled extensively in Arctic and
tropical regions. He published a "Narrative of the
Voyage of H.M.S. Herald," (1853,) a "Popular His-
tory of the Palms," (1855,) "Viti," (1862,) etc. Died
October 10, 1871.

Seeta. See SlrA.

Seetzen, sat'sen or zat'sen, (ULRICH JASPER,) a
German naturalist, born near Oldenburg in 1767,
travelled in Palestine, Egypt, and Arabia, and made a
valuable collection of manuscripts and objects in natural
history, now in the museum at Gotha. He is said to
have adopted the Moslem religion. He died near Mocha,
Arabia, in 1811.

Seeva. See SIVA.

Sefi, s?Fee, written also Suffee, originally Sam-
Meerza, (Mlrza,) sSm meer'zi, Sultan of Persia, was
a grandson of Abbas the Great He began to reign in
1628, and committed great excesses of cruelty. He was
involved in war with the Turkish Sultan Amurath IV.,
who took Bagdad. Died in 1642.

Sefstrom or Sefstroem, sSPstrb'm, (NILS GABRIEL,)
a Swedish chemist, born at Helsingland in 1787. He dis-
covered the metal Vanadium about 1830. Died in 1854.

Segalas, sa'gi'lis', (PIERRE SALOMON,) a French
physician, born at Saint-Palais in 1792, published a
number of medical works. Died in 1875.

Se'gar, (Sir WILLIAM,) an English magistrate and
writer, held the office of Garter king-at-arms. He pub-



lished a work entitled "Honour, Civil and Military."
Died in 1633.

Seghers or Segers, sa'gers or sa'Hers, (DANIEL,) a
Dutch painter of fruit- and flower-pieces, born at Antwerp
in 1590, was a pupil of Breughel. He attained great ex-
cellence in his department of the art, and was employed
by Rubens to paint the flowers in some of his historical
pictures. Died in 1660.

Seghers, (GERAART,) brother or cousin of the pre-
ceding, was born at Antwerp about 1589. He studied
painting at Rome, and afterwards visited Spain, where
he was patronized by the court His works are chiefly
historical. Died in 1651.

Segneri, sin-ya'ree, (PAOLO,) an Italian Jesuit and
celebrated pulpit orator, born near Rome in 1624. He
filled the post of preacher to Pope Innocent XII. His
"Quaresimale," or sermons for Lent, are esteemed
among the best productions of the kind in the language.
Died in 1694.

Segni, san'yee, (BERNARDO,) an Italian historian,
born at Florence in the fifteenth century. His principal
work, a " History of Florence from 1527 to 1555," has
a high reputation. He also translated several works of
Aristotle into Italian. Died in 1559.

Segrais, de, deh seh-gR&', (JEAN REGNAULD,) a
French poet and novelist, born at Caen in 1624. He
was secretary of Mademoiselle de Montpensier for many
years. He translated Virgil into verse, and wrote pas-
toral poems, the style of which was praised by Boileau.
Died in 1701.

See BRE'DIP, "Segrais, sa Vie et ses CEuvres," 1863: NicisoK,
"Me'moires;" A. GALLAND, " Segraisiana," 1720: "Nouvelle Bio-
graphic Ge'ne'rale."

Seguier, sa'ge-i', (ANTOINE,) a French judge, born
in Paris in 1552, was a son of Pierre, (1504-80.) He
was appointed advocate-general in 1587, was loyal to
the king during the League, and defended the liberty
of the Gallican Church against Pope Gregory XIV.
Died in 1624.

Seguier, (ANTOINE JEAN MATHIEU,) a French judge,
born in Paris in 1768. He was appointed president of
the court of appeal, Paris, in 1802, and retained that
position more than forty years. Died in 1848.

See "Nouvelle Biograi-,!::- Ge'ne'rale."

S6guier, (ANTOINE Louis,) a celebrated French jurist
and orator, born in Paris in 1726, was the father of the
preceding. Appointed advocate-general in the Parlia-
ment of Paris in 1755, he soon acquired the highest
reputation for eloquence, legal knowledge, and integrity.
In 1757 he succeeded Fontenelle as a member of the
French Academy. Died in 1792.

See PORTALIS, " Eloged'A. L. Scfguier," 1806: VOLTAIRE, "Let-
ties;" SAPEY, " Les Se'guier ;" " Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale."

Seguier, (ARMAND PIERRE,) BARON, a French ad-
vocate, a son of Antoine Jean Mathieu, noticed above,
was born at Montpellier in 1803. He became about
1830 a councillor at the royal court of Paris. In 1848
he resigned his functions and devoted himself to works of
mechanism. He was a member of the Institute, and
was noted for his mechanical skill. Died in 1876.

Seguier, (JEAN FRANCOIS,) a French antiquary and
naturalist, born at Nimes in 1703, was related to the
eminent jurists of that name. He was an intimate friend
of Scipio MafTei, in conjunction with whom he made a
large collection of ancient inscriptions. He died in 1784,
leaving his museum of medals and objects in natural
history to the Academy of Nimes. He translated into
French the " Memoirs of Alexander, Marquis of Maffei,"
and wrote a work entitled " Bibliotheca Botanica,"

Seguier, (NICOLAS MAXIMILIEN SIDOINE,) Marquis
de Saint-Brisson, a French writer, born at Beauvais in
1773. Among his works is an " Essay on Polytheism,"
(2 vols., 1840.) Died in 1854.

Seguier, (PIERRE,) an eminent French jurist and
magistrate, born in Paris in 1504. He rose through
several important offices to be president ct mortier in
1554, and, while filling this post, was chiefly instrumental
in preventing the introduction of the Inquisition into
France. He died in 1580, leaving six sons, who were
distinguished for their legal attainments.

See MORBRI, " Dictionnaire Historique."



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Seguier, (PiERRE,) an eminent French statesman
and pr.tion of learning, born in Paris in May, 1588, was
i grandson of the preceding, and a son of Jean Seguier.
He became chancellor of France in 1635, and retained
that office (except for short intervals) until his death.
He was a friend of Richelieu, with whom he shares the
honour of being the founder of the French Academy, ot
which he was president. Voltaire praised his fidelity in
these terms, " Toujours fidele dans un temps ou c'etait
un merite de ne pas 1'etre," (" Always faithful in a time
when it was a merit not to be so.") Died in 1672.

See FLOQUET, " Diaire du Chancelier Se"guier," 1842: SAPBY,
" Les Seguier ;" F. TALLEMANT, " filoge funebre de P. Se'guier,"
1672; " Nouvelle Biographic GeWrale :" " Biographic Univeraelle.'

Seguin, se-gwin', [Fr. pron. se-gaN',] (fiDoUARD,) a
French alienist, born at Clamecy, January 20, 1812. He
studied under Itard, and devoted himself with great
assiduity to the study of idiocy and the training of
children whose mental powers were in abeyance. In
1848 he removed to the United States. He published
several volumes in French and English, chiefly on idioc;'
and related subjects. Died October 28, 1880.

Segur, de, deh sa'giiR', (HENRI FRANCOIS,) COMTE,
a French soldier, born in 1689, served with distinction
in Spain and Italy, and was made lieutenant-general in
1738. Died in 1751.

Segur, de, (JOSEPH ALEXANDRE,) VICOMTE, brother
of Count Louis Philippe, was born in Paris in 1756.
He was the author of " Romances and Songs," " Women .
their Condition and Influence in the Social Order,'
(1820,) and numerous comedies, operas, and romances.
Died in 1805.

See QUBRARD, "La France Litteraire."

Segur, de, (Louis PHILIPPE,) COMTE, a French diplo-
matist and litterateur, born in Paris in 1753, was a son
of Philippe Henri, noticed below. He served under
Rocharnbeau in the American war, and after its ter-
mination was appointed in 1784 ambassador to Saint
Petersburg, where he was treated with great distinc-
tion by Catherine II. He was elected to the National
Assembly after the breaking out of the French Revolu-
tion, and in 1792 was sent on a mission to the court
of Prussia. He was chosen a member of the French
Academy in 1803, and was subsequently made a peer
by Louis XVIII. He published a " Historical and
Political Picture of Europe from 1786 to 1796," " Moral
and Political Tales," " Universal History, Ancient and
Modern," (1819,) "Moral and Political Gallery," and
"Memoirs, Souvenirs, and Anecdotes," (3 vols., 1824.)
The last-named, a very entertaining and attractive work,
obtained great popularity. Died in 1830.

See " Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale :" SAINTE-BEUVE, notice in
the "Revue des Deux Mondes" for May 15, 1843.

Segur, de, (PHILIPPE HENRI,) MARQUIS, son of
Henri Francois, noticed above, was born in 1724. He
served with distinction in the Italian and German cam-
paigns of Louis XV., and attained the rank of lieutenant-
general. He was appointed minister of war in 1780, and
marshal of France in 1783. Died in i8or.

See " Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale."

Segur, de, (PHILIPPE PAUL,) COMTE, a general and
historian, born in Paris in 1780, was a son of Louis
Philippe, noticed above. He became an officer of Bo-
naparte's staff, and obtained the confidence of that chief,
who employed him in reveral foreign missions. He
served as a general of the imperial staff in the campaign
of Russia. He wrote a " History of Napoleon and the
Grand Army in 1812," (1824,) which had great success,
and a " History of Russia and Peter the Great," (1829.)
In 1830 he was admitted into the French Academy.
Died February 25, 1873.

Segur d'Aguesseau, de, deh sa'giiR' dfgi'so',
(RAYMOND JOSEPH PAUL,) COMTE, born in Paris in
1803, and became a senator in 1852. Died in 1889.

Seguy, seh-ge', (JOSEPH,) a French preacher and
poet, born at Rodez in 1689, became a member of the
French Academy in 1736. Died in 1761.

Seidenbush, si'den-boosh, (RUPERT,) D.D., a bishop,
born at Munich, Bavaria, October 13, 1830. He came
to the United States in 1850, entered the Benedictine



order, and was an abbot from 1867 to 1875, when he was
consecrated Bishop of Halia and appointed vicar apos-
tolic of Northern Minnesota.

jeidl, sid'l or zid'l, (JoHANN GABRIEL,) an Austrian
litterateur and antiquary, born at Vienna in 1804, was
appointed in 1840 keeper of the cabinet of coins and
antiques at Vienna. Died June 18, 1875.

See " Fraser's Magazine" for August, 1852.

Seignelay, de. See COLBERT, (JEAN BAPTISTE.)

Seiler, sl'lerorzi'ler, (GEORG FRIEDRICH,) a German
writer, born near Baireuth in 1733, became in 1770 pro-
fessor of theology at Erlangen. Died in 1807.

SeisB, seess, JOSEPH AUGUSTUS,) D.D., a learned
Lutheran divine, born near Emmitsburg, Maryland, in
1823, became in 1858 the pastor of Saint John's Church,
Philadelphia. He has published, besides many other
works, sermons, etc., " The Last Times and the Great
Consummation," (1856 ; 6th edition, 1864.)

Seissel, de, deh s&'sel', (CLAUDE,) a French histo-
rian, born in Savoy about 1450. He became Bishop of
Marseilles in 1509. He wrote, besides other works, " La
grande Monarchic de France," (1519.) Died in 1520.

Sejan. See SEJANUS.

Sejan, si'zhoN', (NICOLAS,) a French composer and
excellent organist, born in Paris in 1745 ; died in 1819.

Se-ja'nus, [Fr. SBJAN, sl'zhoN',] (Lucius ^LIUS,)
a celebrated Roman courtier and favourite of the em-
peror Tiberius, was born at Vulsinii, in Etruria. He
rose through various promotions to be commander-in-
chief of the praetorian cohorts, and, aiming at the im-
perial power, soon after effected the death of Drusus, son
of the emperor, by poison, in 23 A.D., having previously
seduced Livia, the wife of Drusus, and made her an
accomplice in his crime. With a view of obtaining the
sole direction of public affairs, he induced Tiberius to
retire to the island of Capreae, and subsequently caused
Agrippina, the widow of Germanicus, and her sons, to be
put to death. The emperor, aroused at length to sus-
picion, deprived Sejanus of his office, and ordered him
to be arrested and executed, 31 A.D.

See TACITUS, " Annalea :" J. ARRHENIUS, "Dissertatio de So-
jano," 1696; MERIVALE, "The Romans under the Empire."

Sejour, sa'zhooR', (VICTOR,) a French dramatist,
born in Paris about 1816; died September 21, 1874.

Selborne, LORD. See PALMER, (Sir ROUNDELL.)

Sel'by, (PRIDEAUX JOHN,) an English ornithologist,
was the author of " Figures of British Birds," (Edin-
burgh, 1821,) which, says Professor Wilson, "is perhaps
the most splendid work of the kind ever published in
Britain," and of a " History of British Forest-Trees,"
(London, 1842.) Died in 1867.

See " Blackwood's Magazine" for November, 1826, and June,
1828.

Sel'den, (DUDLEY,) an American lawyer, practised
his profession in New York with distinction, and was
elected to Congress in 1833. Died in Paris in 1855.

Sel'den, (JOHN,) a celebrated English lawyer and
statesman, born at Salvington, in Sussex, on the i6th
of December, 1584. He was educated at Oxford, which
he quitted about 1602, and entered the Inner Temple,
London, in 1604. He was an intimate friend of Ben
Jonson. He was profoundly versed in history, lan-
guages, antiquities, etc. His first work was " Analecton
Anglo-Britannicon," (1606.) In 1614 he published a
work " On Titles of Honour," which was highly esteemed.
His reputation was augmented by a learned treatise
"On Syrian Divinities," ("De Diis Syris," 1617.) In
1623 he was elected to Parliament, in which he acted
with the country party, or opposition. He was one of
the managers of the prosecution of the Duke of Buck-
ingham, in 1626-28. In the session of 1629 Selden was
a prominent opponent of the arbitrary measures of the
king, who committed him, with other leaders, to the
Tower. After he had passed eight months in prison, the
court offered to release him if Ue would give security for
his good behaviour, which he refused to do. He was
then transferred to another place of confinement, and
detained until 1634. In 1635 he published a celebrated
work entitled the "Closed Sea," (" Mare Clausum,") in
which he claimed for England the exclusive use of the



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sea. This was written to refute the work of Grotius
called " Open Sea," (" Mare Liberum.") He represented
the University of Oxford in the Long Parliament, which
met in 1640. In the contest between the king and the
Parliament he pursued a moderate or irresolute course.
He opposed the execution of the Earl of Strafford, but
subscribed the Covenant in 1643, and was one of the lay
members of the Assembly of Divines at Westminster.
Among his important works are one " On the Law of
Nature and of Nations according to the Teaching of
the Hebrews," ("De Jure naturali et Gentium juxta
Disciplinam Hebr-eorum," 1640,) and "A Commentary
on English Law," (" Fleta, seu Commentarius Juris
Anglican!," 1647.) Selden remained in Parliament until
1650 or later. His latter years were passed in the house
of the Countess-dowager of Kent, to whom it was re-
ported he was married. He died in November, 1654.
His character is highly extolled by men of both parties.
Seldschuken or Seldschukiden. See SELJOO-

KIDES.

Se-le'ne, [Gr. Se^wy; Fr. SELENE, si'lin'; Lat
Lu'NA,] the goddess of the moon, sometimes called
MENE or PHCEBE. She was said to be a daughter of
Helios or Hyperion, and by some writers was identified
with DIANA, (which see.)

Seleucidas, se-lu'si-de, the name of the dynasty
founded by Seleucus Nicator. (See next article.)

Se-leu'cus [Gr. Setei/Koc] L, surnamed NICA'TOR,
founder of the dynasty of the Seleucidas, was the son
of Antiochus, a general in the service of Philip of Mace-
don. He rose to the highest rank in the army of Alex-
ander the Great, and, after the death of that sovereign,
became Satrap of Babylonia about 321 B.C. He subse
quently carried on a war against Antigonus and his son
Demetrius, which resulted in his obtaining possession
of Media, Bactria, and other large portions of Asia, and
forming thereby the Syrian monarchy. Having set out
on an expedition against Macedonia, he was assassinated
by Ptolemy Ceraunus, 280 B.C. He founded the cities
of Antioch and Seleucia, (or, more correctly, Seleuceia,)
and was a liberal patron of learning. He was highly
distinguished for military ability. He was succeeded by
his son, Antiochus I.

Se-leu'cus Cal-11-ni'cus, son of Antiochus II., as-
cended the throne of Syria in 246 B.C. He carried on
wars with the Egyptians and Parthians. Died about
226 B.C.

Seleu'cus HX Qe-rau'nus, King of Syria, was a
son of Seleucus Callinicus, whom he succeeded in 226
B.C. He died in 223, and was succeeded by his brother,


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