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Tersteegen, tSR-sta'oen, (GERHARD,) a German
hymn-writer, born at Mors, near Dusseldorf, November
25 1697. He published " A Spiritual Flower-Garden,
"Spiritual Crumbs," and other writings. (See his
" Works " 8 vols., 1846, and his " Life," translated by
S. Jackson, 1832.) Died April 3, 1769. Tersteegen 11
considered the best poet among the German mystics.
Tertre, du. See DUTERTRE.
Ter-tul'H-an, [Lat. TERTULLIA'NUS ; Fr. TERTUL-
LIEN, tgR'tine-aN'; It. TERTULLIANO, tSR-tool-le-J no,]
(QuiNTUS SEPTIMIUS FLORENS,) an eminent Latin Fath<
of the Church, born at Carthage about 160 A.D., was
originally a heathen. He adopted the profession of
advocate or lawyer. The date of his conversion to
Christianity is not preserved. Soon after this event
was ordained a presbyter in the Church of Carthage.
About the end of the second century he left the Catholic
Church and joined the Montanists. He acquired g
influence among the Christians of his time. He was a
man of powerful intellect, ardent temper, austere char-
acter and great erudition. The date of his death is
unknown, but he is said to have attained a great age.

Tertullian wrote numerous works, partly devotional
and partly controversial, which are still extant.



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following are supposed to have been written before he
became a Montanist: "Letter to the Martyrs," ("Ad



taculis,"' about 198,) and "De Prjescriptione Haeretj.
corum," a treatise against heretics. After he joined the



Monta'nists, he wrote (probably) "Against Marcion,"
("Adversus Marcionem,") "On the Body of Christ,




Among his most important works is his "Apology to
the Nations for the Christians," (" Apologeticus adversus
Gentes pro Christianis," dated 198 A.D.) This is an elo-
quent and powerful vindication of the Christian Church
against false accusations.

See EUSBBIUS, " Historia Ecclesiastics ;" ALLIX, " Dissertatio




Biographic Ge'ne'rale."

Tertulliano. See TERTULLIAN.
Tertullianus. See TERTULLIAN.
Tertullien. See TERTULLIAN.
Terweaten, ter-wes'ten, or Terwestyn, (Aucus-
TYN,) a Dutch painter, born at the Hague in 1649. He
studied in Italy, and became about 1690 court painter
to the Elector of Brandenburg, afterwards Frederick
William of Prussia. He was appointed director of the
Academy of Fine Arts at Berlin, of which he was one
of the principal founders. Died in 1711.

Terwesten, (ELIAS,) a painter of flowers and fruits,
born at the Hague in 1651, was a brother of the pre-
ceding. Died at Rome in 1724.

Terwesten, (MATTHEW,) a Dutch historical painter,
born at the Hague in 1670, was a brother of the pre-
ceding. Died in 1735.
Terzi. See LANA TERZI.

Teai, ta'see, (MAURO ANTONIO,) an Italian painter,
also called IL MAURINO, born at Montalbano in 1730.
He was patronized by Algarotti, who commends his
genius in very high terms. He excelled particularly in
architectural pictures. Died in 1766.

Tes'la, (NIKOLA,) a distinguished electrician, was
born at Smiljau, Servia, in 1857. He studied at Gratz
and Paris, and in 1885 entered the Edison laboratory
at Menlo Park, New Jersey, as an electrical expert.
He afterwards established a laboratory of his own in
New York. He became widely known for his remark-
able results with currents of high voltage and rapid
alternation, and made many inventions, one of the
principal being his oscillator, which combines the
steam-engine and dynamo.

Tesain.tSs-seen', (KARL GUSTAF,) COUNT, a Swedish
diplomatist and statesman, son of Nicodemus Tessin,
noticed below, was born at Stockholm in 1695. He was
employed in embassies to Vienna, Versailles, and Berlin,
and was subsequently appointed governor of the crown-
prince, afterwards Gustavus III. He wrote for his
pupil a work entitled " Letters from an Old Man to a
Young Prince." Died in 1770.

Tessin, (NICODEMUS VALENTINSON,) born at Stral
sund in 1619, was appointed royal architect by Queen
Christina of Sweden. Died about 1688.

His son, Count NICODEMUS, born in 1654, studied
onder Bernini at Rome. Being appointed court archi-
tect, he began in 1697 the erection of the royal palace
at Stockholm, which ranks among his best works. He
also constructed the cathedral at Calmar, and Count
Oxenstiern's monument. Died in 1728.

TSs'ta, (CAius TREBATIUS,) a Roman jurist, was a
correspondent of Cicero, and a master of Labeo. He
wrote on civil law. He was a partisan of Caasar in the
civil war.

Testa, tes'ta, (PiETRO,) called IL LUCCHESINO, (el
look-ka-see'no,) an Italian painter and engraver, born al
Lucca in 1617, was a pupil of Domenichino. He worked
in Rome. Among his best pictures are "The Death of



Beato Angelo," and " The Massacre of the Innocents."
His etchings are highly prized. Died in 1650.

Teste, test, (ALPHONSE,) a French physician, born
about 1814. He has written in defence of the homoeo-
pathic system.

Teate, (FRANC.OIS ANTOINE,) a French general, bom
at Bagnols in 1775. He commanded a brigade at Borr>-
dino in 1812, and became a general of division in 1813.
Died in 1862.

Teste, (JEAN BAPTISTE,) a French jurist, a brother of
the preceding, was born at Bagnols in 1780. After the
revolution of July, 1830, he was elected to the Chamber
of Deputies, became minister of justice in 1839, and
president of the court of cassation in 1843. Being
convicted of corruption in 1847, he was sentenced to
fine and imprisonment, and deprived of his office. Died
in 1852.

Testelin or Tettelin, tet'la.s', (Louis,) eminent
French painter, born in Paris in 1615. He studied under
Vouet, and was elected in 1648 one of the first members
of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. He
became professor in the Academy in 1650. Among his
master-pieces we may name " The Resurrection of Ta-
bitha, by Saint Paul," and "The Flagellation of Saint
Paul and Silas," both in the church of Notre-Dame,
at Paris. Died in 1655.

His brother HENRI, born in 1616, also became pro-
fessor of painting in the Academy of Fine Arts, and was
the author of a work entitled " Opinions of the Most
Skilful Painters on the Practice of Painting and Sculp-
ture," etc., (1699.) Died in 1695.

See FONTBNAV, " Dictionnaire des Artistes."

Teati, tes'tee, (FuLVio,) COUNT, an eminent Italian
lyric poet, born at Ferrara in 1593. He published a
volume of poems (" Rime") in 1613. He became secre-
tary of state under Francis I., Duke of M6dena, who
employed him in important missions to Pope Urban
VIII. and to Venice. In 1646 he offended the Duke of
M6dena by overtures to obtain office under Cardinal
Mazarin. Died in 1646.

See TIRABOSCHI, "Vita del Conte F. Testi," 1780: " Nouvell
Biographic Ge'ne'rale."

Teatu, tes'tii', (JACQUES,) ABBE, a mediocre French
writer, born in Paris about 1626. He became a member
of the French Academy in 1665. Died in 1706.

Te'thya, [Gr. 1>Wf ; Fr. TETHYS, ta'tess',] in classic
mythology, was a daughter of Uranus, the wife of Oceanus,
and the mother of the Oceanides.

Tet'rf-cus, (CAius PESUVIUS.) a Roman officer, some-
times called one of the Thirty Tyrants. He assumed
imperial power at Burdig'ala (Bordeaux) in 267 A.D. H
was defeated and taken prisoner at Chalons in 274 by
Aurelian, who treated him kindly.

Tettenborn, tet'ten-boRn', (FRiEDRiCH KARL,) BA-
RON, a German general, born in the county of Hohn-
stein in 1778, served in the Austrian campaigns of 1805
and 1809, and subsequently entered the Russian army.
In 1819 he was appointed ambassador from Baden to
Vienna, where he died in 1845.

Tetzel or Tezel, teVsel, (Lat. TETZE'LIUS,] origi-
nally Diez, deets, or Diezel, deet'sel, (JoHANN,) a
famous Dominican monk, born at Leipsic, was appointed
by the pope, about 1502, vendor of indulgences. His
scandalous deception of the people, together with his
loose life, attracted the attention of Luther, and was
one of the exciting causes of the Reformation. (See
LUTHER.) Died in 1519.

See P. EKBRMAN, " Dissertatio dej. Tetzelio." 1761 : V. GROBNS,
"Tetzel und Luther," 1853; ROBERTSON, " History of Charles V.. f
vol. ii. book ii.

Teu^er, [Gr. Triwpof,] a fabulous king of Troy, from
whom the Trojans derived the name of Teucri, was
supposed to be a son of the river Scamander and the
nymph Idsea. His daughter Batea or Arisbe was mar-
ried to Dardanus.

Teucer, a Greek hero, a son of Telamon and He-
sione, was a half-brother of Ajax the Great, and was
renowned for his skill as an archer. Having been one
of the suitors of Helen, he joined the expedition against
Troy, and signalized his valour in the siege of that city.
After the capture of Troy, he was banished or excluded



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from his native country by Telamon, and emigrated to
Cyprus, in which he reigned, and founded Salamis.

Teuflel, toif'fel, (WILHELM SIGISMUND,) a German
scholar, born at Ludwigsburg, September 27, 1820. He
was educated chiefly at Tubingen, where in 1849 he be
came a professor of classical philology. His publishec
works relate largely to particular authors, Greek anc
Roman. His best work is " Geschichte der rb'mischen
Literatur," (1868-70.) Died March 8, 1878.

Tew'fik, (MOHAMMED,) a Khedive of Egypt, born
November 10, 1852. On the deposition of his father
Ismail, in 1879, the European bond-holders' representa
tives placed Tewfik in the khedivial seat. The attemptec
revolution under Arabi Pasha (q. v.) followed soon after
and also the Soudanese revolt (1883-84) of El Mahdi
"the false prophet." Tewfik died January 7, 1892.

Texeira, ta-shaV-rl, or Texera, ta-shi'ra, (JozE,) a
learned Portuguese ecclesiastic, born in 1543, became
prior of the corivent of Santarem. He was subsequently
appointed chaplain to Henry III. of France, and was
retained in the same office by Henry IV. He was the
author of a "Genealogy of Henry, Prince of Condi,"
"On the Origin of Portugal," etc., and other historical
and genealogical works, in Latin. Died in 1604.

See BAYLK, "Historical and Critical Dictionary;" NICSRON,
Memoires."

Texeira, (PEDRO,) a Portuguese traveller and Ori-
ental scholar, born about 1570. Having spent several
years in Persia, where he became thoroughly versed in
the language of that country, he visited Italy, France,
and Holland. His principal work, written in Spanish,
is entitled "An Account of the Kings of Persia and
Ormuz," etc., (1610.) The date of his death is unknown.

Texera. See TEXEIRA.

Texier, teVse-4', (CHARLES FELIX MARIE,) a French
archaeologist, born at Versailles in 1802. Having re-
ceived from the government in 1833 a mission to explore
the antiquities of Asia Minor, he made four visits to
that region in ten years. He published a " Description
of Asia Minor : Fine Arts, Monuments," etc., (3 vols.,
1839-48,) and a "Description of Armenia, Persia," etc.,
(2 vols., 1842-45.) Died at Paris, July I, 1871.

Texier, (EDMOND,) a French litterateur, born at
Rambouillet in 1816. He was one of the editors of the
" Siecle" of Paris, and published several political and
critical works, including the witty "Portraits de Kel-Kun,'
(1875.) LMed in 1887.

Textor. See RAVISIUS TEXTOR.

Teyler van der Hulst, ti'ler vtn djr hiilst, (PiETER,)
a Dutch Anabaptist, born at Haarlem in 1702, left the
greater part of a large fortune to found in his native
town a learned institution called by his name. Died
: n 1778.

TezeL See TETZEL,

Thaarup, taw'rup, (THOMAS,) a Danish poet, born
at Copenhagen in 1749. He was the author of dramatic
poems entitled "The Harvest-Home" and "Peter's
Wedding," and of numerous lyrics, which enjoy great
popularity among his countrymen. Died in 1821.

See ERSLEW, " Forfatter-Lexicon ;" LONGFELLOW, "Poets and
Poetry of Europe."

Thabaud. See LATOUCHE.

Thabet, tha'bet, (Ben Kor'rah or Ibn (Ib'n) Kor'-
rah,) a celebrated Oriental physician and mathematician,
born at Harran, in Mesopotamia, in 835 A.D. He was
patronized by the caliph Motadhed Billah, who made
him one of his astrologers. He was the author of nu-
merous works on medicine, mathematics, and natural
history. Died in 901.

Thabet, (Ben Senan,) grandson of the preceding, ob-
tained a high reputation as a physician and philosopher,
and became superintendent of the hospital at Bagdad in
946 A.D. He wrote a " History of his Own Times."

Thach'er, (GEORGE,) an American judge, born at
Yarmouth, Massachusetts, in 1754. He was a member
of Congress from 1789 to i8oi,andwas a judge of the
supreme court of Massachusetts from 1800 to 1824.
He was noted for hi^wit. Died in 1824.

Thacher, (JAMES,) M.D., an American physician and
writer, born at Barnstable, Massachusetts, in 1754. He
was appointed in 1778 chief surgeon of the first Virginia



regiment, and subsequently of a New England regiment
He published the " American New Dispensatory," ( 1810,)
"A Military Journal during the Revolutionary War,"
(1823,) "American Medical Biography," (1828,) and
several other works. Died in 1844.

Thacher, (PETER,) D.D., an American Calvinistic
divine and celebrated pulpit orator, born at Milton,
Massachusetts, in 1752. He became in 1785 pastor ot
the Brattle Street Church, Boston. He was the author
of an " Oration against Standing Armies," " Observa-
tions on the State of the Clergy in New England," and
other works. Died in 1802.

His son, SAMUEL C. THACHER, born at Boston in
1785, published a "Memoir of the Rev. Joseph S.
Buckminster." He was ordained a minister in 1811, and
died at Moulins, France, in 1818. A memoir of his life
was published in 1824.

Thackeray, thak'er-e, (WILLIAM MAKEPEACE,) a
popular English novelist and humorist, was born in
Calcutta in 1811. He was educated at the University of
Cambridge, which he left without taking a degree. He
inherited from his father a considerable fortune. In
the choice of a profession or pursuit, he first inclined to
be an artist, but after he had devoted a few years to art
he adopted a literary career. He contributed to the
" Times" and other journals of London. He displayed
superior talent for humour and irony, in a series of
tales, essays, and criticisms which appeared in " Fraser's
Magazine" under the assumed name of Michael Angelo
Titmarsh. The progress of his reputation was not rapid.
He published about 1840 "The Paris Sketch-Boolc,"
and "The Great Hoggarty Diamond," a genial satire,
which was much admired. As a contributor to " Punch"
tie gained popularity.

In 1846 he began to publish, under his proper name,
"Vanity Fair, a Novel without a Hero," which is one of
lis best and most popular works. He afterwards pro-
duced works of fiction entitled "Pendennis," (1849-50,)
and " The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.," (3 vols.,
1852.) In 1851 he delivered, in London, a course ol
' Lectures on the English Humorists of the Eighteenth
Century," which was published in 1853. He visited the
United States in 1852, and repeated the lectures just
named in several great cities of the Union. Among his
other works are " The Snob Papers," " The Newcomes,"
3 vols., 1854,) "Miscellanies," (2 vols., 1855-56,) and
'The Virginians."

About 1856 he revisited the United States, where he
ave " Lectures on the Four Georges," (i.e. Kings of
England,) which he repeated in London, Edinburgh,
etc. In 1857 he offered himself as Liberal candidate foi
Parliament for the city of Oxford, but was defeated by
Mr. Cardwell. He began to edit the " Cornhill Maga-
zine" in 1860. He had married a Miss Shaw about 1837.
He died in December, 1863, leaving several daughters.

See THEODORS TAYLO*, "Thackeray, the Humorist and Man
f Letters," 1864: article on "Thackeray," in the " Westminster Re-



jer, 1848, and January. 1854 ; " Blackwood's Magazine" for October,
853. and January. 1855; " Fraser's Magazine" (or September, 1848,
anuary, 1851. December. 1852, and April. 1864; "North British
Review" for August, 1850. and February, 1864.

Thaer. See THAR.

Tha'is, [SoifJ an Athenian courtesan, mistress ot
Alexander the Great, whom she accompanied to Asia.
She is said to have instigated him to burn the royal
>alace at Persepolis. She was married after his death to
'tolemy, King of Egypt.

Thalberg, tJl'beRG, (SIGISMUND,) a celebrated pianist,
iorn at Geneva in 1812, was a pupil of Sechterand Hum-
mel at Vienna. He visited London, Paris, and different
>arts of Germany, his performances being everywhere
eceived with applause. Among his compositions are
Studies for the Piano, and the opera of " Florinda."
3ied in 1871.

Thalebee or Thalebi, Al, 41 thal'e-bee. an Arabian
author, born at Nishapoor, in Persia, in 961 A.D., wrote
a "History of Illustrious Poets." Died about 1038.

Tha'les, |Gr. BaJ^f,] a celebrated Ionian philosopher,
and one of the seven sages of Greece, was born at Mile-
tus about 640 B.C. He is styled the originator of philos-



as/e: as *; f kard; gas/;G, H, K, guttural; N, nasal; R, trilled; sass; thasin//zir.



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ophy. He travelled in Egypt and other foreign countries.
According to Herodotus, he predicted the eclipse of the
Bun which occurred during a battle between Cyaxares the
Mede, and Alyattes, King of Lydia, about 609 B.C. He
was distinguished for political sagacity and sententious
wisdom, and was employed in public affairs. He con-
sidered water to be the origin or principle of all things,
fixed the length of the year at three hundred and sixty-
five days, and attributed the attractive power of the
magnet to a soul or life by which it is animated. He is
said to have invented several propositions or demon-
strations of geometry. He died about 550 B.C., aged
about ninety.

See RITTER, " History of Philosophy :" BUDDEUS, " Dissertatio
de Ethica Thaletis," 1690 ; PLOUCQUET, " Dissertatio de Dogmatibus
Thaletis," 1763; TIEDKMANN, " Griechenlands erste Philosophen,
Oder Leben und Systeme des Orpheus, Thales," etc., 1780 : HARLES,
" Programmata III. de Thaletis Doctrina," 1780-84.

Thales or Tha-le'ta3, [Gr. QaJurraf,] a Greek musi-
cian and lyric poet, born in Crete. He probably lived
about 650 B.C., or earlier. It is said that he instructed
the Spartans in some new principles of music, and paci-
fied the factions of Sparta by his art, or by the sacred
character of his musical productions. According to
some writers, he was invited to Sparta by Lycurgus.

Thaletaa. See THALES.

Tha-li'a or Tha-lei'a, [Gr. 60^10 or Qahua; Fr.
THAL'IE, ti'le',] one of the nine Muses, presided over
comedy, pastoral poetry, and banquets. Also, one of
the Graces.

Thalie. See THALIA.

Thamasp (ta'mSsp') or Tamasp 1, King of Persia,
oorn in 1513, succeeded his father, Ismail, in 1523.
Died in 1576.

See MALCOLM, "History of Persia."

Thamer, ta'mer, (THEOBALD,) a German theologian,
born in Alsace, became professor of theology at Marburg
in 1545. He controverted some doctrines of Luther,
andjoined the Catholic Church. Died in 1569.

Tnam'muz, [Fr. THAMMOUZ, ti'mooz',] a divinity of
the Syrians or Assyrians, identified with Adonis. He
was said to have been put to death by a wicked king.
The festival of Thammuz was celebrated by the idolatrous
Jews. (See Ezekiel viii.)

Tham'^-ris or Tham'y-ras, [Qa/mpif ,] a Greek mu-
sician or poet, who lived before Homer, was a son of
Philammon, and a native of Thrace. According to
tradition, he pretended to surpass the Muses, and was
punished for his presumption by blindness.

Than'a-tO8, [Gr. Qovarof ; Lat. MORS,] a personifica-
tion of Death, in classic mythology, was represented by
Homer as the brother of Sleep.

Thanet, (OCTAVE.) See FRENCH, ALICE.

Thar or Thaer, tSR, (ALBRECHT,) a German agrii.al-
turist, born at Celle in 1752, was the author of an " In-
troduction to the Knowledge of English Husbandry,"
(1816,) and "Principles of Rational Agriculture." The
latter was translated into several languages. In 1807
he founded an Academy of Agriculture at Mbglin. Died
In 1828.

Thatcher, (BENJAMIN BUSSEY,) an American writer,
born at Warren, Maine, in 1809. He published a " Biog-
raphy of North American Indians who have been Dis-
tinguished as Orators, Statesmen," etc., (1832,) "Tales
of the American Revolution," and several other works.
Died in 1848.

Thatcher, (HENRY KNOX,) an American rear-admiral,
born in Maine. He entered the navy in 1823. He
obtained the rank of commodore in July, 1862, and com-
manded the Colorado in the attacks on Fort Fisher in
December, 1864, and January, 1865. He commanded
the fleet which co-operated with the army in the capture
of Mobile, April 12, 1865. He was commissioned as
rear-admiral in 1866, retired in 1868, and died in 1880.
See HEADLEV, " Farragut and our Naval Commanders," 1867.

Thauler. See TAULER.

Thaumas de la Thaumassiere, to'mS' deh If to'-
mS'se-aiR', (GASPARD,) a French jurist and historian,
was born about 1620; died in 1702.

Thax'ter, (CEI.IA,) an American poet, born at Ports-
mouth, New Hampshire, June 29, 1835. Her maiden



name was CELIA LAIGHTON, and her father was for many
years a well-known resident of the Isles of Shoals. Her
principal works are "Among the Isles of Shoals," (1873,)
"Poems," (1874,) "Drift- Wood," (1878,) and "Poems
for Children," (1884.) Died August 26, 1894.

Thay'er, (WILLIAM MAKEPEACE,) an American
author, born at Franklin, Massachusetts, in 1820. He
was a prolific writer, producing works on a consider-
able variety of subjects. Died in 1898.

Thayer, (WILLIAM ROSCOE,) an American author,
born at Boston in 1859, and graduated at Harvard in
1881. His best-known work is " The Dawn of Italian
Independence." He published some volumes of poelry.

The-ag'e-nes, [Gr. Qeaycvrif ; Fr. THAGENE, ta'f-
zhin',] a famous Greek athlete of Thasos, gained many
victories at the Olympian, Nemean, and Isthmian games.
He lived about 480 B.C.

The-a'no, [Gr. Qcavu,] a native of Crete, was the wife
of Pythagoras, and is supposed to have been the author
of a number of " Letters" and " Maxims," which have
been published in Wolfe's "Mulierum Graecarum Frag-
menta." She was distinguished as a philosopher.

Theaulon, ta'o'16N', (TIENNE,) a French painter,
born at Aigues-Mortes in 1739 ; died in 1780.

Theaulon de Lambert, ti'o'loN' deh IfiN'baiR',
(MARIE EMMANUEL GUILLAUME,) a French dramatic
poet, born at Aigues-Mortes in 1787. He produced
many successful comedies, operas, and vaudevilles.
Died in 1841.

Thecla. See THEKLA.

Theden, ta'den, (JOHANN CHRISTIAN ANTON,) an
eminent German surgeon, born in the duchy of Meck-
lenburg in 1714. Owing to the circumstances of his
family, he encountered many difficulties in obtaining
an education ; but he was at length enabled to study at
Berlin, where he acquired the patronage of Frederick the
Great, who made him his chief military surgeon. He
was the author of several surgical works. Died in 1 797.

Theebaw, ex-King of Burmah, was born in 1858
and succeeded to the throne in 1878. Anarchy and
misrule marked his reign, and his hostility to British
interests led to the invasion of his realm from India
in 1885 and his dethronement, upper Burmah being
annexed to England.

Theed, (WILLIAM,) an English sculptor, born at
Titiitham, in Staffordshire, in 1804. His father, William
Theed, (died 1817,) was both sculptor and painter. The
younger Theed enjoyed a large amount of patronage
from the government, and his works (monumental, his-
torical, allegorical, etc.) are very numerous, and usually
possess character and value. Died September 10, 1891.

ThetL, til or tl'ye, (JEAN FRANQOIS NAPOLEON,)
a French philologist, born at Langon (Gironde) in
1808. He published a " Dictionary of Homer and the
Homerides," (1842,) and a "Dictionary of the Latin
Language," (3 vols., 1855-65.)

Tneiner, (TOHANN ANTON,) a German theological
writer, was born at Breslau in 1799. He published
"The Reformatory Labours of the Catholic Church,"
(1845,) and other treatises in favour of the Reform
party in Germany. Died in 1860.

Theis, ti'ess', (ALEXANDRE ETIENNE GUILLAUME,)
a French novelist, born at Nantes in 1765. He wrote
"Memoirs of a Spaniard," (1818,) "Journey of Poly-
cletes," ("Voyage de Polyclete," 1821,) and other works.
Died in 1842.

Thgk'la, SAINT, a saint in the Catholic Church, was
a native of Isauria, and was converted, it is supposed,
to Christianity by the Apostle Paul about 45 A.D. The
cathedral of Milan bears her name and possesses her
relics. There is an extant apocryphal book called "The
Acts of Paul and Thekla."

Thellusson, t?I'lus-spn or ti'lu'sdx', (PETER ISAAC,)


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