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of his doctrines, entitled " The Official Church and Mes-
sianism." Being soon after banished from France, he
retired to Switzerland. Died May 13, 1878.

Towle, (GEORGE MAKEPEACE,) an American author,
born at Washington, D.C., in 1840. He graduated at
Yale College in 1861, and at the Cambridge Law School
in 1863. He lived in England and France as a United
States consul, 1866-70, and was afterwards a journalist
in Boston. His works include " Glimpses of History,"
(1865,) "Henry the Fifth," (1866,) "Modern France,"
"Certain Men of Mark," etc. Died August 10, 1893.

TSwnley, (CHARLES,) an English amateur, born in
Lancashire in 1737, resided at Rome, where he made a
large and choice collection of statuary, medals, and other
remains of ancient art, which are now in the British
Museum and are called the "Townley marbles." His
collection was purchased for twenty-eight thousand two
hundred pounds. Died in 1805.

Towiiley, (JAMES,) an English divine and dramatic
writer, born in London in 1715. He was a friend of
Hogarth, whom he assisted in his " Analysis of Beauty."
He was the author of the popular farce of " High Life
Below-Stairs," (1759,) and he is said to have assisted
Garrick in the composition of his dramas. Died in

Townley, (JOHN,) an uncle of Charles, noticed above,
was born in 1697. He served with distinction in the
French army, and made a good French translation of
"Hudibras." Died in 1782.

Town'send, (EDWARD WATERMAN,) an Ameri-
can journalist-author, born at Cleveland, Ohio, in
1855. He became a journalist in New York, and wrote
popular dialect stories of life in the Bowery district,
" Chimmie Fadden," "A Daughter of the Tene-
ments," etc. He dramatized several of his stories.

Townsend, C ELIZA,) an American writer, born at
Boston about 1788, was the author of an admired poem,
entitled " The Incomprehensibility of God," and other
works. Died in 1854.

Townsend, (GEORGE ALFRED,) an American
journalist, was born at Georgetown, Delaware, in
1841. He was successively correspondent of the New
York "Herald" and "World" and the Chicago
' Tribune," in which he wrote under the name of
Gath. He published several books, but became best
known by his vivid journalistic writings.

Townsend, (JOSEPH,) an English divine and phvsi
cian, born about 1740, was chaplain to Lady Huntingdon.
He published "The Physician's Vade-Mecum," (1794,)

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'The Character of Moses established for Veracity as an
Historian," etc., (2 vols. 410, 1813-15,) which is highly
commended, and other works. Died in 1816.

Townaend, (LUTHER TRACY,) D.D., an American
divine, born at Orono, Maine, September 27, 1838. He

Graduated at Dartmouth College in 1859, and at Andove
eminary in 1862. He was an army-officer, 1863-64.
He entered the Methodist ministry, and in 1869 was ap
pointed professor of practical theology in Boston Uni
versity. His writings include "Credo," "Sword and
Garment," "The Arena and the Throne," "Outlines of
Theology," and other works.

Townahend, town'zend, (CHARLES,) Viscount Town
shend, an English statesman, born in 1676, was the
son of Horatio Townshend, the first viscount of tha
name. He succeeded to the peerage at the death of his
father, about 1686. In 1709 he was sent as ambassador
to the Dutch United Provinces, and negotiated the Bar-
rier treaty. He married a sister of Sir Robert Walpole
On the accession of George I. (1714) he became secre
tary of state and prime minister. He and the other
ministers were all Whigs. By the intrigues or agency of
Sunderland, he was removed in 1716, and was offeree
the place of lord lieutenant of Ireland, which he indig-
nantly refused. Sir Robert Walpole, who was his friend,
resigned office, and went with Townshend into the op-
position. In 1721 Townshend was appointed secretary
of state in a new ministry, of which Walpole was the
premier, or first lord of the treasury. He resigned
in 1730, in consequence of a quarrel with Walpole.
"Townshend retired," says Macaulay, "and, with rare

moderation and public spfrit, refused to take any part in
politics." (Review of the "Life of Lord Chatham."]
He died in 1738, leaving the reputation of an honesl

Townshend, (CHARLES,) a grandson of the r ._
ceding, was born in 1725, and was a younger son of the
third Viscount Townshend. He entered the House of
Commons in 1747, and acquired a high reputation as ar.
orator. He was appointed treasurer of the chamber in
1756. In politics he was a Whig. He became secretary
at war under Pitt in 1761, and first lord of trade and
plantations in 1763. He supported the Stamp Act, so
obnoxious to the American colonies, (1765.) In the new
ministry formed by Lord Chatham in 1766, he was
chancellor of the exchequer and leader of the House of
Commons. He procured the passage of the bill which
imposed a tax on tea and other articles imported into
die American colonies, and which provoked them to
revolt. " Charles Townshend," says Macaulay, "a man
of splendid talents, of lax principles, and of boundless
vanity and presumption, would submit to no control. . . .
He had always quailed before the genius and the lofty
character of Pitt; but, now that Pitt [Lord Chatham]
had quitted the House of Commons and seemed to have
abdicated the part of chief minister, Townshend broke
loose from all restraint." (Essay on the " Earl of Chat-
ham," in the " Edinburgh Review" for October, 1844.)
He died in September, 1767. He had married a daughter
of John, Duke of Argyle.

Townshend, (CHAUNCEY HARE,) an English litttra-
teur, born in 1803, graduated at Cambridge. He pub-
lished " Facts in Mesmerism," a subject in which he was
much interested, (1839,) " Sermons in Sonnets, and other
Poems," (1851,) etc. Died February 25, 1868. His
Life was written by Charles Dickens.

Townshend, (GEORGE,) Marquis Townshend, a
British military officer, was born in 1724. He became
a general, was sent to Canada, and succeeded Wolfe as
commander-in-chief when the latter was killed, (1759.)
He was afterwards employed in Germany and Portugal.
Died in 1807.

T8wn'son, (THOMAS,) an English theologian, born
in Essex in 1715. He studied at Christ Church College,
Oxford, and rose through various preferments to be
Archdeacon of Richmond in 1780. He published several
theological works, one of which, entitled " Discourses
on the Four Gospels," (1778,) was very favourably re-
ieived, and was praised by Bishr.p Lowth. The degree

TBw'son, (NATHAN,) an American general, born
near Baltimore in 1784. He distinguished himself as
a captain in the war of 1812, and was promoted briga-
dier-general in 1834 and major-general in 1849. Died
in 1854.

Toy, (CRAWFORD HOVVELL,) an American He-
braist, born at Norfolk, Virginia, March 23, 1836.
He studied at the Southern Baptist Theological Sc-mi-
nary 1859-60, was ordained a Baptist minister in 1860,
was professor of Greek in Richmond College 1861,
served in the Confederate army 1861-64, held profes-
sorships in Furman University and the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary 1869-79, and in 1880 became
professor of Semitic languages in Harvard University.
His works include "Old Testament Quotations in the
New Testament," " History of the Religion of Israel,"

To'zer, (HENRY FANSHAWE,) a British geogra-

, ., -tory of Ancient Geog-

raphy," (1897,) etc.

Tozzetti See TARGIONI.

Tozzi, tot'see, (LuCA,) an Italian physician, born near
Aversa in 1638, succeeded Malpighi as professor at Rome

and physician to the pope in 1695. Vied in 1717.

Tra'be-a, (QuiNTUS,) a Roman comic poet, who lived
about 130 B.C. His works are lost, except small frag-

Tracy, (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,) an American
statesman, born at Oswego, New York, in 1830. He
became a brevet brigadier-general in the civil war, was
United States district attorney 1866-73, ar >d judge in
the New York Court of Appeals 1881-83. In 1889
he became secretary of the navy in President Harri-
son's cabinet. In 1897 he was defeated as Republican
candidate for mayor of Greater New York.

Tracy, (URIAH,) an American statesman, born in
Franklin, Connecticut, in 1755. He represented a dis-
trict of Connecticut in Congress from 1793 to 1796,
ind was elected a Senator of the United States by the
egislature of that State in the latter year. He was
an able speaker, and was distinguished 'for his wit and
humour. He remained in the Senate until his death,
which occurred in 1807.

Tracy, de, deh tRfse', (ALEXANDRE CESAR VICTOR
CHARLES Destutt di'tu',) MARQUIS, a French poli-
tician, born in Paris in 1781. He was a Liberal member
of the Chamber of Deputies from 1827 to 1848, and was
minister of the marine from December, 1848, to October,
1849. Died in 1864.

See " Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale."


OMTE, a French philosopher, born in the Bourbonnaia

n 1754, was the father of the preceding. He attained

he rank of mar^chal-de-camp in the army in 1792, and

was imprisoned for ten months in the reign of terror.

About 1800 he was appointed a member of the senate.

laving acquired distinction by several works on logic,

grammar, etc., he was admitted into the French Acad-

my in 1808. His chief work is " Elements of Ideology,"

"Elements d'Ideologie," 4 vols., 1817-18.) His phi-

osophy is the sensualism or sensationalism of Condillac

arried to the extreme issues. Died in 1836.

See DAMIRON, "Essai de la Philosophic en France;" MIGNKT,
Notices et Portraits;" "Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale."

Tra'cjf, de, (SARAH NEWTON,) MARQUISE, born at
tockport, in England, in 1789, was married in 1816 to
be Marquis de Tracy, noticed above. She died in 1850,
eaving "Essais divers, Lettres et Pens^es," (3 vols..

See SAINTK-BEUVH, "Causeriesdu Lundi "

Trad'es-cant, (JoHN,) a distinguished traveller and
aturalist, supposed to have been a native of Holland,
ettled in England, and became in 1629 gardener to
Charles I. He had previously visited Asia and the
shores of the Mediterranean, where he made a collection

-,t D.D. was bestowed on the author by the University I of plants. Died about 1640. His son, of the same
of Oxford. Died in 1792. name, born in 1608, went on a scientific expedition to

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Virginia. He published a descriptive catalogue of his
father's Museum, entitled "Museum Tradescantium,
etc., (1656.) He died in 1662, and the collection, which
he greatly increased, now forms the principal part of the
Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. The genus Tradescantia
was named in honour of these botanists.
Traill, (HENRY DUFF,) a British author, was born
at Blackheath in 1842. He became a journalist in
1871, contributing to the " Pall Mall Gazette," " Sat-
urday Review," etc. He published a number of works
of biography and songs, and in 1893 became editor of
the work entitled " Social England : a Record of the
Progress of the People," (1892-96.) Died February

21, igOO.

Traill, (THOMAS STEWART,) M.D., a Scottish natu-
ralist and physician, born in Orkney in 1781. He
became professor of medical jurisprudence at Edin-
burgh about 1832, and edited the eighth edition of the
" Encyclopedia Britannica." Died in 1862.

Train, (ELIZABETH PHIPPS,) an American author,
born at Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1856. She
translated several French works, and after 1891 wrote
"Dr. Lamar," "A Professional Beauty," "A Social
Highwayman," " A Queen of Hearts," etc.

Tra'jan, [Lat TRAJA'NUS; It. TRAJANO, tRa-ya'no ;
Fr. TRAJAN, tRi'zhoN'; Ger. TRAJAN, tRa-yan',] or,
more fully, Mar'oua TJl'pI-us Ner'va Tra-ja'nus,
Emperor of Rome, born near Seville, in Spain, about
,2 A.D., was the son of Trajan, an Iberian officer, whom
le accompanied in his campaigns in Asia Minor. He
was chosen consul in 91 A.D., and was afterwards ap-
pointed to command the legions on the Lower Rhine.
His eminent virtues and ability obtained for him the
favour and confidence of the emperor Nerva, whc
adopted him and made him his successor. On the
death of Nerva, in 98 A.D., Trajan was proclaimed em-
peror, and soon after marched against Decebalus, King
of the Dacians, whom he repeatedly defeated. In 106
A.D. Dacia became a Roman province, and a column
(which is still extant) was erected on the Forum Trajani,
in commemoration of these victories, by Apollodorus of
Damascus. In the year 115 he commanded in person an
army which invaded Parthia, and defeated the Parthians
in several battles. He took Ctesiphon, the capital of
Parthia, and deposed the king of that country. In
116 he descended the Tigris to the Persian Gulf. He
was returning to Rome, when he died, without issue, at
Selinus, in Cilicia, in 117 A.D., and was succeeded by
Hadrian. Trajan was one of the greatest and best em-
perors of Rome. He is commended for his moderation,
sound judgment, and the simplicity of his mode of living.
Yet he persecuted the Christians, and presided as judge
at the tribunal when the martyr Ignatius was sentenced
to death. Among his friends was Pliny the Younger,
who wrote a " Panegyric en Trsjan."

SeeTlLLEMONT, " Hijtoirc des Empereurs;" RITTER, "Trajantu
in Lucem reproductus," 1768 : H. FRANCKE, "Zar Geschichte Tra-
jan's," etc., 1840; GENERSICH, "Trajan; biographisches Gemalde,"
1811; MERIVALH. "History of the Romans under the Empire;"
MORALES, " Hechos y Dichos de Trajano," 1654; " Nouvelle Bio-
- u : Gine'rale."


Trajano and Trajanua. See TRAJAN.

Trajanus, a Roman general under the emperor
Valens. In 373 A.D. he commanded an army which
defeated Sapor, King of Persia. He was killed at the
battle of Adrianople, in 378 A.D.

Trail, (RussELL THACHER,) M.D., an eminent Ameri-
can physician of the hydropathic school, born in Tolland
county, Connecticut, in 1812. Having removed to New
York, he founded in 1843 a water-cure establishment,
to which he afterwards joined a medical school, called
the " New York Hygeio-Therapeutic College," designed
for both sexes. He edited successively the " Hydro-
pathic Review," the " Water-Cure Journal," and " Life
Illustrated." Among his principal works we may name

the Throat and Lungs." Died September 23, 1877.
Tralles, tRlTles, (BALTHASAR LUDWIG,) a German

physician, born at Breslau in 1708. He practised in tlwt
city, and wrote a number of medical works, which were
esteemed. Died in 1797.

Transtamare, de, (HENRY.) See HENRY IL at

Trapp, (JOHN,) an English clergyman, born in 1601
He was vicar of Weston-on-Avon, and wrote a com-
mentary on the Bible. Died in 1669.

Trapp, (JOSEPH,) D.D., an English divine and
scholar, born in Gloucestershire in 1679. He became
professor of poetry at Oxford in 1708, and was subse-
quently chaplain to Lord Bolingbroke, who bestowed
upon him the living of Harlington, in Middlesex. He
published " Praelectiones Poeticse," (3 vols., 1711-19,)
"Notes upon the Gospels," (2 vols., 1748,) and several
political treatises ; also a translation of the " j&ieid"
into blank verse, and a Latin version of " Paradise
Lost" Died in 1747.

Traun, von, fon tR5wn, (OTTO FERDINAND,) COUNT,
an Austrian general, born in 1677. He obtained the rank
of field-marshal in 1740, and commanded the army
which under Charles of Lorraine opposed Frederick
the Great in 1745. He forced the Prussians to evacuate
Bohemia. Died in 1748. Frederick compared him to
Sertorius, and ascribed to him the success of the Aus-
trians in the campaign of 1745.

Trautson, von, fon tRowt'son, (JOHANN JOSEPH,)
COUNT, a liberal German prelate, born in 1704. He
promoted reform in religion and morals. In 1756 he
became a cardinal. Died at Vienna in 1757.

Trauttmansdorf, tRowt'mans-doRf, (MAXIMILIAN,)
COUNT, an Austrian diplomatist and statesman, born at
Gratz in 1584. He concluded a treaty of peace in 1619
between Ferdinand II. and Maximilian of Bavaria, and
subsequently negotiated the Peace of Westphalia. He
enjoyed the esteem and confidence of the emperor Fer-
dinand II., and was the first to communicate to him the
treasonable designs of Wallenstein. Died in 1650.

Trautwine. rrowt'win, (JOHN CRESSON,) an American
civil engineer, born in Philadelphia, March 30, 1810. He
was prominent in early railway construction in the United
States, and made surveys of the various proposed canal-
routes across the Isthmus of Darien in 1850-51, and again
in 1852. He also surveyed a proposed interoceanic canal-
route in Honduras, 1857-58. His principal publications
are " Field Practice of Laying out Curves for Railroads,"
(1851,) "Civil Engineer's Pocket-Book," (1872,) and a
work descriptive of the Atrato River survey. Died in
Philadelphia, September 14, 1883.

Travaaa, tRj-va'si, (GAETANO MARIA,) an Italian
historian, born at Bassano in 1698. He wrote a "His-
tory of the Heresiarchs of the First Four Centuries,"
(6 vols., 1752-62,) and other works. Died in 1774.

Travers, tRf vaiR', (GiLLES JUI.IKN,) a French scholar
and poet, born at Valognes (Manche) in 1802. He was
professor of Latin at Caen from 1844 to '856. He pro-
duced poems called "Les Aleeriennes," (1827,) anc 1
"Mourning," ("Deuil," 1837.) Died in 1888.

Trav'erS, (JOHN,) an English composer, was a pupil
of Dr. Greene, and was appointed organist to the cha-
pels royal in 1737. Died in 1758.

Travers, (NICOLAS,) a French Jansenist priest and
writer, born at Nantes in 1674. He wrote, besides other
works, a " History of Nantes," (3 vols., 1836-41.) Died
in 1750.


Traviea de Villiera, tRa"ve-fa' deh ve'yi', (CHARI is
JOSEPH,) a Swiss painter of genre, born in the canton
of Zurich in 1804. He painted grotesque scenes with
success, and was one of the founders of the "Charivari"
of Paris. Died in 1859. His brother EDOUARD is k
skilful painter of animals and still life.

Trav'ia, (GEORGE,) an English clergyman, born in
Lancashire, became Archdeacon of Chester. He wrote
several letters to Gibbon on the authenticity of the text
I. John v. 7. Died in 1797.

Travot, tRj'vo', (JEAN PIERRE,) a French general,
born at Poligny in 1767 ; died in 1836.

Trayer, tRryi', (JEAN BAPTISTE JULES,) a French
landscape-painter, born in Paris about 1806.

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Tread'well, (DANIEL,) an American mechanician

1834 Kumlord p
of technology in Harvard College. He invented a ma
chine for spinning hemp for cordage, and a cannon callei
by his name. Died February 27, 1872.
Trebatius. See TESTA.
Trebattt See PONZIO.

Tre-bel'11-us Max'I-m us, a Roman magistrate unde
the reign of Nero, was chosen consul with Lucius An
naeus Seneca in 62 A.D.

Trebelliu3 Pollio. See POLLIO, (TREBELLIUS.)
Tre-bo'nl-us, (CAIUS,) a Roman politician, becam,
tribune of the people in 55 B.C., and one of Caesar's legates
in Gaul. He was a partisan of Caesar in the civil war
was elected city prastor in 48, and consul in 45 B.C. He
performed a prominent part in the conspiracy against the
life of Caesar. In 43 B.C. he was killed at Smyrna.

Treb'jf, (Sir GEORGE,) an English jurist, born in
Devonshire in 1644, was elected to Parliament for Plymp-
ton in 1678, and subsequently rose to be attorney-gen-
eral and chief justice of the common pleas in the reign
of William III. Died in 1702.

TrSd'gold, (THOMAS,) an English civil engineer, born
at Brandon, in Durham, in 1788. He became a resident
of London, and published in 1820 " Elementary Prin-
ciples of Carpentry," which is a valuable work. He
wrote a number of treatises on joinery, railroads, the
steam-engine, etc. Died in London in 1829.

Trediakovsky, tri-de-a-kov'ske, (VASILII KIRILO-
VITCH,) a Russian littlratcur, born in 1703, studied in
Paris, and after his return became secretary to the Saint
Petersburg Academy of Sciences, (1733.) He translated
Rollin's " Ancient History," and published numerous
original_poems. Died in 1769.

Tre-gel'les, (SAMUEL PRIDEAUX,) a distinguished
English Biblical scholar, born at Falmouth, January 30,
1813. Educated a Quaker, he became one of the Plym-
outh Brethren. He prepared "The Englishman's Greek
Concordance to the New Testament," (1839,) "The
English Hexapla," (1841,) and "The Englishman's He-
brew and Chaldee Concordance," (1843,) translated
Gesenius's " Hebrew Lexicon," edited an important
text of the Greek New Testament, (1857-72,) and wrote
"The Jansenists," (1851,) and other works. Died at
Plymouth, April 24, 1875.

Treilhard, tRa'liV, or Trelliard, tRile-aV, (JEAN
BAPTISTE,) COUNT, a French statesman of the Revo-
lution, born at Brives in 1742. He was a republican
member of the Convention of 1 792-95, observed a cautious
silence during the reign of terror, and was elected to the
Council of Five Hundred in 1795. He was one of the
directors of the republic from May, 1798, to June, 1799.
In 1802 he was appointed a councillor of state. He re
ceived the title of minister of state in 1809, and that ol
count in 1810, and died the same year.

See THIERS, " History of the French Revolution ;" " Nouvellf
Biographic G^neVale."

Treitschke, tritsh'keh, (KARL GEORG,) a German
jurist, born at Dresden in 1783. He published several
legal works. Died September 5, 1855.

Treitschke, von, (HEINRICH,) a German histo-
rian, born at Dresden in 1834. He became professor
of history at Freiburg in 1863, at Heidelberg in 1867,
and at Berlin in 1874. He succeeded Von Ranke as
historiographer to Prussia. His chief work is " His-
tory of Germany in the Nineteenth Century," unfin-
ished at his death in 1896.

Tre-law'ney, (Sir JOHN,) Bishop of Bristol, was one
of the seven bishops prosecuted in 1688 for refusing to
publish King James's declaration of indulgence. He was
acquitted, was translated to Exeter in 1688, and to Win-
chester in 1707. Died July 19, 1721.

See Miss STRICKLAND, "Lives of the Seven Bishops," London,

Tre-law'ny\ (EDWARD JOHN,) an English traveller
and author, born March IO, 1792. He led for many years
an adventurous and wandering life, was the associate of
Shelley and Byron in Italy, conducted the burning of

Shelley's body, and served afterwards in the Greek
patriot army. He wrote " The Adventures of a Younger
Son," (1834.) and " Recollections of the Last Days of
Shelley and Byron," (1858.) Died at Sompting, in
Sussex, England, August 13, 1881.

Trelliard. See TREILHARD.

Trellund, trel'IOnd, (JoHAN or HANS,) a Danish
bishop, born at Copenhagen in 1669. He was appointed
Bishop of Viborg about 1726, and published several
theological works. Died in 1735.

See TYCHONIUS, " Ligpraediken over Biskop H. Trellund," 1735.

Trembecki, trgm-bSts'skee, (STANISLAS,) a Polish
poet, born in the district of Cracow about 1724, was
patronized by the king Stanislas Augustus. He was
the author of a descriptive poem, entitled "Zofijowka,"
which is highly esteemed by his countrymen. He died
in 1812, leaving a "History of Poland," in manuscript.


Trembley, tRON'bl^', (ABRAHAM,) a Swiss naturalist,
born at Geneva in 1700, published "Memoirs on Fresh-
Water Polypes," (1744,) "Instructions on Natural aid
Revealed Religion," (1775,) and other works. He was
a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. Died in 1784.

See "Me'moire sur la Vie de Trembley," 1787.

Tremellius, tRl-mel'le-oos, (EMMANUEL,) an Italian
Orientalist, born at Ferrara about 1510. He was con-
verted to the Protestant faith by Peter Martyr, (Vermigli,)
with whom he retired for safety to Germany. In the
reign of Edward VI. he taught Hebrew at Cambridge.
He was afterwards professor of Hebrew at Heidelberg,
where he translated the New Testament from Syriac
into Latin, (1569.) Aided by Francis Junius, he pro-
duced a Latin translation of the Bible, (1575-79,) which
was highly esteemed. Died at Sedan in 1580.

See M. ADAH, " Vitae Theologorura exterorum ;" TEISSIRR,
'* Eloges. "

Tremoille, de la, deh It tRa'mwal' or tRa'mwa'ye,
or TrimouIUe, tRe'mool', (Louis,) Prince de Talmont,
a French general, born in 1460. He rendered an im-
portant service at the battle of Fornovo, in 1495, and
commanded the army which Louis XII. sent into Italy
about 1500. He conquered Lombardy, was defeated at
Novara in 1513, and was killed at the battle of Pavia,
in 1525.

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