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Bian, Archbishop of Rostow, a Russian prelate, noted
for his courage and patriotism. Died in 1481.

Vasif. See VASEEF.

Vasili, vS-see'lee, or Vasilii, vS-seel'yee. written also
VassiliandWasilei, (orBasiI,)I.,Grand Prince of Rus-
sia, born in 1236, began to reign in 1272. Died in 1276.

Vasili (or Basil) II., a son of Dmitri Donskoi, was
born in 1372, and became grand prince in 1389. I le was a
tributary of the grand horde of Tartars. Died in 1425.

Vasili (or Basil) III., born in 1415, was a son of
the preceding. In his reign Kussia was afflicted with
Civil war and other calamities. Died in 1462.

Vasili (or Basil) IV., a son of Ivan III., was horn in
1479, and became grand prince in 1505. He obtained
Smolensk by conquest from the Lithuanians in 1514,
and increased the power of Kussia. He died in 1533,
leaving the throne to his son, Ivan IV.

See KARAMZIN. " Histoire de Russie."

Vasili (or Basil) V., (IVANOVITCH SHOOISKOI or
SCHUISKOI,) born in 1553, began to reign in 1606. He
was deposed by the boyards, who confined him in a
convent in 1610. Died in 1612.

Vaaisbtha, vl-slsht'ha, a legendary sage and hero of
India, the reputed author of many of the Vedic hymns.
He was the great rival of Viswamitra, (q. v.,) and had a
cow which protected him from all dangers and gave him
everything he wished.

Vasoky. See SESHA.

Vasquez, vas-kS in', or Vasques, vas'kes, (ALFONSO,)
a painter, born of Spanish parents at Rome about 1575,
removed to Seville in his childhood, and worked there
with success. Died about 1645.

Vasquez or Vasques, (GABRIEL,) a Spanish casuist
and Jesuit, born in New Castile in 1551 ; died in 1604.

Vasquez de Corouado, vis-ke'th' di ko-ro-na'no,
(FRANCISCO,) a Spanish explorer, born at Salamanca
about 1510. lie emigrated to Mexico, and in 1540 re-
ceived the command of a party which the viceroy sent
to explore the interior, from which expedition he returned
insane. Died probably in 1542.

Vassal, de, deh vS'sil', (FORTANIER,) a French car-
dinal and negotiator, born at Vailhac j died in 1361.

Vassal, de, (JACQUES,) Marquis de Montviel, a
French general, born in 1659; died in 1744.

Vassali-Eandi, vis-si'lee 4-an'dee, (ANTONIO MA-
RIA,) an Italian savant, born at Turin in 1761. He pub-
lished, besides other works, " Memoirs of the Academy of
Sciences of Turin from 1792 to 1809." Died in 1825.

Vas'sar, (MATTHEW,) born in the county of Norfolk,
England, in 1792, emigrated to America, and settjed at
Poughkeepsie, New York, where he amassed a targe
fortune. In 1861 he gave the sum of $408,000 to found
the Vassar Female College, near Poughkeepsie. He
died June 23, 1868, while reading an address to the
trustees of the college. Besides the gift above men-
tioned, he left the college a large sum in his will, in-
cluding the following bequests : $50,000 as a Lecture
Fund, $50,000 as a Library, Art, and Cabinet Fund, and
50,000 as an Auxiliary Fund for aiding students unuble
to pay the full college expenses.

Vasselier, vaVle-V, (JOSEPH,) a French poet, born
at Rocroy in 1735, was a correspondent of Voltaire. He
wrote tales, songs, etc. Died at Lyons in 1798.

Vasselin, vis'll.N', (GEORGES VICTOR,) a French
publicist and jurist, born in Paris in 1767 ; died in :Soi


Vassif. See VASFEF.

Vassor, Le. See LE VASSOR.

V.asto, del. See AVALOS, (ALFONSO II.)

Vasudgva, [modern Hindoo pron. vfis-do-da'va.l in
the 1 Iindoo mythology, the name of the father of Krishna,
and sometimes used as an appellation of that cod

Vasuki. See SESHA.

Vatable, vi'tSbl', originally wrrtten Watebled or
Gastelbled, [Lai. VATA'BLUS,| (FRANCOIS,) a French
priest, born in Picardy. He became professor of I lebrew
in the College Royal at Paris. He translated Aristotle's
"Parva Naturalia" into Latin. Died in 1547.

See M. ADAM, " Vita? Erudiiorum ;" SAINTE-MARTHE. " Elogia."

Vatablus. See VATABLE.

Vatace. See VATACES.

Vataces, (accentuation doubtful,) [Fr. VATACE, vf
tSss', | (JoHN DUCAS,) Emperor of Nicxa, born in Thrace
in 1193, was a son-in-law of Theodore Lascaris, whom
he succeeded in 1222. He waged war against the Latin
prince Robert de Courtenay, and several other princes
Died in 1255.

See LE BEAU, " Histoire du Das- Empire ;" " Nouvelle Biographic

Vater, fa'ter, (ABRAHAM,) a German medical writer,
born at Wittenberg in 1684. He was professor of botany
and anatomy at Wittenberg. Died in 1751.

Vater, (JOHANN SEVERIN,) a German theologian and
philologist, born at Altenburg in 1771. He studied at
Jena and Halle, and in 1800 became professor of theology
and Oriental literature at the latter university. He was
professor of history at Kb'nigsberg from 1810 to 1820,
and returned to Halle in the latter year. He published
(1800-17) two volumes to complete the " Mithndates" of
Adelung, who had left his work unfinished. Among his
works are a "Commentary on the Pentateuch, "(3 vols.,
1802,) and a " Universal History of the Christian Church
since the Reformation," (3 vols., 1818-23.) Died in 1826.

See NIEMKYER, "Uebersicht des Lebens Voter's," in the fifth
edition of VATER'S "Synchronische Tafeln der Kirchengeschiclitc."

Vathek. See WATHEK.

Vatia, va'shg-a, (PuKLlusSERViLlUS,) surnamed ISAU-
Rlcus, a Roman commander, whose name first appears
in loo B.C. lie became consul in 79. and commanded a
fleet and army sent in 78 n.c. against the pirates, whom
he defeated, and also the Isauri. Died in 44 B.C.

Vatiniesuil. de, deh vS'te'mJ'nel', (ANTOINE FRAN-
COIS HENRI LEKF.BVRK,)a French advocate and politician,
born at kouen in 1789, was a moderate royalist. He he-
came advocate-general to the court of cassation at Paris
in 1824, and was minister of public instruction from Feb-
ruary, 1828, to August, 1829. lie was a member of the
Chamber of Deputies from 1830 to 1834, and was elected
to the Legislative Assembly in 1849, Died in 1860,

See LAMAKTINE, *' History of the Restoration ;'* " Nouvclle Rio-
graphic Gc"De"rale."

Va-tin^I-ua, (PUBLIUS,) a Roman demagogue, noto-
rious for his vices, became tribune of the people in 59 B.C.,
by the aid of Cassar, of whom he was a violent partisan.
He was denounced by Cicero in a public speech about
56 B.C. In the year 54 or 55 he competed with Cato for
the office of prjctor, and was elected by bribery. During
the civil war he commanded one of Caesar's armies, and
gained a victory in Illyricum in 46 B.C. Died after 43 B.C.

Vatke, fat'keh, (JOHANN KARL WILHELM.) a German
theologian, born near Magdeburg in 1806. He became
professor of theology in the University of Berlin in 1837,
and published several works. Died in 1882.

Vatout, vt'too', (JEAN,) a French litterateur, born at
Villefranche (Rhone) in 1792. He became first libra-
rian to Louis Philippe in 1832, and was elected to the
French Academy in 1848. He published, besides several
novels, "Historical Souvenirs of the Royal Residences,
of France," (7 vols., 1837-46.) Died in England in 1848.

SeeQuERARD, "La France LitteVaire;" "Nouvelle Biographic
Genera) e."

Vattel, von, f on vSt'teV or vit'tel, (EMRICH,) a cele-
brated Swiss jurist and writer, born in the principality
of Neufchatel in 1714. He studied at the Universities
of Bale and Geneva, and in 1741 visited Berlin, where
he published his "Defence of the System of Leibnitz,"
(in French, 1742,) dedicated to Frederick the Great. In
1 746 he was sent as Polish minister to Berne by Augustus,
Elector of Saxony and King of Poland. He published
in 1758 his principal work, entitled "The Right of Na-
tions, or the Principles of Natural Law applied to the
Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns," which
has passed through numerous editions and "been trans-
lated into the principal European languages. He was
the author of other works on various subjects, the most
important of which is entitled "Questions of Natural
La%v, and Observations on Wolffs Treatise on the Law
of Nature," (1762.) Died in 1767.

See "Nouvelle Biographic CeneVale;" "Monthly Review" foi
August, 1760.

VattevUle, de, deh vit'vel', (JF.AN.) a Roman

1.6, 1, o, u, y, long;*, 6, 6, same, less prolonged; a, e, 1, 6. u. y,,/;,,-,; a, e, j, o, *; far, fill, fit; met; not; good;



Catholic priest, notorious for his adventures and criminal
intrigues, was born at Hesancon about 1613. He entered
the Turkish service, after "he had committed several
"homicides, and obtained the command of an army, which
be betrayed to the Austrians. For this service he was
rewarded with the rich abbey of Baume, in Franche-
Comte, in 1659. He was the chief agent in the intrigues
by which Franche-Comle was annexed to France about
1666. Died in 1702.

See SAINT-SIMOK, "Mtimoires;" " Nouvelle Biographic Gint-

Vattier, vS'te^i', (PTERRF.,) a learned French physi-
cian, was born near Lisieux, in Normandy, in 1623. He
translated several works from the Arabic, including
Avicenna's "Treatise on Mental Diseases." Vattier was
physician to Gaston, Duke of Orleans. Died in 1667.

Vauban, de, deh vo'biN', (ANTOINE le Prestre
leh pRtR,) COUNT, a French general, born in 1659, was
a cousin of the famous Vauban. Me was an engineer,
and distinguished himself at several sieges. Died in


Vauban, de, (SEHASTIEN le Prestre,) SEIGNEUR, a
famous French military engineer, born at Saint-Leger de
Fougeret (Nievre) in May, 1033. Having acquired some
skill" in mathematics, he entered in 1651 the army of the
Prince of Conde, then waging a civil war against the
French court. He was taken prisoner by the French
in 1653, and persuaded by Cardinal Mazann to join the
royal'army. He gained early distinction by his courage
and his skill in conducting sieges, and received the
brevet of royal engineer in 1655. Under the orders of
Turenne, he directed the sieges of Landrecies, Conde,
and Saint-Ghislain, (1655,) and rendered important ser-
vices at Gravelines, Audenarde, and Vpres in 1658. He
married Jeanne d'Aulnay in 1660. After several years
of peace, the war was renewed in 1667. Under Louis
XIV., commanding in person, Vauban took Tournay,
Douai, and Lille. He was afterwards employed in con-
structing fortifications at Lille, Arras, and other places
in Flanders, and made important improvements in the
art of fortification. He was raised to the rank of mare-
chal-de-camp in 1676, after which he improved and
fortified the ports of Dunkirk, Toulon, etc. Among his
greatest achievements was the capture of the strong
fortress of Namur, where, says Macaulay, " the two greal
masters of the art of fortification were opposed to each
other. Vauban had, during many years, been regarded
as the first of engineers ; but a formidable rival had lately
arisen, Menno, Baron of Cohorn." ("History of Eng-
land," vol. iv.) Namur was taken in June, 1692. Vauban
became a marshal of France in 1703. He wrote, besides
other works, a "Treatise on the Attack of Places," anc
a "Treatise on the Defence of Places," (I737-) Hehac
the courage to advise the king to re-establish the edict
of Nantes in favour of religious liberty. He died in 1707
leaving a fair reputation for probity and other virtues.

des GeneVaux Francais ;" " Nouvelle Biographic GeneYale."

Vaublanc, de, deh vo'bloN', (VINCENT MARIE
Vienot ve'a'no',) COUNT, a French politician, born
in Saint Domingo in 1756, was a royalist in the Revo
lution. He was detected in several plots against th<
republic, was proscribed in 1797, but saved himself by
flight, and held several high offices under Napoleon
He was minister of the interior from September, 1815
to May, 1816. He died in 1845, leaving autobiographic
"Memoires et Souvenirs," (2 vols., 1839.)

See LAMARTINE, "History of the Restoration ;" "Nouvell
Biographic Gene'rale."

Vaucanson, de, deh vo'koN's6N', (JACQUES,) a cele
brated French mechanician, born at Grenoble in 1709
Mis inventive genius and his love for mechanical art:
were displayed at an early age, and in 1738 he exhibitei
in Paris his Automaton Flute-Player, which caused
great sensation. Among several works of this kind, th
most wonderful and ingenious, perhaps, is his Automato
Duck, which swam, quacked, dressed its feathers wit

s bill, and swallowed barley. He was appointed in-
pector of the silk-manufactories, and invented some
nachines which were very useful in the fabrication of silk
tuffs. He was a member of the Academy of Sciences.
)ied in 1782.

See CONDOKCET, "Eloges;" "Nouvelle Biographic Ge'nerale."
Vauchelet, vosh'KV, (AUGUSTE THEOPHILF,) a
Ycnch painter of history and portraits, born at Passy,
lear Paris, in 1802. Died April 22, 1873.

Vaucher, vo'shaiR', (JEAN PIERRE,) a French bota-
list and theologian, born at Geneva about 1763. He wa3
irofessor of theology or ecclesiastical history at Geneva,
n 1803 he published a " History of Fresh- Water Con-
ervae," which was highly esteemed. Among his prin-
ipal works is a treatise on the Physiology of European
'lants, "Histoire physiologique des Plantes d'Eu-
ope," (4 vols., 1841,) on which he expended the labour
of many years. A genus of Algae was named Vaucheria
n honour of him by De Candolle. Died in 1841.

Vaudemont, de, deh vod'mAN', PRINCE, a Dutch

eneral, who commanded an army in Flanders, and was

ipposed to Villeroy, in 1695. According to Macaulay,

le was "one of the ablest commanders in the Dutch

service." ("History of England," vol. iv.)

Vaudemont, de, deh vod'm6N', (ANTOINE de Lor-
raine deh lo'rin',) COUNT, was a nephew of Chailes,
Duke of Lorraine, who died in 1431. The succession to
this duchy was disputed by Rene of Anjou and the
Count de Vaudemont. The latter defeated Rene 1 in
jattle, and the contest was settled by a marriage of a
son of the Count de Vaudemont with a daughter of
itene', (1444 ) Died in 1447.

See D. CALMET, " Histoire de Lorraine."

Vaudoncourt, de, deh vo'd6N'kooR', (FRDERIC
FRANC.OIS GUILLAUV.E,) BARON, a French general anj
writer, born at Vienna, Austria, in 1772. He obtained
command of the artillery of the right wing of the army
n Italy in 1800, was employed to organize the Italian
artillery in 1803, and became a general of brigade in
1809. In 1815 he was condemned to death by the
Bourbons, and became an exile. Me wrote, besides
other military works, a " History of the Campaigns of
1814 and 1815 in France," (5 vols., 1826,) and "Fifteen
Years of an Exile," ("Quinze Anne'es d'un Present,"
4 vols., 1835.) Died in 1845.

See F. THmRRV, " Le GeneVal Raror F. F. G. de Vaudoncourt,"
etc., 1846: " Nouvelle Biographic Gendrale."

Vaudoyer, vo'dwl'ya', (LEON,) a French architect,
born in Paris in 1803. He gained the grand prize in
1826. His plan for the new cathedral of Marseilles was
adopted in 1854. Died February 9, 1872.

Vaudreuil, de, Oeh vo'dKUl' or vo'druh'ye, (Louis
PHILIPPE de Rigaiid deh re'go',) COMTF, a brave
French naval officer, born at Quebec in 1691 ; died in
1763. His son, of the same name, born at Kochefort in
1724, served with distinction in the navy, and became a
lieutenant-general. Died in 1802.

Vaudrey, vo'dRX', (CLAUDE NICOLAS,) a French
general, born at Dijon in l"7S4. He was a colonel in the
army at Strasburg when Louis Napoleon attempted to
initiate an insurrection there. Me aided and abetted
that attempt, and was rewarded with the rank of general
of brigade in 1852. Died in 1857.

Vaugelas, de, deh vozh'li', (CLAUDE FAVRF.,) an
eminent French grammarian, born near Trevoux in 1585,
was one of the first members of the French Academy.
He took a prominent part in the compilation of the Dic-
tionary of that Academy, and published " Remarks on
the French Language," (1647.) He was very fastidious
in respect to purity of language, and was regarded as an
oracle in questions of grammar and style. _ He spent
many years on a translation of Quintus Curtius, (1653.)

Died in 1650.

Sec PELUSSON, " Histoire de 1' Academic ;" NlCEROW, "Me-
moires;" "Nouvelle Biographic Generale."

Vaughan, vau'an, (almost vawn,) (ALFRED,) an Eng-
lish poet and reviewer, born in 1823, was a son of
Robert, noticed below. He became a dissenting min-
ister at liirmingham, contributed to the "British Quar-
terly Review," and published " Hours with the Mystics."
Died in 1857.

i as * ; S as s; g hard; g as/; G, H, *,*//; N, nasal; B, tritttd; S as z; th as mthu. (J^=See Explanations, p. 23.)




Vaughan, (CHARLES JOHN,) D.D., an English divine,
born in 1816. He was educated at Rugby, and at Trinity
College, Cambridge, graduating in 1838. He was head-
master of Harrow School from 1847 to 1859. In 1869
he was m.-de Master of the Temple, and in 1879 Dean
of Llandaff. lie published many volumes of sermons,
besides other works, chiefly religious. He was re-
garded as a " Broad-Church" leader. Died in 1897.

Vaughau, (HENRY,) a British poet and physician,
born in Brecknockshire, Wales, in 1621, is called THE
SILURIST, because a native of Siluria, or South Wales.
He was the author of devotional poems, entitled "Silex
Scintillans," (1650,) " Thalia Kediviva, the Pastimes and
Diversions of a Country Muse," (1678,) "The Mount of
Olives," (in prose,) and other works. Died in 1695. His
twin brother THOMAS, a clergyman, wrote treatises on al-
chemy, under the pseudonym of EUGENIUS PHILALETHES.
He was born in 1621, and died at Albury in 1665. Both
were Oxford bred, and both were loyalists.

See CAMPBELL, "Specimens of ihe British Poets;" "Retro-
spective Review," vol. iii., 1821.

Vaughan, (Sir JOHN,) a distinguished jurist, born in
Cardiganshire in 1608. He studied at Oxford, and rose
to be chief justice of the common pleas in 1668. Died
in 1674.

Vaughan, (Sir JOHN,) an English judge, born in
1772. He became a judge of the common pleas in 1834.
Died in 1839.

Vaughan, (ROBERT,) D.D., an English Congrega-
tional divine, born in 1795, became professor of history
in London University, (University College,) and subse-
quently president of the Independent College at Man-
chester. In 1 844 he began to edit the "British Quarterly
Review," of which he was the founder. He published
"Memorials of the Stuart Dynasty," etc., "Causes of
the Corruption of Christianity," (1834.) "The Protector-
ate of Oliver Cromwell," (1838.) " History of England
under the House of Stuart," (1840,) "John de Wycliffe,
D.D., a Monograph, with some Account of the Wycliffe
Manuscripts," (1853,) and various other works. Died in

See ALLIBONB, "Dictionary of Authors."

Vaughan, (Sir WILLIAM,) a poet, born in Caermar-
thenshire, in Wales, in 1577, was the author of "The
Golden Fleece," (a very curious book, written at Cam-
brial Colchos, in Newfoundland,) and other works in
prose and verse. Died in 1640.

Vaugiraud, de, deh vo'zhe'ro', (PIERRE RENE
MARIE,) a French vice-admiral, born at Sables d'Olonne
in 1741. He emigrated as a royalist about 1790, and
became Governor of Martinique in 1814. Died in 1819.


Vauguyon, de la, deh 14 vo'ge'iN', (ANTOINE PAUL
JACQUES de Quelen-^-deh ki'liN',) Due, a French
general, born at Tonneins in 1706. He contributed to
the victory of Fontenoy, (1745.) He was afterwards
governor of the sons of the dauphin, who became Louis
XVI., Louis XVIII., and Charles X. Died in 1772.

Vaulabelle, de, deh vS'li'bel', (ACHiLLETenaille
teh-na"!' or teh-ni'ye,) a French journalist and statesman,
oorn in the department of Yonne in 1799. He became
in 1838 associate editor of " Le National," a repub-
lican or advanced liberal daily paper, lie published
a " History of the Two Restorations to the Fall of
Charles X.," (6 vols., 1844 et seq.) He was minister of
public instruction from July to October, 1848. Died
March 27, 1879.

Vaulabelle, de, (MATHIEU Tenaille,) called ELE
ONORE, a French dramatist, born in 1801, was a brother
of the preceding. He wrote many vaudevilles. Died
in 1859.

Vauquelin, vok'laN', (JEAN,) Sieur de La Fresnaye,
a French poet, born near Falaise in 1535. He became
president of a court, called presidial, at Caen, in the
reign of Henry IV. He wrote agreeable idyls, and
other short poems. Died in 1607.

'His son NICOLAS was a poet. (See DES YVETEAUX.)

See V. CHCMSV, "Jean Vauquelin de La Fresnaye," i&4i.

Vauquelin, (Louis NICOLAS,) an eminent French
chemist, born near Pont-1'Eveque (Calvados) in May,
1763. He was a pupil of Fourcroy, of whom he became

an intimate friend and coadjutor. He was appointed
assistant professor of chemistry in the Polytechnic School
about 1795, and a member of the Institute. In 1801 he
succeeded Darcet as professor at the College de France,
and in 1804 obtained the chair of chemistry applied to
the arts, in the Jardin des Plantes. He improved
the methods of chemical analysis, and discovered two
elementary substances, chromium and glucina. He
wrote many " Memoires," inserted in the " Annales
de Chimie" and other periodicals. Died in 1829.

Vauthier-Galle, vo'te-i' gSl, (ANDRE.) a French
sculptor and medal-engraver, was born in Paris in 1818.

Vautier, vo'te-a', (BENJAMIN,) a Swiss genre painter
born at Morges,"/Tpril 24, 1829. He studied chiefly in
Dusseldorf. Most of his very numerous works illustrate
Swiss and South German peasant-life.

Vauvenargues, de, deh vov'njRg', (Luc de Cla-
piers deh klS'pe-i',) MARQUIS, a French moral philos-
opher, born at AixTin Provence, in 1715, was a friend of
Voltaire. He entered the army about 1733, a "d left tne
service with ruined health at the age of twenty-seven.
He published in 1746 an "Introduction to the Know-
ledge of the Human Mind, followed by Reflections and
Maxims," which was praised by Voltaire. Died in Paris
in 1747. His reputation increased after his death.

Vauvilliers, vo've'ye-i', (JEAN FRANC.OIS,) a French
scholar, was born at Noyers in 1737. He became pro-
fessor of Greek at the College of France in 1766, andpub-
ished, besides other works, " Essays on Pindar," (1772.)
In 1790 he was chosen a member of the municipality
of Paris, and lieutenant to the mayor of that city. He
entered the Council of Five Hundred in 1797. Having
been proscribed in the same year, he took refuge at
Saint Petersburg, where he died in 1801. He had pub-
lished an edition of Sophocles, with notes, (2 vols., 1781.)

Vaux, (CALVERT, ) architect and landscape gar-
dener, was born at London, England, in 1824. He
went to America in 1850, and for years afterwards was
a successful architect. He is best known, however,
for his work in planning Central Park, New York,
and Prospect Park, Brooklyn, and for numerous other .
labours in the same field. The Museum of Natural
History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
York, were designed by him. Died in 1895.

Vaux, vawx, (NICHOLAS,) LORD, an English officer,
was distinguished by the favour of Henry VIII., whom
he accompanied in his French campaign. Died in 1530.

Vaux, (THOMAS,) an English poet, born in 1510, was
a son of the preceding, lie was one of the attendants
of Henry VIII. in his expedition to France in 1532.
Among his works is "The Assault of Cupid." Died
about 1557.

scholar, born at Romsey in 1818. He was educated
at Westminster, and at Balliol College, Oxford, gradu-
ating in 1840. He was employed in the British Museum,
1841-70. He published "Nineveh and Persepolis,"
" Hand-Book to the Antiquities in the British Museum,"
"Ancient History from the Monuments," (1875,) " Persia
from the Earliest Period," (1877,) "Greek Cities and
Islands of Asia Minor," eta Died in 1885.

Vaux, de, deh vo, (NOEL DE JOURDA, no'el' deh
zhooR'dS',) COUNT, a French general, born near Puy-
en-Velay in 1705. He distinguished himself at the battles
of Prague (1743) and Fontenoy, obtained the rank of
lieutenant-general in 1759, and displayed much ability
by the conquest of Corsica in 1769. lie was raised to
the rank of marshal of France in 1783. Died in 1788.

Vauzelles, de, deh vo'zel', (JEAN,) a French priest
and writer on religion, was born at Lyons; died in 1557.

Vavasaeur, vS'vi'bUR', (FKANgois,) a French Jesuit
and Latin poet, born at Paray in 1605. He produced,
besides several prose works, Latin odes, elegies, etc.
which are said to be elegant. Died in Paris in 1681.

Vayu, vi'oo, or Vayus, vi'oos, [from the Sanscri
vay, to " go," or " move,"] one of the names of the wind,
in the Hindoo mythology. (See MARUT and PAVANA.)

Ve, va or veil, [i.e. "holiness;" allied to the German
weihcn, to "consecrate,") in the Norse mythology, a god
who was associated with his brothers Odin and Vili in

i, e, T, 6, u, y, Ion

6. same, less prolonged; a, e, i, 6, u, J, short; a, e, i, 9, obicnre; far, fill, fit; met; not; good; 1116011;


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