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were of such hardness and indestructibility as to rende
them invaluable for chemical vessels. His works were
not only of the greatest benefit to the manufactures am
commercial prosperity of his country, but exerted a
powerful influence in refining the national taste. Wedg
wood was a Fellow of the Royal Society, and contributec
several treatises to the "Transactions" of that body
Died in 1795.

See ELIZA MRTPYARO, " Life of J. Wedgwood, from his Privat
Correspondence." 1864; L. JEWETT. "The Wedgwoods," 1865: J
MARRVATT, ' Collection towards a History of Pottery," etc., 1850
' Nouvelle Biocraphie Ge'ne'ralc ;" " Edinburgh Review" for Jul

and October, iSf*;.

Wed'moie, (FREDERICK,) an English art-critic, bor
at Clifton, July, 1844. He became a journalist and mag
azinist, and studied pictorial and dramatic art. He wrot
"A Snapt Gold Ring," (a novel, 1871,) "Two Girls,
(1874,) "Studies in English Art," (1876,) "Pastorals o
France," (1877,) "Masters of Genre Painting," (iSSo,
" F'nir Masters of Etching," (1883,) etc.

Weed, (STEPHEN II.,) an American brigadier-genera'
born in New York, graduated at West Point in 1854. H
was a skilful officer of artillery. He was killed at Gettys
burg, July 2, 1863, aged about thirty.

'Weed, (THURLOW,) an American journalist and poli-
cian, born in Greene county, New York, in 1797. He
earned the trade of printer, and edited several news-
apers. lie was an active member of the Anti-Masonic
arty, and in 1830 became the editor of the "Albany
evening Journal," which opposed the Albany Regency
nd was an able organ of the Whig party, lie. acquired
istinction and great influence as a party manager for
he Whigs and the Republicans. lie was an intimate
ssociate and adherent of William II. Seward. In the
alter part of the civil war he ceased to be in unity
vith the Republican party. He favoured the policy of
"resident Johnson in relation to reconstruction in 1866
17, but supported General Grant for the Presidency
n 1868. Died November 22, 1882.

Weekes, weeks, (HENRY,) an English sculptor, bora
t Canterbury in 1807, was a pupil of Chantrey, whom he
assisted for several years. Among his works are statues
of the Duke of Wellington and Lord Bacon, and a monu-
ment to Shelley. Died May 28, 1877.

Weeks, (ROBERT KELLY,) an American poet, born
n New York city in 1840, published " I'oems," (1866,)
nd " Episodes and Lyric Pieces," (1870.)

Weemi, (MASON L.,) an American biographical
writer, was rector of Mount Vernon parish, Virginia,
ie was the author of " A History of the Life and Death,
Virtues and Exploits, of General George Washington,"
etc., (iSoo,) "Life of General Francis Marion," (4th
dition, 1816,) and biographies of Franklin (1817) and of
William Penn, (1829.) They are written in a lively,
entertaining style, but are not to be relied upon as
>iographjes or histories. Died in 1825.

Weeninx, wa'ninks, or Weenix, wa'niks, (JAN J?AP.
nsr,) THE OLD, an eminent Dutch painter, born at Am-
sterdam in 1621. He studied under Abraham Bloemaert,
and afterwards spent several years at Rome, where ha
was extensively patronized. His works include portraits,
listorical pictures, animals, and marine views, in all of
which he acquired a very high reputation. Died in 1660.

His son JAN, surnamed THE YOUNG, was born at
Amsterdam in 1644. He was instructed in painting
}y his father, whose style and favourite subjects he
adopted. As a colorist, he was esteemed superior to his
father, and his hunting-scenes and birds are regarded
as master-pieces. Died in 1719.

See DESCAMPS, " Vies des Peintres Flamands, Hollandais," etc ;
CHARLES BLANC, " Histoire des Peintres."

Weerdt, da, deh waiRt, (ADRIAN,) a Flemish land-
scape-painter, born at Brussels, lived about 1550.

Weert See WERTH.

Weever. See WEAVER, (JOHN.)

Wegelin, wa'geh-leen', (JACQUES,) a Swiss historian,
born at Saint Gall in 1721. He became professor of
history at Berlin in 1765, and wrote, besides other
works, "Memoirs on the Philosophy of History," (4
vols., 1772-79,) and "Universal History," (6 vols., 1776
-So.) Died in Berlin in 1791.

Wegener, wa'geh-ner, (CASPAR FREDERIK,) a Danish
historian and publicist, born in Fiinen in 1802. He
acquired a high reputation by several works on Danish
history. He became director of the national archives
in 1848.

Wegner, ftgc'ner, (GOTTFRIED,) a German theolo-
gian, born in Silesia in 1644. He became professor
of theology at Konigsberg, and court preacher. Died
in 1709.

Wegscheider, wac'shi'der, (JULIUS AUGUST l,ur>
WIG,) a German theologian of the rationalistic school,
was born at Kiibbelingen, in Brunswick, in 1771. He
became professor of theology at Halle in 1810. His
principal work is entitled " Institutes of Dogmatic Chrls
tian Theology," (in Latin, 1818.) Died in 1840.

Wehl, ( FEOUOR, ) a German author, liorn at Breslau
in 1821. He was made manager of the Stuttgart court
theatre in 1870. His works were numerous, embracing
fiction, essays, dramas, etc. He published in 1885
an account of his vexatious experience as a theatrical
manager. Died in 1890.

Welchert, fti'Kert, (JONATHAN AUGUST,) a German
scholar, born in Saxony in 1788, published editions Of
Pomponius Mela and other classics. Died in 1844.

a, e, I, o, u, y, long; a, , 6, same, less prolonged; a, e, 1, 6, u, J, short; a, e, j,

; fir, fall, fit; met; ndt; good; moon;




Weiden, von, fon fti'den, Weda, wa'dS, or Wled,
weet, (HERMANN,) COUNT, a German prelate, born
in Nassau in 1472. He was elected Archbishop and
Elector of Cologne in 1515, and persecuted the Prot-
estants for a number of years. About 1540 he changed
bis course, and patronized Bucer and other Reformers.
Having been excommunicated by the pope in 1546, he
resigned in 1547, and died in 1552.

Weidler, (M'dler, (JOHANN FRIEDRICH,) a German
astronomer and mathematician, born in ThuringKa in
1691. He became in 1721 professor of mathematics at
Wittenberg. He published a number of valuable works,
in Lalin, among which we may name his " Mathematical
Institutes," "History of Astronomy," "Astronomical
Bibliography," and "Treatise on Hydraulic Machines."
He was a Fellow of the Royal Society ol London. Died
i 1755-

Weigel, Air/el or (vi'gel, (ERHARD,) a German mathe-
matician and astronomer, born at Weida in 1625, became
professor of mathematics at Jena. He was the inventor
of several astronomical instruments, and published,
among other works, one entitled "The Mirror of the
Heavens," (" Himmels-spiegel.") Died in 1699.

Weigel, (JOHANN AUGUST GoTTLon,) a 'German
bookseller, born at Leipsic in 1773 ; died in 1846.

Weigel, (KARL CHRISTIAN Leberecht la'beh-
r?Kt,) a German physician and scholar, brother of the
preceding, was born at Leipsic in 1769. He published a
"Modern Greek-German-Italian Dictionary," and other
works. Died in 1845.

Weigel, (VALENTIN,) a German theologian, founder
of a sect of mystics called by his name, was born at
Grossenhain, in Saxony, in 1533. His leading doctrines
are said to resemble those of Tauler; and Jacob Bbhme
was one of his most noted disciples. His works were
published after his death, which occurred in 1588.
See HILLIGER, "Vita V. Weigelii," 1721.
Weigel, von, fon wic'el or wi'gel, (CHRISTIAN
Ehrenfried a'ren-fReet,) a German physician and
naturalist, born at Stralsund in 1748, wrote "Observa-
tiones Botanicx," and other works. Died in 1831.

Weigl, wiol, (JOSEPH,) a musical composer, born at
Eisenstadt, in Hungary, in 1766, became chapel-master
of the Italian Opera at Vienna. His opera of "The
Swiss Family" is esteemed one of his best works. Died
in/ 846.

Weil, wil, (GuSTAV,) a distinguished German Orien-
talist, of Jewish extraction, was born at Sulzburg in 1808.
He studied at Heidelberg, visited Egypt about 1830, and
devoted himself to the study of the Arabic, Persic, and
Turkish languages. He was appointed, after his return,
assistant librarian, and professor of Oriental languages,
in the University of Heidelberg, in 1845. Among his
principal works are ''The Poetical Literature of the
Arabs," "Mohammed the Prophet," "History of the
Caliphs," and " History of the Mussulman Peoples from
Mohammed to Selim." Died August 29, 1889.

Weil, All, (HENRI,) a Franco-German philologist,
born at Frankfort-on-the-Main, August 26, 1818. He
studied at Bonn, Berlin, Leipsic, and Paris, and became
a French citizen. He held professorships at Strasburg
and Besancon, and in 1876 became Greek professor in
the Ecole Normale Superieure and the Ecole des I lautcs-
Etudes, in Paris. Most of his publications are on the
Greek tragedians and on Demosthenes.

Weilen, wil'en, (JOSEPH,) (originally named JOSEPH
Weil,) an Austrian poet, born at Tetin, Bohemia, De-
cember 28, 1828. He became a soldier, and most of his
life was a professor in the imperial military schools.
Among his works are " Phantasien und Lieder," (1853.)
"Manner vom Schwerte," etc. His tragedies are note-
worthy. Among them are "Tristan," "Edda," "Graf
Hoorn," and " Dolores." Died in 1889.

Weill, wil, (Fr. prcn. vjl.j (ALEXANDRA) a litt/rattur
and journalist, of Jewish extraction, was born in Alsace
in 1813. lie was editor for a time of the "Gazette de
France," and published a work entitled " Republic and
Monarchy," (1848,) an "Essay on Schiller," and " The
French of the Nineteenth Century," (1872.) Died 1899.
Weiller, von, fon wil'ler, (KAJETAN,) a German
teacher and educational writer, born at Munich in 1762.

He became secretary-general of the Academy of Sciences
in 1823. Died in 1826.

Weimar, DUCHESS or. See AMELIA.


Weinbrenner, <vm'bR?n'ner, (FRIFDRICH,) a cele-
brated German architect, born at Carlsruhe in 1766. He
visited Rome in 1791, and spent several years in study-
ing the remains of ancient art. On his return, in 1798,
he was appointed inspector of buildings at Carlsruhe.
Among his principal works are the theatre at Leipsic,
and the Standeshaus theatre, the Lutheran and Roman
Catholic churches, and Hochberg palace, at Carlsruhe.
He also founded in the latter place an institution for the
study of architecture and the kindred arts. He was the
author of a " Manual of Architecture," (iSlo,) a treatise
"On Form and Beauty," (1819,) and other similar
works. Died in 1826.

See his Autobiography, entitled " Denkwilrdigkeiten aus Wein-
brenner's Leben," 1829; A. W. SCHREIBER, 'F. Weinbrenner,
Denkmal," etc., 1826.

Weinllg, win'lic, (CHRISTIAN THEODOR,) a German
musician and composer, born at Dresden in 1780; died
in 1842.

His son, CHRISTIAN ALBRECHT, born in 1812, became
professor of national economy at Erlangen, and pub-
lished a "Manual of Theoretical Chemistry," (1840,)
and other works. Died at Dresden, January 18, 1873.

Weinreich, ftin'nK, or Welnrich, ftin'rlK, (VALEN-
TIN,) a German philologist and poet, born near Ilartz
in 1553- became rector at Eisenach. Died in 1622.

Weinrich, ftin'rtK, (GEORC,) a learned theolo-
gian, born in Silesia in 1554. He preached at Leipsic,
and published a number of works on theology. Died
in 1617.

Welnrich, (JOHANN MICHAEL,) a German writer
and Lutheran minister, born in 1683, lived at Mei-
nungen. Died in 1727.

Weir, weer, (HARRISON WILLIAM,) an English artist,
born at Lewes, May 5, 1824. He was apprenticed to a
wood-engraver, and afterwards won distinction as a water-
colour painter and book-illustrator. His birds and ani-
mals are especially noteworthy.

Weir, weer, (/OHN F.,) an American artist, born at
West Point, New York, August 28, 1841. He was
chosen to the National Academy in 1866. Among his
paintings are "The Gun-Foundry" and "Forging the
Shaft," besides many landscapes, portraits, and genre
pictures. He also modelled a bronze statue of Benjamin
Silliman, and another of T. D. Woolsey.

Weir, (JULIAN ALDEN,) an American painter, a son
of R. W. Weir, was born at West Point, New York,
August 30, 1852. He studied in the Ecole des Beaux-
Arts, Paris, and afterwards established himself as a
painter in New York. In portraiture and figure-painting
he is one of the most successful of the younger American

Weir, weer, (ROBERT W.,) an American painter, born
at New Rochelle, in New York, in 1803. Among his
best works are " The Landing of Henry Hudson," " The
Embarkation of the Pilgrims," and "The Antiquary
introducing Lovell to his Womankind." Died in 1889.

See DUNLAP, "Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in
America ;" TUCKBRMAN. " Book of the Artists."

'Weir, weer, (WILLIAM,) a Scottish journalist, born
in Edinburgh about 1802. He edited successively the
Edinburgh "Literary Journal," the Glasgow "Argus,*
and the " Daily News," a Liberal paper of London.
Died in 1858.

Weisbach, ftis'baK, (JuLius,) a German savant,
born near Annaberg in 1806, published a "Manual for
the Engineer and Machinist," and several treatises
on hydraulics. Died in 1871.

Weise, wi'zeh, [Lat. WEI'SIUS,] (CHRISTIAN,) a Ger-
man writer, born at Zittau in 1642, became rector of the
gymnasium in his native town. He was the author of a
satirical romance, entitled " Die drei Hauptverderber,"
and a number of dramas, also several educational works.
Died in 1708.

See HERMANN PALM, " C. Weise, cine literar-historische At>
handlung," 1854: S. GROSSER, "Vita C. Weisii," IJIQ.

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Weisflog, wiss'H5G, (KARL,) a German litterateur,
born at Sagan in 1770, published a number of humorous
tales. Died in 1828.

Weishaupt, wiss'hSwpt, (ADAM,) a German jurist
and philosopher, born at Ingolstadt in 1748, is chiefly
celebrated as the founder of ihe order of the Illuminati.
He became professor of canon and natural law in his
native city in 1775. He wrote, besides other works, an
"Apology for the Illuminati," (1786,) and " Pythagoras ;
or. The Secret Art of Governing the World," (1790.)
Died in 1830.

See GOTTSCHUNG, "Weishaupt's Schicksale," 1789: " Nouvclle
Biographic Gt^ne'rale."
Weisius. See WEISE.


Weiss, wiss, |Fr. pron. vss,] (CHARLES,) a French
lift Jrnff ii r, born at Besancon in 1779. He contributed a
great number of articles to the " Biographie Universelle,"
of which he was one of the editors. Died Feb. 1 1, 1866.
Weiss, (CHARLES,) a French historian, born at Stras-
burg in 1812, 'became professor of history at the Lyce'e
Bonaparte. He published "Spain from Philip II. to
the Accession of the Bourbons," (2 vols., 1844.) and a
" History of the French Protestant Refugees since the
Revocation of the Edict of Nantes," (1853.) Died 1864.
See " Blackwood's Magazine" for July. 1853.
Weiss, wiss, (CHRISTIAN SAMUEL,) a German min-
eralogist, born at Leipsic in 1780. He studied under
Werner at Freiberg, and in 1810 became professor of
mineralogy at Berlin. His principal work is a treatise
"On the Natural Divisions of the System of Crystalliza-
tion," (1813.) Died in 1856.

Weiss, wis, (JOHN,) an American Unitarian minister,
born in Boston, Massachusetts, June 28, 1818. He
graduated at Harvard College in 1837. He was an ex-
treme rationalist, and was prominent as an anti-slavery
writer. I le wrote " ^Esthetic Prose," " Life of Theodore
Parker," "American Religion," "Lectures on Shak-
speare," etc. Died at Boston, March 9, 1879.

Weiss, (SIEGFRIED,) a German publicist, born at
Dantzic in 1822. He wrote, besides other works, "Code
of Maritime International Law," (2 vols., 1858.)

Weisse, wi'seh, (CHRISTIAN ERNST,) a German
jurist, son of Christian Felix, noticed below, was born
at Leipsic in 1766. He became in 1813 professor of
criminal law in that city, and was the author of a
"Manual of Saxon Civil Law," which is esteemed a
Standard work. Died in 1832.

Weisse, (CHRISTIAN FELIX,) a popular German
writer, born at Annaberg in 1726. He studied at Leip-
sic, where he acquired the friendship of Lessing, and
soon after produced several tragedies, which, however,
met with little favour. His " .\ferry Songs," (" Scherz-
haften Lieder,") which appeared in 1758, were very
Successful, and were followed by a number of comedies,
which were also well received. In 1775 he became
editor of a juvenile periodical called "The Children's
Friend," ("Der Kinderfreund,") which obtained almosi
unprecedented popularity, and was afterwards imitater
by Berquin in his "Ami des Enfans." His "Songs for
Children," "ABC Book," and "Dramas for Chil
dren" were received with equal favour, and they have
been translated into the principal European languages
Besides these juvenile productions, on which his reputa
tion mainly rests, Weisse published " Lyric Poems" anc
"Comic Operas." He was for several years editor of
a literary journal of high character, entitled "Bibliothek
der Schbnen-Wissenschaften und Freien-Kunste." H-
died in 1804.

See C G. BAUBR. " Ueber C F. Weisse," iSos : WBISSE, "Auto
biography." 1806: H. C. IPHOPEN. " LebensgeMl.ichte C. f
Wfisse's," etc., 1806; GERVIMU3, "Gescluchte der Deutsche

Weisse, (CHRISTIAN HERMANN.) a son of Chnstiai
Ernst, noticed above, was born at Leipsic in 1801, anr 1
became professor of philosophy in his native city,
published a treatise "On the Present Stand- Point o
Philosophical Science," (18:9.) " System of Esthetic:
or Science of Ihe Idea of Beauty," (1830.) and essays
which have a high reputation. Died Sept. 19, IS66

Welsaenthurn, von, fon wi'sen-tooRn', (JOHANNA
FRANUL VERONICA,) a German actress and dramatic
writer, originally named G RUN BERG, was born at Coblentz
in 1773. Her works are numerous, and once enjoyed
considerable popularity. Died in 1847.

Weiss'mann, (AUGUST,) a German biologist, born
t Frankfort in 1834. He attracted wide attention by
is "Essays upon Heredity," (translated 1892,) in
yhich he denied the transmission of other than rare
laracters. This theory was vigorously controverted
y scientists, and was sustained by him in several
ther volumes.

Weitenaver, wi'ten J'ver, (IGNATIUS,) a German
nguist and Jesuit, born at Ingolstadt in 1705. He
ublished several works on language. Died in 1783.
Weitling, (vit'ling, (WlLHELM,) a German commun-
;t, born at Magdeburg in 1808, published "Guarantees
f Harmony and Freedom," " Humanity as it is and as it
hould be," (1845.) etc. Died in New York, Jan. 25, 1871.
Weitzel, wit'sel, (GODFREY,) an American major-
eneral and engineer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, about
835, graduated at West Point, second in his class, in
855. He served on the staff of General Butler in the
xpedition to New Orleans, April, 1862, commanded
brigade under General Banks in Louisiana in 1863,
nd a division in the operations against Petersburg,
'irginia, in the summer of 1864. His command was
oremost in the occupation of Richmond, April 3, 1865.
-le was promoted to lieutenant-colonel of engineers
n the regular army in 1882. Died March 19, 1884.

Weitzel, wit'sel, (JOHANNES,) a German writer and
journalist, born at Johannisberg in 1771. He published
a "History of Political Science," "Letters from the
thine," and other works, on various subjects. Died in

WeTbf, (AMELIA B.,) an American poetess, born al
Saint Michael's, Maryland, in 1821. She subsequently
emoved to Louisville, Kentucky, where she contributed
numerous poems to the "Louisville Journal," under the
signature of "Amelia." Died in 1852.^
See GRISWOI.D, " Female Poets of America."
Welch, (JOHN,) a Scottish minister, born about 1570.
married a daughter of John Knox. He preached al
Ayr, was banished in 1606 or 1616, and went to France,
Died about 1622.

Welch/man, (EDWARD,) an English clergyman, bom
at Banbury about 1665. He became Archdeacon of
Cardigan, and published "The Thirty-Nine Articles
llustrated with Notes." Died in 1739.

Welcker, eTk?r, (FRIEDRICH GOTTLIEB,) an emi-
nent philologist and antiquary, born at Griinberg in 1 784.

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ing studied at Giessen, he resided two years at
,,ie, and, after his return, became successively pro-
fessor of archeology and Greek literature at Giessen
and Gottingen, and professor of philology at Bonn,
being also appointed chief librarian in the last-named
university. Among his numerous and valuable works
we may name " Die Aeschyleische Trilogie Prometheus,
etc. "On a Cretan Colony in Thebes, the Goddess
Europa and Cadmus," (1824.) "The Epic Cyclus ; or,
The Homeric Poets," (1835,) and "Short Essays on
Grecian Literary History," (1844-) He also wrote^ T
Life of Zoega, with a Collection of his Letters, etc.
Died in 1868.

Welcker, (KARL THEODOR.) a brother or the pre-
ceding, was born in Upper Hesse in 179- He studied
at Giessen and Heidelberg, and subsequently became
professor of law at Kiel. He was elected to tlie Upper
Chamber of Baden in 1831, and soon after assisted m
founding the Liberal journal entitled " Der Freismmge
For the political opinions expressed in this gazette he
was arrested, but released after a short imprisonment.
He was a deputy to the German National Assembly in
1848. He wrote several able political treatises, and
assisted Rotteck in the " Staatslexikon J in i W>9-

Weld, (ANCtLiNA EMILY Grimke.) a sister of S. M.
Grimki, was born at Charleston, South Carolina, I'eb-
niary 20, 1805. In 1828 she joined the Society of Friends,
in 1816 emancipated her slaves, and m 1838 married Mr.
T D Weld. She won distinction as an eloquent ant

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slavery speaker, and published an "Appeal to the
Christian Women of the South," (1836.)

Weld, (CHARLES RICHARD,) an English writer, born
at Windsor in 1813. lie wrote a " History of the Royal
Society," (1847,) a "d other works. Died Jan. 15, 1869.

Weld, (HORATIO HASTINGS,) D.I)., an American
author, born at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1811. He was
bred a printer, became a journalist, and in 1845 took
orders in the Episcopal Church. He published " Cor-
rected Proofs," (1837,) a "Life of Christ," (1851,) and
other works, and compiled and edited various books,
chiefly religious. Died August 27, iSSS.

Weld, (Rev. LEWIS,) an American clergyman, born
in Hampton, Connecticut, about 1796. He was principal
of the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb at Hartford.
Died in 1853.

Weld, ( THEODORE DWIGHT,) an American reformer,
a brother of the preceding, was born at Hampton, Con-
necticut, November 23, 1803. He studied at Hamilton
College, and at Lane and Oberlin Theological Semi-
naries. He was early distinguished as an anti-slavery
agitator. He published "The Bible against Slavery,
" American Slavery as it is," and other anti-slavery
books and pamphlets, etc. Died in 1895.

Weld, (THOMAS,) an English cardinal, born in Dor-
setshire in 1773 ; died in 1837.

Welden, von, fon wel'den, (LuDwic,) BARON, a
German officer, born in Wurtemberg in 1782. He
served against the French in the campaigns of 1813-15,
and was made lieutenant-field-marshal in 1836. He died
in 1852, having been previously appointed master of
the ordnance.

Wel'don, (JOHN,) an eminent English composer of
church music, was born at Chichester about 1670. He
was a pupil of Henry Purcell, and in 1708 became
organist of the chapel royal. His anthems are regarded
as master-pieces ; he also produced several songs, and
other works of great merit. Died in 1736.

Welee-ed-Deen or Weli-Eddin, wJl'ee ed-deen',
(Ahmed, in'med,) a famous Turkish poet, born about
1438. He obtained the office of vizier under Mahomet
II. Died in 1495.

Welhaven, weVha'ven, (JoHANN SEBASTIAN,) a
Norwegian poet, born at Bergen in 1807, has published
"Half a Hundred Poems," (" Halvhundret Digte,"
1848.) " Pictures of Travel and Poems," (" Reisebilleder
og Digte," 1851,) and a criticism on the poet Wergeland,
entitled "Henrik Wergeland's Poetry .ind Polemics."
He became professor of philosophy at Christiania in
1846. Died October 24, 1873.

Wellekens, wel'leh-kens, (JOHN BAPTIST,) a Dutch
pastoral poet, born at Alost in 1658, passed eleven years
in Italy, whither he went about 1676. His idyls are
praised as natural and true. Died at Amsterdam in 1726.

Wellens, wtl'lens, (JACQUES THOMAS JOSEPH,) a
learned and benevolent Flemish ecclesiastic, born at
Antwerp in 1726, became bishop of his native city.
Died in 1784.

Weller, wel'ler, [Lat. WELLE'RUS,] (JAKOB,) a Ger-
man scholar and theologian, born in 1602, became
professor of Oriental languages at Wittenberg, and in

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