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perished by his balloon being caught in a tree and
taking fire, (1812.)

Zambeccari, (GIUSEPPE,) an Italian physician and
medical writer of the seventeenth century, was a native
of Florence, and became professor of anatomy at Pisa.

Zam-bell-os, (JOHN,) a Greek poet, born in one
of the Ionian Isles in 1787. He wrote lyric poems,
and several tragedies, which were successful. Died
in 1856.

Zambelli, dzjm-bel'lee, (ANDREA,) an Italian his-
torian, born at Lonato in 1794. He became professor
of history at Pavia in 1825, and president of the Institute
of Milan in 1845. Among his works is a "Treatise on
War." Died September 30, 1862.

Zamboni, dzim-bo'nee, (BALDASSARE,) an Italian
writer, born at Brescia about 1730 ; died in 1797.

Zamet, zS'mi', (JEAN,) a distinguished military officer,
born in France, was a son of the following. He fought
for the King of France against the Huguenots, and
obtained the rank of mare'chal-de-camp. He is said to
have been a model Christian soldier. He was killed at
the siege of Montpellier, about 1621.

Zamet, dza-meV or zfmi', (SEBASTIAN,) an Italian
financier and courtier, born at Lucca about 1549, came
to Paris in his youth. He became a confidential agent
of Henry IV., who borrowed money of him and em-
ployed him in negotiations and intrigues. Died in 1614.

Zamet, (SEBASTIEN,) a French ecclesiastic, was a
son of the preceding. He became Bishop of Langres
in 1615. About 1630 he founded an order of nuns for
the adoration of the Holy Sacrament, which was gov-
erned by Angelique Arnauld. Died in 1655.

Za-mol'xis [Gr. Zafto^q] or Zal-mox'is [Gr. ZoA-
pofif] was regarded as a deity by the ancient Getae or
Thracians. According to a Greek tradition, he was a
slave and pupil of Pythagoras, and he taught the doc
trine of the immortality of the soul to the Gets.

Zamora, tha-mo'ra, (ANTONIO,) a Spanish physician,
born at Salamanca about 1570; died about 1640.

: cas s: ghani; gas/; G, H, K, guttural; N, nasal; R. trilled: sasz; th as in this. (flfSee Explanations, p. 23.)



Zamora, (LORENZO,) a Spanish theologian and poet,
born at Ocafia about 1550. He wrote a poem ("La
Saguntina") on the siege of Saguntum. Died in 1614.

Zamora, de, da tha-mo'ra, (ANTONIO,) a Spanish
dramatist, who lived about 1710-50, was patronized by
Philip V. His tragedy entitled "Mazariegos y Mon-
salves" is esteemed one of his best works.

Zamora, de, (BERNARDO,) a learned Spanish monk,
born in Leon about 1720. He was professor of Greek
at Salamanca, and wrote several works. Died in 1785.

Zamori, dza-mo'ree, or Zamoreo, dza-mo'ra-o, (GA-
BRIO,) an Italian jurist and Latin poet, born at Parma
about 1320. He was highly praised by Petrarch, who
wa= his friend. Died about 1400.

Zamosc. See ZAMOYSKI.

Zamoscius. See ZAMOYSKI.

Zamoyski, za-moi'skee, written also Zamojski and
Zamosc, (ANDREW,) a Polish statesman and philan-
thropist, born in 1716. He served with distinction in
the Saxon army, attained the rank of major-general, and
in 1764 became grand chancellor under Stanislas Au-
gustus. He published in 1778 a code of laws, prepared
at the request of the Diet, which, on account of its pro-
vision for the emancipation of the serfs, encountered
general opposition, and was not even permitted to be
read. It was, however, adopted by the Diet of 1791.
He died in 1792. His wife, originally a princess Czar-
toryska, was also distinguished for the benevolence of
her character and her numerous charities.

Zamoyski, (JOHN,) grandson of the following, was
born in 1626. He fought against the Cossacks in 1651,
and was afterwards appointed Palatine of Sandomir by
John Casimir. He also distinguished himself in the
subsequent wars with Sweden and Russia. Died in
1665. His widow was afterwards married to the cele-
brated Sobieski.

Zamoyski or Zamosc, [Lat. ZAMOS'CIUS,) (JOHN

SARIUS,) an eminent
scholar, born in 1541.

Polish statesman, general, and
He was educated at Paris and

at Padua, where he studied law. In 1563 he published

preacher and poet, born at Ascoli about 1700. His
sermons were sometimes rather facetious, or deficient
in gravity. Died in 1774.

Zampieri. See DOMENICHINO.

Zampieri, dzam-pe-a'ree, (CAMILLO,) an Italian poet,
born at Imola in 1701, was a good classical scholar. He
became a senator at Bologna, where he lived many years,
He produced several Latin and Italian poems, which are
commended. Died in 1784.

Zanardelli, dza-naR-del'lee, (GIUSEPPE,) an Italian
statesman, born at Brescia in 1826. He was educated in
his native city, graduating as Doctor of Laws in 1848, in
which year he was banished as a revolutionist. He was
minister of public works for Italy in 1876-77, and became
home-secretary in 1878.

Zanchi, dzan'kee, [Lat. ZAN'CHIUS,] (BASILIO,) an
Italian scholar and ecclesiastic, born at Bergamo about
1501, was the author of a number of elegant Latin poems,
one of which was entitled " On the Garden of Wisdom,"
("De Horto Sophiae.") He was imprisoned in 1558
for some act of disobedience to the pope, and died the
same year.

Zanchi, (GiAN CRISOSTOMO,) brother of Basilio,
noticed above, published a historical work, entitled
" On the Origin of the Orobii or Cenomani," ? (" De Oro-
biorum, sive Cenomanorum Origine.") Died in 1566.

Zanchi. (GlROLAMO,) an Italian theologian, was
born in 1516. He studied divinity, and at an early
a<*e became one of the canons of the Lateran. While
af Rome, he acquired the friendship of the Protestant
reformer Peter Martyr, and, having been converted to
his doctrines, repaired to Heidelberg, in Germany, where
he was appointed professor of theology. He was the
author of a number of controversial and theological
works. Died in 1590.

Zane, dza'ni, (GiACOMO,) an Italian lyric poet of high
reputation, born at Venice in 1529; died in 1560.

Zanetti, dzi-net'tee, (ANTONIO MARIA,) COUNT, a
Venetian engraver and amateur, born about 1680, made

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at Padua or Venice an able treatise "On the Roman ! choice collection of antique gems and other works

Senate," (" De Senatu Romano,") which Grasvius praised
Reinserted in his "Thesaurus Antiquitatum Roma-
narum." He returned to Poland about 1565, and found
a bountiful patron in King Sigismund Augustus, who
died in 1572. In the election of a new king, Zamoyski,
who was recognized as chief of the equestrian order,
supported Henry of Anjou, who was elected, and ap-
pointed Zamoyski grand chamberlain. After the flight
or abdication of Henry, (1574,) Zamoyski favoured the
election of Stephen Bathori, and was rewarded with the
office of grand chancellor. He was the most influential
Polish statesman in the reign of Bathori. During the war
against the Muscovites he was appointed commander-in-
chief iitj>58o, and he negotiated a treaty of peace in 1582,
by widen Livonia and Novogorod were ceded to Poland.
Hormarrieda niece of the king about 1582. The Swedish
prince Sigismund, who succeeded Bathori in 1586, owed
his election to Zamoyski. Maximilian of Austria, who
was a candidate for the Polish throne, having invaded
Poland with an army, Zamoyski defeated him and took
him prisoner about the end of 1586. He commanded
the army in a successful campaign against the Turks in
1595, and gained some victories over Charles, Duke of
Sudermania, in Courland, about 1597. Among his works
is " Logica Stoica, seu Dialectica Chrysippea." Died
in 1605.

See BURSIUS, "Vita J. Zamoscii," 1619; T. MOSTOWSKI, " Life
of J. Zamoyski," (in Polish, 1805;) BKNTKOWSKI, " Defense de J.
Zamoyski," 1811.

HOLD,) a Polish politician, born at Warsaw in 1775, was
a son of Andrew, noticed above. He became a privy
councillor at Vienna in 1795, a senator-palatine about
1809, and president of the senate of Poland in 1822.
Died in 1856.

Zamoyski, (THOMAS,) a son of John Sarius Zamoy
Bki, was born in 1595. He inherited in some degree
the qualities of his father, and was appointed grand
chancellor in 1635. Died in 1638.

Zampi, dzam'pee, (FELICE MARIA,) a famous Italian

of art. He also published several treatises on art and


Died in 1766.

(ANTONIO MARIA,) a relative of the pre-

iso in 1690. He published a " History of the
i," (" Del Regno de' Longobardi in Italia," 2

ceding, was born at Venice in 1716. He became libra'
nan of Saint Mark, and was the author of a valuable
work on Venetian painting, (" Delia Pittura Veneziana.")
Died in 1778.

Zanetti, (BERNARDINO,) an Italian historian, born
near Trev
Lombards, .
vpls., 1753.) Died in 1762.

Zanetti, (GlROLAMO FRANCESCO,) brother of Antonio
Maria, (the second of the name,) was born at Venice in
1713. He became professor of law at Padua, and wrote
several antiquarian works. Died in 1782.

Zanetti, (GuiDO,) an eminent Italian numismatist,
born in the province of Bologna in 1741. He published
a work on Italian coins, entitled "Nuova Raccolta delle
Monete e Zecche d'ltalia," (5 vols., I775-89-) Died in

Zang'will, (ISRAEL,) an English novelist and
lecturer, born, of Jewish parents, at London in 1864.
His best-known writings are those on Jewish life and
customs, including "The Children of the Ghetto,"
(1892,) "The Dreamers of the Ghetto," (1898,) etc.
He has lectured before large audiences in Europe and
the United States.

Zang'will, (Louis,) an English author, brother
of the preceding, born at Bristol in 1869. He has
written " A Drama in Dutch," (1894,) " The World
and a Man," (1896,) "A Nineteenth Century
Miracle," (1897,) etc.

Zanichelli, dza-ne-kellee, or Zannichelli, (GiAN
GlROLAMO,) an Italian physician and naturalist, born at
M6dena in 1662, was the author of several scientific
treatises. A genus of plants has been named Zanni-
thellia in his honour. Died in 1729.

Zannichelli. See ZANICHELLI.

Zannoni, dzj-no'nee, (GIOVANNI BATTISTA,) an

6, u, y, long; i, e, 6, same, less prolonged; a, e, 1, 6, u, f, short; a, e, j, f), obscure; far, fill, fat; met; n5t; good; moon-

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Italian antiquary, born at Florence in 1774, was a pupi
of Lanzi, and became in 1817 secretary of the Acadenr
della Crusca. He published a history of that academy
and several treatises on numismatics and ancient art.
Died in 1832.

See C. CAVEDONI, " Biografia del Cavaliere G. B. Zannoni,
1835: F. BECCHI, " Elogio del Cavaliere G. B. Zannoni," 1838.

Zanobi da Strata, dza-no'bee da stRa'ta, an Italian
poet, born at Strata, near Florence, in 1312. He was
crowned with laurel by the emperor Charles IV. in 1355
Died in 1361.

Zanolini, dza-no-lee'nee, (ANTONIO,) an eminen
Italian Orientalist, born at Padua in 1693. He became
professor of Hebrew and Syriac at Padua, and publishec
lexicons and grammars of the Hebrew and Syriac Ian
guages. Died in 1762.

Zanoni, dza-no'nee, (ANTONIO,) an Italian agricul-
turist, born at Udine in 1696. He made experiments in
rural economy, and published several works on tha'
subject. Died in 1770.

Zanoni, (GiACOMo,) an Italian botanist, born in
Lombardy in 1615. He was keeper of the botanic gar-
den of Bologna, and published a botanical work entitlec
"Botanical History of Rare Plants," etc., (" Storia bo-
tanica delle Piante piu rare," etc., 1675.) Died in 1682.
Zanotti, dza-not'tee, (EusTACHio,) an Italian mathe-
matician and astronomer, son of Giampietro, noticed
below, was born at Bologna in 1709. He became pro-
fessor of astronomy in his native city, and published
several scientific works in Latin and Italian. Died in

See VANNHTTI, " Commentarius de Vita E. Zanotti," 1786.
Zanotti, (FRANCESCO MARIA,) an Italian scholar and
philosopher, born at Bologna in 1692. He became sue
cessively professor of philosophy, librarian, and president
of the university in his native city. He was the author
of poems in Latin and Italian, and several treatises on
physics, mathematics, and art. Died in 1777.

Zanotti, (GIAMPIETRO CAVAZZONI,) an Italian painter
and art-critic, born in 1674, was a pupil of Lorenzo
Pasinelli at Bologna. He published " Hints to a Young
Painter," a " Life of Pasinelli," " History of the Clemen-
tine Academy of Bologna," and other works. Died in

Zanten, van, vin zan'ten, (JACOB,) a Dutch physician
and translator, born about 1650. He became minister
of the Mennonite church at Haarlem in 1707. He
translated into Dutch Milton's " Paradise Lost." Died
after 1729.

Zanzajus. See BARAD.BUS.

Zan Zile, (EDWARD SIMS,) an American novelist,
born at Troy, New York, in 1863. He wrote "With
Sword and Crucifix," (1899,) and other stories.

Zapata, (ANTONIO or LUPIAN,) a Spanish historian,
born at Segorbe in the seventeenth century.

Zapata, dza-pa'ti, (GIOVANNI BATTISTA,) an Italian
physician, born probably at Rome about 1520. He
published a work called "Wonderful Secrets of Medi-
cine," (" Maravigliosi Secreti di Medicina," 2d edition,
I5S6.) Died after 1586.

Zapf, tsapf, (GEORG WILHELM,) a learned German
antiquary, born at Nordlingen in 1747. He published
numerous works, among which are a " Bibliography
of Ancient and Modern History," (1781,) "History of
Printing at Augsburg," (2 vols., 1788-91,) and "Lives
of Celebrated Savants and Artists of All Time," (1806.)
Died in 1810.

Zapf, (NlKOLAUS,) a German Lutheran writer on
theology, born at Milwitz in 1600, became professor
of theology at Erfurt in 1633, and court preacher to
the Duke of Saxe- Weimar in 1642. He was eminent
for learning and other merits. Died in 1672.

Zapolya, za-pol'ya, or Zapoly, za'pol, (JOHN,) son
of Stephen, noticed below, was born in 1487, and was
proclaimed King of Hungary in 1526, in opposition
to Ferdinand of Austria. After a protracted contest,
Zapolya was forced to give up his claim to all except
Transylvania and a few other territories. Died in 1540.
Zapolya or Zapoly, (JOHN II.,) a son of the pre-
ceding, was born in 1540. He inherited the principality
of Transylvania. Died in 1570 or 1571.

Zapolya, (STEPHEN,) a distinguTshed military com-
mander under Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary,
was appointed by that sovereign Governor of Austria.
His daughter Barbara was married to Sigismund I.,
King of Poland. Died in 1499.

Zappi, dzap'pee, (GIOVANNI BATTISTA,) an Italian
moralist, born at Imola about 1540. He published a
work entitled "The Field of Spiritual Philosophy,"
(" Prato della Filosofia spirituale," 1577.) Died after

poet and jurist, born at Imola in 1667. He was the
author of sonnets, eclogues, and other poems, which
are greatly admired for the grace and purity of their
style. Died in 1719. His wife FAUSTINA, daughter of
Carlo Maratta, was also distinguished for her accom-
plishments and poetic talents.

Zara, dza'ra, (ANTONIO,) Bishop of Pedena, was
born at Aquileia in 1574. He wrote a work entitled
" Anatomy of Inventions and Sciences," (" Anatomia
Ingeniorum et Scientiarum," 1615.)

Zarate, (ANTONIO.) See GIL y ZARATE.

Zarate or arate, de, da tha-ra'ti, (AuousTlN,) a
Spanish historian, who in 1543 accompanied Blasco
Nunez de Vela, Viceroy of Peru, to South America. He
held the office of master-general of accounts in Peru
and Terra Firma, and, after the deposition of Vela,
was sent on an important embassy to Gonzalo Pizarro.
He published in 1555 his "History of the Discovery
and Conquest of Peru," which has been translated
into French and Italian. It is esteemed a judicious and
reliable work. Died about 1560.

See PRHSCOTT, " History of the Conquest of Pern," voL ii
book v.

Zarate, de, (FERNANDO,) a Spanish dramatist of the
seventeenth century, was the author of " El Maestro de
Alejandro," and several other comedies, also a collection
of poems.

Zarate, de, (FRANCISCO LOPEZ,) a Spanish poet, born
at Logrofio about 1580. He was the author of lyric
poems entitled " Silvas" and "Eclogues," which have a
high reputation. Died in 1658.

Zarathustra. See ZOROASTER.

Zar'co, (JoAo GONZALEZ,) a Portuguese navigator,
discovered in 1417 the island of Porto Santo, near the
coast of Africa, and in 1419 the island of Madeira, to
which he gave this name on account of the dense forests
with which it was covered. Zarco founded the town of
Funchal, and was made governor of the island con-
jointly with his companion, Tristao Vaz.

Zaremba, tsa-rSm'ba, (MICHAEL CONSTANTINE,) a
Prussian general, born in Lithuania in 1711; died in

Zarlino, dzaR-lee'no, (GIUSEPPE,) an eminent Italian
musician and composer, born at Chioggia about 1520,
was chapel-master at Saint Mark's, Venice. He com-
josed music for churches, and published " Instituzione
armoniche," (1558.) Died in 1590.

See RAVAGNAN, " Elogio di G. Zarlino," 1819 ; F. CAFFI, " Nar-
razione della Vita di G. Zarlino," 1836.

Za'si-us, [Ger. pron. tsa'ze-ds,] written also Zazius,
Fr. ZASE, zaz,] (ULRIC,) an eminent Swiss or German
jurist, born at Constance in 1461, was a friend of Eras-
mus. He became professor of law at Friburg, and was
regarded as an oracle in that science. He published a
number of legal works, among which is " Method of
^aw," ("Methodus Juris.") Died in 1535.

See RIEGGER, " Life of Zasius," Ulra, 1774.

Zauner, tsow'ner, (FRANZ,) a German sculptor, born

n 1746, was patronized by the empress Maria Theresa,

Among his best works may be named the monument of

eopold II., and the bronze equestrian statue of Joseph

I. He was director of the Academy of Arts at Vienna,

3ied in 1822.

Zavarroni, dza-var-ro'nee, (ANGELO,) an Italian
antiquary and biographer, born at Montalto in 1710.
ie wrote, besides other works, "Calabrian Library,"
"Bibliotheca Calabra," 1753,) which consists of the
ives of Calabrian authors. Died in 1767.

Zawadowski, za-va-dov'skee, (PETER,) COUNT, a
Russian minister of state, born in 1738. He rendered

; yass; ghard; gas/, G,H,K,atfra/; N,nasd; v.,triUed; sass; th as in /to. (S3p=See Explanations, p. 23.;



important services by promoting order and education in
Russia, and became minister of public instruction in
1802. Died in 1812.

Zawisza, za-vee'sha, surnamed THE BLACK, a Polish
soldier, served under the emperor Sigismund, and was
killed in the Turkish campaign of 1420.

Zayas y Sotomayor, de, da tha'yas e so-to-ml-
yoR', (Dona MARIA,) a Spanish poetess, born of a noble
family at Madrid. She published " Moral and Amorous
Tales," (" Novelas exemplares y amorosas," 1634,) which
are commended.

Zbarawski. See ZBOROWSKI.

Zborowski, zbo-rov'skee, written also Zbarawski,
(JOHN,) PRINCE OF, a Polish general, who distinguished
himself in war against the Muscovites and Tartars in
the reigns of Stephen Bathori and Sigismund III.
Died in 1608.

Zea, sa'a or tha'a, (Don FRANCISCO ANTONIO,) a
distinguished South American statesman and naturalist,
born at Medellin, in New Granada, in 1770. Having
incurred the displeasure of the Spanish government by
his liberal sentiments, he was imprisoned two years in
Spain. He was appointed in 1805 professor of natural
sciences and director of the Royal Botanical Garden at
Madrid. Under Joseph Bonaparte he became minister
of the interior and Governor of Malaga. He sailed in
1814 for South America, where he joined Bolivar against
the Spaniards, was made intendant-general of the armies
of the republic of Colombia, and elected Vice-President
in 1819. He was sent as minister to England in 1820,
and died at Bath in 1822.

See " Biographie Universelle," (new edition.)

Zea-Bermudez, tha'a beR-moo'D?th, (Don FRAN-
CISCO,) a Spanish diplomatist, born at Malaga in 1772,
was employed on embassies to Saint Petersburg, Con-
stantinople, and London, and in 1824 succeeded Count
de Ofalia as minister of foreign affairs. Died in Paris
in 1850.

Zeb'u-lun, [Heb. Jmi or pJ ; Fr. ZABULON, zS'bu'-
<dN',] a son of the Hebrew patriarch Jacob, was the head
of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Zecchi, dz?k'kee, [Lat ZEC/CHIUS,] (GIOVANNI,) an
Italian physician, born at Bologna in 1533. He prac-
tised in Rome, and was employed by several popes.
He published a number of professional works. Died
in 1601.

Zecchini, dzek-kee'nee, (PETRONio,) an Italian medi-
cal writer, born at Bologna in 1739 ; died in 1793.

Zecchius. See ZECCHI.

Zech, tseK, (FRANZ XAVER,) a German Jesuit, dis-
tinguished as a canonist, was born in Franconiain 1692.
He published four works which form a complete course
of canon law. Died at Munich in 1772.

Ze-eh-a-ri'ah, [Heb. rvor ; Fr. ZACHARIE, za^kfre',]
one of the twelve minor Hebrew prophets, was the son
of Berechiah, and began to prophesy about 520 B.C.

Zed-e-ki'ah, [Heb. ITplX or irrplY,] son of Josiah,
King of Judah, began to reign about 600 B.C. Having
joined Pharaoh-Hophra, King of Egypt, in a rebellion
against Nebuchadnezzar, the latter laid siege to Jeru-
salem, which he took after nineteen months, (586 B.C.)
Zedekiah's sons were slain before his eyes, by order o(
the king, and he himself imprisoned for life at Babylon,
having previously been made blind.

See II. Chronicles xxxvi. 10; Jeremiah xxxii.

Zedler, tsSd'ler, QOHANN HEINRICH,) a German
oookseller, born at Breslau in 1706, was the publisher
of the "Universal Lexicon of Science and Arts," (64
Tols., 1731-50.) Died in 1760.

Zedlitz, tsSd'Uts, (JOSEPH CHRISTIAN.) BARON, a
German poet, born at Johannesberg in 1790, published
a number of lyrics and tragedies, and translated Byron's
"Childe Harold" into German. Died in 1862.

See LONGFELLOW, " Poets and Poetry of Europe."

Zedlitz, von, fon tsed'llts, (KARL ABRAHAM,) BARON,
a Prussian statesman, born near Landshut, in Silesia, in
1731. He was appointed minister of justice in 1770,
and the next year the king confided to him the de-
partment of ecclesiastic affairs and public instruction.
He promoted the liberty of the press, and reform in the
prisons. He resigned office in 1789. Died in 1793.

Zeeman,za'man,(REMiGius,) a Dutch marine painter,
whose original name was NOOMS, born at Amsterdam in

Zegabene. See ZEGABENUS.

Zeg-a-be'nus, [Fr. ZEGABENE, za'gi'bln',] (GEOR-
Gius,) a Byzantine writer of unknown period. He wrote,
in verse, a work on the letters of the alphabet.

Zeg'e'din', (STEPHEN OF,) a Hungarian Protestant
theologian, born at Zegedin in 1505, was a pupil of
Luther at Wittenberg. He was often persecuted and
driven from place to place. Died in 1572.

Zegers or Segers, za'gers or za'ners, (HERCULES,) a
Dutch landscape-painter and engraver of great merit,
was born about 1625. Notwithstanding the excellence
of his works, he was very unsuccessful in disposing of
them, and, discouraged by his bad fortune, gave himself
up to intemperance. He died in consequence of a fall
when intoxicated. His prints, after his death, were sold
for very high prices.

Zegers, za'gers or zi'zhaiR', (TACITE NICOLAS,) a
Flemish theologian, born at Brussels in the fifteenth
century. He published, besides other works, an edition
of the New Testament in Latin, (1559.) According to
the " Biographie Universelle," he was one of the best
critics of his time. Died in 1559.

Zeiad. See ZEYAD.

Zeibich, tsI'biK, (KARL HEINRICH,) a German writer
on theology, born at Edemburg in 1717, was professor
at Wittenberg. Died in 1763.

Zeid. See ZEYD.

Zeidoun or Zeidftn. See ZAIDOON.

Zeiler, tsi'ler, or Zeiller, (MARTIN,) a German geog-
rapher and writer on various subjects, was born in
Styria in 1589. He published some useful works on the
geography and topography of Germany. Died in 1661.

Zeisberger, tsIs'beRG-er, (DAVID,) a German mission-
ary among the American Indians, was born in Moravia
in 1721. Having been educated by the Society of Mo-
ravians, he emigrated to Pennsylvania, where he assisted
in founding the town of Bethlehem. He afterwards
established missions in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan,
and Canada. He published several religious and educa-
tional works in the Delaware language. Died in 1808.

See EUMUND DE SCHWHINITZ, "The Life and Times of David
Zeisberger;" 'Weekly New York Tribune" for November 23, 1870.

Zelada, dza-la'di, (FRANCESCO SAVERIO,) an Italian
cardinal, and liberal patron of learning, was born about
1717. He became keeper of the library of the Vatican.
Died in 1801.

Zelich. za'lik or dza'lik, (G.,) a Dalmatian scholar
and ecclesiastic, born in 1752, visited Germany and
Russia, and wrote an account of his travels, entitled
"Life, Adventures, etc. ofG. Zelich," (Buda, 1823,) said
to have been the first prose work in the Servian language.
Died about 1822.

ZelL, tsel, (KARL,) a German scholar and critic, born
at Mannheim in 1793, studied at Heidelberg undei

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