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t Leyden. Among his works are a " History of the
Political Administration of Holland" until 1795, (5 vols.,
1802-05,) ar >d the " Political Economy of Holland." Died
in 1807.

Kluk, kldok, (CHRISTOPHER,) a Polish naturalist,
born in Podlachia in 1739, published a "Dictionary of
Plants," (3 vols. 1786-88.) Died in 1796.

Klupfel, kloop'fel, (EMMANUEL CHRISTOPH,) a Ger-
man, born in Saxe-Gotha, became, in 1764, editor of the
well-known "Almanach de Gotha." Died in 1776.

Klyn or Klijn, kiln, (HENDRIK HERMAN,) a Dutch
poet, born at Amsterdam in 1773, wrote a poem on
Astronomy, (1809,) and other works.



Klytemnestra. See CLYTEMNESTRA.

Kmety, kma'tee, (GEORGE,) GENERAL, the son of a
Protestant minister, was born in the county of Gomor,
in Hungary, in 1810. He entered the Austrian army,
in which he obtained a commission. In 1848 he joined
the Hungarian army which fought against the Austrians,
and signalized his bravery on several occasions. After
the surrender of Gorgey, he embraced the Moslem faith,
and enlisted in the Turkish service, with the title of
Ismael Pasha. He distinguished himself as a general in
the Crimean war, particularly in a battle with the Rus-
sians before Kars. Died in 1865.

Knapp, knap or k'nap, (ALBRECHT,) a German divine,
born in the duchy of Wurtemberg in 1798, published
several collections of hymns and sacred poems, which
are highly esteemed. Died June 18, 1864.

Knapp, (GEORG CHRISTIAN,) a German theologian,
born at Halle in 1753. He was professor of theology at
Halle about fifty years, and was distinguished in sacred
criticism. He was moderately orthodox, endeavouring
to reconcile revelation with the demands of reason. He
published " Lectures on Christian Theology," (2 vols.
1827,) and other works. Died at Halle in 1825.

See A. H. NIEMEYBX, " Epicedien dem Andenken G. C. Knapp' ,
etc., 1825.

Knapp, nap, (JACOB,) an American Baptist revival
preacher, born in Otsego county, New York, December
7, 1799. He was ordained in 1825, and for many years
was known as a marvellously successful evangelist
Died in Rockford, Illinois, March 2, 1874.

Knapp, (JoHANN,) a German painter of flowers and
animals, was born in Vienna in 1778 ; died in 1833.

Knapp, nap, (SAMUEL LORENZO,) a miscellaneous
writer, born at Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1784.
Among his principal works are " Biographical Sketches
of Eminent Lawyers, Statesmen, and Men of Letters,"
"Travels in North America, by Ali Bey," "Lectures
on American Literature," and "American Biography"
Died in 1838.

Knapton, nap'ton, (GEORGE,) an English portrait-
painter, born in London in 1698, painted in crayons.
Died in 1788.

Knatchbull-Hugessen. See BRABOURNE.

Knaus, knowss, (LUDWIG,) a German painter, was
born at Wiesbaden, October 10, 1829. His specialty is
the painting of scenes in peasant-life. His pictures are
extremely popular in Germany.

Knaust, knowst or k'nowst, (HEINRICH,) a German
poet, born in 1541 ; died in 1577.

See LONGFELLOW, *' Poets and Poetry of Europe."

Knaut, knowt or k'nowt, (CHRISTIAN,) a German
botanist, born at Halle in 1654; died in 1716.

Knaut, (CHRISTOPH,) a botanical writer, father of the
preceding, was born at Halle in 1638; died in 1694.

Knauth, knowt, (CHRISTIAN,) a German historian,
born at Gorlitz in 1706; died in 1784.

Knebel, kna'b?!, (EMMANUEL THEOPHILUS,) a Ger-
man medical writer, born at Gorlitz in 1772 ; died in 1809.

Knebel, von, fon kna'bel, (KARL LUDWIG,) a Ger-
man littfrattur, born at Wallerstein, in Franconia, in
1744. He published an excellent translation of the
Elegies of Propertius (1798) and the "De Rerum
Natura" of Lucretius, (1821 and 1831.) His interesting
" Correspondence with Goethe" came out after Knebel's
death, which took place in 1834. He was intimate with
Mendelssohn, Gleim, Jacobi, and other eminent writers.

See T. MUNDT, "Knebels Leben," prefixed to his " Literarischer
Nachlass," 1835-40: SCHWARZ, "Zur Erinnening an K. L. yon
Knebel: Rede an seinem Grabe gesprochen," 1834; LONGFELLOW,
"Poets and Poetry of Europe;" "Foreign Quarterly Review" for
January, 1838.

Kneeland, ne'land, (SAMUEL,) M.D., an American
naturalist, born in Boston, August i, 1821. He gradu-
ated at Harvard College in 1840, studied medicine in
Boston and Paris, was a surgeon in the army, 1862-66,
and in 1866 became professor of zoology and physiology
in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Among
his works are " Wonders of the Yosemite Valley," "An
American in Iceland," " The Land of Hemp and Sugar,"
etc. He travelled extensively for the study of earth-
quakes and volcanic phenomena. Died Sept. 27, 1888.



; 933*; %hard; gas//G, H, K, guttural; N, nasal; ^.trilled; sass; thasin/-4<J. (JgT^See Explanations, p. 23.)



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Kneller, nel'ler, [Ger. pron. knel'ler,] (GODFREY,)
a celebrated portrait-painter, was born at Lubeck in
1648. He commenced his studies under Rembrandt,
and pursued them in Italy. He afterwards went to Eng-
land, where he was successively court painter to Charles
II., James II., William III., Queen Anne, and George I.
The last-named created him a baronet Kneller was also
made a knight of the Roman empire by the emperor
Leopold. In addition to the distinguished personages
of the English court, he painted portraits of Louis XIV.
nd Peter the Great. Died about 1723.

See W. A. ACKBRMANN, " Der Portraitmaler Sir Godefrey Kneller
an VerhSltniss zur Kunstbildung seiner Zeit dargeslellt," Lubeck,
1845.

Kniazhnin, kne-izh'nin, written also Kniaachnin
and Kniajnin, (YAKOF BORISSOVITCH,) a Russian poet
and dramatist, was born at Pskov in 1742. Among his
principal works are the tragedies of " Dido" and " Sopho-
nisba," and a number of odes, songs, and fables. At the
request of the empress Catherine, he translated from
the Italian " La Clemenza di Tito" of Metastasio. Died
in 1791.

See " Memoirs of the Princess Daschlcoff," 1840.
Kniaziewicz, kne-izh'ya-vitch, ? (KARL,) a Polish
general, born in 1762. He fought bravely, though un-
successfully, in the defence of his country in 1794, and
afterwards entered the French army and distinguished
himself in the Italian campaign of 1798. He was made
a commander of the legion of honour in 1804. Died in
1842.

See L. CHODZKO, " La Pologne illustre'e," 1840.
Tfniaznin, kne-izh'nin, ? (FRANCIS DIONYSIUS,) a
Polish poet, born in the government of Vitepsk in 1750,
became teacher in the Jesuits' College at Warsaw, and
was afterwards secretary to Prince Adam Czartoryski.
He was the author of lyric poems, and published various
translations of ancient poets into Polish. Died in 1807.
Knibb, nib, (Rev. WILLIAM,) an English Baptist mis-
sionary, noted for his courageous opposition to slavery
in Jamaica, was born at Kettering, in Northamptonshire,
about 1800. He laboured zealously to ameliorate the
condition of the slaves ; and by his representations to
the people of England he aided not a little in the negro
emancipation of Jamaica, as well as in the subsequent
abolition of the apprentice system. He made a powerfu
anti-slavery speech at Exeter Hall in 1840. Died m 1845
See JAS. HOBV, " Memoir of Wro. Knibb." 1839; J. H. HINTON
"Memoirs of Win. Knibb," 1847.

Knicanin, kne-chi-neen', (STEPHAN PETROVITCH,) a
Servian general, born in 1808, distinguished himself in
the revolution of 1848, and in 1852 was made a genera
and senator. Died in 1855.

Knickerbacker, mk'er-bak'er. (DAVID BUEL,) D.D.
an American bishop, born at Schaghticoke, New York
February 24, 1833, graduated at Trinity College, Hart
ford, in 1853, and at the General Episcopal Theologica
Seminary in 1856, took orders in the Episcopal Church
(1856, 1857,) was rector of a church in Minneapolis, Mm
nesota, (1857-73.) and in 1883 was consecrated Bisho"
of Indiana.

Knickerbocker, (DIEDRICH.) See IRVING.

Kniep, kneep, (CHRISTOPH HEINRICH,) a German
painter, born at Hildesheim in 1748. He travelled i
Italy with Goethe, and worked in Naples. His drawing
in sepia and crayons, of Italian landscapes and antiqui
ties, are much admired. Died in Naples in 1825.

Knigge, von, fon knik'keh, (ADOLF FRANZ FRIED
KICK,) BARON, a German philosopher and writer, born
near Hanover in 1752. He wrote, besides other works
"The Romance of my Life," ("Roman meines Lebens,
4 vols., 1781,) and "On the Art of Living with Men,
("Ueber den Umgang mil Menschen," 1788.) Died in
1796.

See GODEKK, " Adolf von Knigge, sein Leben und Blicke in seme
Zeit," 1844 : " Kuree Biographic des A. von Kmgge, 1825.

Knight, nit, (CHARLES,) an eminent English editor
and author, born at Windsor in 1791. He settled i



,

London about 1823, and commenced business as a pub-
lisher. He was one of the first members of the Society
for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, under whose
auspices he published " The Fenny Magazine" (1832-45)



at his own risk, and "The Library of Entertaining
knowledge." Among the works which he published or
dited are "The Penny Cyclopaedia," (30 vols., 1833-46,)
'The Pictorial History of England," (about 1844,) and

valuable "English Cyclopaedia," (24 vols., 1854-61,)
ithich is in fact a recast of the " Penny Cyclopaedia," with
mportant changes and additions. This is separated into
li visions for biography, geography, etc. He also published
a number of popular works, among which are a " Life of
"hakspere," prefixed to his " Pictorial Shakspere," (1839,)
'Knowledge is Power," (1855,) and his " Popular His-
ory of England," (1856-62.) Died March 9, 1873.

Knight, (EDWARD FREDERICK,) an English
ournalist and author, born in 1852. He was a war
correspondent of the "Times" in various campaigns
rom 1891 onwards. He travelled widely, and wrote
numerous works, among which are " The Cruise of
he Falcon," " Where Three Empires Meet," " Mada-
jascar in War Time," and " Rhodesia of To-Day."

Knight, (FRANCIS ARNOLD,) an English nat-
uralist, born at Gloucester in 1852. He published
' Idylls of the Field," " Rambles of a Dominie,"
' By Moorland and Sea," (1893,) etc.

Knight, (GODWIN,) F.R.S., an English philosopher
rjaduated at Oxford in 1742. He published an " Attempt
o demonstrate that all the Phenomena of Nature may
5e explained by Attraction and Repulsion," (1748.) Died
'.n 1772.

Knight, (JAMES,) an English navigator, who in 1719
was sent by a mercantile company with two vessels to
search for a northwest passage and for mines of copper
None of this party ever returned.

Knight, (JOHN PRESCOTT,) an English painter, born
at Stafford in 1803, was the son of a noted comedian. He
painted portraits with success. Died March 26, 1881.

Knight, (JOSEPH PHILIP,) an English musician and
composer, born at Bradford-on-Avon, July 26, 1812. He
composed the music for many popular songs, the words
of which were furnished by Thomas Haynes Bayly,
Moore, and others. Of these, " Rocked in the cradle of
the deep" is perhaps best known ; but many others were
popular in their day. Died in 1887.

Knight, (RICHARD PAYNE,) an English antiquary and
Greek scholar, born in Herefordshire in 1750. He was
several times elected to Parliament for the boroughs of
Leominster and Ludlow. He made a large collection
of Greek coins, bronzes, and various works of art, valued
at fifty thousand pounds, which he bequeathed to the
British Museum. Among other works, he wrote "An
Analytical Enquiry into the Principles of Taste," (1805.)
He contributed to the " Edinburgh Review," and wrote
a mediocre poem on "The Progress of Civil Society,"
(1796,) which furnished Canning and others a subject for
a parody in "The Anti-Jacobin." Died in 1824.

Knight, (SAMUEL,) an English clergyman and biogra-
pher, born in London in 1674. He wrote the Lives of
Erasmus (1724) and of Dr. John Colet, (1726.) He
became chaplain to George II. in 1730, and Archdeacon
of Berks in 1735. Died in 1746.

Knight, (THOMAS ANDREW,) a distinguished vege-
table physiologist and horticulturist, born in 1758, was a
brother of R. P. Knight, noticed above. He succeeded
Sir Joseph Banks as president of the British Horticul-
tural Society. He wrote " A Treatise on the Culture
of the Apple and Pear, and on the Manufacture of Cider
and Perry," (1797,) and other works. He produced new
and valuable varieties of fruits from seeds, and made
experiments in vegetable fecundation, in the germination
of seeds, and in other processes of vegetable physiology.
Died in 1838.

Knight, (WILLIAM ANGUS,) an author and editor,
born in Scotland in 1836. He became professor of
moral philosophy in the University of St. Andrews in

1876, and published and edited a large number of
works, some of the later of which are " The Philoso-
phy of the Beautiful," (1891-93,) "Aspects of



Theism," (1894,) " Nugae Viatoris," (1897,) etc

Knighton or Knyghton, nl'tgn, (HENRY,) a his-
torical writer and ecclesiastic, flourished in England



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about 1380-1400. His principal works are a chronicle
of events from the invasion of William the Conqueror,
and a history of Richard II.

Knighton, (WILLIAM,) a British author, born al
Dublin in 1834. He became a teacher in Ceylon and
subsequently in Calcutta, and wrote several works on
Ceylon, on royal life in the East, etc. A later work
of much popularity was " Struggles for Life." He
contributed valuable historical papers to the "Trans-
actions" of the Royal Society of Literature, of which
he became vice-president in 1887.

TTnill, nil, (Rev. RICHARD,) an English Methodist mis-
sionary, born in Devonshire in 1787. He was sent in
1816 by the London Missionary Society to India, where
he spent three years, and subsequently resided sixteen
years in Russia, where he laboured with great zeal and
success. Died in 1857.

Knipperdolling, knip'per-dol'ling, (BERNHARD,) a
German fanatic, born in Munster, was associated with
the principal leaders of the Anabaptist insurrection of
1533. He was executed in 1536, with his accomplice,
John of Leyden.

Kiiipstrbvius. See KNIPSTROW.

Knipstrow, knip'stRo, or Kniepstrow, kneep'stRo,
[Lat. KNIPSTRO'VIUS,] (JOHANN,) a German reformer,
born at Sandow, in Silesia, in 1497. He distinguished
himself in a public dispute against Tetzel in 1518. In
1539 he became professor of theology at Greifswalde,
and in 1547 rector of the university at that place. Died
in 1556.

Knjaschnin or Knjaznin. See KNIAZHNIN.

Knobelsdorf, kno'bels-doRf, (HANS GEORG WEN-
CESLAUS,) a distinguished Prussian architect, born in
1697, was appointed by Frederick the Great superin-
tendent of the royal buildings. Among his best works
are the castle of Sans-Souci and the Opera-House at
Berlin. Died in 1753.

Knoblecher, knop'leK-er, (N.,) a German mission
ary and traveller, born about 1800. In company with a
trading-party, he ascended the White Nile in 1849-50
to about 4 north latitude, but was unable to reach the
source of the river.

Knoller, von, fon knoller, (MARTIN,) an eminent
historical painter, born at Steinach, in the Tyrol, in 1725,
studied several years in Rome. Among his best works
are the frescos painted from incidents in the life of
Cardinal Borromeo, and a large fresco at Munich of the
"Ascension of the Virgin." Knoller received a patent
of nobility from the empress Maria Theresa. He worked
many years in Milan. Died in 1804.

Knolles, nolz, (RICHARD,) an English writer, born
in Northamptonshire about 1545. Among his works
are " General History of the Turks from the Origin of
this Nation until the Elevation of the Ottoman Family,"
(1610,) and a " Compendium of the Latin, Greek, and
Hebrew Grammar." His " History of the Turks" was
praised by Dr. Johnson. Died in 1610.

Knolles or Knowles, n51z, (ROBERT,) a celebrated
English general under the reign of Edward III., was
born about 1317 ; died about 1406.

See FROISSART, "Chronicles."

Knollis or Knowles, nolz, (Sir FRANCIS,) an English
statesman, born in Oxfordshire about 1530. He pro-
moted the Reformation in the reign of Edward VI. On
the accession of Elizabeth, (1558,) he was appointed
chamberlain of the household and privy councillor. Died
in 1596.

See TURNER, " History of the Reign of Edward VI.," etc.

Knorr, knoR, (GEORG WOLFGANG,) a German en-
graver, born at Nuremberg in 1705 ; died in 1761.

Knorr von Rosenroth, knoR fon ro'zen-rot', (CHRIS-
TIAN,) BARON, a German scholar and statesman, born
near Liegnitz in 1636. He wrote an "Evangelical His-
tory," and "Kabbala Denudata," an exposition of the
transcendental, metaphysical, and theological doctrines
of the Hebrews. Died in 1689.

Knortz, knoRts, (KARL,) a German-American scholar,
born at Garbenheim, Rhenish Prussia, August 28, 1841.
He was educated in Wetzlar, London, and Heidelberg.



In 1864 he came to America, where he became a preacher.
His numerous books are mostly published in German.
Among them are "Tales and Legends of the North
American Indians," (1871,) German translations of Long-
fellow's poems, with notes, "American Sketches," (1876,)
"Little Snow- White and the Dwarfs," (1873,) "Long-
fellow: Studies in Literary History," (1879,) " An Ameri-
can Shakspeare Bibliography," (1877,) etc.

Knott, not, (EDWARD,) an English Jesuit and con-
troversial writer, whose proper name was MATTHKW
WILSON, was born in Northumberland in 1580. Among
his principal works is " Infidelity Unmasked," (1652,) in
answer to Chillingworth's " Religion of Protestants."
Died in 1656.

Knowler, no'ler, ? (WILLIAM,) an English clergyman,
born about 1700, translated part of Saint Chrysostom's
works. Died in 1767.

Knowles, nolz, (JAMES,) an English editor and archi-
tect, born in 1831. He was educated at University
College, London, as an architect. He executed many
fine buildings in and about London. He founded the
Metaphysical Society in 1869, edited the " Contemporary
Review," 1870-77, and in 1877 founded " The Nineteenth
Century," a review, of which he was editor and owner.
He published "The Story of King Arthur," (1860.)

Knowles, nolz, (JAMES DAVIS,) an American writer
and Baptist clergyman, born at Providence, Rhode Island,
in 1798. He graduated at Columbian College, Wash-
ington, D.C., and in 1825 became pastor of a church
in Boston. He wrote Memoirs of Roger Williams and
of Mrs. Ann H. Judson, and was the founder of the
"Christian Review." Died in 1838.

Knowles, nolz, (JAMES SHERIDAN,) a popular drama-
tist and actor, born at Cork, in Ireland, in 1784. At
twelve years of age he wrote his first play, and at four-
teen produced an opera, "The Chevalier de Grillon."
He visited America in 1835, where he performed on the
stage and met with a flattering reception. Four years
later, an annual pension of two hundred pounds was con-
ferred upon him by the British government. Among the
most celebrated of his numerous plays maybe mentioned
"Leo the Gipsey," "Caius Gracchus," (1815,) "Vir-
ginius," (1820,) and "The Hunchback," (1832.) Several
years before his death he left the stage and became a
Baptist preacher. Died in 1862.

See R. H. HORNH, " New Spirit of the Age," 1844 ; " Edinburgh
Review" for July, 1833: " Eraser's Magazine" for April, 1836;
" Blackwood's Magazine" for October, 1863; ALLIBONB, "Diction-
ary of Authors."

Knowles, (RICHARD BRINSLEY,) a son of J. Sheridan
Knowles, was born in Glasgow in 1820. He wrote "The
Maiden Aunt," (1845,) a successful play, and in 1843 was
called to the bar at the Middle Temple. He contributed
much to current literature, and for many years was an
editor in London. He also edited and published many
old manuscripts. Died January 18, 1882.

Knowles, (THOMAS,) an English clergyman and
writer, born at Ely in 1723. He wrote "Advice to
Young Clergymen," "Primitive Christianity, in Defenca
of the Trinity," and "Lectures for Passion Week."
Died in 1802.

Knowlton, nSl'tpn, (THOMAS,) an English botanist,
born in 1692; died in 1782.

KHOX, noks, (HENRY,) an able American general and
statesman, born at Boston, July 25, 1750, was a book-
seller in his youth. He married an accomplished lady
named Lucy Fluker. He took part in the battle of
Bunker Hill, and in the beginning of the Revolution
distinguished himself by his skill as an engineer and
artillerist In 1775 he was appointed commander of
the artillery. He was raised to the rank of brigadier-
general in 1776, and served under Washington in the
battles of Trenton and Princeton, January, 1777. He
directed the artillery at the battle of Brandywine, Sep-
tember, 1777, and at Monmouth, June, 1778. He also
contributed to the defeat and capture of the British army
at Yorktown, in October, 1781, soon after which he was
promoted to be a major-general. He enjoyed in a high
degree the esteem and confidence of General Wash-
ington. He succeeded General Lincoln as secretary of
war in March, 1785, before the adoption of the Consti-



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tution, and was appointed to the same office by President
Washington in 1789. In politics he was a Federalist
lie resigned his office in December, 1794, after which he
lived in Maine. He had seven or more children. He
died at Thomaston, Maine, in October, 1806.

See BANCROFT, " History of the United States :" " National
Portrait-Gallery of Distinguished Americans," vol. ii.

Knox, (ISA CRAIG,) a Scottish poetess, born in Edin-
burgh, October 17, 1831. Her maiden name was CRAIG.
She published several successful volumes of poetry and
prose, among them a " Little Folk's History of Eng-
land," " Songs of Consolation," " Duchess Agnes," a
dramatic poem, etc.

Kuos, noks, (JOHN,) the greatest of the Scottish Re-
formers, was born at Gifford, in East Lothian, in 1505.
He was educated at the University of Saint Andrew's,
and in theology was a pupil of John Major or Mair. He
was ordained a priest about 1 530, soon after which a great
change took place in his religious opinions. In 1542
he openly renounced the Roman Catholic religion, and
became a zealous preacher of the Protestant doctrines,
which at that time had few adherents in Scotland. The
torm of persecution soon began to beat against him,
and it is stated that Cardinal Beaton employed assassins
to take his life. In 1547 he retired for safety to the castle
of Saint Andrew's, which was occupied by a party of
Protestants who had conspired against and killed Cardi-
nal Beaton. During the siege of this place he preached
with great power and converted many of its inhabitants.
The castle at length was captured by Regent Arran and
his French allies, who carried Knox as a prisoner to
Rouen. He was confined nineteen months in the French
galleys, and released in 1549, after which he preached
at Berwick and Newcastle for several years. He was
appointed chaplain to Edward VI. about 1551, and was
intimate with Cranmer. In 1553 he married Marjory
Bowes. On the accession of Queen Mary, (1553,) he
was induced by the urgent entreaties of his friends to
retire to the continent. He visited Scotland in 1555,
after which he passed about three years at Geneva, where
he formed a friendship with Calvin, studied Hebrew, and
was employed as pastor of a church. In 1558 he pub-
lished "The First Blast of the Trumpet against the
Monstrous Regiment of Women." The Scotch Prot-
estants in the mean time had increased in number, and
the conflict between the opposing ideas had reached a
crisis which required the inflexible resolution and un-
flinching courage of Knox. He returned to Scotland in
May, 1559, and became the master-spirit of the Refor-
mation in that country, which was then ruled by Marie,
the queen-regent, a French princess of the family of
Guise. The Protestants raised and maintained an army
for self-defence, and were animated by the vehement
harangues of Knox, who thundered continually against
the idolatry of the Romish Church. The Parliament in
1560 renounced the authority of the pope, and adopted
a confession of faith proposed by Knox. In 1561 the
young queen Mary arrived in Scotland, and had with
Knox several interviews, with no satisfactory results.
"At my interview with the queen," he wrote to Cecil,
"she showed more artifice than I ever found in a person
so young." At her instigation, Knox was accused of
treason, and tried, but was acquitted, (1563.) His first
wife having died, he married in 1564 Margaret Stewart,
a daughter of Lord Ochiltree. The projects and influ-
ence of Knox were promoted by the abdication of the
queen and the appointment of Murray as regent. But


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