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be seemed to come so slowly and reluctantly to those who sought
him.



w6w'ter-zon',) (JAN,) a skilful Dutch painter on glass,
born at Dort in 1530. Having opposed the Jesuits, he
was charged with heresy, and burned at Dort in 1572.

Kuyp. See CITYP.

Kiizing or Kiitzing, kiit'sing, (FRIEDRICH TRAU-
GOTT,) a German naturalist, born in Thuringia in 1807,
published, among other works, "Elements of Philo-
sophical Botany."

Kvasir, kva'sir, [etymology unknown,] a mythic per-
sonage mentioned in the Norse legends. He was so
wise and knowing that no one could ask him a question
which he could not answer. He was, however, entrapped
and slain by two dwarfs who had invited him to a feast.
With his blood they mingled honey, and thus composed
a mead which makes every one who drinks of it a skald,
or wise man.

Kwang-Seu, (" Succession of Glory,") a Chinese em-
peror, born in 1871. On the death from smallpox of the
:mperor Tung-Che, (January 12, 1875,) Kwang-Seu, the
infant grandson of the emperor Taoo-Kwang, (who died
in 1850,) was selected as emperor. His aunt, the
empress dowager, acted as regent till he reached his
majority at twenty-one. As emperor he came under
the influence of reformers, and set in train such radi-
cal changes that in 1898 the empress dowager,
through a palace coup d'ttat, seized the reins of
power, under the support of the conservative party.

Kyau, von, fon kee'ow, (FRIEDRICH WILHELM,)
BARON, a Prussian nobleman, celebrated for his wit and
blunt honesty, was born in 1654. He was a favourite of
Augustus II., King of Poland, who made him adjutant-
general. Died in 1733.

Kjfd, (THOMAS,) an English dramatist, flourished
about 1580, a short time before Shakspeare. His only
works extant are entitled "Cornelia, or Pompey the
Great his fair Cornelia's Tragedy," " The First Part of
Geronimo," and " The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronymo
is mad again." The last-named production displays
uncommon power, and is supposed to have suggested
to Shakspeare some parts of " Hamlet"

Kydermynater. See KIDDERMINSTER.

Kyffhauser, kJf'hoi'zer, an ancient palace (now in
ruins) of the emperors of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, is
situated on a high eminence near the village of Tilleda,
in Germany. There is a popular tradition that at the
Kyffhauser, in a magnificent subterranean palace, Fred-
erick Barbarossa (" Red-beard") exists in a state of en-
chantment, with his knights and squires seated round
a stone table, through which his beard has grown. Once
in one hundred years (or, as some say, in sixty years)
he partially awakes from his enchanted sleep, and sends
out some one to inquire how the time is passing. It is
supposed that after a certain period he will awake and
revisit his empire, and then a better time will prevail.
One of Freiligrath's finest poems, entitled " Barbaros-
sa's First Awaking," ("Barbarossa's erstes Erwachen,")
has reference to the above tradition.

Kyn'as-tpn or Kin'as-tpn, (Sir FRANCIS,) an Eng-
lish poet, born in Shropshire in 1587, translated Chau-
cer's "Troilus and Cressida" into Latin, and was the
author of a poem entitled " Leoline and Sydanis." He
was the founder of the Museum Minervse in Covent
Garden. Died in 1642.

See WOOD, "Athenz Oxonienses."

Kynaston, (JOHN,) an English divine, born at Ches
ter in 1728, was a Fellow of Brazennose College, Oxford.
Died in 1783.

Kyper, kee'per, (ALBRECHT,) a German medical
writer, born at Konigsberg about 1605. He became
first physician to the Prince of Orange, and professor
of medicine at Leyden in 1648. Died in 1655.

Kypke, klp'keh, (GEORG DAVID,) a German Oriem.u-
'ist, born in Pomerania in 1724, wrote " Observationes
Sacrae in Novi Fcederis Libros," (1755.) Died in 1779.

Kyrle, kerl, (JoHN,) an English benefactor, eulogized
by Pope in the verses on the Man of Ross, was born
about 1664. He was a native or resident of Ross, in
Herefordshire, where he built a church and endowed a
hospital. He owned an estate of ^500 a year. Died
in 1754, aged ninety.



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LAALE



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LABERGE



Laale, lau'leh, (PEDER,) a Danish poet of the fifteenth
century, was born at Lolland. He wrote "Latin-Danish
Proverbs," ("Adagia Latino- Danica.")

Laar. See LAER, VAN.

Labadie, If bf de', (JEAN,) a French Protestant min-
ister, regarded by some as a mystic or a fanatic, was born
at Bourg, in Guienne, in 1610. After joining the Jesuits
and obtaining success as an eloquent preacher, he turned
Protestant in 1650, and was for eight years pastor of a
church at Montauban. He subsequently preached at
Geneva, Middelburg, etc., where he made many prose-
lytes or friends, among whom were Anna M. Schur-
mann and the Princess Elizabeth of the Rhine. The
sect called Labadists, which he formed in Germany,
continued for nearly a century. Died in 1674.

See MAUCDUICT, "Avis charitable a Messieurs de Geneve ton-
chant la Vie du Sieur Jean Labadie," etc., Lyons, 1664.

La'ban, [Heb. p^.J the son of Bethuel, lived at
Haran, 'in Mesopotamia, about 1740 B.C. He had two
daughters, Leah and Rachel, who became the wives of
Jacob. (See Genesis xxix. and xxx.)

Labanof (Labanov or Labanow) de Rostof,
IS-ba'nof deh ros'tof, (Prince ALEXANDER,) a Russian
general and writer, born in 1788, served as aide-de-camp
to the emperor from 1817 to 1828. His principal work
is " Letters, Instructions, and Memoirs of Mary Stuart,
Queen of Scots," (7 vols., 1844.) Died Dec. 8, 1866.

La Barbinais le Gentil, li biR'be'ni' leh zhflN'-
te', a French traveller, born probably at Saint-Malo.
He visited Chili, Peru, and China, as a merchant, about
1715, and published "A New Voyage round the World
with a Description of China," (3 vols., 1727.)

Lab'a-ree, (BENJAMIN,) D.D., LL.D., an American
educator, born in Charlestown, New Hampshire, June 3,
1801. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1828, and
at Andover Seminary in 1831. He was ordained to the
Congregational ministry in 1831, was professor of ancient
languages in Jackson College, Tennessee, and its presi-
dent from 1832 to 1837, and was president of Middlebury
College, Vermont, from 1840 to 1866. Died at Walpole,
New Hampshire, November 15, 1883.

Labairaque, It'bt'rtk', (ANTOINE GERMAIN,) a
French chemist, born at Oloron in 1777 ; died in 1850.

Labarre. See BARRE.

Labarre, (THEODORE,) a French composer, and a
skilful performer on the harp, was born in Paris in 1805.
He composed popular ballads and operas. Died in 1870.

Labarre de Corcelles, de, deh It'bSR' deh koR'sel',
(FRANCOIS Tirecuy teR'kii-e',) a French liberal poli-
tician, born in 1801. He was a friend of Cavaignac,
who in 1848 sent him on a mission to the pope. In 1875
he became a life senator.

La Barre-Duparc, de, deh IfbaV dii'pSRk', (Nico-
LAS EDOUARD,) a French military writer and officer, born
at Saint-Cloud in 1819.

Labarthe, If'biRt', (PIERRE,) a French geographer
and writer, born at Dax in 1760; died in 1824.

La Bastie, de, deh It bts'te', (JOSEPH BIMARD,)
BARON, a French antiquary, born at Carpentras in 1703 ;
died in 1 742.

Labat, It'bt', (JEAN BAPTISTE,) a French monk and
successful author, born in Paris in 1663. He went in
1694 to the West Indies as a missionary, and, having
returned to France in 1706, published a "Description
of the West Indies," (6 vols., 1722,) a work of some
merit In 1728 he published an excellent Description
of Senegal and adjacent regions, (" Relation de 1'Afrique
occidental, " 5 vols., 1728,) the data of which were fur-
nished by De Brue. Died in 1738.

Labat, (LEON,) a French traveller and physician,
born at Agde in 1803. He cured the Shah of Persia,
who gave him the title of prince. Died in 1847.

Labbe, lib, (PHILIPPE,) a French Jesuit and volumi-
nous writer, born at Bourges in 1607. He lived many
years in Paris, and published several useful works on
history and chronology, among which is "Chronological,



Technical, and Historical Agreement," ("Concordia
Chronologica, Technica et Historica," 1656.) He is
chiefly known at the present time by his valuable work
on Latin pronunciation, entitled " Eruditas Pronuntia-
tionis Catholici Indices," which was enlarged by E.
Leeds and republished in London in 1751. Died in 1667.

Labbe de Monveron, It'bi' deh m6N'va'r6N',
(CHARLES,) a French philologist and advocate, born in
Pari in 1582. He published, as editor, besides other
works, " Glossaries of Cyrillus, Philoxenus, and other
Ancient Writers," ("Cynlli, Philoxeni et aliorum vete-
rum Glossaria," (1679.) Died in 1657.

Lab'berton, (ROBERT VAN HINDERLOPEN,) an
educator, born near Marseilles, France, in 1813. He
became professor of Greek at the University of Penn-
sylvania about 1850. His principal work was an
" Historical Atlas," illustrating the boundaries of na-
tions at successive periods ; a standard work of refer-
ence. Died October 12, 1898.

Labe, li'ba', (LOUISE,) a French lady, known by the
name of LA BELLE CORIHERE, was born at Lyons in 1526,
and became the wife of Ennemond Perrin, a merchant
who dealt in cordage. She was learned in languages
and celebrated for her beauty and ardent imagination.
She composed elegies, sonnets, and a drama named
"Debat de la Folie et de 1'Amour." Died in 1566.

La Bedolliere, It ba'do'le^aiR', (MILE GIGAULT,)
a French litterateur, born at Amiens in 1812. He became
an editor of the " Siecle." He translated into French
Fenimore Cooper's works, Mrs. Stowe's " Uncle Tom'i
Cabin," and the Waverley Novels, and wrote a "Life
of La Fayette," (1833,) a " History of the Manners and
Private Life of the French," (1847,) " History of Italy,"
(1859,) "A History of the War between Germany and
Italy," (1866,) "France and Prussia," (1867,) "History
of the War of 1870-71," (1872,) " Bazaine and the Capitu-
lation of Metz," (1873, ) " Genera! History of Ancient and
Modern Nations," (1879,) etc. Died in 1883.

Labedoyere or La Bedoyere, de, deh Ifba'dwa'-
yaiR', (CHARLES ANGELIQUE HUCHET,) COUNT, a French
general, noted for graceful manners and chivalrous spirit,
was born in Paris in 1786. He became aide-de-camp to
Marshal Lannes in 1808. At Essling, in 1809, he was
wounded by the side of Lannes, who was killed at the
same time. He was aide-de-camp to Eugene Beauhar-
nais in 1812, and distinguished himself at the Moskwa
and Berezina. In 1814 he accepted from Louis XVIIL
the command of a regiment stationed at Grenoble. He
was one of the first officers that in 1815 joined the stan-
dard of Napoleon, who raised him to the rank of general
of division ; and he was one of the last to leave the field
at the battle of Waterloo. Having been arrested in
Paris and tried by court-martial, he was shot, in 1815.

See " Nouvelle Biographic Generate."

LaTje-o, (QuiNTUS ANTISTIUS,) a Roman jurist, who
flourished about 50 B.C. He fought for Brutus at Phi-
lippi, and, after the battle was lost, died by his own hand
His son, QUINTUS or MARCUS ANTISTIUS LABEO, was >
more eminent jurist, a man of great learning, and an
inflexible republican. He lived during the reign of Au-
gustus, to whom he sometimes expressed his mind with
boldness. He was the founder or head of a school of
law, and was the rival of Capito. He wrote Commen-
taries on the Twelve Tables, and many treatises, extracts
from which are preserved in the Digest. Labeo and
Capito are styled " ornaments of Peace" (" decora Pads")
by Tacitus. The disciples of Labeo were called Procu-
Hani, from Proculus, his successor.

Laberge, de, deh la"biRzh', (CHARLES AUGUSTE,)
an excellent French landscape-painter, born in Paris in
1805. He represented human nature with surprising
fidelity in a picture of a "Diligence passing through a
Village and announcing the Revolution of 1830." His
"Country Physician" (1832) is called his master-piece.
His works are finished very minutely, without imi airing
the general effect. Died in 1842.



as/5; casj; ghard: gas/;G, H,Yi, guttural. N, nasal; R, trilled; sasz; th as in this. (Jjy~See Explanations, p. 23.)



LABERGERIE



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LABOULAYE



Labergerie, de, d?h li'be'Rzh're', JEAN BAPTISTE
ROUGIER,) BARON, an eminent French agriculturist, born
in Touraine in 1759. He published several approved
historical works on the agriculture of the ancient Greeks,
Romans, and Gauls, also treatises on Practical Agricul-
ture. Died in 1836.

La-be'rI-us, (DECIMUS,) a Roman knight, distin-
guished as a writer of mimes, was born about 107 B.C.
In the year 45 Caesar signified a wish that he should act
his mimes in public. He reluctantly complied, such
practice being deemed degrading, and acquitted him-
self with credit, at the same time availing himself of the
opportunity to turn his wit against the dictator. The
prologue which he spoke on this occasion has been
preserved, and is much admired. Only small fragments
of his works are extant Died in 43 B.C.

Labiche, Ifbesh', (EUGENE MARIN,) a French dra-
matic author, born at Paris, May 5, 1815. He studied
at the College Bourbon and at the law-school, but be-
came a news-reporter for the small journals. He attained
great success as a writer of eccentric and extravagant
comedies, farces, and vaudevilles. In 1880 he was
chosen to the Academy. His plays, more than one
hundred in number, were in many instances prepared by
other writers with his assistance, the originality and ex-
travagance being in most cases his own. Among his
best-known works are "Le Chapeau de Faille d'ltalie,"
(1851.) and "Le Voyage de M. Perrichon." Died 1888.

Labienus, (TiTUS,) a Roman general, born 98 B.C.,
was chosen tribune of the people in 63, and prsetor a few
years later. About 60 B.C. he became lieutenant of Caesar.
He was the ablest general that served under Caesar in
the conquest of Gaul, where he gained victories over the
Treviri. He abandoned his late chief at the passage of
the Rubicon, and took arms for Pompey and the senate in
49 B.C. After the battle of Pharsalia he commanded in
Africa, and was killed in the battle of Munda, in Spain,
in 45 B.C. His son QUINTUS became a general of the
Parthians, defeated Mark Antony in Cilicia, and was
captured by the Romans and put to death in 39 B.C.
Another son, TITUS LABIENUS, was an eloquent orator
and an enemy of Augustus Caesar.

Labillardlere or La Billardiere, de, deh Ifbe'yiR'-
de_-ain', (JACQUES JUI.IEN HOUTON.) a French botanist,
born at Alencon in 1755. After he had explored Cyprus,
Syria, and Mount Lebanon as a botanist, he was em-
ployed as naturalist in the expedition which was sent in
learch of La Pe"rouse in 1791. Having returned to
Paris, he published two valuable works, viz., " Narrative
of a Voyage in Search of La Pe'rouse," (1800,) and a
"Flora of New Holland," (1804-06.) The former has
enriched the various branches of natural history. He
was a member of the Institute. Died in 1834.

See P. FLOUKNS, " filoge de J. J. de Labillardiere,' 1837.

Labitte, li"bet', (CHARLES,) a French critic, born at
Chateau-Thierry in 1816, became professor of foreign
literature at Rennes in 1840. He wrote for the "Revue
des Deux Mondes" able articles on M. J. Che'nier and
other authors. Died in 1845. Two volumes of his
"Etudes litte>aires" were published in 1846.

Lablache, liTblish', (Louis,) a celebrated singer and
actor, born of French parentage in Naples in 1 794. He
performed many seasons in Paris and London. His
Yoke embraced two full octaves ; it was firm and sonorous,
powerful and expressive. He was successful both in
the serious and comic opera. Died in 1858.

La Boetie. See BOET>E.

La Borde. See BORDE.

Laborde, (GENERAL.) See DELABORDE, (HENRI F.)

Laborde, U'bord', (MAXIMILIAN,) an American phy-
sician, of French extraction, born in Edgeheld, South
Carolina, in 1804. He became in i838secretary of state.
In 1842 he was appointed professor of logic and belles-
lettres in South Carolina College, and afterwards of
metaphysics and physiology. Died November 6, 1873.

Laborde, IS'boRa', (ViDiEN,) a French priest, born at
Toulouse in 1680. He lived in Paris, and was patronized
by Cardinal de Noailles. He published a "Treatise on
the Essence, Distinction, and Limits of the Spiritual and
Temporal Powers," " Familiar Conferences," and other
admired religious works. Died in 1748.



Laborde, de, deh U'boRd', (ALEXANDRE Louis JO-
SEPH,) COUNT, a French antiquary and litterateur, born
in Paris in 1774, was a son of Jean Joseph, (1724-94.)
He accompanied Lucien Bonaparte in his embassy to
Spain in 1800, after which he devoted some years to the
study and delineation of Spanish monuments, scenery,
etc. He published the results in a large and costly
work, " Picturesque and Historic Journey in Spain,
(" Voyage pittoresque et historique en Espagne," 4 vols.,
1807-18, with 900 engravings,) which is highly com-
mended. He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies
in 1822 and 1827, and risked his life for the popular
cause in July, 1830, after which he became a councillor
of state. Among his important works are "The Monu-
ments of France classed Chronologically," (24 parts,
1816-26,) and a " Picturesque Journey in Austria," (j
vols., 1821-23.) He was a member of the Institute,
Died in 1842.

Laborde, de, (JEAN JOSEPH,) MARQUIS, a French
financier, born at Jacca, Aragon, in 1724. He acquired
a very large fortune by commerce, and was distinguished
for his liberality. He was appointed banker to the
court by the Duke of Choiseul, who gave him the title
of marquis. He was guillotined in 1794, on suspicion
of having conspired against the dominant party.

Laborde, de, (LEON EMMANUEL SIMON JOSEPH,)
COUNT, a French traveller and writer on art, a son of
Count Alexandre Louis Joseph, noticed above, was born
in Paris in 1807. He became aide-de-camp to La Fa-
yette in 1830, and was elected to the Chamber of Depu
ties in 1840. In 1842 he was admitted into the Academy
of Inscriptions. He produced a splendid work entitled
"Travels in the East," ("Voyage en Orient," etc, con-
taining four hundred views in Asia Minor and Syria, 36
parts, 1837-55,) "The Renaissance of the Arts at the
Court of France," (1850-55,) and other works on art
In 1857 he was chosen director of the archives of the
empire. Died March 29, 1869.

Labor!, (FERNAND GUSTAVE GASTON,) an able
French lawyer, born at Rheims in 1860. He was
called to the bar at Paris in 1 88 1, and conducted a
number of leading cases, gaining an European repu-
tation by his masterly defence of M. Zola, accused of
libelling the President and army of France, and his
defence of Dreyfus in 1898 before a court-martial
pledged to convict.

Labouchere, Ifboo'shaiR', (HENRY,) Baron Taun-
ton, an English Whig minister of state, born in Lon-
don in 1798, was descended from a family of French
Protestants. He was returned to Parliament for Taunton
in 1830, became privy councillor in 1835, and president
of the board of trade in 1839. Having resigned with
his party in 1841, he was chosen chief secretary for Ire-
land in 1846. He was president of the board of trade
from July, 1847, till February, 1852, and was colonial
secretary from the accession of Palmerston, in 1855, until
February, 1858. His mother was a Baring, sister of
Lord Ashhurton. Died in July, 1869.

Labouchere, (HENRY,) nephew of the above, was
bom in 1831, educated at Eton, and from 1854 to 1864
was attache or secretary at various foreign courts. He
entered Parliament as a Liberal in 1865, representing
Northampton after 1880. He became an extreme
radical, and gained large influence through his editor-
ship of " Truth," published by him. He was in Paris
during the siege, and published " Diary of a Besieged
Resident in Paris," (1871.)

Labouchere, Ifboo'shaiR', (PIERRE ANTOINE,) a
French historical painter, was born at Nantes in 1807.
Among his works are "The Colloquy of Geneva in 1549:
Calvin, Beza, and Farel," and " Luther at the Diet of
Worms," (1857.) Died at Paris, March 28, 1873.

Labouderie, IS'bood're', (JEAN,) a French religious
writer and abbe, born in Auvergne in 1776 ; died in 1849.

Laboulaye, Ifboo'lJ', (EDOUARD RENE LEKEBURE,)
a French jurist and historical writer, born in Paris in
l8n. He acquired a high reputation by his writings,
among which are a " History of the Law of Landed
Property in Europe," (1839,) a " History of the United



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States of America," (3 vols., 1855,) and an ingenious
and witty work entitled " Paris in America." lie trans-
lated into French several of the works of Dr. Channing,
(1853.) In 1845 he was chosen a member of the Acad-
emy of Inscriptions. He was a warm friend of the Union
during the great civil war, (1861-65,) aiK ' was a Liberal
in French politics. Died May 24, 1883.
See " Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale. *

Labourdonnaie or La Bourdonnaie, de, deh If-
booR'do'nJ', (ANNF. FRANgois AUGUSTIN,) COUNT, a
French general, born at Guerande in 1747. In 1792 he
was made a general, and, having obtained command of
the army of the North, was denounced byDumouriez for
obstructing his operations in Belgium, and was recalled.
He afterwards commanded the army of the Pyrenees.
Died in November, 1793.

Labourdonnaie, de, (FRANgois REGIS,) COUNT, a
French legislator, born at Angers in 1767. In 1815
he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies, where for
about fifteen years he was one of the chief orators of
the extreme royalists. He obtained the portfolio of the
interior in the Polignac ministry in 1829, but resigned
about the close of that year. Died in 1839.

Labourdonnais, de, (MAHE.) See MAHE.

Labourdonnais, de, deh 15'booa'do'ni', (MAHR,
mjfa',) a Frenchman, sumamed " The King of Chess,"
was born in 1795. After the death of Philidor he was
probably the most skilful chess-player in France. He
wrote a " Life of Mahi de Labourdonnais," (his grand-
father.) Died in 1840.

Laboureur, Le, leh li'boo'ruR', JEAN,) a French
priest, whose works have thrown light on the history of
France, was born at Montmorency in 1623. He became
one of the almoners of the king. He published " Monu-
ments of Illustrious Persons," (1641,) "Memoirs of
Michel de Castelnau," (1659,) and other works. Died
in 1675.

Labrador, la-bRa-Din', (JuAN,) a Spanish painter of
the Seville school, was born in Estremadura. He painted
flowers and fruits with great success. His works are
highly prized in Spain. Died in 1600, at an advanced age.

Labrousse, de, deh IS'bRooss', (CLOTILDE SUZANNB
de Courcelles deh kooR'sel',) a French enthusiast,
born in Perigord in 1747. She professed to be a pro-
phetess. In the Revolution she advocated the popular
cause. Died in 1821.

La Brousse, de, (NICOLAS,) Comte de Verteillac, (deh
veVtJ'yik',) a French general, born in 1648, was killed
near Mons in 1693. Louis XIV. said, " I have lost in
the Count of Verteillac the best officer of infantry that I
have had since Turenne."

La Brune, de, deh 11 bRiin, (JEAN,) a French Prot-
estant minister and writer, lived about 1690-1720.

La Brunerie, de, deh li bRiin're', (GUILLAUME,) Vi-
comte Dode, a French general, born in Isere in 1775.
He had the chief command of the engineers of the army
which invaded Spain in 1823, and directed the fortifica-
tions of Paris, (1840-45.) He was made a marshal of
France in 1847. Died in 1851.

See " Nouvelle Biographic Gene'rale,"

La Bruyere. See BRUYERE, DE LA.

La Caille. See CAILLE, DE LA.

La Calleja, de, di la kJl-ya'Hi, (ANDRES,) a Spanish
painter, born at La Rioja in 1 705 ; died in Madrid in 1 785.

La Calprenede. See CALPRENEDE, DE LA.

Lacarry, la"kt're', (GiLLES.) a learned French Jesuit
and historian, born in the diocese of Castres in 1605, was
for many years rector of the College of Cahors. He pub-
lished several esteemed historical works, among which
is a " History of Rome from Julius Caesar to Constan-
tine I.," (1671.) Died in 1684.

Lacaussade, li'ko'sid', (AUGUSTE,) a French poet
and critic, born in the Isle of Bourbon in 1820. He made
a good version of Ossian's poems, (1842,) and became
secretary to M. Sainte-Beuve. In 1852 he published
" Poemes et Paysages." Died in 1897.

Laoaze, de, deh irklz', (Louis,) a French medical
writer, born in Warn in 1703. Among his works is
" Idee de 1'Homme physique et moral," (" Ideal of the
Physical and Moral Man," 1755.) Died in 1765.

Lacepede, de, deh Ijfsa'pSd', (BERNARD GERMAIN



ETIENNE DE LA VILLE.) COUNT, an emir.en French
naturalist, born at Agen in 1756. He was care'ally edu-
cated at home by his father, who was of a distinguished


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