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was so extraordinary that he knew nearly the whole
of the Bible by heart. It was his own belief that if the
Holy Scriptures should be destroyed he could restore
them all from his memory, with the exception of two or
three chapters in the Old Testament

See the " Sketch of Professor George Lawson" in the "Watch
man and Reflector," 1867.

Law'spn, (HENRY,) F.R.S., an English savant, born
at Greenwich in 1774. He erected an observatory at
Bath, and published a " History of the New Planets "
(1847.) Died in 1858.

Lawson, (Sir JOHN,) an English admiral, born at
Hull, became a captain before the end of the civil war.
He co-operated with Monk in the restoration of Charles
II., and was made rear-admiral. About 1664 he and De
Ruyter were sent with combined fleets into the Medi-
terranean in order to chastise the pirates of Harbary.
He was killed in a battle against the Dutch in 1665.

See CAMPBELL. "Lives of the British Admirals."

Lawson. (JOHN,) a native of Scotland, emigrated to
America, where he became surveyor-general of North
Carolina. He was captured and put to death by the
Indians in 1712. He published "A New Voyage to
Carolina," etc., (1709.)

Lawson, (Sir WILFRED,) an English temperance
advocate, was born at Aspatria, Cumberland, in 1829.
He early became interested in the temperance move-
ment, was elected to Parliament in 1859, and there
became a vigourous advocate of temperance legislation.
He carried a local option resolution in 1880 and again
in iSSi and 1883. He became an advanced radical,
favouring the disestablishment of the Church and the
abolition of the House of Lords and of standing armies.

Law'ton, (HENRY W.,) an American general,
born in Ohio, March 17, 1843. He entered the army
as a sergeant of volunteers in 1861, and was mustered
out in 1865 as brevet colonel. In 1866 he was made
second lieutenant in the regular army, advancing in
grade to lieutenant-colonel by 1889. He was appointed
brigadier-general of volunteers in 1898, took part in
the Santiago campaign, was made major-general, and
in January, 1899, was sent to the Philippines. Here
tie played a brilliant part, introducing against the
Filipinos the tactics he had previously employed against
the Indians, which led to their complete rout. He
was subsequently employed in clearing the country
around Manila of insurgents, and during a fight at
San Mateo was shot dead, December 19, 1899. Gen-
eral Lawton died poor, and his admiring countrymen
raised a fund of nearly $100,000 for his widow.

Lax, (Rev. WILLIAM,) an English astronomer, born in

1751. He became professor of astronomy and geometry

at Cambridge in 1795. Died in 1836.

Laxmann, IJks'man, (ADAM,) a Russian officer, who
n 1792 was sent by his government to Japan for the
jurpose of opening commercial intercourse with the
apanese. He failed in this object, and wrote a succinct

narrative of his journey.

Lay, (BENJAMIN,) an eccentric philanthropist, born in
England, became a resident of Abington, Pennsylvania,
le was one of the earliest and most zealous opponents
)f slavery in the United States, and the coadjutor of
r ranklin and Benezet. He was a member of the Society

of Friends, in which he bore a faithful testimony against
he practice of slaveholding, then prevalent among them,
ie resolutely refused to partake of any food or wear any

-lothing which was wholly or in part produced by the
abour of slaves. Died in 1760.

Laya, li'yi", (ALEXANDRA) a French jurist and
writer, was born in Paris in 1806. He published a work
in English law, " Droit Anglais, ou Resume' de la L^gis-
ation Anglaise,"etc., (2 vols., 1845,) and "Studies on
he Life of M. Thiers," (2 vols., 1846.)

Laya, (JEAN Louis,) a French dramatist, father of
he preceding, was born in Paris in 1761. His comedy '
'The Friend of the Laws" was received with great



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favour in 1793, but was proscribed by the terrorists.
He wrote various other works, and was chosen a mem-
ber of the French Academy in 1817. Died in 1833.

See ''Notice biographique sur J. L. Laya," Paris, 1833; "Nou-
velle biographic Ge'ne'rale."

Laya, (LEON,) a French dramatist, son of the pre-
ceding, was born in Paris in 1809. He produced many
popular comedies, among which are "Emma, or the
Guardian Angel," (1844,) and "An April Fool," ("Un
Poisson d'Avril," 1845.) Died September 5, 1872.

Lay'a-mon, or Law'e-man, an English priest of
Eruley, (now Arley Regis,) in Worcestershire, who in
the early part of the thirteenth century wrote the Old-
English chronicle of " Brut," an enlarged and free trans-
lation of Wace's " Brut d'Angleterre." This work is
important as the principal literary monument in the
English language of that period.

Lay'ard, (AUSTEN HENRY,) an Orientalist and anti-
quary, a grandson of the following, was born in Paris, of
English parents, in March, 1817. He visited Asia Minor,
Persia, etc. about 1840, and a few years later discovered
the ruins of Nineveh near Mosul. Under the auspice?
of Lord Stratford de Redcliffe, and in conjunction with
M. Botta, he made extensive excavations at Nimroud,
where he found monuments marked with cuneiform
inscriptions, and colossal emblematic figures in the form
of winged bulls and lions, memorials of a civilization
which existed before the commencement of profane his-
tory. These sculptures, bas-reliefs, etc. are now deposited
in the British Museum. Mr. Layard returned to England
in 1847, an d published an account of his researches in
" Nineveh and its Remains," (2 vols., 1849.) He resumed
the enterprise in 1849, and published a second work,
entitled " Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Baby-
lon, with Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan, and the Desert,"
(1853.) In 1852 he was elected a member of Parliament.
He was under-secretary of state for foreign affairs from
August, 1861, to June, 1866. In December, 1868, as a
member of the Liberal party, he was appointed commis-
sioner of public works under Mr. Gladstone, and ambas-
sador to Spain in 1869. In 1877 he was sent as ambassa-
dor to Constantinople, and in 1878 received the order of
the Grand Cross of the Bath. Died July 5, 1894.

Layard, (CHARLES PETER,) an English divine, of
French descent, born about 1748, was grandfather of
the preceding. He obtained the Seatonian prize for
poetry at Cambridge about 1774. In 1800 he was
appointed Dean of Bristol. Died in 1803.

Layens, de, deh li'ens or li'yfiN', ( MATHIEU, ) a
Flemish architect of Louvain. He designed the Hotel-
de-Ville of Louvain, an excellent specimen of what is
termed ogival architecture. Died in 1484.

Laynez. See LAINEZ, (JAGO.)

Lays, or Lay, IS, (FRANC.OIS,) a French vocalist, born
at La Barthe de Nestes, in Gascony, February 14, 1758.
From 1780 to 1822 he was one of the principal singers
at the Grand Opera in Paris. Died March 30, 1831.

Lazare. See LAZARUS.

Laz'a-rus, [Gr. Aofapof ; Fr. LAZARE, irzfR' ; It. LAZ-
LARO, lat'sa-ro,] one of the personal friends of Christ, and
a brother of Mary and Martha. The Saviour wrought
one of his most memorable miracles by recalling Lazarus
to life after he had been dead four days.

See John xi. and rii.

Laz'a-rus, (EMMA,) an American poet, bom in New
York city, July 22, 1849, of a Hebrew family. Her prin-
cipal books are " Admetus, and other Poems," (1871,)
"Alide," a prose tale, (1874,) "Poems and Ballads from
Heine," (iSSi,) "Songs of a Semite," (1882.) D. 1887.

Lazarus, lat'sa-rus, (MoRiTZ,) a German (Jewish)
philosopher, born at Filehne, Prussian Poland, Septem-
ber 15, 1824. He was educated at Berlin, and in 1860
was elected to a professorship in the University of Berne,
of which in 1864 he became rector. In 1873 h ^ was
appointed professor of philosophy in the University of
Berlin. His works include "The Life of the Soul," (2
rols., 1877,) "Ideal Problems," (1878,) "The Origin of
Morals," " Ideas in History," etc.

Lazeri,lad-za'ree, ? (PiETRO,) an Italian writer on eccle
siastical history, born at Sienna in 1710; died in 1789.



Lazius, llt'se-us, (WOLFGANG,) a German antiquary,
born at Vienna in 1514, practised medicine in that city.
About 1550 the emperor Ferdinand appointed him his
physician. He published, besides other works, " On
the Migrations of Nations and Origin of Languages,"
etc., (" De Gentium aliquot Migrationibus, Linguarumque
Initiis," etc., 1557.) Died in 1565.

See NlcifiON, "Me*moires;" SAX, "Onomasticon."

Lazzarelli, lat-sa-rel'lee, (GIOVANNI FRANCESCO,) an
Italian satirical poet, born at Gubbio in 1621. His
principal works are "La Cicceide," a personal satire,
and " Cosmopoli," (1691.) " He was," says Tiraboschi,
" among the small number of poets who did not follow
the bad taste of his age." Died in 1694.

Lazzarelli, (LuiGi,) a Latin poet, born at San Seve-
rino in 1450. He wrote " The Cup of Hermes," (" Crater
Hermetis,") and " Bombyx," a poem on silk-worms,
(1518.) Died in 1500.

Lazzarl See BRAMANTE, (DONATO LAZZARI.)

Lazzarini, (GIOVANNI ANDREA,) a skilful Italian
painter and elegant writer, was born at Pesaro in 1710,
and became a canon of the church. His master-piece
is a " Virgin with Saint Catherine," (at Gualda,) some
figures of which Lanzi pronounces " truly Raffaelesque."
He wrote a "Treatise on the Art of Painting," which
was often reprinted. Died in 1786, or, as others say, in
1801. " Lazzarini was perfectly master of good painting
as well as good writing," says Lanzi ; " easy, yet always
studied in every part ; at once noble and graceful, . .
yet free from affectation and parade."

Lazzarini, (GREGORIO,) an Italian painter of history,
born at Venice in 1655. He excelled in design and
colouring. His "S. Lorenzo Giustiniani" was greatly
admired. He was one of the best Venetian painters
of his time. Died in 1730 or 1740.

See LANZI, " History of Painting in Italy."

Lazzaro. See LAZARUS.

Lea, lee, (HENRY C.,) publisher and author, a son of
Isaac Lea, and a grandson of Mathew Carey, was born
in Philadelphia, September 19, 1825, and succeeded to the
business of the celebrated publishing-house of Mathew
Carey & Sons. Mr. Lea wrote " Superstition and Force
Essays on the Wager of Law, the Wager of Battle, the
Ordeal and Torture," (1866,) "A Historical Sketch of
Sacerdotal Celibacy in the Christian Church," (1867,)
"Studies in Church History," etc., (1869,) and a " His-
tory of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages," (3 vols.,
1887-88.)

Lea, (ISAAC,) LL.D., an American naturalist, bora
at Wilmington, Delaware, in 1792. He became in 1821
the partner of his father-in-law, Mathew Carey, a promi-
nent publisher in Philadelphia. His " Observations on
the Genus Unio" came out in 1827, and was followed
by " Contributions to Geology," (1833.) He also pub-
ished "Fossil Footmarks in the Red Sandstones of
Pottsville," " Synopsis of the Family of Naiades," and
other scientific treatises. He was elected president of
the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, in 1858.
Mr. Lea's contributions on conchology to the "Trans-
actions" of the American Philosophical Society are
esteemed among the most valuable that have appeared
on that subject. Died December 8, 1886.

Lea, (MATTHEW CAREY,) an American chemist,
a son of the preceding, was born at Philadelphia in
1823. He became an expert in chemistry, and devoted
his life to investigation, particularly of photographic
chemistry. He made some important discoveries, the
chief being in 1889, that silver may exist in three
allotropic states. He was elected to the National
Academy of Sciences in 1892. Died March 15, 1897.

Leach, leech, (WILLIAM ELFORD,) an eminent Eng
lish naturalist and physician, born at Plymouth in 1790.
He took the degree of M.D. at Edinburgh about 1812,
and was appointed curator of the natural history depart-
ment of the British Museum in 1813. Thenceforth he
devoted his time to the study of natural history, espe-
cially zoology. In 1815 he published the first part of
his excellent " History of the British Crustacea," which
was never completed. He largely promoted the intro-
duction into England of the natural system which La-



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marck and Cuvier had adopted. About 1821 he resigned
the place of curator, on account of ill health. Died in
Italy in 1836.

Lead or Ledde, l?d, (JANE,) an English mystical
writer, born in 1623, was a disciple of Jacob Bbhmen.
She wrote a number of works, among which is "The
Wonders of the Creation in Eight Different Worlds, as
they were revealed to the Author," (1695.) Died in 1704.

See LEE, "Life of Jane Lead"

Lead'er, (BENJAMIN WILLIAMS,) an English painter,
oorn at Worcester, March 12, 1831. His pictures are
numerous and very popular, his principal subjects being
mountain-scenes.

Leake, leek, (Sir JOHN,) an English admiral, born in
Surrey in 1656, was the son of Captain Richard Leake,
noticed below. He served with distinction in the battle
of La Hogue, in 1692, and displayed skill as commander
at Gibraltar in 1705. He commanded the fleet which
took Alicante, Majorca, etc. in 1706. In 1707 he was
made an admiral and chosen commander-in-chief of the
fleet, and in 1709 became a lord of the admiralty. Died
in 1720.

See S. M. LEAKE, " Life of Sir John Leake," 1750.

Leake, (STEPHEN MARTIN,) a nephew of Sir John,
noticed above, was born in England in 1702. He ob-
tained a high office in the Heralds' College, and pub-
lished a " History of British Coins," (1726,) and a " Life
if Sir John Leake," (1750.) Died in 1774.

Leake, (Colonel WILLIAM MARTIN,) an English trav-
eller, distinguished by his researches in the antiquities
of Greece, was born in 1777. Having obtained the rank
of lieutenant-colonel in the army, he commenced about
1800 his travels in Asia Minor, the Morea, and other
parts of Greece. He returned to England in 1810, and
afterwards published a number of valuable works, viz.,
"Researches in Greece,"(l8l4,)"Topography of Athens,"
(1821,) "Travels in the Morea," (1830,) "Travels in
Northern Greece," (1835,) and "Numismata Hellenica,"
a catalogue of Greek coins, (1854.) By his thorough
research and critical sagacity he has done more, probably,
than any other traveller to illustrate the history and
geography of ancient and modern Greece. Died in 1860.

See "Quarterly Review" for July, \&14.

Le-an'der, [Gr. Aeiovdpoc ; Fr. LftANDRE, 14'oNdR',]
a youth of Abydos, and a lover of Hero. He swam
across the Hellespont every night to visit Hero at Sestos.
As he was once attempting to cross in a storm, he was
drowned. (See HERO.)

Leander, [Fr. LEANDRE,] SAINT, Archbishop of Sev-
ille, in Spain, was a brother of Saint Isidore. He was
a zealous opponent of Arianism. He died about 600
A.D., leaving a work " De Institutione Virginum," ("On
the Education of Virgins.")

Leandre. See LEANDER.

Leang-Oo-Tee, (or -Ou-Ti,) la'ang 7 oo'tee, Emperor
of China, and founder of the Leang dynasty, usurped the
throne about 502 A.D. Through devotion to the doc-
trines of Fo and the mysticism of the Bonzes, (priests
of Fo or Booddha,) he neglected the care of the empire.
He died in 549, soon after he had been dethroned by
one of his officers, Heoo-King.

Leao. See LEO.

Leao, la-owN', or Liao, do, do IC-OWN', (DUARTB
NUNEZ,) a Portuguese historian, born at Ev'ora in 1608.

Lea'ppr, (MARY,) an English poetess, born in North-
amptonshire in 1722, was the daughter of a gardener,
and received the usual education of the lower class. At
her death, in 1746, she gave her father several poems
which she had kept secret, and which have considerable
merit One of them is called "The Temple of Love."
Lear, ( EDWARD,) an English painter and author,
born in 1812. He painted many landscapes of Greece
and Italy, wrote works descriptive of those countries,
but is best known by his " Book of Nonsense," which
has delighted several generations of children. Died
January 30, 1888.

Lear, leer, (TOBIAS,) a diplomatist, born at Ports-
mouth, New Hampshire, about 1760. He became
private secretary to General Washington in 1785, and



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1816.



in 1805. Died in



Le-ar'hus, [Gr. Atapjoc; Fr. LEARQUE, la'tRk',] an
ancient Greek statuary of Rhegium, lived about 600 or
700 B.C. Pausanias states that he saw at Sparta a bronze
statue of Jupiter executed by Learchus.

Learque. See LEARCHUS.

Lease, (MARY ELIZABETH,) an American poli-
tician, was born at Ridgway, Pennsylvania, in 1853.
She was admitted to the bar in Kansas in 1885, be-
came a prominent political speaker, and was a can-
didate for United States Senator in 1893. She was
appointed president of the Kansas State Board of
Charities.

Leathes, (STANLEY,) D.D., an English divine, born
at Ellesborough, Bucks, March 21, 1830. He as edu-
cated at Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating in 1852,
was ordained in 1856, and was appointed Hebrew pro-
fessor in King's College, London, in 1863. He has
written various theological and religious books, including
"The Witness of the Old Testament to Christ," (Boyle
Lectures, 1868,) "The Gospel its own Witness," (Hul-
sean Lectures, 1873,) " Religion of the Christ," (Bamp-
ton Lectures, 1877,) " Foundations of Morality,"
(1882,) "Christ and the Bible," (1885,) "Law in
the Prophets," (1891.)

Lebaillif, leh bi'yef , (ALEXANDRE CLAUDE MARTIN,)
a French natural philosopher, born at Saint-Fargeau in
1764. He constructed excellent micrometers and elec-
trometers, and invented a sideroscope. Died in 1831.

Lebailly, leh-bt'ye', (ANTOINE FRANC.OIS,) a French
fabulist, born at Caen in 1756. He published a collec-
tion of fables in 1784, and another in 1811. They ar
praised for wit, imagination, style, and good morality.
He also wrote operas, etc. Died in 1832.

Lebarbier, leh-biR'be-i', (JEAN JACQUES FRANC.OIS,)
a French historical painter, born at Rouen in 1738,
worked in Paris. He was a member of the Royal
Academy. Died in 1826.

Lebaa or Le Bas, leh-ba', (JACQUES PHILIPPE,) an
eminent French engraver, born in Paris in 1707. He
was for a long time the most popular of French engravers.
In 1743 he was admitted into the Academy of Painting.
He engraved many works of Teniers, Wouwerman, and
Vernet, and some of his own designs, which are also
admired. In 1782 he received the title of engraver to
the king. Died in 1784.

See BASAN, " Dictionnaire des Graveurs."

Lebas, (PHILIPPE,) a French archaeologist, son of th
succeeding, was born in Paris in 1794. He became in
1820 the preceptor of Louis Napoleon, (late emperor,)
returned to France in 1828, and in 1842 was sent on
a scientific mission to Greece and Asia Minor. The
results of this mission were published by order of the
government in his " Antiquarian Journey in Greece and
Asia Minor," (" Voyage archiologique en Grice et en
Asie Mineure," about 12 vols., 1847 et itq.) Died 1860.

Lebas, (PHTLIPPE FRANCOIS,) a French Jacobin, bom
near Arras in 1765. He became the devoted personal
friend and partisan of Robespierre, and voted for the
death of the king in the Convention. As the commis-
sary of the Convention in the departments of the Rhine,
he seconded Saint-Just in the direction of the army, and
arrested several generals. At his own request, he was
included in the decree against Robespierre on the gth
Thermidor, 1794, and killed himself on the same day.

See THIHRS, " History of the French Revolution."

Lebeau or Le Beau, leh-bo', (CHARLES,) a learned
French historian, born in Paris in 1701. He obtained
the chair of eloquence in the College of France in 1752,
and was chosen perpetual secretary of the Academy of
Inscriptions in 1755. r ' e published Latin verses, ("Car-
mina," 3 vols., 1782,) and a "History of the Lower Em-
pire from the Time of Constantine the Great," (" Histoire
du Bas-Empire en commeii9ant a Constantin le Grand,"
22 vols. I2mo, 1757-79,) which is a judicious and accu-
rate resume^ of the Byzantine historians, but is faulty
in style. Having been left unfinished by Lebeau, it was



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completed by Ameilhon and published In twenty-seven
volumes. A revised edition was published by Saint-
Martin and Brosset, (21 vols., 1836.) Died in 1778.

See CHARLES F. DUPUIS, " filoge de C. LebeaL," 1779: " Nou-
velle Biographic Gtae'rale ;" " Monthly Review" for July and August,
1770.

Lcbeau, (JEAN Louis JOSEPH,) a Belgian minister of
state, born at Huy in 1794. He was minister of foreign
affairs from April, 1840, to April, 1841. Died in 1865.

See L. DE LoMiuiE, "M. Lebeau, parun Homme de Rien," 1844.

Lebedef, l?b'eh-dlf, (GUERASIM or HERASIM,) a
Russian traveller and Orientalist, born in 1749. He
passed some years at Madras and Calcutta, and pub-
lished a "Grammar of the Pure and Mixed East Indian
Dialects," (London, 1801.) Died after 1815.

Lebeed, Lebid, or Lebyd, leb-eed', a popular Ara-
bian poet, born about 530 A.D. He had acquired a great
reputation when, at the age of ninety, he was converted
to Islamism by Mohammed, whom he followed in his
flight to Medina. Under the reign of Omar he settled
at Koofah, where he died about 673 A.D., at the extra-
ordinary age of one hundred and forty-five. Another
account states that he died in 662, aged about ninety.
His poems are said to abound in original ideas.

See DE SACY, " Notice sur le Poete Lebyd ;" D'HCRBELOT,
" Bibliotheque Orientalc ;" CAUSSIN DB PERCEVAL, " Essai sur
PHistoire des Arabes."

Leberecht, von, fon la'beh-rjiu', (KARL,) a German
engraver of medals, born at Meiningen in 1749. He
settled in Saint Petersburg in 1775, and became in 1800
director of the Russian mint, or Cour des Monnaies.
Died in 1827.

Le Berriays, leh b^'re'4', <REN,) a French horticul-
turist, born near Avranches in 1722, wrote a valuable
"Treatise on Gardens," (2 vols., 1775.) Died in 1807.

Lebert, leh'ber/, (HERMANN,) a celebrated patholo-
gist, born at Breslau, Silesia, June 9, 1813. He was
educated at Berlin and Zurich, where he graduated as
M.D. in 1834. During a large part of his career he
lived in Paris. He became professor of medicine at
Zurich in 1853, and was principal medical professor at
Breslau, 1859-74. Most of his writings are in French.
The best-known is"Traite" d'Anatomie pathologique,"
(1855-60.) Died at Bex, Switzerland, August I, 1878.

Lebeuf, leh-buP, (JEAN,) a French antiquary and
priest, born at Auxerre in 1687. In 1740 he was chosen
a member of the Academy of Inscriptions, for which he
wrote many memoirs. He published several dissertations
on French history. Died in 1760.

Lebid. See LEBEED.

Leblanc or Le Blanc, leh-bl6N', (FRANCOIS,) *
French numismatist, born in Dauphine" ; died in 1698.

Leblanc or Le Blanc, (JEAN BERNARD,) ABBE, a
mediocre French writer, born at Dijon in 1707. He
published various works, two of which had a transient
popularity, viz., "Abensaid," a tragedy, and " Letters
of a Frenchman on the English Nation," (3 vols., 1745.)
Died in 1781.

Leblanc, (Louis,) a French surgeon, born at Pon-
toise, practised at Orleans about 1770.

Le Blanc or Leblanc, (MARCEL,) a French Jesuit,
who was sent to Siam in the reign of Louis XIV. He
was taken prisoner by the English, and not released
until 1690. He wrote a " History of the Revolutions
of Siam," (1692.) Died at Mozambique in 1693.

Le Blanc, (NICOLAS,) a French chemist, born at
Issoudun in 1753, was attached as a surgeon to thtf
household of the Duke of Orleans. He discovered about
1790 a method of obtaining soda from sea-salt, and thus
rendered an important service to the industrial arts.
Died in 1806.

Le Blanc, (THOMAS,) a French author, born atVitry
in 1599, wrote many works for the promotion of religion
and morality. Died in 1669.

Leblanc de Castillon, leh-bloN' deh kts'te'yoN',
(JEAN FRANgois ANDRE,) a French magistrate, born at
Aix in 1719, was eminent for his legal knowledge and
eloquence. Died in 1800.

Leblanc de Quillet, leli-bloN' deh ge'yS', (ANTOINE
BLANC,) a French dramatist, born at Marseilles ir 1730.



He produced, besides other works, two tragedies," Manco
Capac," (1763,) and "The Druids," (1772.) Died in 1799.

Leblond, leh-bloN', (AuousTE SAVINIEN,) a French
naturalist and writer, born in Paris in 1760. Among his
works is a "Dictionary of Celebrated Men of Antiquity
and Modern Times," (2 vols., 1802.) Died in 1811.


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Online LibraryJoseph ThomasUniversal pronouncing dictionary of biography and mythology (Volume 2) → online text (page 77 of 425)