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Lenourry, leh-noo're', (DENIS NICOLAS,) a learned
French monk, born at Dieppe in 1647. He devoted
many years to a work entitled "Apparatus ad Bibliothe-
cam maximam Patrum Veterum,"etc., (2 vols., 1694-97,)
which contains critical dissertations on the works of the
Fathers. Died in 1724.

Len'pz, (JAMES,) the founder of the Lenox Library in
New York, was born about 1800. He was the son of a
wealthy merchant of New York, of Scottish birth. James
Lenox made a splendid collection of rare books. In
1870 this collection was turned over to a corporation
and was made the nucleus of a free library. Mr. Lenox
also built for the library a handsome building, worth,
with the land it occupies, one million two hundred thou-
sand dollars. The building was finished in 1877. Mr.
Lenox died in 1880.

LSn'pr, (MATTHEW STUART,) EARL OF, a Scottish
nobleman, was the father of Lord Darnley. In 1544 he
was driven out of Scotland by the hostility of the regent
Arran, and went to the court of Henry VIII., who gave
him his niece Margaret Douglas in marriage. He was
invited to return to Scotland with his son in 1564. In
1570 he was chosen Regent of Scotland by the party
which was hostile to Queen Mary. Her partisans sur-
prised him at Stirling in 1572, and, perceiving that his
friends were likely to rescue him, instantly put him to
death.



< as k; c as s; g hard; g as/; G, H. K. guttural; N, nasal; R, trilled; s as *; th as in this.



Explanations, p. 23.)



LENS



1526



LEO



Lens, lens or UN, (ANDREAS CORNELJS,) a Flemish
painter, born at Antwerp in 1739. He worked in Brus-
sels, and painted history and portraits. He excelled in
design, colouring, and chiaroscuro. Died in 1822.

See Ds STASSART, "A. C. Lens," 1846.

Lens, (BERNARD,) a Belgian painter and engraver,
excelled in miniature. He became court painter to
George II. of England. Died in 1741.

Lenstrom or Lenstroem, len'strbm, (KARL JULIUS,)
a Swedish writer, born at Gefle in 1811. He became
professor of philosophy at his native place, and pub-
lished, besides other works, a " History of the Theories
of Art," (2'vols., 1839,) and a "History of Swedish
Poetry," (1840.) Died April 6, 1893.

Lenthal or Lenthall, lent'al, ? (WILLIAM,) an English
statesman and lawyer, born in Oxfordshire in 1591. He
was returned to Parliament in 1639, and in 1640 was
chosen Speaker of the Commons by the popular or re-
publican party. When the king attempted to arrest
Hampden, and four other members, in the House, and
asked Lenthal if they were present, he prudently re-
plied, " I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak
in this place, but as the House, whose servant I am, is
pleased to direct me." In 1653 he ceased to be Speaker,
the Parliament having been violently dissolved by Crom-
well, but was elected by the new House to the same
office m 1654. He also acted as Speaker for a short
time in 1660, before Charles II. was restored. Died in
1682, or, according to some authorities, in 1662.

See HUME, "History of England:" CLARENDON, "History of
the Rebellion."



monarch. Having gained a victory over the Huno, he
sent an expedition against Genseric in Africa, which was
unsuccessful. He is represented as an able ruler. He
died in 474 A.D., having named as his successor his
grandson, Leo, an infant, who died after a nominal reign
of a few months. Zeno, the father of Leo II., then began
to reign.

See GIBBON, " Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ;" LB BR> o,

" Histoire du Bas- Empire," edited by SAINT-MARTIN.

Leo II., born about 470 A.D., succeeded Leo I. in 474,
and died the same year.

Leo UL, called ISAU'RICUS, one of the most able
emperors of the East, was born in Isauria, of obscure
parentage. In the army of Justinian II. he rose to the
highest rank. When Anastasius II. was dethroned, in
716 A.D., Leo and Theodosius aspired to succeed ; and
the former prevailed in 717. The first important event
of his reign was his great victory over the Saracens, who
had besieged Constantinople for two years, (718-19.)
The prosperity of his reign was soon blasted by a dis-
pute about the use of images, which Leo prohibited
in 727, and which the Greek patriarch and the pope
defended. Thus began the schism of the Iconoclasts,
which convulsed the empire with persecutions, revolts,
and great calamities to the end of his reign, and caused
the final separation of the Latin from the Greek Church.
He died in 741 A.D., and was succeeded by his son,
Constantine Copronymus.

See GIBBON, "Declin
Histoire du Bas-E
Biographic GiSneVale.



Jineand Fall of the Roman Empire;" LK BRAD,
Histoire du Bas-Empire ;" THBOPHANES, "History;" u Nouvell*
iographie Ge"ndrale."

Len'tu-lus, the name of a noble Roman family, a Le ^ Em P e r of Constantinople, born in 751

-im-K n f U D . r* i:_ L- L _ A. D. . WaS the SOn OI (,onsrailtinp Pnnrrinvmnc orlinm Vin



branch of the gens Cornelia, which produced severa
distinguished men. PUBLICS CORNELIUS LENTULUS
SURA, a man of corrupt character but popular manners
was chosen consul in 73 B.C., and was afterwards ex-
pelled from the senate for some misconduct. He was
an accomplice in Catiline's conspiracy, and was per-
suaded by the soothsayers that he was the third member
of the Cornelia gens destined by the fates to have the
chief power in Rome. By the orders of Cicero and the
senate, he was put to death in 62 B.C.

P. CORNELIUS LENTULUS SPINTHER was consul in
57 B.C., when he promoted the recall of Cicero. In the
civil war he took arms for Pompey, was made prisoner
and liberated by Caesar, but fought for Pompey at Phar-
salia, and fled to Rhodes. Nothing further is known
respecting him.

Lentulus, len'too-lus, (CYRIACUS,) a German publi-
cist, born at Elbingen about 1620. He published, in Latin,
" Arcana of Kingdoms and Republics," (1653,) and " The
Absolute Prince," (1663,) which, with his other works,
form an ample commentary on Tacitus. Died in 1678

Lenz, lents, (HEINRICH FRIEDRICH EMIL,) a German
physician, born at Dorpat in 1804. He was chosen a
member of the Academy of Sciences at Saint Peters-
burg in 1834, and was afterwards professor of medicine
at the university in that city, and numbered among hs
pupils the imperial princes. Died February 10, 1865

Leuz, (JAKOB MICHAEL REINHOLD,) a German poet
and intimate friend of Goethe, born in Livonia in 1750.
He became insane in consequence of an unrequited
passion for Frederica Brion, who has been celebrated
by Goethe. He wrote several comedies. Died in 1792.
heirn 5 "*8 ST8BKHl " Def Dichter Lcnl wi Friederike TOD Sesen-

Lenz, (KARL GOTTHOLD,) a German philologist and
writer, born at Gera in 1763 ; died at Gotha in 1809.

Leuz, (OsKAK,) an Austrian geologist, born in 1848.
Since 1874 he has made extensive explorations in West
Africa.

Lenz, (SAMUEL,) a German historian, born at Stenckl
in 1686; died about 1760.

See HUCH, "S. Lenz's Leben," 1758.

Le'o [Fr. LEON, 14'oN'] I, Pla'vl-us, Emperoi 01
Constantinople, was a native of Thrace. At the death of
Marcianus, in 457 A.D., he held a high rank in the army,
by which he was proclaimed emperor through the influ-
ence of Aspar, who designed to make him only a nominal



A.D., was the son of Constantine Copronymus, whom he
succeeded in 775. His wife was the ambitious Irene.
He was a zealous Iconoclast, and is charged with perse-
cuting the orthodox or image-worshippers. He died in
780, leaving the throne to his minor son, Constantine VI.
See CKDRBNUS " History."

Leo V, Emperor of the East, is called THE ARMENIAN,
because his father was a native of Armenia. Supported
bj the army, which he had corrupted, he rebelled against
Michael Rangabe 1 , and usurped the throne, in 813 A.D.
He defeated the Bulgarians, who invaded his dominions,
in 814. He was a zealous Iconoclast, and violently per-
secuted the image-worshippers, who appear to have been
the majority. He was assassinated in 820 A.D., and
Michael the Stammerer became emperor.

Leo VT, surnamed THE PHILOSOPHER, Emperor of
the East, born in 865 A.D., was the son of Basilius the
Macedonian, whom he succeeded in 886. He exiled the
patriarch Photius. His empire was invaded by the Sara-
cens, who gained several victories. After a weak and
inglorious reign, he died in 911, and was succeeded by
his son, Constantine Porphyrogenitus. Leo was more
successful as an author than as a ruler. He wrote an
esteemed treatise on Tactics, a poem on the desolation
of Greece, moral discourses, and other works.



See GIBBON, "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire:"
BEAU, " Histoire du Bas-Empire ;" FABRICIUS," Bibliotheca Gra<



1 H



'6u'; It. LEONE, 14-o'na; Sp. LEON,
, 14-owN'] 1, POPE, called THE



Le'o[Fr. LEON, 14'6N
i-dn'; Port LEAo, 1;

3REAT, an ambitious and able pontiff, was a native of
Rome, and was chosen bishop of that see in 440 A.D., as
successor to Sixtus III. His talents and learning had
5een approved in several important missions. In 445
ic reversed the decision of Hilaire, (Hilarius,) a French
nishop, on a question of discipline. It was the con-
stant aim of his policy to promote the supremacy of the
Bishops of Rome. He pronounced against the heresy
of Eutyches, which was condemned in the (Ecumenic
Council of Chalcedon in 451. Tradition informs us that
4ttila, marching against Rome in 452, was persuaded
iy the prayers of Leo to spare that city. He failed
o prevent the pillage of Rome by the Vandal king
Genseric in 455. He died in 461 A.D., leaving many
sermons and epistles, which are valuable for the light
hey throw on the history of the age. Hilarius L was



his successor.



See P. DH MORNAY, " Histoire pontificate, " 1612 : P. DUMOOLIM
'Vie et Religion de deux bons Papes, Le'on I et Gre'goire I," 1650.



i, e, I, 6, u, y, long; 4, k, 6, same, less prolonged; a, e, 1, 6, u, y, short; a, e, i, 9, obscurt; far, fall, fat; met; not; good; moon.



LEO



15*7



LEO



Leo II., POPE, a native of Sicily, succeeded Agathon
in 682 A.D. He is praised for virtues and learning by
Catholic writers. He died in May, 684, and was suc-
ceeded by Benedict II.

Leo TIT,, a Roman by birth, was chosen pope in 795
A.D., in place of Adrian I. His first act was the recog-
nition of his subjection or allegiance to Charlemagne, to
whom he sent the keys of Saint Peter's. In 799 he was
attacked by a band of conspirators, and escaped with
several wounds. Charlemagne visited Rome in 800, and
was crowned by the pope as Emperor of the Romans,
with the title of Augustus. Thus the Western Empire
was restored, after it had been subverted three hundred
and twenty-five years. Leo died in 816 A.D., and was
succeeded by Stephen IV.

See J. G. FABER, "Dissertatio de Leone III. Papa Romano,"
1748.

Leo IV., a native of Rome, was chosen pope in 847
A.D., in place of Sergius II. He bravely defended Rome
against the Saracens, who, however, pillaged the basilica
of Saint Peter. He built a suburb of his capital, which
was named Leonina. His character is said to have been
good. He died in 855, and was succeeded by Benedict
III. The fabulous female pope Joan was supposed by
some writers to have been the successor of Leo IV.

See BARONIUS, "Annales."

Leo V., a native of Ardea, was elected pope in 903
A.D., after the death of Benedict IV. About two months
after his election he was deposed by his rival Christopher,
and died in prison, according to one account, in 903.

Leo VI. succeeded John X. in 928 A.D., when the
Church was in a deplorable state and Italy was filled
with disorder. After a reign of seven months, he died,
in 929, and was succeeded by Stephen VII.

Leo VII. was chosen pope after the death of John
XI., in 937 A.D. He has the reputation of a wise and
pious pontiff His reign was not marked by important
events. He died in 939, and Stephen VIII. then became
pope.

Leo VllJL was elected pope in 963 A.D., in place of
John XII., who had been deposed by a council. John
returned, expelled Leo from Rome, and held the place
until his death, in 964. The Romans then elected Bene-
dict V. ; but Leo was restored by the emperor Otho. He
died in 965, and was succeded by John XIII.

See PLATINA, "Vitz Pontificura Romanorum."

Leo IX., originally Bruno, bRoo'no, was born in
Alsace in 1002, and was a cousin-german of the emperor
Conrad the Salic. He was noted for learning, and be-
came Bishop of Toul. In 1049 he succeeded Damasus
II. He held frequent councils, and laboured zealously
to reform the morals of the clergy Having raised an
army to oppose the Normans, he was defeated by them
and made prisoner, but was at last released. He died in
1054, and was succeeded by Victor II.

See F. X. HUNKLHR, "Leo IX. und seine Zeit,"i85i; MURA-
TORI, "Rerum Italicarum Scriptores," vol. Hi,, 1733.

Leo X., (Cardinal GIOVANNI de' Medici da mid'-
ee-chee,) celebrated as a munificent patron of literature
and the arts, the second son of Lorenzo de' Medici, (the
Magnificent,) was born at Florence in 1475. He was
created a cardinal at the age of thirteen. In 1512 he
was made prisoner by the French at Ravenna, but soon
regained his liberty. Julius II. having died, Cardinal de'
Medici was elected pope, March II, 1513, and assumed
the name of Leo X. He announced his patronage of
literature by choosing two eminent authors, Bembo and
Sadolet, as his apostolical secretaries. The pontificate of
Leo is a memorable epoch in religion, politics, and the fine
arts. In 1515 he negotiated and signed, with Francis I. of
France, an important concordat, which remained in force
nearly three centuries and gave to the king the right of
nominating bishops in his own dominions. One of the
most momentous acts of his administration was the im-
mense issue and sale of indulgences, which were authorized
in 1517, (ostensibly for the completion of the cathedral
of Saint Peter's,) and which impelled Luther to denounce
the corruptions and defy the power of the Church of
Rome. (See LUTHER.) He is censured by many Catho-
lics for his lenity towards Luther. By violence and craft
he annexed Urbino and Perugia to the Papal State. In



1521 he made a treaty with Charles V., and became the
ally of that prince in a war against Francis I. The
capture of Milan had just been achieved by the allies,
when Leo died in December, 1521, not without suspicion
of poison. He was succeeded by Adrian VI. It is
generally admitted that Leo was rather worldly and
luxurious as the head of the Church. His fondness for
buffoonery gave much offence to the stricter Catholics.
As a temporal ruler he is considered more meritorious.
Under his auspices Michael Angelo obtained celebrity
at Florence and the splendid works of Raphael were
completed in the Vatican. He restored its alienated
revenues to the Roman University, in which one hundred
professors received salaries, founded a Greek college at
Rome, and liberally patronized poets, scholars, and
artists. The part of the sixteenth century in which learn-
ing and art flourished most remarkably is generally
designated as the " age of Leo the Tenth."

See W. ROSCOE, " Life of Leo X.," 3d edition, 1840; A. FABRONI.
" VitaLeonisX.," 1797 : AUDIN, " Histoirede Le'onX," 1844 : PAULO
Giovio, "Vita Leonis X.," 1651 ; ARTAUD DE MONTOR, " Histoire
des souverains Pontifes," vol. iv. : BAVLE, " Historical and Critical
Dictionary;" GUICCIARDINI, "Istoria d'ltalia;" RANKK, "History
of the Popes;" "Edinburgh Review" for January, 1806; "Monthly
Review" for October and November, 1806.

Leo XL, (Cardinal ALESSANDRO de' Medici dl
med'e-chee,) was advanced in years when he succeeded
Clement VIII. on the 1st of April, 1605. He died on
the 27th of the same month, probably from the fatigue
of the coronation. He had been legate to France under
Clement VIII., and had the reputation of a virtuous and
moderate prelate. Paul V. was his successor.

Leo XII., (Cardinal ANNIBALE della Genga del'lS
jen'ga,) was born in the district of Spoleto in 1760. Having
acted for some years as nuncio in Germany and France,
he became a cardinal in 1816. In September, 1823, he
succeeded Pope Pius VII. He proclaimed a jubilee in
1825, and made reforms in the civil administration. His
biographers give him credit for political prudence. In
a circular letter of 1825 he denounced the Bible Socie-
ties. He died in February, 1829, and was succeeded by
Pius VIII.

See P. RUDONI, "Leone XII. e Pio VIII.," 1829: C. SCHMID,
"Trauerrede auf Leo XII," 1829: ARTAUD DE MONTOR, "Histoire
du Pape L&m XII.," 2 vols., 1843 : CARDINAL WISEMAN, "Recol-
lections of the Last Four Popes."



Leo yiTT POPE, (GIOACCHINO Pecci,) was born
March 2, 1810, at Carpineto, in Central Italy. He was
descended from an old patrician family, and studied at
Viterbo and at the Collegio Romano. He graduated
in law and theology, and acquired a strong enthusiasm
for the philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas. He was
named by Gregory XVI. one of his chaplains in 1837,
became Bishop of Damietta in 1843, was nuncio to Bel-
gium from 1843 to 1846, was made Archbishop and Bishop
of Perugia, 1846, was created a cardinal-priest in 1853 by
Pius IX., became papal camerlengo in 1877, and was
chosen pope February 21, 1878. He had been a friend
and favourite of Gregory XVI., who is said to have re-
served him for the cardinalate. Though a strong advo-
cate of the papal claims to temporal dominion, Leo is
looked upon as a man opposed to radical measures and
extreme views. By the bull "./Eterni Patris" he estab-
lished and defined the authority of the philosophical and
theological writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas. He also
authorized the publication of a great part of the records
of the papal court. This publication began in 1884, and
promises to afford matter of great value to the writers
and students of history.

Leo, an astronomer, who lived at Constantinople.
He was invited to Bagdad by the caliph Al-Mamoon,
but the emperor refused to part with him. He was ap-
pointed Archbishop of Thessalonica, but was deprived
of that office, for his opposition to image-worship, in
849 A.D.

Leo [Gr. Aeuv] OF BYZANTIUM, [Fr. LON DE BY-
ZANCE, IVAN' deh be'zoNss',] a philosopher, who lived
about 350 B.C., was a disciple of Plato. He was sent as
ambassador to Philip of Macedon. His writings have
not come down to us.

Leo OF MODENA, a celebrated Jewish rabbi, whose
proper name was Juda Ari4 or Arje, (aR'yi,) was born



eas; 9asj; gAard; gas/; G, H. K, ruttural- N nasal- R. trilled- asz.- tbasinMw. (J^=See Explanations, p.



LEO



1528



LEONI



it Venice about 1572, and lived mostly in that city. He
wrote verses in Hebrew and Italian, and published, be-
sides other works, a Hebrew dictionary, and an " Ac-
count of the Rites and Customs of the Jews," (1637.)
Died about 1650.

See WOLF, " Bibliotheca Hebraica."

Leo OF ORVIETO, [Lat. LEO URBEVETA'NUS,] an
Italian chronicler, who flourished about 1320. He wrote,
in barbarous Latin, a chronicle of the emperors, ending
in 1308, and a chronicle of the popes, ending in 1314.

Leo, la'o, (HEINRICH,) an eminent German historian,
born at Rudolstadt in 1799. He obtained about 1828
the chair of history at Halle, which he rilled for twenty-
five years or more. In 1830 he published a " Manual of
Medieval History" and a "History of the Italian States,"
(5 vols.,) which were received with favour. He was an
adversary of the Liberal or radical party in politics.
Among his other works is a "Guide to Universal His-
tory," (" Leitfaden der Universal-Geschichte," 1838-40.)
He died at Halle, April 24, 1878.

Leo, la'o, (JUAN,) surnamed AFRICA'NUS, a Moorish
geographer, born at Granada, was a child when his pa-
rents, flying from the victorious Spaniards, took him to
Africa in 1491. He travelled extensively in Africa and
Asia, was taken captive by Christian corsairs, and pre-
sented to Pope Leo X. about 1517. He abjured Islam-
ism, and wrote, in Arabic, a " Description of Africa,"
(1526,) which was published by Ramusio in 1550 and
was for a long time the best work on that subject

See CASIRI, " Bibliotheca Arabico-Hispana."

Leo, la'o, (LEONARDO,) an eminent Italian composer,
born in Naples in 1694, was a pupil of Scarlatti. He
composed admired Italian operas, but acquired a more
durable reputation by his " Miserere," " Dixit Dominus,"
and other pieces of sacred music, in which a grand effect
is produced by means comparatively simple. He was
the master of Piccini and of other excellent composers.
His death is variously dated 1742, 1745, or 1755.

See Fins, " Biographic UniverseUe des Musicians;" " Nouvelle
Biographic Ge'ne'rale."

Leo Allatius. See ALLATIUS.

Le'o Di-ac'o-nus, a Byzantine historian, was born at
Caloe, in Ionia, about 950 A.D., and became a lesident
of Constantinople. He wrote a narrative of events from
959 to 975, which is called a valuable supplement to the
Byzantine history.

Leo the Grammarian, one of the Byzantine his-
torians. He wrote about 1013 (as a continuation of
Theophanes) a history of Leo V. and seven succeeding
emperors, entitled "Chronographia Res a recentioribus
Imperatoribus gestas complectens," from 813 to 929.

Leo the Great See LEO I., POP.

Leo Jndae. See JUDA, (LKON.)

Leo Pi-la'tua or Leon'tius (le-on'she-us) Pila'tus
[Fr. LBONCE PILATE, 14'dNss' pe'lSt',] a Greek scholar,
who taught Greek at Florence, and is said to have been
the first who translated Homer into Italian or Latin. He
was killed by lightning at sea about 1364.

See HODIUS, "De Grzcis illustribus ;" PBTRARCH, "Epistolz,"
T. and vi.

Leo Urbevetanus. See LEO OF ORVIETO.

Le-oeh'a-rea, [Aeuxapji;,] an excellent Greek sculp-
tor, flourished at Athens in the fourth century before
Christ. His master-pieces were the " Rape of Gany-
mede," a statue of Apollo wearing a diadem, and one
of Jupiter Tonans, which was placed in the Capitol of
Rome. He executed, in gold and ivory, portrait-statues
of King Philip and Alexander the Great. Died after
338 B.C.

Le-od'a-mas, [Aeuidfux,] an Athenian orator of high
reputation, was a disciple of Isocrates, and flourished
about 400-350 B.C.

Leon, the French for LEO, which see.

Leon, li-on', (DlEGO,) a Spanish general, born in
1804. In the civil war which began in 1833 he fought
for the queen against Don Carlos. He was reputed the
best general of cavalry in Spain. In 1840 he became a
partisan of Christina in her contest with Espartero, and
was appointed by her captain-general of Madrid. He
conspired against Espartero, was made prisoner, and
executed in 1841.



Leon, (PONCE DE.) See PONCE DE LEON.

Leon de Saint-Jean, la'oN' deh siN zhoN, or Leo
of Saint John, a French theologian, born at Rennes
in 1600. He wrote "Studium Sapientiae universalis."
Died in 1671.

Leonard, la'o'nJV, (NICOLAS GERMAIN,) a French
poet, born at Guadeloupe in 1744, came to France in
early youth. He wrote a poem on the seasons, and
several idyls, (1766.) Died at Nantes in 1793.

Leonard de Limousin, la'o'nSR' deh le'moo'zaN',
or Limosin, le'mo'zaN', a French painter and enamel-
ler, born at Limoges about 1500. He was director of a
manufactory of enamels which Francis I. founded at
Limoges. His works are admirable in design and colour.
He copied the master-pieces of Raphael, Giulio Romano,
and other Italian painters. Died about 1580.

Leonard!, li-o-naR'dee, or Leonardoni, la-o-naR-
do'nee, (FRANCESCO,) an Italian painter, born at Venice
in 1654, excelled in portraits. Died at Madrid in 1711.

Leonardo, la-o-naR'do, ( AUGUSTIN, ) a Spanish
painter and friar, born at Valencia about 1580. He
painted history and portraits with success in Seville and
Madrid. Died about 1640.

Leonardo (or Lionardo, le-o-naR'do) da Pisa, la-
o-naR'do da pee'si, called also Lionardo Piaano
(pe-sa'no) and Leonardo Bonacci (bo-nlt'chee) or
Fibonacci, (fe-bo-nlt'chee,) an Italian mathematician,
who flourished about 1200. He was probably the first
who introduced into Europe the Arabic numeration and
the knowledge of algebra, which he derived from the
Saracens. He wrote in 1202 an arithmetic called " Liber
Abaci," which was published in 1857.

See GUGLIBLMINI, " Elogio di Lionardo Pisano," 1813.

Leonardo da Vinci. See VINCI.

Leon.u ducci, la-o-naR-doot'chee, (GASPARE,) an Ital-
ian poet, born at Venice in 1685. His principal poem is
" Providence," ("La Providenza," 1739.) Died in 1752

Leonatus. See LEONNATOS.

Leonbruno, li-on-bRoo'no, (LORENZO,) a painter ol
the Mantuan school, born in 1489; died about 1537.

See PRANDI, " Notizie spettanli la Vita di L. Leonbruno," 1835.

Leonce. See LEONTIUS.

Leonce Pilate. See LEO PILATUS.

Leone. See LEO.

Leonelli, 14-o-nel'lee, (ZECCHINI,) an Italian mathe-
matician and architect, born at Cremona in 1776; died


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