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CROSS, Michael, an English artist, and fa- to that nost laborious undertaking, his " Conmous copier of paintings, flourished in the cordance of Parallel Texts of Scripture ;" a reigns of Charles I. and ti.
work which, according to the usual computaCROSS, Lewis, a painter, who retouched a tion of time and assiduity, would be sufficient picture of Mary, queen of Scots, in a masterly to occupy the life of an ordinary man; and manner; he died in 1724.
when it is considered that he printed it in his CROSWELL, Andrew, a minister in Boston, Town house, and corrected the press as he promuch engaged in controversy, died in 1785. ceeded, some idea may be formed of his indus
CROUSAZ, John Peter de, a celebrated phi-try and perseverance. Scarcely had he recoverlasopher and mathematician, born at Lausanne, ed from a severe illness, which his incessant apin Switzerland, April 13, 1663, died 1748. plication had produced, and which obliged him
CROWNE, John, an American by birth, went to have recourse to the baths of St. Amand, in to England, and was patronised by Charles II., Flanders, when he projected the scheme of his at whose command he wrote several dramatic Universal Gazetteer;" in the execution of pieces: the best known of which are," City (which he spent ten years of unwearied diliPolitics," and "Sir Courtly Nice ;' the latter gence; the sale of the first edition sufficiently
of which has been several times acted of late proved the favourable light in which it was reyears. His plays were 17 in number ; some of garded by the public, and he had just gone, which were performed with great success. He through the laborious office of editing a second died about 1703.
edition, comprising 30,000 new articles; when, CROXALL, Dr. Samuel, a writer of good on the road to his native town, Wokingham, in repute, born at Walton upon Thames, and Berkshire, he was arrested by a sudden illness, snown as publisher of the following works, which terminated fatally before medical assistmiz: "The Fair Circassian," a poem;" Fables ance could be procured. He died at Froxfield, of psop and others, translated into English ;'' Somersetshire, in his 65th year, Sept. 5, 1808. "Select Novels; " Scripture Politics ;"1" " The CRUZ, Juana Inez de la, a lady of Mexico, Royal Manual," &c. He died 1752.
distinguished for her poetry, and her acquaintCROZE, Mathurin Veyssiere la, a native of ance with the sciences; she died in 1695. Nantes, was distinguished for his learning and CRYTOPYLUS, Metrophanes, a Greek, edyWorks; he died in 1739.
cated at Oxford, and afterwards raised to the CRUCIGER, Gaspar, a protestant of Leipsic, see of Alexandria ; he died in 1641. author of commentaries on Scripture, died in CTESIAS, a Greek physician in the service
of Artaxerxes, king of Persia: he wrote a hisCRUDEN, Alexander; a corrector of the press, tory of Persia. whose literary labours will ever entitle him to CTESIBIUS, a mathematician of Alexan
e veneration of all students of the sacred wri- ||dria, the inventor of the pump, water clock, Ng His "Concordance of the Holy Scrip- &c. 125 B. C. eres of the Old and New Testament,” is his
CTESIPHON, an Athenian, whose attempt work, and a singular instance of indefati- to decree a golden crown to Demosthenes, was pable labour and perseverance in the most use- opposed by Æschines, and produced the two
employment. His private character (though famous orations of the rival orators. natazally liberal in the extreme) was influenced CUDWORTH, Ralph, an eininent English la temporary frenzy, which gave a certain co-divine, was born at Aller, in Somersetshire,
hour to aŭ his actions, and suggested to him ma- 1617, and died 1688. He was a man of very whimsical plans of reformation, hopes of extensive learning, excellently skilled in the
Nuperiority, and visionary views of ambition, learned languages and antiquity, a good mathetich were as useless to himself as unprofita- \matician, a subtle philosopher, and a profound
has to others. Of his singularities, however, metaphysician. His great work, "The True dich were
many, the tendency was uniformly Intellectual System of the Universe," was pubs 2000s. He was bom at Aberdeen, in 1701, |lished in folio, 1678. was apparently in
CUERENIERT, Theodore Van, a native of posture of prayer, at his lodgings in Isling- Amsterdam, cistinguished for science; but eshan the morning of Nov. 1, 1770,
pecially for maintaining that a Christian should GRUIKSHANK, William Cumberland, an not enter a place of worship ; he died in 1590. ment anatomist, born at Edinburgh, 1745,
CUEVA, Alfonsus de la, an ambassador from want to London 1771; where he soon got into Philip III. to Venice, who plotted the seizing extensive practice as a surgeon. As a wri- of the city, which, however, failed; he died in he is principally distinguished by his " Ana- ||1665. of the Absorbent Vessels in the Human CUFF, Henry, a celebrated wit and excellent " first published in 1786, and " Experi-scholar, born at Hinton, St. George, in Somer
the Insensible Perspiration of the Husetshire, about 1560. Body," 1795. --Mr. C. died June 27, 1800.
He gave early marks of
genius and application; arrived in time at the CRUSTUS, or KRANS, Martin, of Bamberg Greek professorship at Oxford, and was chosen Act who taught Greek in Germany, died in proctor of the university, in 1594. To the celeCRUTTWELL, Rev. Clement, a gentleman cretary; he was involved in all the misfortunes te various
literary performances, for labour of that unhappy earl ; and with Sir Gelly Meris and utility, have rarely been equalled ;|rick, the earl's steward, executed at Tybum, wnet
, regarded as the productions of an 1601. Alalisted valetudinarian, have perhaps never
CUGNIERES, Peter de, an upright magistrate, aurpassed. Mr. C. first appeared as an au- who, in 1329, advocated the rights of Philip Vala edition of " Bishop Wilson's Bible lois against the clergy. Worte, to which he has prefixed a life; and
CUJACIUS, James, a celebrated French law. Was Borbe splendid edition of the Bible, he has in- yer, born at Thoulouse, about 1520, and died at 10120 collations from the various texts; an Bourges, 1590. ployment which first directed his thoughts
CULLEN, Dr. William, an eminent Scotch
physician and medical writer, whose principal|| CUNNINGHAM, William, a physician of works are, “Synopsis Nosologæ Methodicæ, Ed-London, greatly distinguished as an astronomer, inb., 1772," 2 vols. 8vo. ;" Lectures on the Mate- died after 1563. ria Medica, Lond.” 4to.; "First lines of the Prac- CUNNINGHAM, John, an elegant and intice of Physic, 1776," 8vo. (This is said to have genious pastoral poet and a dramatic writer, produced him 30001.) “Institutions of Medi-born in Dublin, 1729, died in Northumberland, cine, Part I., containing Physiology,” 8vo. "On ||1773. the Recovery of Drowned Persons ;” and “ A CUNNINGHAM, Alexander, a native of SeotTreatise on the Materia Medica, 2 vols. 4to., land, author of "A History of Great Britain 1789. He was born in Lanarkshire, and died from the Revolution in 1688 to the Accession of February 5, 1790.
George I." This work was written in Latin, CULLUM, sir John, an Englishman, who pub- and lay in manuscript till 1787; when a faithful lished the history and antiquities of Hawsted, translation of it into English was made by Suffolk ; he died in 1785.
William Thompson, LL. D., and published in CULMER, Richard, a violent fanatic in Eng- 2 vols. 4to. The work was undoubtedly well land, who was employed by parliament to break deserving of publication; as it contains the hisdown and deface images, &c.
tory of a very interesting period, written by one CULPEPER, Nicholas, was educated at Cam-\who had a considerable degree of authentic inbridge, and bound apprentice to an apothecary; formation, and comprises many curious particubut employed all his leisure hours in the stuày|lars unknown to other historians. The author of astrology, which fallacious science he after-||died 1737, at the advanced age of 83 years. wards professed. He wrote many books, but CUNY, Lewis Anthony, author of funeral the most noted is his “Herbal," wherein he tells orations on the dauphin of France, queen of us under what planets the simples grow, and Poland, and cardinal Rohan. speaks of their good and bad qualities. He died CUPANO, Francis, a Sicilian, author of a in Spitalfields, 1654.
catalogue of plants of Sicily, and a valuable his CULPEPER, Thomas lord, lieutenant-go-story of that island. vernor, and afterwards governor, of the colony ČUPERUS, Gisbert, professor of history, of of Virginia, died in 1719.
Daventer, published several works, and died in CUMBERLAND, Dr. Richard, a very learn-||1716. ed English divine, and bishop of Peterborough, CURÆUS, Joachim, a German, author of born in London, in 1632, died in 1718. He had the annals of Silesia and Breslau; he died in studied mathematics in all branches, and the ||1573. Scriptures in their original languages. His book CURCELLÆUS, Stephen, of Geneva, anthor " De Legibus Naturæ is his capital work, and of an edition of the Greek Testament with va will always be read while sound reasoning shall rious readings, &c.; he died in 1658. continue to be thought the best support of re- CURIO, an orator, of Rome, who called C# ligion.
sar the man of all the women, and the woman CUMBERLAND, William, duke of, second of all the men. son of George II., distinguished for his mili- CURIO, Cælius Secundus, a Piedmontese, tary successes; he died in 1765.
who forsook the Romish religion for LutheranCUMBERLAND, Richard, an eminent poet, ||ism; he was professor of eloquence at Basil
, essayist, novelist, and dramatic writer, was álland died in 1569. son of the bishop of Kilmore, and a grandson, CURIUS, Dentatus Marcus Annius, a Ro by the maternal side, of the learned Dr. Richard|man consul, distinguished in the wars agains Bentley, under whose roof, in the Master's Pyrrhus, died 272 B. C. Lodge of Trinity College, Cambridge, he was CURL, Edmund, a bookseller, and bookmdborn, Feb. 19, 1732. He received his education (ker, rendered notorious by Mr. Pope, in his at the school of Bury St. Edmunds, at West-Dunciad. He was generally held to be of an minster, and at Trinity College. As a writer, immoral character, and was highly injurious the number of his works is very extraordinary: the literary world by his piracies and forgeries, The drama, however, appears to have been his He deservedly lost his ears in the pillory, by : favourite pursuit ; and a list of his performances sentence of the law, for publishing obscene par in this line of literature, will be found in the formances, and died Dec. 11, 1747. “ Biographia Dramatica,” 8vo., 1812. He died CUROPALATE, John, author of a Greek in London, May 7, 1811, and was buried in Poet's history, from 813, to 1081. Corner, Westminster Abbey.
CUŘRADI, Francesco, an Italian painter,whe CUMBERLAND, Henry Frederic, duke of, excelled in historical pieces; he died in 1668. whose union with the widow of a Mr. Horton CURRAN, Rt. Hon. John Philpot, an eminen produced the marriage act; he died in 1790. Irish lawyer and orator, and sometime naste
CUMING, John, an eminent physician, of of the rolls in Ireland, was born in the county Concord, Mass., and a benefactor of Harvard of Cork, and died at Brompton, near London College ; died in 1788.
Oct. 14, 1817, aged nearly 70 years. His orator CUMING, William, an eminent English ply-was completely sui generis ; always the sudden sician, much respected for his learning and skill; ||burst of strong and passionate feelings, which he died in 1788.
seemed to rise in proportion as the grand cont CUMMING, Alexander, minister in Boston, ceptions of his mind became more and more il colleague with Dr. Sewall; died in 1763. luminated by the coruscations of his wit,
CUÑÆUS, Peter, a lawyer, professor at Ley-lightning flashes of a vigorous and highly poeti den, highly commended by Vossius, Scaliger, cal imagination. &c., died in 1638.
CURŘIE, Dr. James, an eminent medical and CUNEGONDE, wife of Henry II., (emperor) ||political writer, born at Kirkpatrick Fleming, was accused of incontinence, and retired to a Dumfriesshire, May 31, 1756, died at Sidmouth monastery.
Aug. 31, 1805. Besides medical writings, which CUNITIA, a lady of Silesia, in the 17th cen-are numerous, he furnished, in 1800, a rich treat tury, who greatly excelled in mathematics and to the lovers of elegant literature, by publishing astronomy; she died in 1664.
in 4 vols. 8vo. “ The Works of Robert Burner
died in 1802.
with an Account of his Life, and a Criticism on (1722, becoming an episcopalian, he left the colbis Writings: to which are prefixed, some Ob- lege, and went to England for orders; after his bervations on the Character and Condition of return, he was settled in Boston. He died in the Scottish Peasantry.”
1765. CURSON, or CORCEONE, Robert, an Eng- CUTLER, Manasseh, LL.D., a distinguished lisbman, chancellor of Paris university'; he was congregational clergyman, of Massachusetts, made cardinal by pope Innocent III., and died and a nember of congress from that state, die in 1218.
in 1823. CURTIS, William, a very distinguished bota- CUTTS, John, lord, a brave English soldier, nisi, born at Alton, in Hampshire, about 1746. and no mean poet, died at Dublin, in 1707. His His great work, “ The Flora Londinensis,” is poeins were published in 1687. highly interesting, not only to the man of sci- CUTTS, Jolin, one of the early settlers of ence, but also to the farmer and agriculturist; | New Hampshire, and president of that colony, as it combines the knowledge of entomology | died in 3681. with that oi botany. Mr. Curtis died at Bromp- CYAXARES I., king of the Medes, after 1011, near Knightsbridge, July 7, 1799.
Phraortes, died 585 B. C. CURTIUS, Quintus, a Latin historian, who CYAXARES II., king of Media, supposed to has written the actions of Alexander the Great, || be the famous Darius, died 536 B. C. in 10 books. Where this author was born, no- CYGNE, Martin du, a learned Jesuit, of St. body pretends to know; and even when he lived Omer, author of several works, died in 1669. is still a dispute among the learned, and never CYNÆGIRUS, an Athenian, who lost his likely to be settled.
life at the battle of Marathon, while attempting CURTIUS, Martius, a Roman, who, to bene- to stop the flight of the Persians. fit his country, plunged into a gulf, which caused CYNEAS, a Thessalian philosopher, who achis death, 362 B. C.
companied Pyrrhus in his invasion of Italy. CURTIUS, Michael Conrad, professor of lo- CYPRIANI, or CIPRIANI, an eminent Itagic and metaphysics, at Luneberg, and after-lian painter, who settled in England, died in yards of history and rhetoric, at Marpurg, &c., 1785.
CYPRIANUS, Thascius, Cæcilius, bishop of CUSA, Nicholas de, a cardinal and bishop, so Carthage, a principal father of the Christian called from Cusa, the place of his birth.
, about be des parents were mean and poor; and it was his own beginning of the 3d century, and beheaded there,
personal merit which raised him to the height (Sept. 14, 258. of diguity that he afterwards attained. He was CYRANO, Bergerac, a French autlior, of & man of extraordinary parts and learning; singular character, born in Gascony, about 1620, particularly famous for his great knowledge in died 1655. His works consist of some letters, baw and divinity ; and withal, a great natural written
in his youth, with a tragedy, entitled philosopher, and geometrician. He died in 1464, The Death of Agrippina, Widow of Germaaged 63 years, and left many excellent works be- nicus ;” a comedy, called "'The Pedant, or mere
Scholar, ridiculed ;'' “Comic History of the CUSHING, William, LL. D. a judge of the States and Empires of the Moon;": "Comic supreme court of the state of Massachusetts, History of the States and Empires of the Sun;" and of the supreme court of the United States, several letters and dialogues, and a fragment on
physic. CUSHING, Thomas, LL. D., speaker of the CYRIL, of Jerusalem, one of the father, bouse of representatives, member of congress | died in 386. from the state of Massachusetts, and lieutenant CYRIL, made bishop of Alexandria, in 412, governor of the same, died in 1788.
died 444. His works are voluminous, and have CUSHING, Nathan, a judge of the supreme been often printed. court of the state of Massachusetts, died in 1812. CYRILL, Lucar, bishop of Alexandria, and
CUSHING, Thomas, LL. D., lieutenant go-||patriarch of Constantinople, strangled for attermor of Massachusetts, much'devoted to pub- ||tenipting to reform the clergy, in 1638. lic life, and to the public good; he died in 1746. CYRŪS, founder of the ancient Persian em CUSHING, Jacob, D.D., minister of Wal-) pire, died 530 B. C. bam, Mass., much esteemed, died in 1809. CYRUS, the Younger, defeated by his broCUSHMAN, Robert, one of the first semi-ther Artaxerxes, 401 B. Ć. The retreat of the ants to America, returned soon on business to 10,000 Greeks who accompanied him, is cele England, where he died.
brated in ancient history. CUSPÍNIAN, John, a German bistorian, born CYRUS, a Latin poet, in the reign of the tn 1473, died in 1529.
He was first physician younger Theodosius. o the emperor Maximilian I., and employed by that prince in several delicate negotiations.
N. governor of Angers, who told the duke of Guise, when he ordered the protest
DAC, John, a German painter, who flourishils of Anjou to be massacred, that his fellow.lled about 1586, and whose pictures are in grand citizens were brave and loyal, but not assassins.style.
a for butionary war; he perislied on the scaffold,guedoc, in 1651, alea 1722. His principal works heegeltman, who assisted
the "Americans in the critic and philosopher, born at Castres, in LanTHBERT, an English saint, of sanctity, ie ran piutareh's Lives the works of "' Hip
pocrates ;""Plato;" "The Life of Pythagoras," CUTLER, John, an eminent physician and|| &c. &c. turgeon, in Boston, died in 1761.
DACIER, Anne, wife of Andrew Dacier, an CUTLER, Timothy, D.D., president of Yale a woman of extraordinary learning, as her we a native of Charlestown, Mass. In will show, of which, the most considerable
died in 1910.
translations of “Anacreon," Sappho,"!.“ Plau-lof Laybaek, who translated the Bible into the lus,' 4 Terence," and " Homer." She was Sclavonian language, in the 16th century, born at Saumur, in France, in 1651, and died in DALMATIUS, a bishop of Cyzicum, who at 17-23. Madame Dacier was a woman of greattended the council of Ephesus, and wrote the virtue as well as learning. She was remarka- | acts of the synod of Nice. ble for firmness, generosity, good-nature, piety, DALRYMPLE, Alexander, son of Sir James and modesty. The academy of Ricovrati, at Dalrymple, of Edinburgh, was engaged for Padua, chose her one of their body, in 1684. several years in the service of the East India
DAGAR, Jacob, an eminent historical painter,|| Company; afterwards as hydrographer to that of Paris, died in 1716.
company, and to the admiralty. Tie is known DAGGETT, Napthali, D. D., president, and as the author of " Discoveries in the Pacific professor of théology, in Yale College, was dis- Ocean,"and many other valuable works; he died tinguished as a thorough scholar, and a sound in 1808. divine. He displayed great bravery when the DALRYMPLE, Sir David, of Hailes, bart., British attacked New Haven, where he died in better known by the name of lord Hailes, one 1780.
of the senators of the college of justice in ScotDAGOBERT, I., king of France, in 628, a li- land. He was not only conspicuous as an able centious and cruel prince.
and upright judge, and a sound lawyer, hut was DAGOBERT II., king of Austrasia, was as- || also eminent as a man of polite literature, and sassinated in 679.
an excellent classical scholar. Nimerous are DAGOBERT III., son of Childebert, king of the works that have issued from his pen; and all Neustria, died in 715.
of them distinguished by their accuracy and DAGOBERT, N., a French general, who dis-learning. He was born at Edinburgh, in 1726, tinguished himself in Italy and Spain, died in and died November 29, 1792. 1794.
DALRYMPLE, Alexander, an aminent liyo DAGOUMER, William, professor of philoso-||drographer, born at New Hailes, near Edinburgh, phy, and rector of the university of Paris, died July 24, 1737, died in London, June 19, 1808. in 1755.
DALRYMPLE, Sir John, many years a baron DAHL, Michael, a Danish painter, patronised|of the Exchequer in Scotland, author of " Meby the court of Denmark, died in 1743.
moirs of Great Britain and Ireland," tracts on DAHLBERG, Erie, a Swedish engineer, Feudal Law," and several other works, died whose services were rewarded with a title of Feb. 26, 1810, aged 84. nobility; he died in 1703.
DALTON, Tristram, a native of Massachu. DAILLE, John, a minister of the church of setts, speaker of the house of representatives, Paris, and one of the ablest advocates the pro-||and a member of the senate of that state, and testants ever had, was born at Chatelherault, in afterwards a member of the United States’ sa1594. In 1628 he wrote his celebrated book, nate, died in 1817. " De l'Usage des Peres,” or “Of the Use of
DALTON, Michael, an English lawyer, aut. the Fathers," which Bayle has pronounced a thor of two well-known books on " The Office master piece.
of a Justice of Peace," and "On the Duty of DALE, Sir Thomas, chief magistrate of the Sheriffs,” &c. The times of his birth and death colony of Virginia, came from England, in 1611, are uncertain, but the latter was probably about with three hundred colonists. His administra- || 1620. cion was vigorous, but advantageous to the co- DALTON, Dr. John, prebendary of Worces lony,and contributed to its permanency; he died ter, born at Dean, in Cumberland, in 1709, He in the East Indies.
DALE, Samuel, an apothecary of Essex, who the stage, under the title of " Comus, a Masque, " became, by his
merit, a licentiate of the college and died in 1763. of physicians, and fellow of the royal society; DALZELL, Andrew, an eminent Greek he died in 1739.
scholar, born near Eanburgh, and a professor DALECHAMPS, James, a learned physician, at the university there. He was a most amia. born at Caen, in Normandy, in 1513. His chiefble, as well as learned man; he died in 1806. work was a translation of Pliny's “ Natural DALZIEL, Thomas, a scotch officer, who History," with notes; he died in 1558.
escaped to Russia, where the czar made him a DALEN, Cornelius Von, an eminent Dutch | general. At the restoration, he returned, and engraver, who ilourished in 1640.
was made commander in chief, in Scotland. ĎALENS, Dirk, an eminent landscape pain. He was a very singular man. ter, of Amsterdam, died in 1688.
DAMASCENUS, John, an illustrious father D'ALIBRAI, Charles Von, a poet of Paris, of the church, in the 8th century. He died ahout! who wrote bacchanalian, satirical, heroical, 750, leaving behind him many compositions of moral, and Christian poenis; he died in 1655. various kinds.
DALIN, Olaus de, the father of Swedish poe- DAMASCIUS, a stoic philosopher, who flourtry, and preceptor to prince Gustavus, was bornished in the 6th century. in 1708.
DAMASUS I., a Spaniard, raised to the papal DALLAS, Alexander James, an eminent law-throue in 366. yer and statesman, came from the island of Ja
DAMASUS II., bishop of Brixen, was elected maica, to Philadelphia, in 1783. In 1791, he was) pope, but died 23 days after, in 1048. appointed secretary of the state of Pennsylva- DAMBOURNEY, N., born at Rouen, distitznia, and afterwards secretary of the treasury guished as a merchant, and man of science, died of the United States, and acting secretary of in 1795. war, and died in 1817. He published 4 volumes DAMIEN, Peter, cardinal, and bishop of 08of valuable law reports.
tia, in the 11th century. He was a pious man, DALLINGTON, Sir Robert, author of the and left several works; he died about 1073. aphorisms of Tacitus, was kniglated by queen DAMIENS, Robert Francis, a vative of Elizabeth, and died in 1637. DALMATIN, George, a Lutheran minister, lling to assassinate the king. For the form and
France, executed March 28, 1757, for attempt
manner of his execution, see CHASTEL, whose Florence, who finished his pictures in a superior punishment was similar.
style. DAMO, the daughter of Pythagoras, was well! DANDINI, Hercule Francois, professor of the skilled in the philosophy of her father. Wuaw at Padua, and author of some learned
DAMOCLES, a flatterer of the tyrant Diony-works, died in 1747. sius; who, affecting upon some occasion orother, DANDOLO, Henry, duke of Venice, a brave to admire the fortune of that prince, Dionysius, admiral, and great politician, who took Cotito convince him that princes are not always sostantinople, in 1203, and had the moderation 10 happy as they seem to be, invited him to a feast, |refuse the imperial dignity. He died in 1250. and caused a naked sword to be hung over his DANDOLO, Andrew, doge of Venice, of head, which was only held by a single hair. Da- which he wrote a history. He corresponded mocles, extremely struck with a sense of the with Petrarch, and died in 1354. hazardous situation he was in, changed his opi- DANDRE BARDON, Michael Francois. Ile pion at once, and, for his own particular part, I was a professor in the academy of painting, and begged of Dionysius, that he might retire from was admired for his historical writings; he died court, and high life, into that mediocrity of in 1783. condition, where no danger was, and where he DANDRIEU, John Francis, a famous musishould not be subject to a reverse of fortune. cian, of Paris, who composed three books of
DAMOCRITUS, a Greek historian, author of pieces for the harpsichord, and two for the or. a treatise on tactics.
gan; he died in 1740. DAMON, a Pythagorean philosopher, cele- DANEAU, or DANÆUS, Lambert, a (albrated for his friendship with Pythias. vinist preacher, who taught theology at Paris,
DAMON, an Athenian musician, the friend and published commentaries on Matthew and of Soerates.
Mark, he died in 1596. DAMOURS, Lewis, a French lawyer, author DANES, Peter, Greek professor at Paris. He of some works of little merit.
was a prelate of great eloquence, and extensive DAMPIER, John, a native of Blois, author|learning; he died in 1577. of some elegant Latin poems, died in 1550. DANET, Peter, a French abbe, of the number DAMPIER, William, a famous English navi-||of those learned persons who were pitched up
born in Somersetshire, in 1652, died 1699. Son by the duke of Montausier, to illustrate clasDis" Voyage round the World" is well known, sical authors for the use of the dauphin. lle and has gone through many editions.
had Phædrus allotted to his share, irhich he DAMPIERRE, N., a French officer, who dis- published with a Latin interpretation, 21d votez. linguished himself under general Dumourier, He was also author of " A Classical and Histodied of a wound by a cannon ball, in 1793. Il rical Dictionary," in 4to, and died in 1700.
DAN, the fifth son of Jacob, by Bilkah, Ra- DANFORTH, Thomas, an Englishman, who, elel's maid.
after his arrival, was elected by the people of DANA, Francis, LL. D., an eminent lawyer, Maine, as their president; he died in icoo. of Massachusetts, was a member of the Ameri- DAŃFORTH, Samuel, minister of Foxbury, can congress in 1776, and minister from that bo- Mass., published, besides several sermons, some dy to the court of St. Petersburg; afterwards||astronomical works; he died in 1647. chief justice of the state of Massachusetts. He DANFORTH, John, minister of Dorchester, was distinguished for the fidelity and ability with Mass., son of the preceding, distinguished for which he discharged his public duties, and for his learning, zeal, and piety; he published sevehis attachment to the institutions of his coun-/ral sermons, and died in 1730. try. He died in 1811.
DANFORTH, Samuel, minister of Taunton, DANCER, Daniel, a most singular example Mass., author of a MS. Indian dictionary, dicu of penuriousness, with the means of plenty. He in 1727. lived at Pinner, in Middlesex, with a sister of DANGEAU, Louis Courcillon de, a member his, who was of a congenial disposition ; and, of the French academy of sciences, and master though possessed of 30001. a-year, besides great|of a great variety of languages. He was an sums in specie and bank notes concealed in dif-industrious and good man, and the author of ferent parts of his house, he denied himself the many works; he died in 1723. common necessaries of life. He usually had DĂNGEAU, Philip de Courcillon, marquis de. his body girt with a hayband, to keep together brother of the preceding, an accomplished and bis tattered garments; the stockings he wore virtuous nobleman. He was a great favourite had been so frequently darned and patched, that of the age, and died in 1723. scarcely any of the original could be seen; but DANŽEWER, Jolin Conrad, theological proin dirty or cold weather, they were thickly co-||fessor at Strasburg, and author of some ikenvered with ropes of hay, which served as sub-logical tracts, died in 1666. Etitutes for boots. He rarely washed his face DANICAN, Andrew, a Frenchman, of many
or hands, and never allowed his bed to be made, good qualities, who, only two months before le or liis house to be cleaned. He hid hank notes died, played at the same time, two games of among the cobwebs in his cowhouse, and guineas chess, with the best players, he being Vlindfoldin the fire-place, covered with goot. A number led, and beat them both, died in 1795. of singular eccentricities are recorded of him, DANIEL, the last of the four great prophels, in . Biographical Curiosities," 12mo, 1797. He was of the royal blood of Judah, and was car? died in October, 1794.
ried away into captivity, 606 B. C. DANCHET, Anthony, a French dramatic DANIEL, Arnauld, count of Provence. He poet, born at Riom, in 1671, died 1748.
wrote several poems, from which Petrarch took DANDINI, Jerome, the first Jesuit who taught many ideas; he died in 1189. philosophy at Paris. He wrote a commentary DANIEL, Samuel, an eminent English poet, ou Aristotle, and died in 1634.
and historian, who flourished in the reigns of DANDINI, Pietro, an eminent painter, born Elizabeth and James I., to the former of whom at Florence, died in 1712.
he was poet laureat, was born near Taunton, in BANDINI, Cæsare, a historical painter, of Somersetshire, in 1562. His “ History of I