Adamantios Coray, a Greek author, born in Smyrna, in April, 1748, died in Paris, April 6, 1833. Educated a merchant, he was also an ardent student of the ancient and modern languages, in which he became deeply learned. While yet a young man he was intrusted with the care of a branch of his father's mercantile house in Holland, and remained in Amsterdam six years, allowing himself no recreation from business, except two lessons a week in mathematics and philosophy. He returned to Smyrna in 1779, a few days after a fire had destroyed the warehouses and residence of his father. He then renounced commerce, and for six years devoted himself to the study of medicine at Montpellier in France. His parents dying in poverty a year after he left Smyrna, he was obliged to support himself by translating English and German medical works into French. He went to Paris in May, 1788, and resolving to aid in the liberation and regeneration of his country, he wrote a number of political tracts, and published in a series called the "Greek Library" a variety of ancient Greek works, with notes and translations, calculated to excite the patriotism of his countrymen; among the most celebrated of which were the editions of the Ethics and Politics of Aristotle. He was employed in a translation of the geography of Strabo by Napoleon, who conferred on him a pension.