A French Author Horace De Count, born about 1797, died Oct. 1, 1864. He first published a Collection de costumes, armes et meubles (3 vols., Paris, 1826; 2d ed., 1834), and afterward many novels of fashionable life, including Madame la duchesse (1836), Gerard de Stolberg (1837), Mlle, de Verdun (1838), and La noblesse de province (4 vols., 1841-'2). He also produced several volumes relating to Marie Antoinette (1858-'9), and Les travailleurs de 1792, consisting of documents relating to the reign of terror (1862).
Baron Louis De, a French historian, brother of the preceding, born Oct. 14, 1800. He was employed in the foreign office from 1818 to 1821; in the latter year he was attached to the legation at Madrid, and in 1828 to that at Vienna. In 1829 he became subdirector of the political department in the foreign ministry, retired in 1830, but held the office again from 1831 to 1848; and from 1849 till the coup d'etat of Dec. 2, 1851, he was director. In 1853 he retired from public service and began to prepare his Histoire de la restauration (17 vols., 1860-76; still in progress). His other works include Essai historique sur les deux Pitt (2 vols., 1846).