Adolph Schrodter

Adolph Schrodter, a German painter, born in Schwedt, Prussia, June 28,1805. He studied copperplate engraving in Berlin seven years, and subsequently resided as a painter at Düssel-dorf and Frankfort. In 1859 he became professor at the polytechnic school in Carlsruhe. He is distinguished for his humorous pieces, especially his "Wine Tasters" (1832), "Auer-bach's Cellar " (1848), and more recently "Hans Sachs" and "Falstaff and the Page," and for genre pictures of a serious character.

Adolphe Emmanuel Charles Le Flo

Adolphe Emmanuel Charles Le Flo, a French soldier, born at Lesneven, Finistere, Nov. 2, 1804. He served in Algeria, and in 1848 attained the rank of brevet brigadier general, and was sent as envoy to St. Petersburg. Returning to France in March, 1849, he became a member of the constituent assembly, and subsequently of the legislative assembly. He evinced decided hostility to the schemes of Louis Napoleon for the restoration of the empire, and was among the first members arrested on Dec. 2, 1851. He lived in exile till 1859, when he returned to France. In 1870-'71 he was minister of war in the government of national defence, and afterward in that of Thiers. He was also returned for Brest to the national assembly at Bordeaux, in which, however, he took no prominent part. In the summer of 1871 he was sent as ambassador to Russia.

Adolphe Leleux

Adolphe Leleux, a French painter, born in Paris, Nov. 15, 1812. He early exhibited landscapes and genre pictures representing the scenery and life of Brittany, and subsequently excelled in delineating incidents of the revolution of 1848. In his latest pictures he has resumed his sketches of Brittany. - His brother Armand, born in 1818, excels in the same sphere of art; but the scenes of several of his pictures are laid in Switzerland and Italy. The wife of the latter, Emilie Giraud, born in Geneva in 1834, excels as a genre painter. Among her later works are "The Marriage Contract" (1866), "A Supper of Actors" (1868), and " The Singing Teacher " (1869).

Adolphe Yvon

Adolphe Yvon, a French painter, born at Esehweiler, Lorraine, in 1817. He studied under Paul Delaroche, and became known by portraits and genre and historical pictures. He went to Russia in 1843, and made a series of designs exhibited in 1847 and 1848. His works include "Mme. Ancelot" (1842); "Remorse of Judas " (1846); "A Fallen Angel " (1852); "The Firs,t Gonsul descending the Alps" (1853); Nay suppoting the Rear Guard in Russia" and "The Seven Capital Sins," after Dante (1855); "Capture of the Malakhoff" (1857), which, executed in the Crimea for the government, became very popular, and reappeared at the exhibition of 1867 with other pieces relating to the Malakhoff; "The Battle of Solferino" (1861); and "Magenta" (1863).

Adolphus Egerton Ryerson

Adolphus Egerton Ryerson, a Canadian clergyman, born near Victoria, Upper Canada (now Ontario), March 24, 1803. After being a teacher, he was ordained deacon in the Methodist church in 1825, and for four years was an itinerant minister. In 1829 he became editor of "The Guardian," the official Methodist newspaper; in 1832, 1836, and 1840 was a delegate to the British conference; and in 1842 became principal of Victoria college at Cobourg. In 1844 he was appointed superintendent of public schools for Upper Canada, and in 1849 submitted a plan for the organization of the public school system, which was adopted. He is now (1875) chief superintendent of education for Ontario. He has published a history of Canada, and has prepared a treatise on the "United Empire Loyalists," who emigrated from the United States to British America in 1783.