Agnes Bernauer, the beautiful daughter of a bath-keeper of Augsburg, drowned Oct. 12, 1435. Albert, son of Ernest, duke of Bavaria, fell in love with her at a tournament, married her, and lived with her some time in happiness, despite the anger and persecution of his father. At last the duke, in Albert's absence, caused her to be arrested, tried, and found guilty of witchcraft. She was thrown into the Danube before a vast concourse of people, and when she swam or floated to the bank the executioner with a pole held her head beneath the water by her golden hair until she drowned. Albert rose in arms against his father and laid waste his territory. But the emperor Sigismund required him after a time to make peace, and he married Anna of Brunswick. His father erected a chapel over the grave of Agnes, and Albert made a foundation for the celebration of a daily mass for her. Several tragedies and poems have been founded upon the story.
See Agnes Sorel.
Agnsthi Moreto, a Spanish dramatist, born about 1600, died in Toledo, Oct, 28, 1669. He was prominent as a writer for the stage until the last 12 years of his life, which he passed as rector of the hospital del refugio of Toledo, He was a friend and imitator of Lope de Vega and Calderon. His works comprise a few religious and heroic plays, and some serious drama-. His most popular comedy, Desden eon el desden ("Disdain met with Disdain"), is reckoned among the four classic productions of the Spanish drama, and was adapted for the French stage by Moliere (La princesse d'Elide), for the Italian by Carlo Gozzi (La prinripessa filosofa, o il Contraveleno), and for the German by Joseph Schreyvogel (West), under the title of Donna Diana. The most nearly complete edition of his comedies was issued between 1676 and 1703.
Aigistowo. I. Formerly the N. E. government of the Russian kingdom of Poland. Its territory now forms the government of Suwal-ki and a part of Lomza. II. A city in the present government of Suwalki, from which the preceding government received its name, on a tributary of the Narew, near a considerable lake, and 140 m. N. E. of Warsaw; pop. in 1867, 9,3G4. It has an extensive trade in cattle and woollen and cotton goods. It was founded in 1500 by King Sigismund Augustus, from whom it was named. - The canal of Augustowo connects the Narew with the Niemen, making a continuous navigation between the upper Vistula and the mouth of the Niemen in the Baltic. It is 150 m. long and 5 to 6 ft. deep.
Aime Millet, a French sculptor, born in Paris about 1816. He studied under David d'Angers, and became famous in 1857 by his "Ariadne," which was purchased by the government. The most celebrated of his recent works are a statue on the tomb of Henri Mur-ger, "Apollo" in the grand opera house, the monument of Baudin in Pere Lachaise, and a statue of a garde mobile for Leon Dupre's monument to the guards of the department of Eure who fell in the war of 1870-'71.