Bartholomaus Kopitar

Bartholomaus Kopitar, a Slavic philologist, born at Repnje, Carniola, Aug. 23, 1780, died in Vienna, Aug. 11, 1844. He studied at Laybach, and became a private tutor. In 1807 he went to Vienna, where he found employment in the imperial library, of which he became first director shortly before his death, with the title of councillor. He was prominent among the scholars who have brought light into the more obscure parts of Slavic ethnology, philology, and literature. His works include Grammatik der slawischen Sprache in Krain, etc. (Laybach, 1808); Glagolita Clozi-anus (Vienna, 1836); and posthumous minor essays on Slavic philology, ethnology, history, and jurisprudence, edited by Miklosich (Vienna, 1857).

Bartholomeus Van Der Helst

Bartholomeus Van Der Helst, a Dutch portrait painter, born in Haarlem in 1613, died in Amsterdam about 1670. His picture in the town house at Amsterdam, representing 30 full-length figures of a train band, with the Spanish ambassador in the midst, was called by Sir Joshua Reynolds "the first picture of portraits in the world." He occasionally painted historical pictures, but his reputation rests almost exclusively upon his portraits, which are numerous in the Netherlands.

Bartholomew Bayou

Bartholomew Bayou, a large stream of the S. W. United States, rises N. W. of Pine Bluff, Jefferson county, Arkansas, and flows very tortuously S. E., S., and S. W. into the Washita river at Washita City, Morehouse parish, Louisiana. It is navigable by steamboats for 250 m.

Bartholomew Price

Bartholomew Price, an English mathematician, born at Coin St. Dennis, Gloucestershire, in 1818. He is the son of a clergyman, and graduated in 1840 at Pembroke college, Oxford, of which he was elected fellow. He became tutor there and examiner in mathematical and physical science, and in 1853 professor of natural philosophy, which chair he still holds (1875). His principal work is a " Treatise on the Infinitesimal Calculus " (4 vols., Oxford, 1857-'62).

Bartolo, Or Bartoli

Bartolo, Or Bartoli. I. Taddeo di, an Italian painter of the Sienese school, flourished from 1390 to 1414. He was the son and grandson of painters. Some of his pictures are at Pisa, Volterra, and Padua, and one of his celebrated madonnas is in the gallery of the late king Louis I. of Bavaria. His most remarkable fresco painting, in the vestibule of the chapel of the Palazzo Pubblico at Siena, representing celebrated men of antiquity, was imitated by Perugio in the exchange at Perugia. II. Domenico dl, nephew and pupil of the preceding, was a painter of frescoes (1440), from which Raphael while at Siena derived a knowledge of national costumes. His "Ascension of the Virgin " is in the museum of Berlin.

Bartolommeo Borghesi

Bartolommeo Borghesi, count, an Italian numismatist, born at Savignano, near Rimini, July 11, 1781, died at San Marino, April 10, 1860. His father was a man of considerable learning, and had made a large collection of coins, to which the son made valuable additions. He pursued the study of numismatics as a branch of historical research, published in 1820 the " New Fragments of the Consular Fasti of the Capitol" (Nuovi frammenti dei Fasti consolari capitolini illustrati), and intended to publish a Corpus Universale Inscrip-tionum Latinarum. This he never accomplished, but his correspondence and contributions to various Italian journals form an immense mass of material, and after his death Napoleon III. appointed a commission to collect and publish his complete works. In 1864 appeared vols. i. and ii. of CEuvres numisma-tiques, and vol. i. of CEuvres epigraphistes. Two additional volumes were published in 1872.