Bodichon. I. Eugene, a French physician, horn at Nantes about 1810. He received his diploma in Paris in 1835, and has since practised his profession in Algiers, and published several works, including Etude sur l'Algerie et l'. Afrique (Paris and Algiers, 1847). II. Barbara Leigh, wife of the preceding, born in England, April 8,1827. She is the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Benjamin Smith, who was member of parliament for Norwich. She promoted reforms in the English laws of marriage and divorce, established a school in London for daughters of respectable artisans, and in 1857 married Dr. Bodichon, Whom she aided in some of his works. She has also successfully devoted herself to landscape painting.
Boethius, Or Boece, Hertsr, a Scottish historian, born at Dundee about 1465), died about 1535 was educated at Dundee and at Paris, where in 1497 he was appointed professor of philosophy in the college of Montaigu, and formed an acquaintance with Erasmus, who afterward dedicated to him a catalogue of his works. In 1500 he was called by Bishop Elphinstone to the first presidency of Aberdeen college, and was made canon of the cathedral and chaplain of the chantry of St. N'inian. His two most important works were a biography of the bishops of Aberdeen (Paris, 1522), and his "History of Scotland" (Scotorum Historia a prima Gentis Origins, 1520). The latter work contains much that is fabulous, and its author has been charged with plagiarism and with inventing materials and imagining authors for them. It was translated into English by John Bellenden in 1536 (new edition, 2 vols 4to, Edinburgh, 1821).
Boetie. Etienne de' la, a French author, born at Sarlat, Nov. 1, 1580, died Aug. 18, 1563. He was celebrated in childhood for his translations, and became a prominent counsellor of the parliament of Bordeaux, but is now chiefly remembered because Montaigne published some of his works, and recorded in a few touching pages the friendship which existed between them. His discourse on voluntary servitude, a violent philippic against royalty, was written in his 18th year. He died in the arms of Montaigne.
Boglipoor, Or Bhaugniporc. I. A district of Bengal, in the Lower Provinces, bordering on Nepaul, between lat, 24° 15' and 26° 30' N.. and Ion. 86° 15' and 88° 10' E.; area, 5,806 sq. m.; pop. about 2,000,000, one third of whom are Mohammedans, and the rest Hindoos and mountain tribes. The district is traversed by the Ganges and several of its tributaries. It is exceedingly hilly, especially in the southwest, and so stony that only a small portion even of the comparatively level land is ft for the plough. II. The capital of the district, 200 m. N. N. W. of Calcutta, on the river Ganges; pop. about 30,000, the greater,part Mohammedans. The city is of modern erection, has a small Catholic church, a seminary where English is taught, and a Mohammedan college now in a state of decay. In the neighborhood are two round towers of ancient structure, the objects of pilgrimage.