Boisard. I. Joan Jaeqnes .Francois Marie, a French fabulist, born at Caen in 1743, died there in 1831. Be was secretary to the count de Prove nee, afterward Louis XVIII. Losing his pension at the revolution, and unable to find employment in Paris, he spent the rest of his life at Caen, in great poverty. His Mille et Une fables (2 vols., 1777) are regarded as equal to those of Florian, and in some respects to those of Lafontaine. A new edition of them was published at Caen in 1806. H. Jaeqnes Francois, a nephew of the preceding, born at Caen about 1762, died in the first half of this century. He was not successful as a painter, and not much more so as a fabulist, though he wrote many volumes, some of which (Fables, 2 vols., Paris, 1817-'22) he dedicated to Louis XVIII. He was sentenced to be guillotined in 1793, but escaped. He spent most of his life in poverty.
Boise, a S. W. county of Idaho, watered by the Little Salmon river and affluents of the Saptin or Snake river; area, about 2,500 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 3,834, of whom 1,754 were Chinese. The county contains 5 quartz mills for the production of gold, 8 saw mills, and a weekly newspaper. Capital, Idaho City.
Boise City, the capital of Idaho territory and of Ada county, situated on the N. bank of the Boise river, about 520 m. N E. of San Francisco, and 285 m. N. W. of Salt Lake City, in the S. E. part of the county; pop. in 1870, 995. It contains a penitentiary, a U. S. assay office, a national bank, 3 grist mills, and 3 newspapers. It is reached in two days by stage from Indian Creek, Utah, on the Central Pacific railroad. The place was formerly a trading post of the Hudson Bay fur company; it now commands the trade of the miners on the W. slope of the Rocky mountains, and of the surrounding agricultural country.
Boiste, a French lexicographer, born in Paris in 1765, died at Ivry, April 24, 1824. He was successively an advocate, printer, and man of letters, and composed a Dictionnaire universel de la langue /ran-cake, a work of great merit, and deserving the popularity which it immediately obtained. It appeared in 1800, and passed through six editions during the lifetime of the author. To each edition the author added some new feature, first the etymologies, then the original authorities, finally sentences and maxims, or select thoughts, where each word is employed. He published also a Dictionnaire de geographie universelle ancienne et moderne (1806), and several works on the principles of grammar and literature.
Boknhedi, a village of Germany, in the province of Hesse-Nassau, close by Frankfort-on-the-Main, for the inhabitants of which it forms a favorite resort for pleasure; pop. in 1871, 6,396. On the Bornheimer ffeide, near the town, on Sept. 18, 1848, Prince Lich-nowski and Von Auerswald, two prominent conservative members of the German parliament, were assassinated by a mob.