Corigliano, a town of S. Italy, in the province and 26 m. N. E. of the city of Cosenza, situated near the mouth of a river of the same name; pop. about 13,000. It is poorly built, and the streets are narrow. It contains an aqueduct, five churches, six convents, and a few public buildings. Licorice is made here on a large scale, and there is considerable trade in timber, wine, oranges, lemons, and olives. The best manna of Calabria is produced in the neighborhood. On an eminence overlooking the town is a feudal castle with massive towers and a deep trench. Near by is the site of the ancient city of Sybaris, famed for the voluptuousness of its inhabitants.
Corleone, a town of Sicily, in the province and 22 m. S. by W. of the city of Palermo, near the railroad to Girgenti; pop. in 1861, 13,123. It is well built, though decayed, and has a gymnasium, a prison, and several other public buildings. Agriculture is the chief occupation of the inhabitants. The town was taken by the Saracens in 840, afterward long occupied and fortified by the Normans, and in 1237 given by the emperor Frederick II. to a colony of Lombards, who took an active part in the insurrection of the Sicilian vespers, and in 1302 repelled an assault by Charles of Valois.
Cornelias Cornelis, a Dutch artist, born in Haarlem in 1562, died in 1638. He received his first instruction from Peter Aertsen the younger, called Long Peter, studied at Antwerp under Porbus and Coignet, and at the age of 17 departed for Italy. He was compelled by the plague to return to Haarlem, where he rose to considerable distinction as a painter of history and portraits. His most celebrated works are the "Company of Archers of Haarlem," containing portraits of the principal members, and the "Deluge," painted for the earl of Leicester. Many of his works are in the galleries of Dresden and Vienna.
Cornelias Mathews, an American author, born at Port Chester, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1817. He graduated at the university of New York, and commenced his literary career in 1836 by contributions in prose and verse to various periodicals. In 1839 he published "Behemoth, a Legend of the Mound Builders;" in 1840, "The Politicians," a comedy; and in 1841, " The Career of Puffer Hopkins," a novel illustrating various phases of political life in New York. His remaining works comprise "Poems on Man in the Republic" (1843); "Big Abel and Little Manhattan " (1845); " Witchcraft," a tragedy (1846); "Jacob Leisler," a play (1848); "Monevpenny. or the Heart of the World" (1850);"" Chanticleer, a Thanksgiving Story" (1850); "A Pen and Ink Panorama of New York Citv"(1858); "False Pretences," a comedy (1856); and "Indian Fairy Tales" (1868). He has edited various journals and contributed largely to periodicals.
Cornelis De Bruyn, a Dutch traveller and painter, born at the Hague in 1652, died in Utrecht at an advanced age. He visited Rome in 1674, and for several years devoted himself to painting in different cities of Italy. After travelling through Asia Minor, Egypt, and the .ZEgean isles, he again resumed the practice of his art at Venice, and after his return to Holland published his "Travels in the Levant" with 200 illustrations (Delft, 1698). From 1701 to 1708 he was travelling in Russia, Persia, India, and the islands of the Indian ocean, and on his return published a narrative of the journey embellished with 300 engravings.