Cotys, Or Cotytto

Cotys, Or Cotytto, a Thracian female divinity, whose festival (the Cotyttia) resembled that of the Phrygian Cybele. It was held at night, and celebrated on hills with licentious revelry.


See Cataract.


See Lawyer.

Count De Las Cases

Count De Las Cases. See Las Cases.

Count De Morella

See Cabrera, Ramon.

Count De Saint-Germain

Count De Saint-Germain, a cosmopolitan adventurer of the 18th century, of unknown origin. He arrived in Paris about 1740, in company with the marshal de Belle-Isle, and created a prodigious sensation by his conversational powers, by his knowledge of chemistry and history, and by his unaccountable possession of diamonds of great value. The most fabulous stories were circulated about him, and his graphic and familiar delineations of personages long dead gave an impression that he had been their contemporary. For many years he was a favorite at court and in the highest society in Paris. He is said to have ended his life at the court of the landgrave of Hesse-Cas-sel. Voltaire called his life, in allusion to his title of count and to his stories (contes), ce conte pour rire. He is supposed to have been really a spy in the pay of various governments.

Count Mailath Janos Nepomok

Count Mailath Janos Nepomok, a Hungarian historian, born in Pesth, Oct. 5, 1786, died Jan. 3, 1855. He was employed in the public service of Hungary until a disease of the eye's compelled him to relinquish his post; he resumed it at a subsequent period, but was finally thrown out of office by the revolution of 1848. Poverty induced him to emigrate with his daughter Henrietta to Vienna, and subsequently to Munich; and to escape becoming a burden to their friends, father and daughter drowned themselves in the lake of Starnberg. He wrote OescMclite der Magyaren (5 vols., Vienna, 1828-31); Der ungarische Reichstag 1830 (Pesth, 1831); Geschickte do- Stadt Wien (1832); Geschichte des dsterreiehischen Falser-Muses (5 vols., Hamburg, 1834-'50); and other works, including original poems and numerous translations from the Hungarian.

Count Of Sicily Roger I

Count Of Sicily Roger I., 12th son of Tan-cred de Hauteville, born in Normandy in 1031, died in Mileto, Calabria, early in the summer of 1101. In 1058 he undertook, in conjunction with his brother Robert Guiscard, the conquest of Calabria, and afterward that of Sicily. In 1060 he took Messina, and in 1061 defeated the Saracens at Enna with great slaughter. A disagreement between Roger and Robert, owing to the refusal of the latter to divide the country, was settled in 1071 by the acknowledgment of Roger as count of Sicily; but it was not till 1072 that he came into possession of the island, by the conquest of Catania and Palermo. In 1085 he succeeded Robert as chief of the Normans in Italy. In 1090 he subdued Malta. He established Christianity throughout Sicily in 1096, but allowed, his Saracen subjects liberty of conscience. In 1098 Urban II. made him apostolic legate.