Dubosary, a town of southern Russia, in the government of Kherson, on the Dniester, 85 m. N. W. of Odessa; pop. in 1867, 5,547. It has two churches and a synagogue. Its trade is largely in tobacco, raised in the vicinity.

Duccio Di Buoninsegna

Duccio Di Buoninsegna, an Italian painter, flourished in the early part of the 14th century. He was a contemporary of Giotto, and one of the celebrities of the Sienese school of painting. His masterpiece, representing the Virgin and several saints, was painted for the cathedral of Siena. Among his other works was the mosaic pavement of the cathedral, part of which remains. He also excelled as an architect.

Duchess Of Valentlnois

See Diana of Poitiers.

Duck Hawk

See Falcon.


Duddon, a river of England, rises near the stones which mark the junction of Cumberland, Lancashire, and Westmoreland, flows 10 m. in a S. direction, and falls into the Irish sea by a broad estuary, forming at low tide an immense surface of land flats.


Duida, a remarkable and nearly isolated mountain in the state of Guayana, Venezuela, about 20 m. N. E. of the junction of the Casi-quiare and the Orinoco; lat. 8° 10' N., Ion. 66° 12' TV. Although it is only about 8,000 ft. in height, it is so nearly perpendicular that its summit has never yet been reached by man. Its S. and TV. sides are bare and stony to the top; the others, which are less steep, are covered with dense forests. At the beginning and end of the rainy season small shifting flames are seen to play about the highest peaks, inducing the belief that the mountain is a volcano; but they are probably due to gaseous exhalations. Its ■ rock crystals and quartzes were once taken for diamonds and emeralds, to which error the mission of Esmeralda, a few miles from its base, owes its name. The mountain serves as a landmark to the traveller on the Orinoco for a great distance.


Duisburg, a town of Prussia, in the province of the Rhine, 15 m. N. by E. of Dusseldorf, near the confluence of the Ruhr with the Rhine, on the railway from Cologne to Minden; pop. in 1871, 30,520. It is surrounded with dilapidated walls, has a gymnasium, a female high school, a library, a botanic garden, and manufactories of woollens, cotton, velvet, leather, tobacco, and porcelain. In the vicinity are extensive sugar refineries and iron forges.

Duke Of Bordeaux

See Chambord.

Duke Of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel William

See Brunswick, House of.

Duke Of Buckingham Stafford Henry

See Buckingham, Earls and Dukes of.

Duke Of Noreolk

See Howard, Thomas.

Duke Of Ormond Butler James

See Oe-mond.

Duke Of Otranto

See Fouche.

Duke Of Parma Alcssacdro Farnese

See Farnese.

Duke Of Piacenza

See Lebrun, Charles Francois.

Duke Of Reichstadt

See Bonaparte, vol. iii., p. 48.

Duke Of Rlanzares

See MuŃoz.

Duke Of Rovigo

See Savary.

Duke Of Somerset Edward Seymour

See Seymour.

Duke Of Vicenza

See Caulaincouet.

Duke Of Weimar Bernhard

See Bernhard.

Dukinfield, Or Duckinfield

Dukinfield, Or Duckinfield, a town of Cheshire, England, on the bank of the Tame, opposite Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, of which it is a suburb, 7 m. E. of Manchester; pop. in 1871, 26,329. There are extensive coal mines, one of which is 2,070 ft. deep. The growth of the town from a population of 1,737 in 1801 is due to its cotton manufactures.