Eduard Booking, a German jurist, born at Trarbach, May 20, 1802, died in Bonn, May 3, 1870. He studied at Heidelberg, Bonn, Berlin, and Gottingen, and was for 40 years the principal teacher of Roman law at the university of Bonn. Besides annotated editions of the fragments of Ulpian, the Institutes of Gaius, and other classical authorities on ancient law, he published Pandekten des romischen Prirat-rechts (2 vols., Bonn and Leipsic, 1843-'55); Der Grundriss der Pandekten (5th ed., Bonn, 1861); Rbmisches Prkatrecht, Institutionen des romischen Civilrechts (2d ed., Bonn, 18G2); and, after many years' preparatory labors, the highly esteemed Notitia Dignitatum utHvsque Imperii (3 vols., Bonn, 1839-50). He also published an edition of A. W. von Schlegel's works in 18 vols., and collected Ulrich von Hutten's Latin writings, with a bibliographical index, in 7 vols.
Eduard Lasker, a German statesman of Jewish parentage, born at Jarocin, Posen, Oct. 14, 1829. He studied in Breslau, and found employment in the judiciary service at Berlin, with which he resumed his connection in 1856, after having passed some time in London in studying English jurisprudence. He became known as a statesman by his work on the constitutional history of Prussia (new ed., Leipsic, 1873), and as a member since 1865 of the Prussian chamber, and subsequently of the North German and German imperial parliaments. He was one of the founders of the national liberal party, and promoter of the union of the southern and northern states of Germany (1866-'70). He is now (1874) the foremost leader in the Reichstag, and a powerful supporter of Bismarck's policy.
Eduard Magnus, a German painter, born in Berlin, Jan. 7, 1799, died there, Aug. 9, 1872. He studied in Berlin and in Rome, and became known as a member and professor of the Berlin academy and as a portrait painter. He published Ueber Einrichtung und Beleuchtung ron Bitumen zur Aufstellung ton Gemdlden und Sculpturen (Berlin, 1864), and Lie Polycltromie torn kunstlerischen Standpunkte (Bonn, 1872).
Eduardo Zamacois, a Spanish painter, born in Bilbao about 1837, died in Madrid in January, 1871. He studied at the Madrid academy, in Italy, and in Paris under Meissonier, and excelled in genre pictures, such as " The Hunchback," "Diderot and D'Alembert," "Cervantes as a Recruit," "Spanish Recruits," "The Bull Fighters riding into the Arena," "Indirect Taxes," "A Court Jester of the 16ih Century,"and " The King's Favorite." Several of his pictures are in the United States.
Edward Augustus Rent, duke of, fourth son of George III. of England, and father of Queen Victoria, born Nov. 2,1767, died Jan. 23,1820. He joined the army, and was under the command of Sir Charles Grey in the attack on the French West India islands, where he was noticed for his bravery; and in compliment to him the name of Fort Royal in Martinique was changed to Fort Edward. Soon afterward he was made governor of Nova Scotia, created duke of Kent and Strathearne, with a seat in the house of lords, and appointed commander-in-chief of the British forces in North America. The island of St. John changed its name in his honor to Prince Edward island, which it still retains. In May, 1818, he married the widow of the prince of Leiningen, youngest daughter of the duke of Saxe-Coburg. Alexandria Victoria, now queen, was the only child of this union.