Fordyce Barker

Fordyce Barker, M. D., an American physician, born in Wilton, Maine, May 2, 1819. He graduated at Bowdoin college in 1837, studied medicine at Harvard, university, Edinburgh, and Paris, taking his degree at Paris in 1844. In 1845 he commenced practice at Norwich, Conn., and became professor of midwifery in Bowdoin college. In 1850 he became professor of midwifery in the New York medical college, and in 1856 he was elected president of the New York state medical society, and in 1860 was chosen professor of clinical midwifery and diseases of women in Bellevue hospital medical college. He is the author of a work on puerperal diseases (1872).

Fort Duquesne

Fort Duquesne. See Pittsburgh.

Fort Pickens

See Pensacola.

Fra Sebastiano Del Piombo

Fra Sebastiano Del Piombo, an Italian painter, whose family name was Luciano, born in Venice in 1485, died in Rome in 1547. He studied under Giovanni Bellini and Giorgione, and visited Rome, where Michel Angelo gave him valuable advice, and set him up as a competitor of Raphael. His " Raising of Lazarus," which is said to include several groups and figures invented; if not designed, by Michel Angelo, was at all events intended to rival the " Transfiguration " of Raphael. He excelled most in portraiture. Clement VII. appointed him keeper of the papal seals, from which he was called Piombo (lead), the substance used in sealing bulls. His office obliged him to assume the monk's habit, whence he was styled Frate or Fra. He is said to have originated painting upon walls with oil colors, having invented a composition which prevented the colors from becoming dark.

Fra, Or Paolo Sarpi Paolo

See Sarpi.

France Saent-Lo A Town Of Normandy

France Saent-Lo A Town Of Normandy, capital of the department of La Manche, on the Vire, 158 m. W. by N. of Paris; pop. in 1872, 9,287. The beautiful Gothic church of Notre Dame was formerly a cathedral, and the church of Sainte Croix, said to have been built by Charlemagne, was generally regarded as the completest monument of Saxon architecture; it was entirely rebuilt in 1860, and the old church of St. Thomas de Cantorbéry has been converted into a town hall. Fine cloths, drugget, ribbons, linen, lace, and leather are made.

Frances Beauharnais

Frances Beauharnais, marquis de, a French royal'st, brother of Alexandre Beauharnais, born at La Rcolielle, Aug. 12, 1756, died March 4, 1846. He was a member of the states general. In 1792 he formed a plan for the flight of the royal family; but having failed in his attempt, he left France and was appointed major general under the prince of Conde. He was recalled to France on the occasion of his daughter's marriage with M. de Lavalette, and appointed director general of the post office, and in 1805 ambassador to Etruria and afterward to Spain; but Napoleon being dissatisfied with his services in Spain, he was recalled and sent into exile at Sologne. He returned to Paris on the restoration of the Bourbons, and was made a peer.