Francois Barthelemy Michel Edonard Cibot

Francois Barthelemy Michel Edonard Cibot, a French painter, born in Paris, Feb. 11, 1799. He studied with Guerin and Picot, and painted history, portraits, and genre subjects. Among his works are "Judith going to the Camp of Holofernes," "The Origin of the Sacred Heart," in the church of St. Leu, " The Burial of Godfrey de Bouillon," "The Victory of Ray-mond Dupuy," "The Defence of Beauvais," in the gallery of Versailles, "Spring," "Summer," etc. He obtained a medal of the second class in 1836, of the first class in 1843, honorable mention in 1855, and in 1863 the decoration of the legion of honor.

Francois Boucher

Francois Boucher, a French painter, born in Paris, Sept. 29, 1703, died there, May 30, 1770. He painted with remarkable facility, and the number of his pictures and drawings is said to have exceeded 10,000, while at the same time he practised engraving. By pandering to the licentious taste of his times, he became fashionable and popular, and was called the painter of graces. For a long time after the first revolution his works were unsalable; but of late years they have again been sought for, especially by English amateurs, the gallery of the marquis of Hertford containing the erotic cabinet executed for Mme. de Pompadour. His most remarkable portrait is that of Mme. de Pompadour, and his best mythological picture, "Diana's Bath," is now in the Louvre.

Francois Bourgade

Francois Bourgade, a French priest and orientalist, born at Ganjou, department of Gers, July 7, 1806, died in 1866. He was ordained in 1832, and in 1838 went as a missionary to Algeria, and thence to Tunis, where he founded a hospital, a college, and schools for girls, and was appointed to serve the chapel and other institutions for. females established by Louis Philippe in honor of St. Louis (Louis IX.), on the spot where that monarch was believed to have died. He published Soirees de Carthage; La, clef du Goran; Le passage du Goran d 'VEvangile; La toison d'or de la langue pheni-cienne, containing many Punic inscriptions; part of a translation of the romance of Antar (1864); and a Lettre a M. E. Kenan (1864), in reply to Renan's Vie de Jesus.

Francois Chabot

Francois Chabot, a French revolutionist, born at Saint Geniez in 1759, died in Paris, April 5, 1794. He was the son of a cook, became a Capuchin friar, was appointed grand vicar of the bishop of Blois, and in 1791 was sent to the legislative assembly, He became conspicuous by his democratic zeal, and declared that "the citizen Jesus Christ was the first sans-culotte." Chabot was the first to apply to well dressed young men the name of muscadins; in his person and dress he affected great neglect. He was a member of the convention in 1792, and edited the Journal populaire. At length, however, he lent himself to the machinations of the enemies of the revolution. An Austrian banker, Junius Frey, one of their most active agents, gained him over by giving him his sister Leopoldino in marriage, with a dowry of $40,000. Chabot became implicated in various suspicious operations, and was guillotined.