Francois Nicolas Vincent Campenon, a French poet, born in Guadeloupe, March 29,1772, died at Villeneuve-sur-Corbeil, near Paris, Nov. 24, 1843. Early in the revolution he composed a romance in praise of Marie Antoinette, and was compelled to flee to Switzerland; he published in 1795 a fanciful account, in prose and verse, of his journey. After his return to Paris he published in 1800, his Epitre aux femmes, and soon afterward a didactic poem entitled La maison des champs. Two years later appeared his Enfant prodigue, which had an immense success, and occasioned his nomination and election to the French institute, to succeed Delille. He translated into French Robertson's "History of Scotland".
Francois Paul Jules Grevy, a French politician, born at Mont-sous-Vaudrez, Jura, Aug. 15, 1813. He became an advocate at Paris, and acquired influence as an opponent both of socialism and of Bonapartism, and after the February revolution was a member and vice president of the constituent and legislative assemblies from 1848 till Dec. 2, 1851. In 1848 he proposed that the executive should be chosen by the national assembly, and hold office at its pleasure, with the title of president of the council of ministers. In 1808 he was named batonnier of the order of advocates. He was elected to the corps legislatif in 1808 and 1809, and in 1871 to the national assembly by three departments, taking his seat for that of Jura, his old constituency. He was president of the assembly from March, 1871, to April, 1873; but declined the invitation of President Thiers to serve longer in that capacity. He published in 1873 Le gouvernement necessaire.
Francois Peron, a French traveller, born at Cerilly, Bourbonnais, Aug. 22,1775, died there, Dec. 14, 1810. He enlisted as a volunteer in 1792, was wounded at the siege of Landau, and made a prisoner at the battle of Kai-serslautern, taken to the citadel of Magdeburg, and released in 1794. In 1800 he was attached in the capacity of zoologist to the expedition sent by the French government under Oapt. Baudin to explore Australia, and wrote Voyage de decouvertes aux terres australes pendant lesannees 1800-1804 (3 vols. 4to, with an atlas, Paris, 1807-16). The third volume was prepared after his death by M. de Frey-cinet. He had previously published Observations sur Vanthropologie (Paris, 1799). - See F. Peron, naturaliste voyageur aux terres australes, by Maurice Girard (Paris, 1857).
Francois Poupart, a French anatomist, born' in Le Mans in 1661, died Oct. 31, 1709. He studied medicine at Paris and at Rheims, at which latter place he received his medical degree. His name has been connected by common consent with the fibrous band known as " Poupart's ligament," extending from the anterior superior spinous process of the ilium to the spine of the pubis, although it is generally conceded that his description of this structure was not remarkable for either originality or correctness. He became a member of the academy of sciences, and most of his works, mainly on subjects connected with anatomy and natural history, were published in the memoirs of that body.