George Cabot, an American senator, born at Salem, Mass., Dec. 3, 1751, died in Boston, April 18, 1823. After having made several voyages as master of a ship, he was at the age of 25 chosen member of the provincial congress of Massachusetts, where he opposed an attempt to fix by law a maximum price for provisions. In 1788 he was a member of the state convention which adopted the federal constitution, and in 1789 was elected to the senate of the United States, where his knowledge of commerce and the laws of trade was of great service. He was appointed the first secretary of the navy, May 3, 1798, but declined. He belonged to the federal party, and in 1814 was president of the Hartford convention, after which he retired from public life.
George Campbell, a Scottish clergyman, born at Aberdeen, Dec. 25, 1719, died April 6,1796. He was educated at Marischal college, and studied law, but afterward devoted himself to theology. He was ordained over a parish near Aberdeen in 1750, presented in 1756 to one of the churches in Aberdeen, elected in 1759 regent of Marischal college, and made doctor of divinity by King's college, and chosen in 1771 professor of divinity in Marischal college. In 1763 he published a " Dissertation on Miracles," in reply to Hume, and in 1776 " The Philosophy of Rhetoric." He also published a translation of the Gospels, which was well received. His posthumous "Lectures on Ecclesiastical History " were marked with a violent feeling of opposition to episcopacy. On the occasion of his resignation, in 1795, he received a pension of £300 a year from the government.
George Cassander, a Flemish theologian, born in the island of Cadsand, Zealand, in 1515, died Feb. 3, 1566. He officiated for some time as professor of divinity at Bruges and Ghent, and gained a high reputation by his various attainments. In 15G1 he published a treatise designed to reconcile the Catholic and Protestant theologians, which was attacked by Calvin, but favorably received by the emperor Ferdinand and other German princes, the emperor encouraging him to persist in his conciliatory task. In 1565 he published a famous work entitled Consultatio de Articulis Fidei inter Papistas et Protestantes Controversis, in which he reviewed the controverted articles of the Augsburg confession. He was sincerely attached to the Roman Catholic faith; but he was accused of taking too favorable a view of the points brought forward by the Protestants, and several of his writings were condemned by the council of Trent. His collected works were published in Paris in 1616.
George Castriot. See Soandebbeo.
George Cattermole, an English artist, born at Dickleburgh, Norfolk, in 1800, died in 1868. He is best known as a painter in water colors, although in his later years he worked chiefly in oil. Scenes from the feudal ages and the times of the English civil wars, which permitted him a variety of ornamentation and warm coloring, were his favorite themes. His most celebrated pictures are "Luther before the Diet of Spire," "Raleigh witnessing the Death of Essex," and the "Skirmish on the Bridge." He painted innumerable interiors of church and castle, together with designs illustrative of Scott's novels, Shakespeare's plays, the times of the English cavaliers, etc.