Henri De Beairepaire-Rohan

Henri De Beairepaire-Rohan, a Brazilian traveller, of French origin, born in Picardy about 1818. He explored Paraguay in 1845-'6, visited Bonpland at Borja, and published De-scripcao de uma riagem de Cuyaba ao Bio de Janeiro (Rio, 1846). Promoted in 1850 to the rank of major of engineers, and charged by the government with the exploration of central Brazil, he has since published several new works on the geography and history of parts of that empire.

Henri Francois Xavier De Belsunce, Or Belzunce

Belsunce, Or Belzunce, Henri Francois Xavier De, a French Jesuit, born at Perigord, Dec. 4, 1671, died in Marseilles, June 4, 1755. At an early age he became a Jesuit, was made grand vicar of Agen, and in 1709 bishop of Marseilles. During the pestilence which devastated his see in 1720-'21, Belsunce displayed charity and unselfishness to a degree that drew upon him the encomiums of all Europe. He is especially referred to in Pope's "Essay on Man." In consideration of his services at this period, he was offered the bishopric of Laon, and also the archbishopric of Bordeaux, but refused both. He was, however, the recipient of many honors, both from the pope and the king. In his later years he became involved in disputes with the Jansenists, whom he attacked with much zeal in various writings. He founded a Jesuit college which bears his name.

Henri Frederic Iselin

Henri Frederic Iselin, a French sculptor, born at Clairegoutte, Haute-Saone, about 1825. He exhibited various works in 1849, and has since produced busts of Murat and others for the museum of Versailles, "Observation," an allegorical bust, " The Genius of Fire," and "Eurypylus" for the new Louvre, and other busts and statues.

Henri Laborde

Henri Laborde, viscount de, a French painter, born in Rennes, May 2, 1811. He is a son of Gen. Count Henri Francois de Laborde (1761-1833). He studied under Delaroche, and produced in 1836 "Hagar in the Wilderness," which is at the museum of Dijon, and in 1837 "The Confession of St. Augustine," one of his best works, which has been purchased by the government. His "Capture of Damietta" (1841) and "Knights of St. John of Jerusalem " (1845) are at Versailles. His " Dante at La Verna" (1847), a historical landscape, for which he received a first medal, was burned in 1870, during the bombardment of Saint Cloud. He has published Etudes sur les beaux-arts en France et a l'etranger (2 vols., Paris, 1864), and Ingres, sa vie et sa doctrine (1870).

Henri Lecoq

Henri Lecoq, a French naturalist, born at Avesnes, April 14, 1802, died in Clermont-Ferrand in 1871. He was for many years professor of natural history in the medical school of Clermont-Ferrand, keeper of the mineralogi-cal cabinet, and director of the botanic garden. He wrote numerous works on botany, geology, and agriculture, edited the Annales de l'Auvergne (30 vols. 8vo, 1828 et seg.), and made considerable donations in money and collections to public institutions. His principal work is Etudes de la geographic bota-niqite de l'Europe (9 vols. 8vo, 1854-'8).