Henrik Nikolai Clausen

Henrik Nikolai Clausen, a Danish theologian and statesman, born at Maribo, April 22, 1703. He was the son of a celebrated preacher, and spent some time in Berlin, where Schleierma-cher deeply impressed him. He became professor of theology in the university of Copenhagen, and favored in his teachings and writings a free evangelical religious development. He was president of the provincial diet from 1842 to 1846, member of the constituent assembly and of the privy council in 1848, holding the rank of a minister without portfolio, and was one of the signers of the Danish constitution, June 5, 1840. He left the cabinet in 1851, but retained his seat in the Danish diet and resumed his lectures at the university. He edited the "Periodical for Foreign Theological Literature," and published a number of theological works.

Henry Atwell Lake

Henry Atwell Lake, an English soldier, born about 1809. He is a younger son of Sir James Samuel William Lake, and rose in the engineer service in India (1826-'55) to the rank of lieutenant colonel. In the Crimean war he rendered Kars almost impregnable, and was called by the Russians the English Todleben, and was not held responsible for the surrender of that stronghold (1855). With Gen. Williams he was a prisoner of war in Russia till the restoration of peace, and after his return to England he published "Kars and our Captivity in Russia" (London, 1857). Subsequently he was made colonel, aide-de-camp to the queen, and chief commissioner of the Dublin police.

Henry Augustus Wise

Henry Augustus Wise, an American author, born in Brooklyn, N. Y., May 12, 1819, died in Naples, April 1,1869. He was appointed a midshipman in 1833, served on the coast of Florida during the Seminole war, became a lieutenant in 1845, served in the Pacific, in California, and in Mexico during the Mexican war, was flag lieutenant of the Mediterranean squadron from 1852 to 1855, in 1862 became commander and assistant chief of the bureau of ordnance and hydrography, and in 1867 a captain. He published "Los Gringos" (New York, 1849), a volume of travelling sketches; "Tales for the Marines" (1855); " Scampavias" (1857); and "Captain Brand of the Schooner Centipede" (1864).

Henry B. Hirst

Henry B. Hirst, an American poet, born in Philadelphia, Aug. 23, 1813, died there, March 30, 1874. He was admitted to the bar of his native city in 1843, his youth having been spent in the study of law, frequently interrupted by mercantile duties. He published "The Coming of the Mammoth, the Funeral of Time, and other Poems" (Boston, 1845); "En-dymion, a Tale of Greece" (1848); and "The Penance of Roland, and other Poems" (1849).

Henry Baker

Henry Baker, an English naturalist and teacher of the deaf and dumb, born in London, May 8, 1698, died Nov. 25, 1774. He was brought up to the bookselling business, but afterward devoted himself to scientific studies, and especially to observations with the microscope and to botany. He introduced into England several valuable exotic plants; among others, the large Alpine strawberry, and the rheum palmatum, or true rhubarb. He was a member of the society of antiquaries and of the royal society. He contributed several papers to the "Philosophical Transactions," and published, besides his microscopic observations, a small collection of poems. Many years of his life were spent in the instruction of deaf mutes, whom he taught to articulate after the method of Wallis and Holden. He married the youngest daughter of Daniel Defoe.