Henry Kirke Brown, an American sculptor, born at Leyden, Mass., in 1814. His first attempt at art was made at the age of 12, in the portrait of an old man. At 18 he went to Boston to study portrait painting, but soon turned nis attention to sculpture. Having spent some time in Italy, he returned to America and fixed his residence in Brooklyn, N. Y., applied himself to the casting of bronze, and produced the first bronze statue ever cast in this country. He has completed several well known works in marble, "Hope," the "Pleiades," the "Four Seasons," and the statue of Gen. Nathanael Greene in the capitol at "Washington. In bronze he has executed a statue of De Witt Clinton, the equestrian statue of Washington in Union square, New York, the statues of Lincoln in Brooklyn and New York, and an equestrian statue of Gen. Scott in Washington.
Henry Lawes, an English composer, born probably in Salisbury in 1600, died in 1662. About 1625 he became one of the gentlemen of the chapel to Charles I., and soon acquired a considerable reputation as a composer of music for masques and songs. His works are numerous and of unequal merit. Among the most successful was the music to Milton's " Comus," performed at Ludlow castle in 1634, the composer himself personating the "Attendant Spirit." Milton speaks of his strains as "sweetening every musk rose of the dale." Waller, many of whose songs Lawes set to music, Herrick, and Phillips also speak of him in their verses as the great English composer of the day.. Lawes continued in the service of Charles until the death of the latter, and at the restoration he composed the anthem for the coronation of Charles II.
Henry Leslie, an English composer, born in London, June 18, 1822. He studied under Charles Lucas, cultivating music at first as an amateur and subsequently with a view to making it his profession. When the musical society of amateurs was founded in 1847, he took a prominent part in it, and in 1855 was made leader of its orchestra, which post he held until the dissolution of the society in 1861. In 1856 he founded a choral society, which has since become famous under the name of Henry Leslie's choir, and which he brought to the highest point of finish in every respect that should characterize good part singing. He has written symphonies, overtures, and oratorios, and has composed many madrigals, trios, and concerted pieces for voices without accompaniment, of exceptional merit.
Henry Lloyd, an English soldier, born in Wales in 1729, died in Huy in the Netherlands, June 19, 1783. He was present at the battle of Fontenoy (1745), entered the Austrian service during the seven years' war, and rose to the command of a body of cavalry, but resigned his commission and joined the army of Frederick the Great. He made two campaigns as aide-de-camp to Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, and on the commencement of hostilities between Russia and Turkey in 1768 he entered the Russian service as major general. He distinguished himself at the siege of Silistria and elsewhere, and subsequently participated with credit in the war with Sweden. After more than 30 years' absence he returned to England, and wrote "The History of the late War in Germany" (2 vols. 4to) and "A Treatise on the Composition of different Armies, Ancient and Modern," besides a memoir on the "Invasion and Defence of Great Britain and Ireland," which appeared after his death.