Hieronymo Osorio

Hieronymo Osorio, a Portuguese author, born in Lisbon in 150G, died in Tavira, Aug. 20, 1580. He studied at Salamanca, Paris, and Bologna, and became archdeacon of Evora, and subsequently bishop of Silves. At the request of Cardinal Henrique he wrote in Latin a history of the reign of King Emanuel (translated into English by James Gibbs, 2 vols. 8vo, London, 1752). Among his other works is a treatise De Gloria Lilri V, so much admired for its pure Latinity that he has been called the Cicero of Portugal. A complete collection of his works was published in Rome by his nephew (4 vols, fol, 1592). His library was taken from Cadiz by Lord Essex in 151)0, and added to the Bodleian library.


Hieronymus ,.See Jerome.

Hieronymus De Bosch

Hieronymus De Bosch, a Dutch philologist and Latin poet, born in Amsterdam, March 23, 1740, died in Leyden, June 1, 1811. His Poemata (Leyden, 1803) are among the best Latin poems of modern times. His great work is the Anthologia Grceca (4 vols., Utrecht, 1795-1810; 5th volume by Van Lennep, 1822). He was one of the founders of the Dutch institute for science and art, and curator of the Leyden university.

Hieronymus Emser

Hieronymus Emser, a German theologian, born in Ulm, March 26, 1477, died Nov. 8, 1527. In 1502 he became professor at the university of Erfurt, and in 1504 established himself at Leipsic, where he lectured at the university, and in the year following Duke George of Saxony made him his secretary. With Luther and the theologians of Wittenberg generally he was on good terms until the disputation of Leipsic in 1519, from which time he made, in union with Dr. Eck, incessant endeavors to oppose the increasing influence of Luther and the progress of Protestantism. He attacked the German translation of the Bible by Luther as erroneous, whereupon it was forbidden in ducal Saxony by Duke George. Emser then himself published a German translation of the New Testament, made from the Vulgate (Dresden, 1527). He also wrote Vita S. Bennonis.

Hieronymus Tragis

Hieronymus Tragi's, the Latin name of a German botanist, whose real name was Bock, born at Heidersbach in 1498, died at Horn-bach in 1553. He was successively head of a school in Zweibrucken and superintendent of the ducal garden, Protestant pastor at Horn-bach, and physician of the count of Nassau in Saarbriick. He published Neues Krauter-oucli torn Unterschiede, Wirkung und Nahmen der Krauter, so im Deutschland wachsen (fol, Strasburg, 1551; Latin translation by Kyber, 1552). This was the first attempt in modern times toward the classification of plants.


Highgate , a village of Middlesex, England, adjoining Hampstead, 5 m. N. W. of St. Paul's, London; pop. in 1871, 5,339. It is renowned for its pleasant and salubrious situation on a hill, for its line villas, and particularly for its cemetery, containing the tombs of Lord Lynd-hurst and other eminent persons. Coleridge passed here the last 18 years of his life, and the place has always been a favorite resort of literary people and of wealthy London merchants. It has a number of beautifully situated female seminaries and other schools, and a fine parish church. Lady Burdett-Coutts has a magnificent mansion here.