Jaeqnes Charles Dupont, a French politician, known as Dupont de l'Eure, born in Neubourg, Normandy, Feb. 27, 1767, died in Paris, March 3, 1855. First an attorney at the parliament of Normandy, he became a magistrate, and in 1811 president of the high court of Rouen, which post he held till 1818. He commenced his political career in 1798 in the council of 500, was a member of the legislative corps in 1813, and deputy to the chamber from his native department in 1814. He was constantly reelected from 1817 to 1848, and won the esteem of both friends and opponents. On the revolution of 1830 he accepted the ministry of justice, but left the office after a few months to resume his seat among the liberal opposition in the chamber of deputies. In February, 1848, he was elected president of the provisional government, but old age interfered with his activity. He was elected to the constituent assembly, and in 1849 retired to private life.
Jaeqnes Christophe Le Blond, a printer of engravings in colors, born in Frankfort-on-the- ' Main in 1670, died in a hospital in Paris in I 1741. He was bred a painter, and in 1711 went to Amsterdam, where he met with great 'success in painting miniature portraits. He conceived the idea of an establishment to print engravings in colors, and spent the greater part of his life and all the means he could obtain upon experiments which were comparatively unsuccessful. He worked mainly in London and Paris, and, finding at last that he was not to obtain the brilliant results anticipated, turned his attention to producing Raphael's cartoons in tapestry, in which he also failed for lack of means to finish his work. He is regarded as the inventor of printing in colors.
Jakob Atrer, a German poet who flourished at Nuremberg, died in 1605. He is the author of up ward of 60 comedies, tragedies, burlesques, and carnival plays, which were published at Nuremberg in 1618, under the title of Opus The-atricum. Tieck inserted five of these plays in the first volume of his Deutsches Theater.
Jakob Balde, a German Latin poet, born at Ensisheim, Alsace, in 1603, died at Neuburg, in the Palatinate, Aug. 9, 1668. He was a professor of literature, joined the society of Jesus, and became chaplain of the elector of Bavaria. His complete works, including lyrical and other Latin poems, were published in Munich in 8 vols., 1729. He has been called the German Horace, and Herder translated several of his compositions. New editions of his Carmina Lyrica and Batrachomyomachia appeared at Munster in 1856-9, the latter with a German version.
Jakob Brucker, a German scholar, born in Augsburg, Jan. 22, 1696, died Nov. 26, 1770. His chief work is the Historia Critica Philosophies, from the creation of the world to his own time (5 vols. 4to, Leipsic, 1742-4), which has been frequently abridged, and freely used by historians of philosophy. He wrote several other philosophical and biographical works.