John Leeds Bozman, an American historian and jurist, born at Oxford, Talbot co., Md., Aug. 25, 1757, died there, April 23, 1823. He graduated at the university of Pennsylvania in 1783, studied law in London, and afterward practised in his native state, where for several years he was deputy attorney general. He wrote a "Historical and Philosophical Sketch of the Prime Causes of the Revolutionary War," in which he praised Washington and depreciated Franklin; but it was suppressed. During the administrations of Washington and John Adams he wrote much in prose and verse for the press, and at a later period contributed to Dennie's "Port Folio." His principal work is his " History of Maryland, from the earliest Settlement in 1633 to the Restoration in 1660," the introduction published in 1811, and the complete work in 1837(2 vols., Baltimore), under the auspices of the state.
John Lempriere, an English scholar, born in Jersey about 1760, died Feb. 1, 1824. He was educated at "Westminster school and at Pembroke college, Oxford, where he graduated in 1792. He compiled a Bibliotheca Classica, or " Classical Dictionary," first published in 1788 in 8vo, and afterward enlarged to 4to. This was the chief book of reference on ancient mythology, biography, and geography until the appearance (1842-'53) of the dictionaries edited by Dr. William Smith. He also published a "Universal Biography" (4to, London, 1808), and commenced a translation of Herodotus, of which he published one volume in 1792.
John Linnell, an English painter, born in London in June, 1792. He first exhibited at the academy in 1807, and in 1809 gained the prize at the British institution for the best landscapes. For many years he mainly painted portraits, among which are many of distinguished persons, but subsequently devoted himself to landscape and figure painting. Among his works are: "The Morning Walk " (1847); "The Windmill" and a "Wood Scene," in the Vernon gallery (1848); " The Return of Ulys- ' ses" (1849); "Christ and the Woman of Samaria" (1850); "The Disobedient Prophet" (1854); "The Timber Wagon;" "Under the Hawthorn;" "Crossing the Brook;" "The Last Gleam before the Storm;" and " Harvest Showers" (1868).
John Lorimer Worden, an American naval officer, born at Mount Pleasant, N. Y., March 12, 1818. He entered the navy as midshipman in 1834, and became lieutenant in 184.0, commander in 1862, captain in 1863, commodore in 1868, and rear admiral Nov. 20, 1872. In February, 1862, he took command of the ironclad Monitor, with which on March 9 he engaged the confederate ironclad Virginia (formerly Merrimack) in Hampton roads. (See Hampton Roads.) In this action he was nearly blinded by particles of cement driven into h;s eyes while watching the enemy from an eyehole in the pilot house. He received the thanks of congress, and subsequently recovered his sight, and served with credit through the war. From 1869 to 1874 he was in command of the naval academy at Annapolis, and in 1876 of the European station.