Karl Albert Christoph Heinrich Von Kamptz, a Prussian jurist, born in Schwerin, Sept. 16, 1769, died in Berlin, Nov. 3, 1849. He acquired renown as minister of justice and as one of the most voluminous and best writers on law. His works include Die Provinzial-und statuarischen Rechte in der preussischen Monarchie (3 vols., Berlin, 1826-'8), and Zu-sammenstellung der drei Entwurfe des preussischen Strafgesetzbuchs (in 3 parts, 1844-'5).
Karl Alexander Anselm Hugel, baron, a German traveller, born in Ratisbon, April 25, 1796, died in Brussels, June 2, 1870. He studied law in Heidelberg, served as an Austrian officer in 1813-14, and held an appointment in the embassy sent to induce Christian, the temporary king of Norway, to resign. In 1821 he went in a diplomatic capacity to Naples, and afterward lived several years in Vienna. In 1831 he set out to visit Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, Barbary, and remote portions of India and central Asia. He returned to Europe in 1837, bringing with him a collection illustrating ethnography and natural history, as well as antique coins, manuscripts, jewelry, paintings, and silver vessels. The whole collection was purchased for the imperial museum in Vienna. He wrote Botanisches Archiv (Vienna, 1837); Kaschmir und das Reich der Sikhs (4 vols., Stuttgart, 1840-42); and Das.Beclcen von Kabul (2 vols., Vienna, 1851-2).
Karl Arnold Kortum, a German poet, born at Muhlheim on the Ruhr, July 5, 1745, died in Bochum, Aug. 15, 1824. He was a physician, and is known for his humorous and satirical poetry, including I e Jobsiade, an epic (3 parts, Minister, 1784; 11th ed., Leipsic, 1865; English translation by the Rev. C. T. Brooks, Philadelphia, 1863).
Karl August Siegert, a German painter, born in Neuwied in 1820. He studied at Diissel-dorf under Hildebrandt from 1837 to 1841, and subsequently at the academy till 1846, travelled in various countries, and in 1851 became a professor of painting at Dusseldorf. IIe excels in genre pictures. His recent works include "Dinner Hour," "A Welcome Pause," " Sunday Morning," and "A Lay Brother distributing Alms".
Karl Aurivillius, a Swedish orientalist, born at Stockholm in 1717, died in 1786. He mastered the Syriac, Arabic, Sanskrit, and other oriental languages. After 1754 he re-sided at Upsal, at first giving private instruction in the poetry of different nations, and in 1772 was appointed professor of oriental languages in the university. He succeeded Lin-noaus as member of the academy of sciences in Upsal, and was an active member of the commission for preparing a new translation of the Bible into Swedish.
Karl Bartholomaus Heller, a German naturalist, born in Moravia in 1824. In 1845 he made collections of natural history in Mexico and Central America for the horticultural society of Vienna, and on his home journey in 1848 he visited Cuba and the United States. In 1851 he became adjunct and in 1853 titular professor of natural history at the university of Gratz. His publications include Beitrage zur naheren Kenntniss Mittelamerihas (Gratz, 1853), Reisen in Mexico (Leipsic, 1853), and Das dioptrische Mikroshop (Vienna, 185G).