Lorenzo De Medici

See Medici.

Lorenzo Di Credi

Lorenzo Di Credi, a Florentine artist, born about 1453, died about 1536. He was a fellow pupil of Leonardo da Vinci, and so closely followed his style that some of his copies of Leonardo's works are scarcely to be distinguished from the originals. His " Holy Families," of which he painted a great number for private collections, are gracefully designed and highly finished. His most esteemed works are a "Madonna and Child with Saints Julian and Nicholas," now in the Louvre gallery, and the " Birth of Christ," at Florence.

Lorenzo Sabine

Lorenzo Sabine, an American author, born in Lisbon, N. H., Feb. 28, 1803. He has been a merchant and bank officer, and was for some time secretary of the Boston board of trade. He was three times elected to the Maine legislature from Eastport; was an agent of the United States treasury department in Massachusetts; was a member of congress from that state in 1852-3; and now (1875) resides in Boston. He has published a "Life of Commodore Preble" (1847); "Biographical Sketches of the Loyalists of the American Revolution" (1847; enlarged ed., 2 vols. 8vo, 1864); a "Report on American Fisheries" (1853); "Notes on Duels and Duelling" (1855); and an "Address on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Death of Gen. Wolfe" (1859).

Los Herreros

See Breton de Los Herreros.

Loss Of Speech

Loss Of Speech (aphasia). See Brain, Diseases of the, vol. iii., p. 203.


Lot-Et-Garome, a S. W. department of France, in Guienne, taking its name from its two principal rivers, bordering on Dordogne, Lot, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gers, Landes, and Gi-ronde; area, 2,067 sq. m.; pop. in 1872, 319,-289. The surface is an elevated and undulating plain, furrowed with valleys, each occupied by a stream, while the whole department is traversed in a N. W. direction by the Garonne. The soil is generally fertile, but there are sterile sandy districts, or landes, in the west, and marshes. Wheat, maize, rye, tobacco, hemp, and fruit are the principal productions. The banks of the streams are generally clothed with vines. Much of the wine is made into brandy. The cork tree is extensively grown, and supplies material for a very important employment, cork cutting. It is divided into the arrondissements of Agen, Marmande, Nerac, and Villeneuve. Capital, Agen.


Lotbiniere, a S. county of Quebec, Canada, bounded N. W. by the St. Lawrence river above Quebec; area, 720 m.; pop. in 1871, 20,606, of whom 17,340 were of French and 2,872 of Irish origin or descent. It is watered by the Du Chene and Beaurivage rivers, and is traversed by the Grand Trunk railway. Capital, Lotbiniere.


See Lorraine.


Loughborough, a market town of Leicestershire, England, on the Midland railway, 9 m. N. N. W. of Leicester; pop. in 1871,11,588. It has a free grammar and several other schools, a philosophical and a literary institution, and several church of England, Roman Catholic, and dissenting places of worship. The chief manufacture consists of hosiery, especially the kind called patent Angola.