Remy, Or Remi (Lat. Remigius), Saint, called the apostle of the Franks, born at Cerny, near Laon, about 439, died in Rheims, Jan. 13, 533. He was elected bishop of Rheims, where he had studied, in his 22d year, and with the aid of King Clovis, whom he baptized, spread the knowledge of Christianity among the people. Apollinaris Sidonius, his contemporary, says he was the most eloquent man of the age. He established bishops in the cities of Tournay, Laon, Arras, Thérouanne, and Cambrai. His feast is celebrated on Oct. 1. His shrine is in the beautiful abbatial church of St. Remy at Rheims. See Butler's "Lives of the Saints," and lives of St. Remy by Armand-Prior (Paris, 1846) and Aubert (1849). - There are two other saints of the same name: a bishop of Stras-burg, who died in 803, and an archbishop of Lyons, who died in 875.
Renaissance (Fr., new birth), the designation of a peculiar style of architecture and ornamentation, founded on the antique, which took its origin in Italy about the commencement of the 15th century (see Architecture, vol. i., p. 664); also of the period commencing with the 14th and ending with the first half of the 16th century, which witnessed the revival of classical literature and the fine arts in southern Europe. - See Pater, " Studies in the History of Renaissance" (London, 1873), and John Addington Symonds, " Renaissance in Italy" (London, 1875).
Rendsburg, a town of Prussia, in the province of Schleswig-Holstein, on the Eider, 54 m. N. W. of Hamburg; pop. in 1871, 11,514. The old town stands on an island in the channel of the Eider, and the new on the S. arm of the river. Beyond the N. arm is another part of the town called Schleuskuhle or Kron-werk. During the Schleswig-Holstein war of 1848-'51 it was in the hands of the Germans. The strong fortifications were razed by the Danes in 1852.
René Aubert De Vertot, a French historian, born at the château of Benetot, Normandy, Nov. 25, 1655, died in Paris, June 15, 1735. He was successively a Capuchin and Premonstratensian monk and a secular priest, in 1701 became a member of the academy of inscriptions, and was afterward historiographer of the knights of Malta and secretary to the duke and duchess of Orleans. His works, valued more for their style than for their accuracy, are: Histoire des revolutions de Portugal (Paris, 1689); Histoire des revolutions de Suede (2 vols. 12mo, 1696); Histoire complete de l' etablissement des Bretons dans les Oaules (1710); Histoire des revolutions arrivees dans le gouvernement de la, republique romaine (3 vols. 12mo, 1719); and Histoire des chevaliers hospitaliers de St. Jean de Jerusalem (4 vols. 4to, 1726).
See Ribault, Jean.
Rene Theodore Hyacinthe Laemec, a French physician, born in Quimper, Brittany, Feb. 17, 1781, died there, Aug. 13, 1826. In 1800 he went to Paris, and attached himself to the clinical school of the charity hospital, then directed by Corvisart. He obtained the degree of M. D. in 1814, and became principal editor of the Journal de Medecine. In 1816 he was appointed chief physician of the Necker hospital, where he soon after discovered mediate auscultation; and in 1819 he published his Traite de Vauscultation mediate et des maladies des poumons et du cceur (translated by Dr. Forbes of Chichester). In 1821 he was appointed professor of medicine in the college de France, but ill health soon compelled him to resign.