A Town Of Prussia Siegen, in the province of Westphalia, on the Sieg, 37 m. S. of Arnsberg; pop. in 1871, 11,070. It is the chief seat of the tanning and leather industry of Westphalia, and has large manufactories of iron and steel ware, and of linen, cotton, and woollen goods. It is rapidly increasing in population. Rubens was born here.
Siegfried Wilhelm Dehn, a German musician, born in Altona, Feb. 24, 1799, died in Berlin, April 12, 1858. Though Dehn did not publish many works, he was distinguished for his exhaustive knowledge of musical literature and for his attainments as a contrapuntist, He pursued his early studies at Leipsic, Jena, and Heidelberg, and in 1824, having become proficient on the violoncello, studied thorough bass under Klein, and after he became a teacher had many distinguished pupils, among them Glinka, Haupt, Ulrich, and Kullak. In 1842, by the advice of Meyerbeer, he was appointed librarian of the musical department of the royal library. In the same year he became editor of the Cucilia, and in 1845 was appointed director of the famous Dom choir. He also edited the Peters edition of Bach's instrumental works, and prepared a biography of Orlando di Lasso.
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Sieur De Chateauguay. See Lemoine.
Sieur De Thoyras Rapin Paul De, a French historian, born in Castres, March 25, 1661, died in Wesel, May 16, 1725. He became an advocate, but turned his attention to arms and literature. Being a Protestant, he went to England on the revocation of the edict of Nantes (1685), and afterward to Holland, where he joined a company of French cadets, and followed the prince of Orange (William III.) to England. He was at the battle of the Boyne, and was wounded in the siege of Limerick. He afterward became tutor of the young duke of Portland, and in 1707 settled in Wesel on the Rhine. His most important work is his Histoire d' Angleterre (9 vols. 4to, the Hague, 1724), in which the narration of events is carried down to the death of Charles I. It was translated and continued by N. Tindal, and has been often printed (2 vols. fol., 1732-'3; 5 vols. fol., 1743-7; 21 vols. 8vo, 1757-'9).
Sigmnud Jakob Baumgarten, a German theologian, born at Wolmirstadt, March 14, 1706, died in Halle, July 4, 1757. He was a graduate of Halle, a follower of Wolf, and a friend of Semler, who after his death continued his Allgemeine Weltgeschichte (prepared from English sources, 16 vols., Halle, 1744-'56), and in 1758 published his biography. He was among the most influential theologians of the 18th cen-tury. His works include Auszug der Kirchen-geschichte (3 vols., 1743-'6), Nachrichten von, einer Hallischen Bibliothek (8 vols., 1748-'51), and Nachrichten von merkwurdigen Buchern (12 vols., 1752-'7).