Busbequius, Augerius Gislenius Augier Ghis-Len De Busbecq, a Flemish scholar and statesman, born at Commines in 1522, died near Rouen, Oct. 28, 1592. He was employed by Ferdinand I. on several important diplomatic missions, and officiated for many years as ambassador at Constantinople, whence he was recalled in 1562 to take charge of the education of the sons of the emperor Maximilian II. In 1570 he accompanied the archduchess Elizabeth to France on occasion of her marriage with Charles IX., and was ambassador in Paris till 1592, when he left the French court to visit Flanders. On his way he was attacked by a party of leaguers, and although he received no personal injury, the' shock was so great that he died before he could reach his destination. During his residence in Turkey he made a collection of celebrated Greek inscriptions and manuscripts, which he afterward presented to the library at Vienna, and also employed an artist to make drawings of rare plants and animals. His principal work' is the Itinera Constantinopolitanum et Ama-sianum, et de Re Militari contra Turcas insti-tuenda Consilium (Antwerp, 1582), also published under the title Legationis Turcicae, Epis-tolce, IV. (Paris, 1589). His complete works, in Latin, were published at Leyden in 1633, and at Basel in 1740.