Camille Jordan, a French statesman, born in Lyons, Jan. 11, 1771, died in Paris, May 19, 1821. He was educated by the Oratorians, opposed the revolutionary government, distinguished himself in the insurrection at Lyons, and left France on the fall of that city, Oct. 9, 1793. Returning after the 9th Thermidor, he was elected in 1797 to the council of 500, advocated the principles of religious liberty, opposed the directorial government, and was again compelled to seek refuge abroad after the 18th Fructidor. Recalled in 1800, he energetically opposed the designs of Bonaparte, and denounced the frauds in the election of 1802, in a pamphlet entitled Vrai sens du vote national sur le consulat a vie. From that period till the return of the Bourbons he devoted himself exclusively to literature. In 1816 he was elected to the chamber of deputies. He was one of the fathers of the doctrinaire school of politics. A collection of his speeches was published in 1818. - See Camille Jordan et Ma-dame de Stael, by Sainte-Beuve(1868).