Charles Ernest Beule, a French archaeologist, born in Suumur, June 29, 1826. He was professor of rhetoric at Moulins, an 1 in 184!) became connected with the French school at Athens. His excavation- and discoveries there are described in L'Acrvpole d'Athenes (2 vols., Paris, 1804; 2d ed., 1868). This work and his Etude sur le Peloponnexe (1855) were published by order of the minister of public instruction, and acquired for him a membership of the academy of fine arts and the archaeological chair in the imperial library. In 1800 he became a member of the academy of inscriptions and belles-lettres, and since 1862 he has been perpetual secretary of the academy of fine arts, in which capacity he upheld the ancient prerogative of that body against the decree of Nov. 13, 1803, which remodelled the school of fine arts upon a more modern basi-. vesting part of the authority in a special committee. Ingres. Flandrin, and other eminent artists sided with the academy. Besides the works already mentioned, and numerous contributions to scientific, artistic, and literary periodicals, he has published Foutiles de Carthage (1860), giving an account of his excavations in that locality: Histoire de la sculpture cnant Phidias (1864): Causeries sur l'art, and Augmte, sa famille et set amis (1867); Histoire de l'art gree (want Pericles, and Tibere et l'heritage d'Auguste (1868); arid the play Phidias, drome antique.