Charles Montvard, a Swiss author, born in Bern in 1790, died in Bonn, Germany, Jan. 12, 1865. He was educated in Lausanne and Paris, and in 1817 became professor of French literature in Lausanne. He studied ecclesiastical and civil law, and in May, 1824, a law having been passed to prevent the propagation of Methodism in the canton of Vaud, he declared it unconstitutional, and encouraged his friend Vinet to stand up for liberty of conscience, publishing for him the treatises Be la liberie des cultes (1826) and Observations sur les sectaires (1829). The former treatise created considerable disturbance. A German translation appeared in 1843. The second treatise caused the suspension of Monnardfrom his professorship, and his removal to Geneva, whence however he soon returned, became a representative, and was noted for his defence of Swiss independence when in 1838 Louis Philippe demanded the expulsion of Prince Louis Napoleon. After the revolution of 1846 he retired from politics, and accepted the professorship of French literature which was founded for him by the king of Prussia at the university of Bonn.