Jakob Venedey, a German author, born in Cologne, May 24, 1805, died near Badenweiler, Feb. 8, 1871. He studied at Bonn and Heidelberg, and was employed in his father's law office at Cologne till 1832, when his work on juries and his participation in the Hambach festival caused him to be imprisoned; but he escaped to France, and in 1835 established in Paris a monthly periodical, which resulted in his expulsion, and having returned he was again expelled in 1837. He retired to Havre, and was only permitted to reside in the capital after the appearance in 1840 of one of his works which was favorably received by the French academy, and caused Arago and Mignet to interfere in his behalf. In 1848 he returned to Germany, and became a member of the Frankfort parliament and of the rump parliament at Stuttgart. Subsequently he was expelled from Berlin and Breslau, and resided chiefly at Bonn till 1853, when he became a lecturer at the university of Zurich. In 1855 he returned to Germany. He first published in French, then in German, Römerthum, Christenthum, Germanenthum (Frankfort, 1840). His other works include Irland (Leipsic, 1844); England (1845); Das südliche FranTcreich (Frankfort, 1846); Geschichte des deutschen Volte (4 vols., Berlin, 1854-62); and biographies of Hampden (1843), Washington (1862), Franklin (1863), and Stein (1868).