Jean Barthelemy Haureau, a French author, born in Paris, Nov. 9, 1812. He received a college education, and became a journalist at Le Mans. After the revolution of 1848 he was appointed keeper of manuscripts at the national library in Paris, and was returned to the constituent assembly for the department of Sarthe, but retired from politics after the coup d'etat of 1851. In 1861 he was appointed librarian for the order of advocates of Paris, and became a member of the academy of inscriptions and belles-lettres, over which he presided in 1873. His principal works are : Critique des hypotheses metaphysique de Manes, de Pelage et de l'idealisme transcendentale de Saint Augustin (Le Mans, 1840); Histoire lit-teraire du Maine (6 vols., Paris, 1842-'73); Histoire de la Pologne depuis son origine jus-qu'en 1846; De la philosophie scolastique (2 vols., 1851); Francois I. et sa cour (1853); Charlemagne et sa cour (1854); Gallia Christiana, etc. (3 vols., 1856-'65). The last work is a continuation of the 13 volumes issued by the Benedictines between 1715 and 1785.