Jean Jacques Burlamaqui, a Swiss writer upon law, born in Geneva, July 24, 1694, died April 3, 1748. His education was directed by his father, a learned man and secretary of the republic. Before he was 26 years old he was appointed honorary professor of jurisprudence in the university of Geneva. He travelled in England, Holland, and France, and returning to Geneva in 1723, he began his course of lectures, which brought great reputation to himself and the university. In 1740 ho resigned his professorship on account of ill health, and became a member of the sovereign council, where he continued to render service to the state until his death. The writings of Burlamaqui are remarkable for the clearness and precision of their style, and have been used as text books in several of the German universities, and in that of Cambridge, England. He found many of his materials in Grotius, Pufen-dorf, and Barbeyrac, but these he reduced to simplicity and order. His principal works are, Principes du droit naturel (1747), and Prin-cipes du droit politique (1751).