Lord Broughton John Cam Hobhouse, an English author, born June 27, 1786, died in London, June 3, 1869. At the university of Cambridge, where he graduated in 1808, he contracted an intimacy with Lord Byron, with whom in 1809 he travelled over southern Europe, and subsequently in Switzerland and Italy. After his return to England appeared his "Journey through Albania and other Provinces of Turkey with Lord Byron" (4to, 1812), which was highly commended; and in 1818 "Illustrations of the Fourth Canto of Childe Harold." In 1819, in consequence of the publication of a pamphlet which contained a severe attack on the house of commons, he was imprisoned in Newgate on a charge of having committed a breach of privilege; .but the electors of Westminster returned him to parliament after a memorable contest. In 1831 he entered the cabinet of Earl Grey as secretary at war. In 1833 he was made secretary of state for Ireland, and he was president of the board of control from 1835 to 1841, and from 1846 to 1852. He was raised to the peerage as Baron Broughton of Broughton Gilford in Wiltshire, Feb. 26, 1851. His "Italy" was published in 1859. He was one of the originators of the " Westminster Review."