Louis Nicolas Bescherelle, aine, a French lexicographer and grammarian, born in Paris, June 10, 1802. He was educated at the college Bourbon, and afterward employed in the archives of the council of state and as a librarian in the Louvre. His principal works are: Grammaire nationale (2 vols. 8vo, 1834-'8; 5th ed., 1851), and Dictionnaire national, ou grand dictionnaire critique de la langue fran-gaise, including technical, historical, and geographical words (2 vols. 4to, 1843-'6), which proved very successful. He also edited with G. Devars the Grand dictionnaire de geo-graphie universelle, ancienne et moderne (4 vols. 4to, 1856-'7; new ed., 1865). - His brother, known as Besciierelle jeune, born in Paris, June 12, 1804, an employee of the council of state and the sole author of Methode pour apprendre les langues modernes (4 vols., 1855), has participated in most of his labors. One of their joint works is a Dictionnaire usuel de tons les veroes de la langue frangaise (2 vols. 8vo, 1842-'3).