Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, a French author, born in Marseilles, Aug. 15, 1799. He was brought up as a merchant, made several commercial voyages, and in 1828 settled in Paris. He wrote for various liberal journals, and conducted the Histoire scientifique et militaire de l'expédition française en Égypte (10 vols. 8vo, with an atlas of 2 vols., 1830-36), editing more particularly the six volumes relating to the expedition under Bonaparte, Kléber, and Menou. From 1837 to 1840 he published in the Revue des Deux Mondes a review of Utopian theories, under the title of Études sur les réformateurs et socialistes modernes (2 vols., 1840-'43; 7th ed., 1864), for which he received from the French academy the grand Montyon prize. His most popular work, Jérôme Patu-rot à la recherche d'une position sociale (3 vols. 8vo, 1843), was followed by Jérôme Paturot à la recherche de la meilleure des républiques (4 vols. 18mo, 1848). He has also written La Syrie, l'Égypte et la Palestine (4to, with plates, 1834 et seq.), in conjunction with Baron Taylor; La Polynésie (8vo, 1843); and L'Industrie en Europe (1856). M. Reybaud was elected to the legislature as a democrat in 1846, as a republican in 1848, and as a conservative in 1849; and he was a member of the consultative commission after the coup d'état of 1851.