Henri Francois D Aguesseau, a French jurist, born at Limoges, Nov. 27, 1668, died Feb. 9, 1751. In 1690, when only 22 years old, Louis XIV. appointed him advocate general, and in 1700 he became procureur general. He resisted the registration of the papal bull Unigenitus, on the ground that it encroached on the rights of the monarchy. In 1717 he was made chancellor by the regent Orleans. Almost alone he opposed Law's schemes for making the nation suddenly rich, and was dismissed, but recalled in 1720, on the bursting of the bubble. In 1722, Cardinal Dubois being appointed president of the council, D'Aguesseau retired, to be reappointed in 1737, finally resigning in 1750, at the age of 82. He endeavored to reduce the incongruous laws of France to uniformity., had an extensive acquaintance with literature, and was versed in many European languages. His writings have been published in several editions, the most complete in 16 vols. 8vo (Paris, 1819-'20); and his Lettrcs inedites appeared in 1823 (2 vols. 8vo).