Charles Joseph Barthelemy Giraud, a French jurist, born at Pernes, Vaucluse, Feb. 20, 1802. He studied at Aix, where he became professor of administrative science and president of the academy. In 1842 he became inspector general of the law schools in Paris and member of the French academy, and subsequently of the board of education; and he was vice rector of the academy of Paris till 1848. He was twice minister of public instruction in 1851 and member of the consultative council, from which he retired in August, 1852, in consequence of the confiscation of the property of the Orleans family. He has since tilled the chair of Roman law in the faculty of Paris, and succeeded Laferriere in 1861 as inspector general of the judiciary. His principal works are: Histoire du droit francais au moyen age (2 vols., Paris, 1846); Le traite d' Utrecht (1847; translated into German and Spanish); Les tables de Salpensa et de Malaga, relating to the bronze tables found in the latter locality (2d ed., revised and enlarged, 1856); and Etudes nouvelles sur Gregoire VII. et son temps, in the Revue des Deux Mondes of March 15, 1873, et seq.