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Eminent and Remarkable Persons-Modern.

Nation. Death. Age. WALLACE, William, a patriot and hero, , Scot. 1305 29 DANTE, Alighieri, a poet; founder of Ital. literature, It. 1321 56 BRUCE, Robert, the deliverer of his country, . Scot. 1329 55 TELL, William, thọ deliverer of Switzerland, Swiss. 1350 PETRARCH, Francisco, a very eminent poet, . It. 1374 70 Boccacio, John, a celebrated writer, . . . It. 1375 62 WICLIFFE, Johp, a great divine, . . . Eng. 1385 61 CHAUCER, Geoffrey, “father of English poetry,Eng. 1400 72 FROISSART, John, a chronicler and poet, . . Fr. 1400 67 LORENZO DE MEDICI, a sovereign of great influence, It. 1492 44 COLUMBUS, Christopher, discoverer of America, It. 1506 71 LIONARDO DA Vinci, a distinguished painter, . It. 1519 67 MONTEZUMA, a brave Mexican Indian leader, . N. A. 1520 42 RAPHAEL, Sanzio (Raffaello), a painter of genius, It. 1520 37 MACHIAVELLI, a celebrated writer, . . . It. 1527 58 ARIOSTO, Ludovico, a good humored satirist and poet, It. 1533 59 CORREGGIO, Antonio Allegri, an eminent painter, It. 1534 41 MORE, Sir Thomas, an, eminent statesman, Eng. 1535 55 ERASMUS, Desiderius, a great writer, . . Hol. 1536 69 COPERNICUS, Nicholas, a great astronomer, Prus. 1543 70 LUTHER, Martin, the great reformer, . . Ger. 1546 63 CORTEZ, Fernando, a soldier; conqueror of Mexico, Span. 1547 62 CRANMER, Thomas, an eminent prelate,

Eng. 1556 67 DIELANCTHON (Philip Schwartzerde), a divine, Ger. 1560 63 MICHAEL ANGELO, Buonarotti, painter and sculptor, It. 1564 89 CALVIN, John, a great reformer, and divine, Fr. 1564 55 LOYOLA, Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, Span. 1566 75 Knox, John, a greąt reformer, and divine, . Scot. 1572 67 TITIAN (Tiziana. Vecelli), ą painter, and a genius, It. 1576 96 CAMOENS, the most eminent poet of his country, Port. 1579 62 PALLADIO, Andrea, an architect, . . . It. 1580 62 PARÉ, Ambroise, the father of French surgery, Fr. 1590 81 DRAKE, Sir Francis, first English circumnavigator, Eng. 1591 46 MONTAIGNE, Michael, lord of, an essayist, Fr. 1592 59 Tasso, Torquato, a mad poet, . . . . It. 1595 51 SPENCER, Edmund, one of the earliest Eng. poets, Eng. 1599 46 BRAHE, Tycho, a celebrated astronomer, . Swede. 1601 56 SCALIGER, Joseph, a man of learning and genius, Tt. 1609 69

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Nation. Death. Age. ARMINIUS, James, a divine; founder of a sect, Hol. 1609 49 CERVANTES, Miguel, poet; author of Don Quixote, Span. 1616 69 SHAKSPEARE, Wm.,the greatest genius of the world, Eng. 1616 52 RALEIGH, Sir Walter, statesman and author, Eng. 1618 66 Bacon, Fr., lord, philosopher and statesman, Eng. 1626 66 KEPLER, John, a celebrated astronomer,

Ger. 1630 59 COKE, Edward, a lawyer and author, . . . Eng. 1632 81 GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS, an able monarch, Swede. 1632 38 LOPE DE VEGA, a poet and dramatist, , Span. 1635 73 Jonson, Ben, a poet and dramatist, i . Eng. 1637 63 RUBENS, Peter Paul, a great painter, , . Hol. 1640 63 SULLY, Maximilian, a peer of France,. . . Fr. 1641 82 GALILEO Galilei, a great astronomer,. .

It. 1642 78 RICHLIEU, Armand, a Cardinal to Honry IV., Fr. 1642 56 HAMPDEN, John, a patriot, soldier and statesman, Eng. 1643 49 DES CARTES, Réne, a universal genius, . Hol. 1650 54 SELDEN, John, a splendid scholar and statesman, Eng. 1654 70 HARVEY, William, an eminent anatomist, Eng. 1657 79 BLAKE, Robert, a distinguished admiral, • Eng. 1657 59 CROMWELL, Oliver, lord protector of Great Britian, Eng. 1658 59 Pascal, Blaizé, author of " Provincial Letters," Fr. 1662 39 Poussin, Nicholas, a painter of eminence, . Fr. 1665 71 TAYLOR, Jeremy, a very eminent divine, , Eng. 1667 54 MOLIERE (J. P. Poquelin), comedy writer and actor, Fr. 1673 51 REMBRANDT (Van Ryn), a great painter, , Hol. 1674 68 MILTON, John, poet; author of " Paradise Lost," Eng. 1674 66 TURENNE (Henry D'Auvergne), marshal, a soldier, Fr. 1675 64 HALE, Sir Matthew, an eminent jurist, . Eng. 1676 67 BARROW, Isaac, a learned divine, . . . Eng. 1679 49 CLAUDE LORRAINE (Gelee), great landscape painter, Fr. 1682 82 MURILLO, Bartolome E., a painter, . . . Span. 1682 64 CORNEILLE, Peter, a great tragic writer, . . Fr. 1684 78 BOYLE, Robert, chemist and author, . . Eng. 1691 64 La Fontaine, John, an inimitable fabulist, . Fr. 1695 74 DRYDEN, John, first in the second rank of poets, Eng. 1701 70 Bossuet, Jaques Benigne, a great pulpit orator, Fr. 1704 77 Locke, John, philosopher, author, etc., . . Eng. 1704 72 RAY, John, a distinguished botanist, . . Eng. 1705 77 Eminent and Remarkable Persons-Modern.

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Nation. Death. Age. VAUBAN, an eminent soldier and engineer, . Fr. 1707 74 MAZEPPA, John, prince of the Cossacks, , Russ. 1709 59 BOILEAU, Nicholas, a distinguished poet, . . Fr. 1711 75 FENELON, Fr. de S., an author and translator, Fr. 1715 64 LEIBNITZ, Godfrey William, a mathematician, Hol. 1716 70 SOMERS, John, lord, a statesman, . . . Eng. 1716 66 Penn, William, a just statesman, . . . Eng. 1718 74 CHARLES XII., a brave and powerful monarch, Swede, 1718 36 ADDISON, Joseph, essayist, poet and critic, . Eng. 1719 47 MARLBOROUGH, Duke of, an able warrior, . Eng. 1722 72 WREN, Sir C., architect of St. Paul's Church, Eng. 1723 91 PETER THE GREAT, an enlightened sovereign, Russ. 1725 53 NEWTON, Sir I., astronomer and mathematician, Eng. 1727 85 ROLLIN, Charles, a celebrated historian, . Fr. 1741 80 POPE, Alexander, a great poet and critic, . . Eng. 1744 56 Swift, Jonathan, a satiric poet, . . . Eng. 1745 78 WALPOLE, Robert, Earl of Oxford, a statesman, Eng. 1745 69 THOMSON, James, an elegant descriptive poet, Eng. 1748 48 D'AGUESSEAU, Henry F., an eminent statesman, Fr. 1751 83 BOLINGBROKE, H. St. John, lord, a political writer, Eng. 1751 73 HANDEL, George F., the greatest of musicians, Ger. 1759 75 DOLLOND, John, a great discoverer in optics, Eng. 1761 55 HOGARTH, William, an original painter, . . Eng. 1764 67 Young, Edward, a melancholy poet, . . Eng. 1765 84 PONTIAC, a distinguished Indian warrior, . . N. A. 1767 SWEDENBORG, Emanuel, founder of a sect, Swede, 1772 83 BRINDLEY, James, an eminent engineer, . . Eng. 1772 56 HUME, David, an eminent historian, . . Eng. 1776 65 VOLTAIRE (Fr. M. Arouet), a poet and infidel writer, Fr. 1778 84 LINNÆUS, Carl Von, the greatest botanist of his age, Swe. 1778 71 CHATHAM, Lord (W. Pitt), an eminent statesman, Eng. 1778 70 ROUSSEAU, Jean Jaques, a deistical writer, Swiss, 1778 66 GARRICK, David, a comedian and tragedian, . Eng. 1779 63 COOK, James, an eminent navigator, . . Eng. 1779 51 BLACKSTONE, Sir Wm., a lawyer and author, . Eng. 1780 57 EULER, Leonard, a great mathematician,. Swiss, 1783 76 JOHNSON, Samuel, lexicographer and author, . Eng. 1784 75 FREDERICK II., (the great) a great sovereign, Prus. 1786 74

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Nation. Death. Age. Buffon, George L. le Clerc, an eminent naturalist, Fr. 1788 81 LA PEROUSE, Jean Fr., an eminent navigator, Fr. 1788 47 DE L'EPEE (Abbe), first taught the deaf and dumb, Fr. 1789 77 FRANKLIN, Benjamin, a philosopher and statesman, Am. 1790 34 WESLEY, John, the founder of the Methodists, Eng. 1791 88 MIRABEAU, H. G. R. Count de, a celebrated author, Fr. 1791 42 Rodney, Lord (Geo. Brydges), a great admiral, Eng. 1792 74 REYNOLDS, Sir Joshua, a painter of genius, Eng. 1792 69 SMEATON, John, built the “Eddystone lighthouse," Eng. 1792 68 ARKWRIGHT, Richard, a machinist, . . Eng. 1792 60 Mozart, Johann, Ch. W. G., a musical composer, Ger. 1792 36 HUNTER, John, a great practical anatomist, , Scot. 1793 65 MANSFIELD, Lord (Wm. Murray), Chief Justice, Scot. 1794 90 Gibson, Edward, an eininent historian, . Eng. 1794 57 LAVOISIER, Anthony Laurence, an eminent chemist, Fr. 1794 51 Jones, Sir Wm., the greatest modern linguist, Eng. 1794 48 MARION, Francis, a brave partizan officer, . Am. 1795 63 Burns, Robert, one of the most eminent of poets, Scot. 1796 37 BURKE, Edmund, a great orator and statesman, Irish, 1797 67 BLACK, Jos., a chemist; discoverer of " latent heat,” Eng. 1799 71 WASHINGTON, George, “ the father of his country,” Am. 1799 67 Cowper, William, a poet, . . . . Eng. 1800 69 ALFIERI, Victor, a most eminent tragic poet, It. 1803 54 Emmet, Robert, a brave patriot, . . . Irish, 1803 21 PriestLY, Joseph, a distinguished chemist, Eng. 1804 71 NELSON, Horatio, lord, a most eminent soldier, Eng. 1805 47 Pitt, William, a great statesman, . . Eng. 1805 46 SCHILLER, Fred. Chr. Von, a great poet, . Ger. 1805 46 Fox, Charles James, a great statesman, . Eng. 1806 57 BRANT, Joseph, a celebrated Indian orator, N. A. 1807 65 Porson, Richard, an eminent linguist and author, Eng. 1808 49 Paine, Thomas, a political and deistical writer, Eng. 1809 73 LA GRANGE, mathematician and philosopher, Fr. 1813 77 TECUMSEH, a brave Indian warrior, . . N. A. 1813 43 Fulton, Robert, the inventor of the steamboat, Am. 1815 50 NEY, Michael, marshal, “ the bravest of the brave," Fr. 1815 46 Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, dramatist and orator, Eng. 1816 65 Curran, John Philpot, a celebrated orator, Irish, 1817 67

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Nation. Death. Age. KosciusKO, Thaddeus, a great soldier and patriot, Pol. 1817 62 DE STAEL, Madame Anne, an elegant writer, Fr. 1817 51 Watt, James, improver of the steam-engine, Scot. 1819 83 WEST, Benjamin, a great painter, . . Am. 1820 82 Banks, Joseph, an eminent botanist, . . Eng. 1820 77 NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, soldier and Emperor, Fr. 1821 52 HERSCHEL, Sir Wm., a great astronomer, . Eng. 1822 84 CANOVA, Antonio, the greatest modern sculptor, It. 1822 65 ERSKINE, Lord Thomas, a statesman and orator, Scot. 1823 75 KEMBLE, John Philip, an eminent tragedian, Eng. 1823 66 BozzARIS, Marco, a gallant leader in the revolution, Gk. 1823 43 Byron, Lord, George, the greatest poet of his age, Eng. 1824 36 JEFFERSON, Thomas, an eminent statesman, . Am. 1826 83 Talma, Francis Joseph, one of the greatest of actors, Fr. 1826 63 RocheFOUCAULD, A.F., duke de la, a royalist leader, Fr. 1827 80 Roscoe, W., biographer, and miscellaneous writer, Eng. 1827 80 LALANDE, Joseph de, a scientific astronomer, . Fr. 1827 78 LA PLACE, Pierre Simon, a scientific astronomer, Fr. 1827 78 BEETHOVEN, Ludwig Von, a music composer, Ger. 1827 57 Davy, Sir H., inventor of the "safety lamp,” Eng. 1829 51 RED JACKET, a noted New York Indian Chief, N. A. 1830 80 LAWRENCE, Sir Thomas, a distinguished painter, Eng. 1830 61 BOLIVAR, Simon, an eminent S. American soldier, Col. 1830 47 SIDDONS, Mrs. Sarah, a most eminent actress, Eng. 1831 76 BENTHAM, Jeremy, a political writer, , . Eng. 1832 84 GOETHE, Von, the greatest German poet, . Ger. 1832 83 Cuvier, G. Leo. Chr. Fr. D., an eminent zoologist, Fr. 1832 63 Scott, Sir W., a most eminent novelist and poet, Scot. 1832 61 SPURZHEIM, Dr., a celebrated phrenologist, Ger. 1832 56 WILBERFORCE, W., a philanthropist and statesman, Eng. 1833 74 La Fayette, Marquis de, statesman and soldier, Fr. 1834 77 HEMANS, Mrs. Felicia, an eminent poetess, . Eng. 1835 42 CHANNING, Wm. E., an eminent author and divine, Am. 1842 62 CAMPBELL, T., a distinguished poet and author, Scot. 1844 67 JACKSON, Andrew, soldier and statesman, . Am. 1845 78 STORY, Joseph, Judge, an eminent jurist, . Am. 1845 66 Hood, Thomas, poet and comic writer, . . Eng. 1845 47 O'CONNELL, Daniel, a statesman, . . , Irish, 1847 72

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