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NEW GENERAL

BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY,

PROJECTED AND PARTLY ARRANGED

BY THE LATE

REV. HUGH JAMES ROSE, B.D.

PRINCIPAL OF KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON.

IN TWELVE VOLUMES.

VOL. VII.

LONDON:

B. FELLOWES, LUDGATE STREET ;
F. AND J. RIVINGTON; E. HODGSON; G. LAWFORD; J. M. RICHARDSON;
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AND J. H. PARKER, OXFORD.

1848.

Fritz'sira RP 500.4

BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY.

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DAC DACH, or DAC, (John,) a painter, these, Dacier published Notes on Lonborn at Cologne, in 1566. He studied ginus, a dissertation on the origin of in Italy, and, passing through Vienna Satire, and Speeches in the French on his return home, was employed by Academy.. As he had been concerned the emperor Rodolphus II., for whom in the compilation of the Medallic Hishe again visited Italy to make copies of tory of Louis XIV. the monarch settled several celebrated works of art, and who on him a pension of 1500 livres, and aprewarded his great abilities with honours pointed him keeper of his books in the and with opulence. His pictures are all Louvre. In 1713 he was made perpetual in a grand style. He died at Vienna in secretary to the French Academy, and in 1646.

1717 he obtained a reversionary grant of DACIER, (Andrew,) a French critic, 10,000 crowns, as library keeper to the born of Protestant parents, at Castres, king. He died in 1722. in Upper Languedoc, in 1651. He was DACIER, (Anne,) wife of the preeducated at the college of Castres and ceding, daughter of Tanaquil Faber, or Puylaurens, but chiefly at Saumur, under le Fevre, was born at Saumur, in 1651. the celebrated Tanaquil Faber, whose When she was eleven years old her father daughter Anne he married in 1683. At discovered the strong natural powers of Paris he was recommended to the duke her mind, and resolved to give her a of Montausier, and was placed in the learned education. In 1674 she pubnumber of those who were to publish the lished an edition of Callimachus, in 4to, classics for the use of the dauphin. His and she was afterwards engaged in editing first work was the edition of Pompeius the classics for the use of the dauphin. Her Festus, 4to, 1681, greatly improved in Florus appeared in 1674, in 4to, and the Amsterdam edition of 1699. His her Aurelius Victor in 1681. In 1681, Horace, with a French translation, ap- her translation of Anacreon and Sappho, peared in 1681, in 10 vols, 12mo. He so much commended by Boileau, apnext published the twelfth book of St. peared; and in 1683 were published Anastatius's Contemplations, with notes Eutropius, 4to, and a French translation and a Latin translation. In 1685 he of the Amphitryon, Lepidicus, and Rudens abjured the Protestant religion. In 1691 of Plautus, three vols, and the next year he published his translation of the Moral the Plutus and Clouds of Aristophanes, Reflections of Marcus Antoninus, 2 vols, 12mo, with Dictys Cretensius, and Dares 12mo, Amsterdam, and in 1692, Ari- Phrygius. After her abjuration of the stotle's Poetics, with a translation and Protestant faith, a pension of 1500 livres critical remarks, in 4to. In 1693 he was settled on her husband, and 500 on published a translation of the Edipus herself. In 1688 she published her transand Electra of Sophocles ; in 1694, the lation of Terence's plays, with notes, first volume of "Plutarch's Lives; in 3 vols, 12mo, the best edition of which 1697, the translation of the works of is that of 1717. She also assisted her Hippocrates, 2 vols, 12mo; in 1699, that husband in his Marcus Antoninus and of Plato's works, 2 vols; in 1706, the his Plutarch, and in 1711 she published Life of Pythagoras, his Symbols, Golden her translation of Homer's Iliad, with Verses, &c. 2 vols ; in 1715, Epictetus, notes, 3 vols, 12mo. In 1714 she wrote 2 vols; and in 1720 the Lives of Plutarch a defence of Homer against de la Motte, were completed, in 8 vols, 4to. Besides and two years after against Hardouin, in

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which she displayed much erudition, he was admitted, at the age of eighgreat taste, and not a little acrimony. teen, into the family of Du Plessis Her translation of the Odyssey appeared Mornay, as tutor to his two grandsons ; in 1716, 3 vols, 12mo. The last two and in this situation he continued for years of her life she sunk into disease seven years, when he began his travels and debility, and died August 17th, 1720. in 1619, and, with his two pupils, passed She had a son and two daughters; the through Geneva, Piedmont, Lombardy, son died young; one of her daughters and Venice, where he was introduced to was a nun, and the other, who possessed the acquaintance of father Paul. After all the virtues and accomplishments of visiting Switzerland, Germany, Flanders, her sex, died in her eighteenth year. The Holland, and England, he returned to Academy of Ricovrati

, at Padua, enrolled France in 1621. In 1623 he was orher name among their members in dained, and first officiated in the family of 1684.

Mornay, who died soon after in his arms. DAGOBERT I. king of France, suc- In 1625 he became minister of the church ceeded his father, Clotaire II. in 628. of Saumur, and in the following year he He made war against Saxony, Brittany, was invited by the consistory of Paris to and Gascony, but stained by cruelty the take the charge of the church of Chalaurels which he obtained. He published renton, where he passed the remainder of the laws of the Franks, made Paris his his life. In 1628 he wrote his celebrated permanent residence, and greatly en- book On the Use of the Fathers, which couraged commerce. He died at Epernay lord Falkland and Chillingworth greatly in 638, and was the first monarch buried valued, and began to translate, but left at St. Denys, which he had founded six unfinished; but it appeared in 1651, years before.

translated by Thomas Smith, of CamDAGOBERT II. son of Sigebert II. bridge. In 1633 he published his Apology king of Austrasia, was prevented from for the Reformed Churches, which he ascending his father's throne by the in- also translated into Latin, and Mr. Smith fluence of Grimoald, mayor of the palace, into English in 1658. Daille was at the who caused his own son Childebert to Synod of Alençon in 1637, where his be crowned king. He fled to Scotland, authority was ably exerted to reconcile the where he married the princess Matilda. Protestants in the then disputed tenets He afterwards obtained the kingdom of about universal grace. He published in Austrasia, and was assassinated in 679, 1655 a Latin work against Spanheim, the

DAHL, (Michael,) a painter who ex- Leyden professor, as An Apology for the celled in portrait, was born at Stockholm Synods of Alençon and Charenton. He in 1656. He was a pupil of Klocke, the died at Paris in 1670. celebrated Swedish artist, and improved DALAYRAC, (Nicholas,) an eminent his style by studying the best works in French musician and composer, born of England, France, and Italy. He died a noble family, at Muret, in Cominge, in in 1743.

1753. He was designed for the bar; DAHLBERG, (Eric,) a celebrated but, having a great taste for music, hé Swedish engineer, called the Vauban of abandoned the law, and went to Paris, Sweden, was born in 1625. He distin- when he became the pupil of Langlé, and guished himself at the defence of Thorn, followed the science of music as a proand accompanied Gustavus Adolphus infession. He composed for eight-andhis Polish expedition, and advised him twenty years for the Opera Comique. to march his army across the Great Belt The most celebrated of his operas are when frozen, and thus penetrate into the Nina, 1786 ; Camille, 1791; Adolphe et very heart of the Danish kingdom and Clara, 1799; Maison à vendre, 1800 ; besiege the capital (1658). His great Picaros et Diégo, 1803; Une Heure de services were rewarded with the rank of Mariage, 1804 ; Gulistan, 1825. He nobility, and he was successively raised died at Paris in 1809. to the command of Malmo, the care of DALBERG, (Nicholas,) a Swedish the fortifications, and the government of physician, born about 1735. He accomLivonia. He died in 1703. He wrote panied Gustavus III. then prince-royal, Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna, 3 vols, fol. to Paris, where he formed an acquaint1700.

ance with many distinguished philoDAILLE, (John,) a learned Protes- sophers. In 1781 he retired from court tant divine, born at Chatelleraut, in in disgrace; but he was recalled to at1594. After receiving his education in tend the king in his last moments. He the schools of Poictiers and Saumur, died in 1820. He published memoirs in

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