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MONTaOMEBT— MONTPENSIER.

was successful in a mission to Bou- melia in favour of his oppressed brethren in that country. Sir Moses founded, in 1867, a Jewish college at Bamsgate, in memory of his wife, Judith, Lady Monteftore. There were great rejoicings at Bamsgate in Oct. and Nov., 1883, on the oc- casion of Sir Moses Montefiore entering on the hundredth year of his age.

MONTGOMEBY, Sie Bobbbt, K.C.B., G.C.S.I., LL.D., son of the late Bev. S. Montgomery, born in Londonderry in 1809, and educated at Poyle College, in that city, was appointed to the Bengal Presidency, and entered the service of the East India Company in 1828. Having served in various posts, in 1849 he was selected by the late Lord DaJ- housie as one of the commissioners for the newly annexed province of the Punjaub, and on the dissolution of the Board in 1853, was appointed Judicial Commissioner, Superin- tendent of Prisons, and Director- General of Police for the whole province. During the mutiny in May, 1857, he adopted measures for disarming the l^^e native force stationed at Lahore, was appointed Chief Commissionerof Oude in 1858, and for his services in aiding the armies under Lord Clyde and restor- ing tranquillity to the province, received the thanks of both Houses of Parliament, and was created a Knight Commander of the Bath. In 1859 he was appointed Lieu- tenant-Governor of the Punjaub, from which he retired in 1865, after service in India of upwards of thirty-six years. He is LL.D. of Trinity College, Dublin, and re- ceived the Grand Cross of the Star of India, Feb. 20, 1866. He was appointed a Member of the Council of India in 1868.

MONTPENSIEB (Due de), Antoinb - Mabie - Philippe - Louis- d'Obl^ans, born at Neuilly, July 31, 1821, fifth son of the late King Louis-Philippe and Queen Marie Am^lie, was educated at the College

Henri IV., and, after a examination, was appointed Lieu- tenant of Artillery in 1842. He was sent to Africa in 1844, where he took part in the expedition against Biskara, and was wounded in the face during the campaign of Ziban. His services were rewarded with the Cross of the Legion of Honour and promotion to the rank of Major. Having accompanied his father on his visit to the Queen of England in 1845, he rejoined the army in Africa, and distinguished himself against the Kabyles, after which he made a tour in Egypt, Syria, Constantinople, and Greece. On his return he married, at Ma- drid, Oct. 10^ 1846, the Infanta Marie Louise Ferdinande de Bourbon, sister of Queen Isabella II. of Spain. This marriage was regarded as a master-stroke of policy by Louis-Philippe, and will long be remembered for the excitement and the irritation it caused^ which nearly led to a rupture between France and England. After the revolution of Feb., 1848, the Due de Montpen- sier, with the rest of his family, took refuge in England, and having remained a short time in this coun- try, went to Holland, where he embarked for Spain, and afterwards resided at Seville, occasionally making excursions abroad, or visit- ing his relatives at Claremont H.B.H. received the title of Infante of Spain, and was made Captain- General of the Spanish army, Oct. 10, 1859. During the political events which preceded the flight of Queen Isabella, the Duke left Spain at the request of the minister Gon- zales Bravo, and before doing so renotmced his rank in the army, his title of Infante, and sent back to the Queen the decorations he had received from her. After the triumph of the revolution of Sept., he recognised the provisional Go- vernment, obtained permission to return to Seville, and became a candidate for the vacant throne. All chance^ however, of his being