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THEODORUS [DnzK] DE BRY (1528–1598)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 697 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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THEODORUS [DnzK] DE BRY (1528–1598), German engraver an unprecedented number. In the election, however, he was and publisher, was born at Liege in 1528. In the earlier years defeated by William McKinley, the Republican candidate, of his career he worked at Strassburg. Later he established an receiving 176 electoral votes to 271. But though defeated, he engraving and publishing business at Frankforton-Main, and remained the leader of his party. Between 1896 and 1900, also visited London in or before 1587. Here he became except during the Spanish-American War when he was colonel acquainted with the geographer Richard Hakluyt, with whose of the 3rd Nebraska Volunteers, though he saw no active service, assistance he collected materials for a finely illustrated collection he devoted his time to the interest of his party. His ability, of voyages and travels, Collectiones Peregrinationum in Indiam sincerity of character, and wide information, and his attitude Orientalem et Indiam Occidentalem (25 parts, 1590-1634). Among towards the new issues arising from the war, in which he took other works he engraved a set of 12 plates illustrating the Pro- the side opposed to " imperialism," increased his. following. cession of the Knights of the Garter in 1S76, and a set of 34 Although he had advised the ratification of the Peace Treaty, plates illustrating the Procession at the Obsequies of Sir Philip he opposed the permanent acquisition of the Philippine Islands. Sidney; plates for T. Hariot's Briefe and True Report of the In 29oo he was nominated for the presidency by the Democratic, new found Land of Virginia (Frankfort, 1595) ; the plates for Silver Republican, and Populist party conventions; but although the first four volumes of J. J. Boissard's Romanae Urbis Tope- " imperialism " was declared to be the paramount issue, he had graphia et Antiquitates (1597–1598), and a series of portraits insisted that the " platforms " should contain explicit advocacy entitled Icones Virorum Illustrium (1597–1599). De Bry died of free-coinage, and this declaration, combined with the popuat Frankfort on the 27th of March 1598. He had been assisted; larityof President McKinley, the Republican candidate for by his eldest son Johannes Theodorus de Bry (1561–1623), who re-election, again turned the scales against him. In the after his father's death , carried on the Collectiones and the November election of ter a canvass that almost equalled in activity illustration of Boissard's work, and also added to the Icones. that of 1896 he was again defeated, receiving only 155 electoral His brother Johannes Israel de Bry (d. 1611) collaborated votes to 292. with him. After the 'goo election he established and edited at Lincoln
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