Constant Benjamin, a distinguished French politician of the liberal school, was born at Lausanne 1767; educated in England and Germany. He entered public life in 1799; was banished by Napoleon in 1801; took office under Napoleon on his return from Elba, 1814; became a popular representative under Charles X; and died Dec. 8, 1830. He wrote largely in politics; but it is our place only to mention his treatise De la Religion consideree dans sa source, sesformes et ses developpements (Paris, 1824-31, 5 vols. 8vo), and a posthumous work, Du Polytheisme romain considere dans ses rapports avec laphilosophie et la religion Chretienne (Paris, 1838, 2 vols. 8vo).