Rendu, Louis a French prelate, was born at Meyrin, Dec. 19, 1789. He entered the priesthood and spent his life in teaching and scientific research. In 1833 he published a work entitled De l'Influence des Lois sur les Moeurs et des Moeurs sur les Lois. This gained for the author a wide reputation. He was afterwards made bishop of Annecy. His works were entirely scientificon geology, meteorology, chemistry. He died Aug. 18, 1859. See Mgr. Louis Rendu, by the abbe G. Mermillod. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.