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ANDRIEU, Bertrand, a celebrated engraver of medals, born, 24th November 1761, at Bordeaux. He is considered as the restorer of the art in France, which had declined after the time of Louis XIV.; and was so highly esteemed, that during the last twenty years of his life he was en trusted by the French Government with, the execution of every work of importance. Many of his medals are figured in the Medallic History of Napoleon. He died at Paris 6th December 1822.