23 AUGUST 1856, Page 10

The celebrated French comedian Pierre Frederic Achard died sud- denly,

at Paris, on the 14th instant. He was born at Lyons, in No- vember 1808 ; and after a successful debiit in his native town, came out at the Parisian Palais Royal in 1834. Here he was the animating spirit of a long list of pieces in themselves insignificant, and in a certain line of comic delineation he is still regarded as without a rival. His funeral, which took place at the Eglise St. Martin on the 16th, was attended by many members of the literary and histrionic world.