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Death of Chevalier Bunsen. --The foreign news by the Europa announces the death, at Brown, on the 28th ult., of Chevalier Bunsen, the distinguished German statesman, philosopher and theologian, at the age of seventy years. He was the greatest linguist of his time, and had studied nearly every language in the country in which it is spoken. He was Prussian charge to Switzerland in 1838, when Frederick William III., King of Prussia died, and his warm and intimate friend, Frederick William IV., ascended the throne. It was on that occasion that he received the brief but touching letter from his royal patron, which ran very much as follows: My dear Bunsen! My father has just died, and I am about to take the throne. Oh, pray for me. Pray for me. Frederick William In 1841 Bunsen was sent to London on a special mission — in relation to the establishment of a Protestant Bishopric at Jerusalem, under the joint auspices of England and Prussia. That mission led to Chevalier Bunsen'