The family was illustrious and wealthy, and claimed descent from Constantine.
Temple in Lives of Illustrious Persons (1714), 40.
Then Deioces, son of Phraortes, an illustrious man of upright character, was chosen judge in his village, and the justness of his decisions induced the inhabitants of the other villages to throng to him.
It was the Paris building that gave rise to the generic use of the term for a building where a nation's illustrious dead rest.
The premature death of this illustrious traveller is the more to be lamented because his vast knowledge died with him.