Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948, American critic and lecturer on art. He was the New York Herald Tribune art critic from 1891 and was noted for his lectures at the Metropolitan Museum and at other museums throughout the United States. He wrote biographies of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1907), John La Farge (1911), and Whitelaw Reid (1921), as well as Art and Common Sense (1913), American Artists (1923), Personalities in Art (1925), and The Painter's Craft (1930).
Royal, Ségolène (Marie-Ségolène Royal), 1953-, French politician, b. Dakar, Senegal. A graduate of the École Nationale d'Administration (1980) who worked as a special assistant (1982-88) to President François Mitterrand, she was first elected to the national assembly, as a Socialist, in 1988. She served as minister of the environment (1992-93), minister for school education (1997-2000), and minister for the family and childhood (2000-2002). In 2004 she was elected president of the Poitou-Charentes regional council. Especially personable and outgoing for a French politician, the media-savvy Royal was chosen in 2006 to be the Socialist party's candidate for the presidency, becoming the first woman to be a major party candidate for the post. Second after the first round of voting in Apr., 2007, she lost to Nicolas Sarkozy in the May runoff, and subsequently decided not to stand as a candidate for the national assembly. Royal narrowly lost a 2008 bid to be Socialist party leader.
Royal is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 279 at the 2000 census.


Royal is located at (40.193408, -87.973189).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 279 people, 128 households, and 81 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,239.9 people per square mile (468.4/km²). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 591.1/sq mi (223.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 128 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the village the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $47,188, and the median income for a family was $60,833. Males had a median income of $39,167 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,019. None of the families and 0.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 3.8% of those over 64.


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