Sully, Maurice de, c.1100-1196, French bishop. After studying theology in Paris he was named (1160) bishop of that city. While serving in this position he instigated the building of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris.
Sully, Maximilien de Béthune, duc de, 1560-1641, French statesman. Born and reared a Protestant, he fought in the Wars of Religion under the Huguenot leader Henry of Navarre (later King Henry IV of France). Before 1606 he was known as baron de Rosny. Appointed to the finance commission in 1596, he became sole superintendent of finances in 1598. To restore the finances, which King Henry III's extravagance and the Wars of Religion had plunged into disorder, he canceled portions of the public debt, recovered alienated sources of revenue, instituted an annual tax on officeholders, and strictly controlled all expenditures. As a result, there was a large surplus in the treasury at the end of Henry's reign. Sully restored French prosperity by encouraging agriculture and public works; he set about building a network of roads and canals. He was Henry IV's closest adviser and had gained his personal friendship; after Henry's assassination (1610), he resigned his office (1611). Besides being an admirable administrator, Sully was a man of remarkable vision, as is shown in his Great Design, a plan for a federation of all Christian nations, which appeared in his memoirs (1638); he attributed the plan to Henry IV.

See E. C. Lodge, Sully, Colbert, and Turgot (1931, repr. 1970); D. Buisseret, Sully and the Growth of Centralized Government in France (1968).

Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872, American painter, b. England. Having come to the United States as a child, he first studied with his brother Lawrence, a miniaturist, and later for a brief time with Gilbert Stuart. During a year (1809-10) in England he came under the influence of Benjamin West and Sir Thomas Lawrence. In 1810 he settled in Philadelphia, where he quickly became the leading portrait painter. On a second trip to England he was commissioned to paint the young Queen Victoria. Known chiefly as a portraitist, Sully also painted noteworthy historical compositions, such as Washington's Passage of the Delaware (Mus. of Fine Arts, Boston). His elegant and romantic portraits are to be found in many collections. Typical of his works are Mother and Son and a sketch of Queen Victoria (both: Metropolitan Mus.) and portraits of Fanny Kemble (Pa. Acad. of the Fine Arts), Andrew Jackson (National Gall. of Art, Washington, D.C.), and Presidents Jefferson and Monroe (U.S. Military Acad., West Point, N.Y.). He wrote a treatise on painting, Hints to Young Portrait Painters (1873, repr. 1965).

See studies by C. H. Hart (1909) and T. Biddle and M. Fielding (1921).

Sully is a city in Jasper County, Iowa, United States. The population was 904 at the 2000 census. The town is named after railroad man Alfred Sully.


Sully was founded in 1882.

The community was incorporated in 1901.


Sully is located at (41.578638, -92.845441).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

The community is south of Interstate 80.


As of the census of 2000, there were 904 people, 348 households, and 271 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,736.5 people per square mile (671.2/km²). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 691.5/sq mi (267.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.78% White and 0.22% Asian.

There were 348 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,344, and the median income for a family was $54,018. Males had a median income of $36,563 versus $25,446 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,506. About 1.1% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.


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