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CERRACHI, Guiseppe (cher-rah'-kee), Italian sculptor, born about 1760; executed in 1801. He came to Philadelphia in 1791 and made busts of Washington, Hamilton, and other eminent men. He also made a bust of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1796, when Italy was invaded by that general. In 1800, having formed with Arena and others a design to assassinate the first consul, he, with the intention (as is supposed) of carrying out this design, proposed to undertake another statue of him ; but the plot was detected and he was guillotined.
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