Surnamed The Just. An Athenian statesman.
Then Aristides lifts his honest front,
Spotless of heart; to whom the unflattering voice Of Freedom gave the
noblest name of just.
Thomson: Winter, 459-61.
The British Aristides.
Andrew Marvell (1620–1678).
The French Aristides.
Mons. Grévy, born 1813, president of the Third Republic
1879–1887, died 1891. He was a barrister by profession.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894