# Eisenschmidt, John Caspar

, M. D. was born at
Strasbourg Sept. 25, 1656. In a journey he made to Paris
he formed an intimacy with several of the learned, and
particularly with Du Verney and Tournefort. He was admitted of the academy of sciences on the re- establishment
of that society, and died in 1712, at the age of fifty-six,
at Strasbourg, where he settled on returning from his
travels. He published, 1. “A treatise-on the figure of the
earth, entitled; Elliptico-Sphéroide,” 1691, 4to. 2. “A
treatise on the weights and measures of various nations,
and on the value of the coins of the ancients,” 1708, 8vo. ^{2}

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