Herwart, John George

, chancellor of Bavaria at the beginning of the seventeenth century, and of a noble family in Augsburg, published some works in which his learning was more displayed than his judgment, in supporting the most extravagant systems. These are, 1. “Chronoiogia nova et vera,” two parts, 1622 and 1626, 4to. 2. “Admiranda Ethicae Theologicae Mysteria propalata, de antiquissima veterum nationum superstitione, qua lapis Magnes pro Deo habitus colebatur,” Monach. 1626, in 4 to. It was here supported, as the title intimates, that the ancient Egyptians worshipped the magnet, &c. 3. “An Apology for the Emperor Louis of Bavaria, against the falsehoods of Bzovius.2


Gen. Dict. —Moreri. Clement Bibl. Curieuse.