# Pena, John

, a celebrated mathematician, who descended from an illustrious family of Aix, was born at
Moustiers, in the diocese of Riez, in Provence, in 1530.
He studied the belles lettres under Ramus, but is said to
have afterwards instructed his master in mathematics, which
science he taught with great credit in the royal college at
Paris. He died Aug. 23, 1560, aged thirty. M. Pena
left a Latin translation of Euclid’s “Catoptrica,” with a
curious preface, and also employed his pen upon that geometrician’s other works, and upon an edition of the “Spherica” of Theodosius, Greek and Latin, Paris, 1558, 4to, c. ^{2}

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