# Tacquet, Andrew

, a Jesuit of Antwerp, known for
his skill in the mathematical sciences, published, among other
things, a good treatise on astronomy; an edition of Euclid’s Elements, with the application of the problems and
theorems to practical use. In matters of astronomy, the
prejudices of the times seem to have prevented him from
more effectually defending the system of Copernicus. He
died in 1660. His works were published collectivelv, at
Antwerp, in 1669 and 1707, in one volume, folio. ^{2}

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Moreri.—Dict. Hist.—Hutton’s Dict. new edit.—Philos. Transact. vol. III.