, the name of a family which has produced a succession of learned men, eminent in the study of mathematics. Eight of its members, within the space of a century, have been particularly distinguished | in this science. The Bernoulli’s were originally of Antwerp, but were obliged to leave their country for the sake of religion, during the persecution raised by the duke of Alva. They then came to Francfort, and from that to Basil, where some of them arrived at the chief offices of the republic. The first who occurs in biographical collections is, [see Bernoulli, James]