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