Reineccius, Reinier

, a learned German, was a native of Steinheim, in the sixteenth century. He was a disciple of Melancthon, and taught the belles lettres in the universities of Frankfort and Helmstadt till his death, in 1595. His chief publications, on history and genealogy, in. which he was profoundly versed, are, “Syntagma de Familiis Monarchiarum trium priorum,1574; “Families Regum Judseorum;” “Chronicon Hierosolymitanum” “Historia Orientals;” “Historia Julia,” 3 vols. folio; “Methodus Legendi Historian).2