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


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