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Strein, Richard (1538‒1601) [vol. 28 page 464] , baron de Schwarrenaw
, baron de Schwarrenaw, a native of Austria, and learned Protestant
, baron de Schwarrenaw, a native of Austria, and learned Protestant writer,
counsellor to the emperor, superintendant of finances, and
his librarian, was born in 1538. He was much esteemed
by the literati of his time, and died in 1601, leaving a
De Gentibus et Familiis Romanorum,” Paris,
1559, fol. in which he has thrown considerable light on the
Roman antiquities. He wrote also some pieces against
Bellarmin, and some discourses in favour of the freedom
of the Netherlands, which he published anonymously lest
they should offend the house of Austria, whose subject he