, **in** German Sterck, an eminent Flemish philosopher and mathematician,

**in**, **in** **German**
**Sterck**, an eminent Flemish philosopher and mathematician,
was born at Antwerp, and first studied in the emperor
Maximilian the First’s palace, and afterwards at the university of Lou vain, where he acquired the learned languages, philosophy, and the mathematical sciences. He
became a public professor in that university, and taught
various sciences; and in 1528 went into Germany, and
taught the mathematical sciences and the Greek tongue in
various seminaries of that country, and afterwards at Parig,
Orleans, and Bourdeaux, and other places. He died about
1536. Among his most esteemed works were, “De Ratione Studii,

” Antwerp, Ley den, 1547;

” De conscribendis Epistolis Lib.“” Rhetoricae, et quat
ad earn spectant“” Sententiae“” Sphiera, sive Institutionum Astronomicarum, Lib. III.,“Basil, 1528, 8vo;

” Cosmographia“” Optica“” Chaos Mathematicum“”Arithraetica" all which were collected and published at
Leyden, in 1531.