Alard (Adhelard, or Adelard)
Alard (Adhelard, Or Adelard)
a Dutch priest, was born at Amsterdam in 1490. He was versed in the Greek and Latin languages, also in belles-lettres, which he taught at Amsterdam, Cologne, Utrecht, and Louvain. He bequeathed his library to the orphans of Amsterdam, and died at Louvain in 1544. He edited a large number of works on literature and controversy, among which are, Hippocratis Coi Epistola (Salinlgiaci, 1539): — the Lucubrationes of Frison R. Agricola, and the work of Marbod, De Gemmis: — Selectae Similitudines, sive Collationes ex Biblis (Paris, 1543). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.