Baerle (Barlceus), Gaspard Van
Baerle (Barlceus), Gaspard Van a Dutch poet, theologian, and historian, was born in Antwerp, Feb. 12, 1584. He studied theology at Leyden, and was elected professor of logic there in 1617. He became an Arminian and wrote in defence of Arminius and the Remonstrants, for which he was at length deprived of his professorship. He next studied medicine, but did not practice, remaining in Leyden giving private instruction till 1631, when he became professor of philosophy and rhetoric at Amsterdam. He died in Amsterdam, Jan. 14, 1648. -He was an excellent Latin poet, and contributed to history records of the government of count Maurice of Nassau in Brazil, and of the reception given to Maria de' Medici at Amsterdam in 1638. For a list of his works see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.