Beierlenk (or Beyerlinck), Laurent
Beierlenk (Or Beyerlinck), Laurent, a Flem-ish theologian, was born at Antwerp in April, 1578. He studied at Louvain, entered the Jesuit order, and became professor of rhetoric in the College of Vaulx. For a short time he was curate of Herent, near Louvain, and taught philosophy in an adjoining monastery. He was next made assistant of the chief-priest at Louvain, and in 1605 was called to Antwerp as director of the seminary and chief canon of the city. He died there, June 7, 1627, leaving, among other works, Magnum Theatrum Vitne Humanoe: a farrago of theology, history, and philosophy, originally collected by Conrad Lycosthenes, and arrangedby Theodore and James Swingler, in alphabetical order (Cologne, 1631, 8 vols. fol.): — Biblia Sacra Variarum Translationum (Antwerp, 1616, 3 vols. fol.): Opus Chronographicum: from 1570 to 1612. See: Biog. Universelle, s.v.