Floris, Frans an eminent Flemish painter, was born at Antwerp in 1520, and studied sculpture under his uncle, Claude de Vriendt, until he was twenty, when he turned his attention to painting, and entered the school of Lambert Lombard. He afterwards went to Rome and studied there several years. He was favored with the especial patronage of the counts of Hoorn and Egmont, and was received into the academy at Anltwerp in 1559. His most esteemed work is, The Last Judgment, painted for the Church of Notre Dame, at Brussels, and now in the Museum there; in the Museum at Antioch is his next best work, The Fall of Luciftr. He died in 1570. See Spooner. Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.