Sarasa, Alphonse Antoine De

Sarasa, Alphonse Antoine De, A Flemish Jesuit of the last century, was born at Nieuwpoort of Spanish parents. At the age of fifteen he entered the Society of Jesus, and afterwards taught in the College of Gaud. Later he gave himself to the study of mathematics, which he had studied under the famous Gregory de St. Vincent, and passed the remainder of his life in retirement. He died at Anvers, July 5, 1667. He wrote Ars Semper Gaudendi, etc., which has been translated into French under the title L'Art de se Tranquilliser dans les Evenements de la Vie. This work was held in high regard by Leibnitz, Wolf, and others of their school.

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