Burgersdijk [Burgersdicius], Franco
- 1. Dates
- Born: near Delft, 3 May 1590 death: Leiden, 19 Feb. 1635
- Dateinfo: 45
- 2. Father
- Occupation: Farmer
- No information on financial status.
- 3. Nationality
- Birth: Dutch
- Career: Dutch, French
- Death: Dutch
- 4. Education
- Schooling: Leiden, both B.A. and Ph.D.
- 5. Religion
- Affiliation: Calvinist
- 6. Scientific Disciplines
- Primary: Primary: Scholastic Philosophy
- Subordinate: Burgersdijk Was The Last Major Representative Of Scholastic
Philosophy in the Netherlands.
- 7. Means of Support
- Primary: Academic
- 1616-19, Professor of philosophy at the Protestant academy at Saumur.
- 1620-8, Professor of logic and ethics at Leiden.
- 1628-35, Professor of philosophy at Leiden.
- Rector of the university 1629, 1630, and 1634.
- 8. Patronage
- Types: Aristocracy, Scientist
- DuPlessis Mornay was instrumental in Burgersdijk's appointment at Saumur.
- His appointment in Leiden was part of the political- religious struggle in the Netherlands between the house of Orange (and orthodox Calvinism) against the oligarchy of Holland (and Arminianism). The orthodox party installed Burgersdijk. Willibrord Snel sponsored him.
- 9. Technological Involvement
- Types: None
- 10. Scientific Societies
- Memberships: None
- Nieuw nederlandsch biografisch woordenboek, 7, 230-1.
- Edward G. Ruestow, Physics at 17th and 18th Century Leiden, (The Hague: Nijhoff, 1973).
- Not Available and Not Consulted
- P.C. Molhuysen, Bronnen tot de geschiedenis der Leidsche universiteit, (1916).
- J.N. Paquot, Mémoires, 2 (1763), 240-4.
- Compiled by:
- Richard S. Westfall
- Department of History and Philosophy of Science
- Indiana University
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