He was educated at the Jesuit college of Fulda, and entered upon his noviciate in that order at Mainz in 1618.
Having received his education in classics from the fathers of the oratory of San Filippo Neri, he afterwards entered upon a noviciate at the Franciscan monastery at Lago, at the close of which he was received as a Minorite on the 1 rth of September 1722.
Suddenly he plunged into the Erfurt Convent of the Augustinian Eremites and after due noviciate became a monk.
On completing his noviciate, which was spent at Rome, he studied mathematics and physics at the Collegium Romanum; and so brilliant was his progress in these sciences that in 1740 he was appointed professor of mathematics in the college.
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