Joachim Sterck van Ringelbergh

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Joachim Sterck van Ringelbergh (Joachimus Fortius Ringelbergius) (Antwerp, c. 1499 – c. 1531) was a Flemish scholar, humanist, mathematician and astrologer.

He is credited with inventing the term encyclopedia. More precisely, cyclopedia, in the book title Lucubrationes vel potius absolutissima kyklopaideia (Basileae: Westheimer, 1538).

He is known also for his book on pedagogy, De Ratione Studii (initial page).

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