Burgersdijk was born in De Lier. He was a student of Jacchaeus (Gilbert Jack). Burgersdijk finished his studies at the University of Leiden in 1610. He left to further study theology at the University of Saumur, where he became professor of philosophy in 1614. After five years he returned to Leiden, where he accepted the chair of logic and moral philosophy, and afterwards that of natural philosophy. He died in Leiden.
- Institutionum logicarum libri duo (in Latin). Bonaventura Elzevier, Abraham Elzevier. 1626.
- Idea philosophiae moralis (in Latin). Bonaventura Elzevier, Abraham Elzevier. 1644.
- Institutionum metaphysicarum libri duo (in Latin). Bonaventura Elzevier, Abraham Elzevier. 1647.
- Idea philosophiae naturalis, sive Methodus definitionum et controversiarum phisicarum (in Latin). Bonaventura Elzevier, Abraham Elzevier. 1652.
- Egbert P. Bos, Franco Burgersdijk (1590-1635) Neo-aristotelian in Leiden, Editions Rodopi 1993, ISBN 90-5183-374-1.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Burgersdyk, Francis". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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