Born in Tettnang on the Lake of Konstanz in 1564, he was admitted as novice in Landsberg in 1589. He became a professor of Hebrew at the University of Ingolstadt. After 1609-1610 he left his place to his pupil Christoph Scheiner and moved to the University of Munich. He died in Munich in 1638.
He wrote several works on mathematics. He became analyzing the four genres of numbers, then the astronomic fractions. He is remembered also by Mario Bettini in his Aerarium philosophiae mathematicae (1648).
- Lantz, Johann (1619). Institutionum arithmeticarum libri quatuor (in Latin). Monachii: Nikolaus Heinrich.
- Luigi Ingaliso (2005). Filosofia e cosmologia in Christoph Scheiner (in Italian). Rubbettino Editore. p. 63. ISBN 978-88-498-1258-9.
- Mordechai Feingold (2003). Jesuit Science and the Republic of Letters. MIT Press. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-262-06234-3.
- Mario Bettini (1648). Aerarium philosophiae mathematicae. 2. Bononiae: typis Io. Baptistae Ferronij.
- Mario Bettini (1648). Aerarium philosophiae mathematicae. 3. Bononiae: typis Io. Baptistae Ferronij.