A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Rationalists/Altmeyer, Professor Jean Jacques
Altmeyer, Professor Jean Jacques, Ph.D., D.C.L., Belgian writer. B. Jan. 24, 1804. Ed. Luxemburg Athenaeum and Louvain University. He was appointed professor of rhetoric at Ypres, but he abandoned the Church of Rome, and in 1834 he took the chair of history at the Brussels Free University. Altmeyer was prominent among the early workers for Rationalism and enlightenment in Belgium. He wrote a number of historical works, the chief of which is his Rationalistic Introduction to the Philosophical Study of the History of Humanity (1836). The King of Denmark honoured his work with a gold medal. D. Sep. 15, 1877.