Becan, Wilhelm a Flemish theologian and poet, was born at Ypres in 1608. He was a Jesuit, and distinguished himself by his eloquence and poetry. He died at Louvain, Dec. 12, 1683. He wrote, Introitus Triumphalis Ferdinandi Austriaci in Flandrice Metropolim Pandanuns (Antwerp, 1636); with engravings from the designs of Rubens: — Idylles et Elegies; published with the works of P. Hoschius. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.