Becci, Giovanni Battista

Becci, Giovanni Battista, an Italian theologian, a native of Castiglione, entered the Benedictine order at Monte Cassino, and became abbot of Arezzo; this office he held at the time of his death, which occurred in 1687. He was especially known by his anagrams. He wrote, Jac. Cavaccii Elogia Illustrium Anachoretarum (Rome, 1662): — Veritas Anagrammate Explor'ta ad Varia Texenda Encomia (Padua, 1668). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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