Benci (or Bencio), Francesco
Benci (or Bencio), Francesco an Italian Jesuit, was born at Acquapendente in 1512. He pursued his studies under the celebrated Anthony Muret, and devoted himself especially to Latin poetry and eloquence. His Latinity is pure and rich. He died May 6, 1594. He wrote, Annuarum Litterarum de Rebuts Soci etutis Tomi Quatuor (Rome, 1589): — Quinque Martyres e Societate Jesu in India, Poema Heroicum (Venice, 1591; Antwerp, 1612): — Carminzum Libri Quatuor, ejus: dem Ergarstus et Orationes Viginti Duce (Rome, 1590). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Chalmers, Biog, Dict. s.v.