Benedictis, Giovanni Battista De
Benedictis, Giovanni Battista de an Italian theologian of the Jesuit order, was. born at Ostimt, Jan. 20, 1620. He made enemies for himself by obstinately sustaining the principles of the Peripatetic philosophy and of the scholastic theology against the partisans of Descartes, and against the new doctrines of the Jansenists and their partisans. He died May 15, 1706. His principal works are, Analecta Poetica, ex iis quce Sparsion ab Al is in Colleg. Soc. Jesu Neapoli Scripta Sunt (Naples, 1686, 1689): — Philosophia Peripatetica Totis Quinque Comprehensa (ibid. 1687-92; Venice, 1723): — Lettere Apologetiche in Difesa della Teologia Scolastica e della Filosofia Peripatetica di Benedetto Aletino (Naples, 1694). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.