Benetelli Luigi Maria
Benetelli Luigi Maria an Italian theologian, was born Sept. 29, 1641. He belonged to the Franciscan order. After having studied at Padua, he taught philosophy and theology at Venice, and became censor of the inquisition. He also travelled in Germany, in company with Balthazar Stycher, and returned to preach in Italy. He especially devoted himself to making proselytes among the Jews. He died March 25, 1, 725. He wrote, Le Saette di Gionatta, Scagliate a Favor degli Ebrei: — (Venice, 1703-4): — Dardi Rabbicini in' Franti, Risposta alle Opposizioni degli Ebrei contra le Saette di Gionatta (ibid. 1705): — Trattato della Cabala, in the preceding work. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.