Beschi Constantino Giuseppe
Beschi Constantino Giuseppe an Italian missionary of the Jesuit order, landed in 1700 in the city of Goa, learned the Tamouli language, the Sanscrit, Telougan, Hindustan, and Persian, and attained the dignity of divan or counsellor of Shenda-Sahib, nabob of Trichinopoly. He founded two churches, and applied himself diligently to the conversion of the idolaters, with great success. In 1740, Morary Rao, at the head of the Mahrattas, having conquered Trichinopoly, and made Shenda-Sahib prisoner, Beschi fled to Holland. He died in 1742. He published Grammatica LatinoTamulica (1738; new ed. 1813; also in English, Madras, 1822). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.