Bonelli, Benedetto an Italian theologian and preacher of the Franciscan order, was born at Cavalese, near Trent, Dec. 26, 1704, and died near the close of the 18th century. His principal works are, Vivo Esemplare di vera Penitenza Esposta (Trent, 1729): — Epitomne, qua Theoria Praxisque Exhibetur Sanioris Moinumn Doctrince (ibid. 1737): — Vindicice Romani Martyrologii XIII Augusti Sancti Cassiani Foro-corneliensis Martyris (Verona, 1751). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.