Castagniza (or Castaniza), Juan De
Castagniza (or Castaniza), Juan de a Spanish biographer and theologian, of the order of Benedictines, who died at Salamanca in 1598, was general preacher of his order, chaplain of Philip II, and censor of theology of the apostolic judges of faith. His principal works are, La Vita de Santo Benito (Salamanca, 1583, 8vo): — Historia de Santo Romualtos Padre y Fundador del Ordene Camaldulense (1597, 4to). Some biographers attribute to him a well-known book, Batalla Spiritual, but it is known now that the monk Laurent Scupoli wrote it. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.