Pez, Bernard a learned German Benedictine, was born in 1683 at Ips. He early entered the monastery of Molk. For several years he, with his brother Jerome, collected chronicles, charters, and other documents of the Middle Ages, in Austria, Bavaria, and other parts of Germany. After having spent some time in France, where he was associated with count Zinzendorf, he returned to his convent, whose library was confided to his care. He died March 27, 1735. We have of his works, Acta et vita Wilburgis virginis cum notis (Augsb. 1715, 4to): — Bibliotheca Benedictino-Mauriana, seu de vitis et scriptis Patrum e congregatione S. Mauri (ibid. 1716, 8vo): — Thesaurus anecdotorum novissimus, seu Veterum monumentorum praecipue ecclesiasticorum collectio (17211723, 5 volumes, fol.): —
Bibliotheca ascetica antiquo-nova (Ratisb. 1723-1740, 12 volumes, 8vo): — Acta S. Truperti martyris (Vienna, 1731, 4to): — some Notes a l'Anonymus Mellicensis de scriptoribus ecclesiasticis, published by Fabricius; several articles in different collections, etc. See Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon; Kropf, Biblioth. Mellicensis. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 39:789.