Pereira [Pererius], Benedictus
- 1. Dates
- Born: Ruzafa, Spain, 1535
- Died: Rome, 6 Mar 1610
- Dateinfo: Dates Certain
- Lifespan: 75
- 2. Father
- Occupation: No Information
- No information on financial status.
- 3. Nationality
- Birth: Ruzafa, Spain
- Career: Italy
- Death: Rome, Italy
- 4. Education
- Schooling: Collegio Romano, D.D.
- After joining the Jesuit order, he was sent to Sicily and Rome to complete his education.
- As a full Jesuit, he would have had a doctorate in theology.
- Picatoste says that he completed his B.A. at the University of Valencia and then entered the order. This seems impossible.
- 5. Religion
- Affiliation: Catholic
- 1552, joined the Jesuit order.
- 6. Scientific Disciplines
- Primary: Scholastic Philosophy
- Subordinate: Mechanics
- 7. Means of Support
- Primary: Church Life
- In Rome, at the Collegio Romano (the Jesuit institution), he taught logic, natural philosophy, metaphsics, theology, and became a known exponent on Sacred Scripture.
- 8. Patronage
- Type: Eccesiastic Official
- He dedicated books to Cardinals Gaetani (or Caetani) and Caraffa, and to Camilo Caetani, Patriarch of Alexandria.
- 9. Technological Involvement
- Types: None
- 10. Scientific Societies
- Memberships: None
- Pierre Bayle, Grande dictionnaire historique..., 7 (Amsterdam, 1740), 126 [D9.M8 v.7] A de Backer, ed., (Sommervogel) Bibliotheque de la Compagnie de Jesus, 6, (Brussels-Paris), 499-507 [Lilly Z7840.J5 B123]
- Marcial Solana, Historia de la filosofia española en el siglo XVI, 3 vols. (Madrid, 1941) 3, 373-401.
- William Wallace, Galileo's Early Notebook, pp. 14-15.
- Pedro de Ribadeneira, Bibliotheca scriptorum societatis jesu.
- Nicolas Antonia, Bibliotheca hispana nova.
- Felipe Picatoste y Rodriguez, Apuntes para una biblioteca cientifica española del siglo XVI, (Madrid, 1891).
- There is surprisingly little information about a man who was so important in the culture of his time. The sources just repeat the same minimal facts about his life.
- Compiled by:
- Richard S. Westfall
- Department of History and Philosophy of Science
- Indiana University
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