Benning, John Bodecher

, was born in the village of Loosdrecht, about 1606, and had scarcely reached his twenty-third year, when his talents recommended him to a | professorship in the university of Leyden, where he died 1642, in the thirty-sixth year of his age. His works, printed at Leyden in 1631, 12mo, contain a satire on the manners of youth, a little too highly coloured in some parts; some Latin poetical addresses to his learned contemporaries; and several Latin poems, which were reprinted at Leyden in 1637, 12mo, under the title of “Joan Bodecheri Benningii poemata,” 4to. He was also author of “Dissertatio epistolica de philosophise et poetices studiis conjungendis,” which is printed with the preceding.

Another Benning or Benningius (John), president of the provincial court of Luxemburgh, and who died Jan. 30, 1638, wrote a history of the duchy of Luxemburgh, which has not been printed. 1


Biog. Universelle.—Moreri.—Foppen, Bibl. Belg. in Bodecher.