Menochius, James

, a native of Pavia, was born in 1532, and acquired such skill in the law, that he was surnamed the. Baidus and the Bartholus of his age. He taught law in Piedmont, at Pisa, at Padua, and lastly at Pavia. Philip II. king of Spain, appointed him counsellor, afterwards president of the council at Milan. He died Aug. 10, 1607, aged seventy-five, leaving, “De recuperanda possessione, de atiipiscenda possessione,” 8vo; “De Praesumptionibus,Geneva, 1670, 2 vols. folio; " De Arbitrariis Judicum quaestionibus, et causis Consiliorum/' folio, and other valuable works. 2