Benedict Chelydonius (DNB00)

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Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 04
Benedict Chelydonius

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BENEDICT CHELYDONIUS or CALEDONIUS (fl. 1519), abbot of the Scotch monastery at Vienna, was an intimate friend of the theologian Johann von Eck, the opponent of Martin Luther. He wrote 'Contra Luthenim apostatam' and 'Bandini Sententiarum de Rebus Theologicis,' Louvain, 1557 and 1577.

[Dempster's Hist. Eccl. Gent. Scot. (1627), p. 181; Mackenzie's Scottish Writers, ii. 600; Tanner's Bibl. Brit. p. 95.]