Benedict most commonly refers to Saint Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Order of Saint Benedict and thereby of Western monasticism. It may also may refer to:



*Benedict of Aniane
*Benedict Biscop
*Benedict the Bridge-Builder, also known as Bénézet
*Benedict Crispus
*Benedict Joseph Labre
*Benedict the Moor, also known as Benedict the Black


*Pope Benedict I
*Pope Benedict II, also a saint
*Pope Benedict III
*Pope Benedict IV
*Pope Benedict V
*Pope Benedict VI
*Pope Benedict VII
*Pope Benedict VIII
*Pope Benedict IX
*Pope Benedict XI
*Pope Benedict XII
*Pope Benedict XIII
*Pope Benedict XIV
*Pope Benedict XV
*Pope Benedict XVI, current pontiff


*Antipope Benedict X
*Antipope Benedict XIII
*Antipope Benedict XIV


Given name

*Benedict Arnold, American general
*Benedict Carpenter, British artist
*Joseph Benedict Chifley (Ben Chifley), former Prime Minister of Australia
*Benedikt Roezl, Czech botanist


*Clare Benedict, American author
*Dirk Benedict (pseudonym), American actor
*Jacques Benedict, American architect
*Sir Julius Benedict, English composer and conductor
*Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist
*Stanley Rossiter Benedict, the American chemist who invented Benedict's reagent, a test for reducing sugars


*Bénédict the title character in Berlioz's opera "Béatrice et Bénédict"
*Benedick, a character from Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing". The character is the source of the word "benedict", meaning a newly married man who has long been a bachelor.


*Benedict College, South Carolina, USA
*Benedict Glacier, on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada
*Benedict, Kansas, USA
*Benedict, Nebraska, USA
*San Benedicto Island, Mexico
*St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School, Ontario, Canada
*Benedikt (Slovenia), a municipality in Slovenia
* Benedict (crater), a lunar crater


* Eggs Benedict, a breakfast dish
* Benedict's reagent, a test for aldehydes in Chemistry

ee also

*São Bento, Portuguese for Saint Benedict
*Benedictine Order

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