Story of the name

This is inspired by Benedetto Cotrugli who probably wrote the first manual on double entry book keeping. The method may have arisen independently around the world. Luca Pacioli often gets the credit as his was the first book to be printed in 1494 although he references Cotrugli's work of 40 years prior. See Wikipedia. Bene is also the Latin for well or Italian for good.

Manuscript copy