Benjamin Hederichs (December 12, 1675 - July 18, 1748) was a German historian and editor. He was born in Geithain and studied at the Besuch der F├╝rstenschule Grimma and afterwards pursued further studies in Leipzig and Wittenberg. In 172 he worked as a monastic teacher and later rector in Gro├čenhain. Hederich produced numerous dictionaries and textbooks and contributed studies to others in chronology, genealogy, heraldry, numismatics, and diplomacy.