Accolti, Benedetto

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Accolti, Benedetto

(bānādĕt`tō äk-kôl`tē), c.1415–1466?, Italian humanist and historian. From his history of the First Crusade, Tasso supposedly drew the idea for Jerusalem Delivered. His son Bernardo Accolti, 1465?–1535, was known in his day for extemporaneous poems. Another son, Pietro Accolti, 1455–1532, was a cardinal and drew up (1520) the papal bull against Martin Luther.
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He also wrote a funeral elegy on Bruni, dedicated to Bruni's close friend Benedetto Accolti, describing how Bruni, in the Elysian fields, would now be greeted by his leaders (duces) Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, and Salutati (Black, 1985, 49 and n.
Benedetto Accolti was not a Medici partisan (idem, 1985, ix, 176-78), and he became chancellor in 1458 at a time of when the Medici party could not control the government (the Medici partisan Poggio was sacked in 1456).