Accolti, Benedetto

Accolti, Benedetto

(bānādĕt`tō äk-kôl`tē), c.1415–1466?, Italian humanist and historian. From his history of the First Crusade, TassoTasso, Torquato
, 1544–95, Italian poet, one of the foremost writers and a tragic figure of the Renaissance. Educated in Naples by Jesuits, he later studied law and philosophy (1560–1562) at the Univ. of Padua.
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 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 LutherLuther, Martin,
1483–1546, German leader of the Protestant Reformation, b. Eisleben, Saxony, of a family of small, but free, landholders. Early Life and Spiritual Crisis

Luther was educated at the cathedral school at Eisenach and at the Univ.
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