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Accolti, Benedetto

Accolti, Benedetto (bānādĕtˈtō äk-kôlˈtē), 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.
These could include Carlo Marsuppini (a reluctant rebel, one would presume, since he was very close to the Medici), Benedetto Accolti, his brother Francesco Accolti, their father Michele, members of the Roselli family, and perhaps Giovanni Tortelli.