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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, 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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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.