Acciaioli (Acciaiuoli, or Acciajoli), Zenobius

Acciaioli (Acciaiuoli, Or Acciajoli), Zenobius, a Dominican, was born at Florence, Italy, in 1461. Banished in his infancy by his relations, he was recalled when about sixteen years of age by Lorenzo the Magnificent, and educated, by his direction, with Lorenzo, the son of Pier-Francesco de' Medici. He became eminent as a Greek and Latin scholar, and was intimate with many of the Florentine litterati: but after the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent he became disgusted with the commotions in his native place, and, devoting himself to monastic life, he received from Savonarola, about 1494, the habit of a Dominican. On the elevation of Leo X he went to Rome, and was enrolled among his constant attendants. In 1518 Leo appointed him librarian of the Vatican, but, laboring too assiduously, he hastened his death, which occurred at Rome, July 27, 1519. He formed an Index of the ancient public documents in the Vatican. (published by Montfaucon in. his Bibl. Bibliothecarum MSS. 1, 202). He is supposed to have been the translator of the greatest of the works of Justin Martyr and other fathers. We have also some Poems, Sermons, and A Chronicle of the Convent of St. Mark at Florence.

 
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