Accolti, Pietro;

Accolti, Pietro;

known under the title of Cardinal of Ancona, was born at Florence in 1497, and died there in 1549. Under Leo X he occupied the place of Apostolical Abbreviator, and in 1549 he drew up against Luther the famous bull which condemned 41 propositions of this reformer. While secretary of Clement VII he was appointed cardinal in 1527, and sent as legate in 1532 into the March of Ancona. Under Paul III he fell into disfavor, and was imprisoned in the castle of San Angelo. He obtained his liberty only upon paying the large sum of 59,000 dollars. He obtained several bishoprics, and left one daughter and two sons. He is the author of a treatise on the rights of the popes upon the kingdom of Naples. Some of his poems are contained in the first volume of the Carmina illustrium poetarum Italorum (Florence, 1562, 8vo). — Hoefer, Biographie Generale, 1, 165.

 
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