Accolti, Benedetto (1)

Accolti, Benedetto (1), an eminent Italiain lawyer and historian, was born at Arezzo in 1415. After studying civil law, he was made professor at Florence. The Florentines conferred on him the rights of citizenship, and chose him in 1459, to be secretary of the republic, which office he retained until his death, in 1466. He wrote, De Bello a Chrlistainis contra Barbarosos Gesto. pro Christi Sepulchro en Judcea Recuperandis (Venice, 1532, 4to; reprinted at Basle, Venice, Paris, and Florence, the latter edition with Notes by Th. Dempster [1623, 4to], and at Groningen, by Henry Hoffnider: [1731, 8vo]): — and De Praestantia Virorum sui Aevi (Parma, 1689 or 1692), to prove that the moderns are not inferior to the ancients.

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