Accolti, Benedetto (2)

Accolti, Benedetto (2), a Florentine prelate, called from his knowledge of Latin "the Cicero of his time," was raised by the interest of his uncle, cardinal Peter Accolti, to the see of Cadiz. After the death of the cardinal he succeeded to the archbishopric of Ravenna, and in 1527 was created cardinal by Clement VII. He died at Florence in 1549. Besides other works, — he wrote, at the instigation of Clement VII, a Treatise on the Papal Rights over the Kingdom of Naples.

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