Pietro Accolti

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Pietro Accolti (15 March 1455 – 11 December 1532), known as the "cardinal of Ancona", was an Italian Roman Catholic cardinal. He was born in Florence, the son of Benedetto Accolti the Elder, and died at Rome.[1]He was abbreviator under Pope Leo X, and in that capacity drew up in 1520 the bull against Martin Luther.[2]He was made Bishop of Ancona in 1505, and, on 10 March 1511, Cardinal-Priest by Pope Julius II with the title of Sant'Eusebio.[3] On 28 December 1523 Accolti opted for the title of Cardinal-Bishop of Albano,[4] and later was Cardinal Bishop of Palestrina (20 May 1524)[5] Finally, in the same year on 15 June, he was promoted Cardinal Bishop of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto.[6] He also held as administrator the sees of Cadiz, Maillezais, Arras and Cremona, and was made Archbishop of Ravenna (1524) by Pope Clement VII. He was also commendatory abbot of Culross Abbey in Scotland.

Accolti died on 11 December 1532 in Rome. He was buried in the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, without an inscription.[7]


  1. ^ Ciaconius, Alphonsus (1677). Vitae, et res gestae pontificum Romanorum et s.r.e. cardinalium (in Latin). Tomus Tertius (3). Rome: Philippus et Antonius de Rubeis (de Rossi). p. 295.
  2. ^ Lorenzo Cardella (1793). Memorie storiche de' cardinali della santa Romana chiesa (in Italian). Tomo terzo (3). Roma: Pagliarini. p. 350.
  3. ^ Conradus Eubel, Hierarchia catholica III, editio altera (Münster 1923), p. 55.
  4. ^ Eubel, p. 55.
  5. ^ Eubel, III, p. 57 column 2.
  6. ^ Eubel, III, p. 58 column 1.
  7. ^ Cardella, III, p. 352.

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