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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. He was  abbreviator under Pope Leo X, and in that capacity drew up in 1520 the bull against Martin Luther. 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. On 28 December 1523 Accolti opted for the title of  Cardinal-Bishop of Albano, and later was  Cardinal Bishop of Palestrina (20 May 1524) Finally, in the same year on 15 June, he was promoted  Cardinal Bishop of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto. He also held as administrator the sees of  Cadiz, Maillezais, Arras and Cremona, and was made Archbishop of Ravenna (1524) by Pope Clement VII.
Accolti died on 11 December 1532 in Rome. He was buried in the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, without an inscription.
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^ Ciaconius, Alphonsus (1677). (in Latin). Tomus Tertius (3). Rome: Philippus et Antonius de Rubeis (de Rossi). p. 295. Vitae, et res gestae pontificum Romanorum et s.r.e. cardinalium
^ Lorenzo Cardella (1793). (in Italian). Tomo terzo (3). Roma: Pagliarini. p. 350. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della santa Romana chiesa
^ Conradus Eubel, Hierarchia catholica III, editio altera (Münster 1923), p. 55.
^ Eubel, p. 55.
^ Eubel, III, p. 57 column 2.
^ Eubel, III, p. 58 column 1.
^ Cardella, III, p. 352.
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