Benedetto Accolti, an Italian lawyer, born at Arezzo in 1415, died in 1466. He became secretary of the Florentine republic in 1459. He is said to have had so fine a memory that, having heard an ambassador of Hungary deliver a Latin speech before the senate of Florence, he repeated it afterward, word for word. He wrote a work on the first crusade, from which Tasso drew the materials for his Geru-salemme liberata.