Bernardo Accolti  

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Bernardo Accolti (September 11, 1465 – March 1, 1536) was an Italian poet.

He was born at Arezzo, the son of Benedetto Accolti.

Known in his own day as l'Unico Aretino, he acquired great fame as a reciter of impromptu verse. He was listened to by large crowds, composed of the most learned men and the most distinguished prelates of the age.

It is probable that he succeeded better in his extemporary productions than in those which were the fruit of deliberation. His works, under the title Virginia, Comedia, Capitoli e Strambotti di Messer Bernardo Accolti Aretino, were published at Florence in 1513, and have been several times reprinted.

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