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Girolamo Savonarola   Listen
Girolamo Savonarola

Italian religious and political reformer; a Dominican friar in Florence who preached against sin and corruption and gained a large following; he expelled the Medici from Florence but was later excommunicated and executed for criticizing the Pope (1452-1498).  Synonym: Savonarola.

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"Girolamo Savonarola" Quotes from Famous Books

... of Fra Girolamo Savonarola, nor the cold sarcasms of Erasmus of Rotterdam had a more lasting effect on the world than had Busch's missionary zeal or Geiler's ascetic discourses. Then arose Martin Luther, and centered in himself all those scandals and floating heresies, which for a hundred years had poisoned the spiritual ...
— Studies from Court and Cloister • J.M. Stone

... Lorenzo lay between two men—Angelo Poliziano and Girolamo Savonarola. Poliziano incarnated the genial, radiant, godless spirit of fifteenth-century humanism. Savonarola represented the conscience of Italy, self-convicted, amid all her greatness, of crimes that called for punishment. It is said that when Lorenzo asked the monk for absolution, Savonarola bade ...
— Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete - Series I, II, and III • John Symonds

Words linked to "Girolamo Savonarola" :   Savonarola, friar preacher, Black Friar, Blackfriar, Dominican, crusader, reformist, reformer, social reformer, meliorist

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