Girolamo Savonarola 1452-1498 He was known for his book burning and destruction of what he considered immoral art. He was executed by Pope Alexander VI.  Lorenzo Medici (Lorenzo the Magnificent) liked this guy.

Girolamo Savonarola was an Italian Dominican friar and preacher active in Renaissance Florence, and known for his prophecies of civic glory and calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule and the exploitation of the poor.

Houghton Inc 6316.10 (A) - Girolamo Savonarola, 1496 - cropped - Girolamo Savonarola - Wikipedia

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Girolamo Savonarola - Wikipedia

Girolamo Savonarola - Wikipedia

The Bonfire of the Vanities took place in Florence, Italy, on February 07, 1497. Supporters of the Dominican priest Girolamo Savonarola burned thousands of objects deemed to be associated with vanity, temptation, and sin.

The Bonfire of the Vanities took place in Florence, Italy, on February Supporters of the Dominican priest Girolamo Savonarola burned thousands of objects deemed to be associated with vanity, temptation, and sin.

Fantasy portrait of Girolamo Savonarola by Moretto da Brescia, c. 1524.

Moretto da Brescia Portrait of a Dominican, Presumed to be Girolamo Savonarola on canvasDimensionsHeight: 74 cm in). Width: 66 cm in).

The Triumph of the Cross - Fra Girolamo Savonarola

The Triumph of the Cross - Fra Girolamo Savonarola

Girolamo Savonarola   ~   The scourge of God!   ~       This Italian Dominican friar was determined to rid Florence of its corruption. He was so successful that he brought down the powerful Medici family’s reign. The Florentines finally tired of Savonarola’s government of “purity” and turned against him. He was tried for heresy and burned at the stake.      (More about Girolamo Savonarola...)

Full length color image of Girolamo Savonarola aka. Girolamo Maria Francesco Matteo Savonarola, by George Stuart.

Our classic 15th-century scissor chair was named after the charismatic Dominican monk Girolamo Savonarola. Once, only the most wealthy could afford an exquisite, hand-carved chair with the scissor-like principle that allowed it to be folded and easily moved. Our exclusive historical replica is true to the original design, with 16 ribbed, serpentine, cross-strut legs, hand-cut from solid teak, and a bas-relief profile of Savonarola carved into the backrest.21"Wx21"Dx37"H. 30 lbs...

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Chapter 10 - Part The Savonarola Chair. The Savonarola chair a type of Italian Renaissance X-shaped chair with five or seven legs arranged from front to back that curved upward to form arms.

Girolamo Savonarola was put into charge of Athens, Greece after Medici was overthrown in 1914. He also was the one that set up the Democratic republic. He was a major influence on Athens.

The monk Savonarola did his best to stop the Renaissance from moving forward, believing it led to wickedness and vanity.

This is a fabulous biography for middle and high school level students on the early Reformer, Girolamo Savonarola, by Douglas Bond & Douglas McComas {Book Review}

Girolamo Savonarola by Douglas Bond & Douglas McComas {Book Review}

A wonderful book on the early Church Reformer Girolamo Savonarola - perfect for middle and high school students!

Girolamo Savonarola condemned the pope’s abuses and elevated the authority of Scripture — all while Luther was only a child.

Girolamo Savonarola condemned the pope’s abuses and elevated the authority of Scripture — all while Luther was only a child.

Ritratto di Girolamo Savonarola - Fra' Bartolomeo, 1498. "Her sole redeeming feature is that she's ...exactly the portrait of Savonarola by Fra Bartolomeo." Mme Swann about Mme Blatin

Ritratto di Girolamo Savonarola - Fra' Bartolomeo, "Her sole redeeming feature is that she's .exactly the portrait of Savonarola by Fra Bartolomeo." Mme Swann about Mme Blatin

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