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Girolamo Savonarola
Girolamo Savonarola was an Italian Dominican friar, Scholastic, and an influential contributor to the politics of Florence from 1494 until his execution in 1498. He was known for his book burning, destruction of what he considered immoral art, and what he thought the Renaissance—which began in his Florence—ought to become...
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1497
2.7.1497
The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.
5.13.1497
Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola.
1498
5.23.1498
Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy, on the orders of Pope Alexander VI.