[sav-uh-nuh-roh-luh; Italian sah-vaw-nah-raw-lah]
- Gi·ro·la·mo [ji-rol-uh-moh; Italian jee-raw-lah-maw] /dʒɪˈrɒl əˌmoʊ; Italian dʒiˈrɔ lɑ mɔ/, 1452–98, Italian monk, reformer, and martyr.
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Gallileo, as we know, and Savonarola suffered for their crimes.Six Centuries of Painting
The first may refer to song-books, which actually were burnt by Savonarola.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy
See first part of Villari's well known biography of Savonarola.Lucretia Borgia
And in that rumour Savonarola had heard the assurance that his prophecy was being verified.
“I do not desire the death of Bernardo,” said Savonarola, colouring deeply.
- Girolamo (dʒiˈrɔːlamo). 1452–98, Italian religious and political reformer. As a Dominican prior in Florence he preached against contemporary sinfulness and moral corruption. When the Medici were expelled from the city (1494) he instituted a severely puritanical republic but lost the citizens' support after being excommunicated (1497). He was hanged and burned as a heretic
Word Origin and History for savonarola
Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498), Dominican monk famous for his fierce opposition to moral license and Church corruption.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper