An Italian religious reformer of the fifteenth century. Savonarola spent most of his career in Florence, Italy, where his fiery oratory whipped up popular fervor against corruption of church and state. He was eventually convicted of heresy and hanged and burned.
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Negative reality: Santorum may sound like Savonarola, but he comes across as Little Nell.Santorum’s ‘Positive’ Qualities Will Soon Look Like Dead Weight|Lee Siegel|February 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Savonarola kindled a greater fire in Florence than all the artists whom the Medici ever patronized.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
Savonarola was burnt alive at Florence; now his memory is cherished, and his worth fully known.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
Now, if Lorenzo had kept the people quiet with songs, Savonarola was equally successful with hymns.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa|Edward Hutton
It was he who had advised Girolamo to impose the taxes on the town; and he was known to be a deadly enemy of Checco.The Making of a Saint|William Somerset Maugham
He was an outspoken man, and reproved the greatest dignitaries with as much boldness as did Savonarola.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord