February 7, 1497  – The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of the monk Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.

February 7, 1497 – The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of the monk Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.

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.

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.

MORETTO da Brescia (b. ca. 1498, Brescia, d. 1554, Brescia) Portrait of a Dominican, Presumed to be Girolamo Savonarola 1524 Oil on canvas, 74 x 66 cm Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona Although this picture was painted well after the execution of the charismatic theologian Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498), comparison with documented portraits gives credence to this traditional identification. Savonarola was revered throughout northern Italy at this period, and especially in Milan and Brescia…

MORETTO da Brescia (b. ca. 1498, Brescia, d. 1554, Brescia) Portrait of a Dominican, Presumed to be Girolamo Savonarola 1524 Oil on canvas, 74 x 66 cm Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona Although this picture was painted well after the execution of the charismatic theologian Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498), comparison with documented portraits gives credence to this traditional identification. Savonarola was revered throughout northern Italy at this period, and especially in Milan and Brescia…

Girolamo Savonarola

Girolamo Savonarola

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