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Savonarola’s Dream

Friar, fanatic, despot, martyr, heretic – many are the titles that throughout history have accompanied the name of Girolamo Savonarola, a figure that still baffles many historians both secular and religious to this very day. A Dominican monk sent to Florence in 1481, Savonarola gradually became the most influential preacher in the city, enthralling his listeners with vociferous disapproval of Florence’s immorality and political corruption.

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