savonarola, girolamo

Cultural Dictionary
Savonarola, Girolamo [(sav-uh-nuh-roh-luh)]

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.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: savonarola chair
Next Definition: savonarola-chair
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for savonarola, girolamo
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing savonarola, girolamo
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature