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Savonarola, Girolamo Line breaks: Giro|lamo Sav¦ona|rola
Pronunciation: /ˌsavɒnəˈrəʊlə/

Definition of Savonarola, Girolamo in English:

( 1452–98), Italian preacher and religious reformer. A Dominican monk and strict ascetic, he became popular for his passionate preaching against immorality and corruption. Savonarola became virtual ruler of Florence (1494-5) but in 1497 he was excommunicated and later executed as a heretic.

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