Girolamo Savonarola

1452 - 1498

Girolamo Savonarola

Girolamo Savonarola (UK: , US: , Italian: [dʒiˈrɔːlamo savonaˈrɔːla]; 21 September 1452 – 23 May 1498) was an Italian Dominican friar from Ferrara and preacher active in Renaissance Florence. He was known for his prophecies of civic glory, the destruction of secular art and culture, and his calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule and the exploitation of the poor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Girolamo Savonarola has received more than 1,340,182 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 61st most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Girolamo Savonarola ranks 63 out of 2,001Before him are Saint Anne, Anthony the Great, Hildegard of Bingen, Samuel, Saint Lucy, and Philip the Apostle. After him are Martin of Tours, Sarah, Saint Stephen, Simon the Zealot, Saint Barbara, and Pope Benedict XV.

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Among people born in 1452, Girolamo Savonarola ranks 3Before him are Leonardo da Vinci and Richard III of England. After him are Ferdinand II of Aragon, Ludovico Sforza, Abraham Zacuto, and Prospero Colonna. Among people deceased in 1498, Girolamo Savonarola ranks 1After him are Charles VIII of France, Tomás de Torquemada, John Cabot, Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Antonio del Pollaiolo, Michael Pacher, Giovanni il Popolano, Cristoforo Landino, and Francesco Botticini.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Girolamo Savonarola ranks 82 out of 3,282Before him are Giotto (1267), Giorgio Vasari (1511), Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Michael Collins (1930), Enrico Fermi (1901), and Saint Lucy (283). After him are Filippo Brunelleschi (1377), Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), Zeno of Elea (-490), Silvio Berlusconi (1936), Domitian (51), and Pope Benedict XV (1854).