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 (bro͞o′nō), Giordano 1548?-1600.
Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles in formulating his cosmic theory of an infinite universe. Condemned by the Inquisition for heresy, immoral conduct, and blasphemy, he was burned at the stake.


1. (Biography) Franklin Roy, known as Frank. born 1961, British heavyweight boxer
2. (Biography) Giordano (dʒorˈdano). 1548–1600, Italian philosopher, who developed a pantheistic monistic philosophy: he was burnt at the stake for heresy


(ˈbru noʊ)

1. Giordano, 1548?–1600, Italian philosopher.
2. Saint, c1030–1101, German founder of the Carthusian order.
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Noun1.Bruno - German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054)
2.Bruno - (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)Bruno - (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
3.Bruno - Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles to develop a pantheistic monistic philosophy; condemned for heresy by the Inquisition and burned at the stake (1548-1600)
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In 1791, the French Government, justly uneasy as to the fate of these two sloops, manned two large merchantmen, the Recherche and the Esperance, which left Brest the 28th of September under the command of Bruni d'Entrecasteaux.
Nel primo trentennio del Quattrocento, l'umanista aretino Leonardo Bruni compone questo trattato, e lo fa con una duplice finalita: se infatti l'opera, prima nel suo genere, codifica i canoni da seguire nel tradurre testi antichi, dall'altro essa mira a far tacere le aspre critiche di cui l'intellettuale era stato fatto oggetto per le sue traduzioni latine di Aristotele.
Berlin Packaging and Bruni Glasstoday announced they have come together as one company.
10 November 2016 - US-based packaging supplier Berlin Packaging has closed the acquisition of Italy-based glass packaging firm Bruni Glass, the company said.
THIS week's esteemed PISH award (Protesting Infidelity Somewhat Hypocritical) is hereby dedicated to Carla Bruni, who said that if husband Nicolas Sarkozy cheated, she would cut his ears off.
Yet, that is not the case: Bruni falls neither into that extreme nor its opposite --a communitarian condemnation of the market.
NICOLAS Sarkozy and Carla Bruni have launched legal action to prevent the publication of leaked voice recordings which threaten to harm their lucrative careers.
New York, March 7 ( ANI ): Newly released secret tapes of Carla Bruni have revealed the fact that the former model was unhappy with her husband Nicolas Sarkozy's salary while he was the French president.
Erstwhile supermodel Carla Bruni, former first lady of France, graced the Tuesday launch of Bulgari's latest jewelry collection in Paris dubbed as "Diva.
of Research, Applied Sciences Group, Microsoft, Benh Zeitlin, Director, "Beasts of the Southern Wild", Mitch Singer, Chief Digital Strategy Officer, Sony Pictures, Frank Bruni, Columnist, New York Times, and Bobby Ghosh, Editor, TIME International, discuss "Generation Next" and the era of new creativity.
But during their evening, they were greeted by 21-year-old Gregory Matthew Bruni, who had climbed on the couple's roof--in the nude.
Writing History in Renaissance Italy: Leonardo Bruni and the Uses of the Past, by Gary Ianziti.