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Sa·vo·na·ro·la(săv′ə-nə-rō′lə, sä′vō-nä-), Girolamo 1452-1498.
Italian reformer. A Dominican friar, he gained a vast popular following and drove the Medici family out of Florence in 1494. He was later excommunicated and executed for criticizing Pope Alexander VI.
(Biography) Girolamo (dʒiˈrɔːlamo). 1452–98, Italian religious and political reformer. As a Dominican prior in Florence he preached against contemporary sinfulness and moral corruption. When the Medici were expelled from the city (1494) he instituted a severely puritanical republic but lost the citizens' support after being excommunicated (1497). He was hanged and burned as a heretic
Sav•o•na•ro•la(ˌsæv ə nəˈroʊ lə)
Girolamo, 1452–98, Italian monk, reformer, and martyr.
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|Noun||1.||Savonarola - Italian religious and political reformer; a Dominican friar in Florence who preached against sin and corruption and gained a large following; he expelled the Medici from Florence but was later excommunicated and executed for criticizing the Pope (1452-1498)|