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Girolamo Savonarola

Because of his invectives against papal corruption, Girolamo Savonarola was viewed with suspicion (but at first some tolerance) by Pope Alexander VI. He was eventually arrested and executed on 23 May 1498.

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MORETTO da Brescia (b. ca. 1498, Brescia, d. 1554, Brescia) Portrait of a Dominican, Presumed to be Girolamo Savonarola 1524 Oil on canvas, 74 x 66 cm Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona Although this picture was painted well after the execution of the charismatic theologian Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498), comparison with documented portraits gives credence to this traditional identification. Savonarola was revered throughout northern Italy at this period, and especially in Milan and Brescia…

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It is Thou, O Lord, Who art my Brother, my Spouse, my Father, and the God of eternal love; it is Thee whom I call upon at all times - Girolamo Savonarola

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