May 23, 1498

On this day in 1498, Girolamo Savonarola, the Florentine Dominican friar and puritan fanatic was executed in Piazza della Signoria.

 

Someone, today, commemorated the death of the friar with this floral marker.

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You can read more about him and his death here:

http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/execution-florentine-friar-savonarola

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