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Giordano Bruno

Posted on Sep 3, 2008 | 0 comments

The shadow of Giordano Bruno, the 16th century philosopher, looms large of Campo de’Fiori. Bruno was tried for heresy during the Inquisition and burned at the stake on this very spot. The statue was then erected right after the Unification of Italy, showing Rome’s allegiance to the newly formed State instead of the Papacy. The New Yorker just published a great review of the first English biography of Bruno, which definitely seems worth a read.

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