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Girolamo Savonarola This Italian Dominican friar was determined to rid Florence of its corruption. He was so successful that he brought down the powerful Medici family’s reign. The Florentines finally tired of Savonarola’s government of “purity” and turned against him. He was tried for heresy and burned at the stake.
Second Lt. Art Folaros of Port Charlotte, Fla. talks to a beautiful Russian army doctor outside a bar in Plzen, Czechoslovakia, near the end of the war in Europe during World War II