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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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1493- Florence's most charismatic preacher, Girolamo Savonarola, begins to prophesy a northern invader that will sweep Italy's corrupt aristocrats from their thrones & allow a rebirth of a purified Church. When the king of France invades Italy the next year (to aid the Pope against the king of Naples) Savonarola claims his prophecy is come true & incites the Florentines to rise up & throw off the wealthy Medici dynasty. Piero de' Medici flees, as does his court painter Michelangelo…

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Fra' Bartolomeo e Mariotto Albertinelli - Annunciazione (Volterra) - 1497 - Duomo di Volterra, Altare della Madonna del Rosario

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Italian, Ring with Cameo showing Portrait of Girolamo Savonarola

Hanging and burning of Girolamo Savonarola in Piazza della Signoria in Florence in 1498. Museo di San Lorenzo, Florence.

ROYALS, REDHEADS AND DÜRER PART III-Piero the Gouty Medici http://wp.me/p2M3K7-xq www.albrechtdurerblog.com

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Armchair - "Sedia Savonarola" Walnut, Italy, 16th century. This design is commonly known as a "sedia Savonarola" or "Savonarola chair," presumably after the Dominican cleric, Girolamo Savonarola, the éminence grise behind the Florentine Republic until his execution in 1498. The "Savonarola chair" became a staple of design in mid-sixteenth century.

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Full length color image of Girolamo Savonarola aka. Girolamo Maria Francesco Matteo Savonarola, by George Stuart.

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