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Girolamo Savonarola
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Religious Figure
    (September 21, 1452-May 23, 1498)
    Resided in Florence, Italy
    Dominican Priest
    Seized control of Florence after France invaded Italy (1494)
    Was tortured and killed (1498)
    He was a religious maniac.
    After seizing power, he banned drinking, gambling, and even fancy clothes.
    He stole thousands of 'sinful' personal possessions and burned them in a 'bonfire of the vanities.'
    He destroyed many priceless paintings by Renaissance masters.
    He created a law making sodomy punishable by death.
    When the Pope offered to make him a cardinal, he refused and tried to overthrow him.
    He had a gigantic schnoz.
    He was an exciting and moving preacher.
    Before seizing power, he refused to kiss the ass of Florence's ruler, Lorenzo de Medici.
    Although he never held an official government job, he was the most powerful man in Florence for several years.
    He used public money to feed the poor, create jobs, and lower taxes.
    He was simultaneously hanged and burned by the people he had oppressed.
    He kept his faith to the very end, praying quietly while he was executed.

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