Savonarola[sä′vō̂ nä rō̂′lä; E sav′ə nə rō′lə]
Savonarola definition by Webster's New World
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Savonarola, Girolamo 1452-98; It. monk: religious & political reformer: burned at the stake for heresy
Savonarola definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Girolamo 1452-1498.
Italian reformer. A Dominican friar, he gained a vast popular following and drove the Medici family out of Florence in 1494. He was later excommunicated and executed for criticizing Pope Alexander VI.