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Friday, July 22, 2011

Giordano Bruno news

Via Ted Hand's Twitter feed (a useful source of information, @t3dy) I found Laura Miller's interesting review of a new book about Giordano Bruno, Ingrid Rowland's Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic. A sentence from Miller's review about the Bruno monument in Rome: "Every year, on the anniversary of his death, free-thinking Romans cover his statue with flowers." The inquisitor who pursued Bruno (and Galileo) was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1930, Miller says.

Hand's Tweets also pointed me to a map of Bruno's travels in Europe.


Anonymous said...

Roberto Bellarmine also conducted the first heresy trial of Galileo. He died before Galileo's second trial.

Mr. Hand said...

Thanks for posting this. A bunch more of my Bruno tweets can be found at this archive