Friday, November 25, 2016

Ettore Ferrari, Statue of Giordano Bruno

Statue of Giordano Bruno by Ettore Ferrari, 1889. Erected in the Campo de Fiori, Rome, on the spot where Bruno was burned at the stake as a heretic in 1600.


G. Verloren said...

Thank you for sharing this. I'd been unaware of this figure, and reading up on him now I'm a little surprised I've never come across his name before.

The synopsis of his life is fascinating, and reminds me that I ought to be mindful of the fact that only a few centuries ago you could be burned at the stake simply for believing that there are other planets, for employing mnemonic devices to improve your memory, and for not quite really believing that Jesus was a heavenly superperson rather than a human being.

pootrsox said...

There actually is a series of historical mysteries featuring him as the detecting agent.