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June 1998
Articles > Historical

The Hound of God – Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498)

Domini Canes - the hounds of God - was a Tuscan pun on 'Dominicans', the order to which Girolamo Savonarola belonged. The idea is represented in a fresco painted for the Dominicans by Simone Memmi. Savonarola made it his life's aim to protect the church of Christ from the corruption in the world, as…

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