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Day: April 20, 2012

The Tragedy of Giordano Bruno

The Tragedy of Giordano Bruno

Giordano Bruno was one of the most important philosophers of the Renaissance period. Born in the small Italian town of Nola in 1548, he entered the Dominican monastery of Saint Domenico at the age of seventeen. In 1572, he finished his novitiate and became an ordained priest. Giordano was an advocate for free thinking, having a penchant for topics that were quite controversial in the eyes of the church. Bruno’s taste for free thinking and forbidden books soon caused him…

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