Definition of Savonarola, Girolamo in English:

Savonarola, Girolamo

proper noun

  • (1452–98), Italian preacher and religious reformer. A Dominican monk and strict ascetic, he became popular for his passionate preaching against immorality and corruption. Savonarola became virtual ruler of Florence (1494–5) but in 1497 he was excommunicated and later executed as a heretic.


Savonarola, Girolamo