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[Giordano Bruno (born Filippo Bruno) a.k.a. Bruno Nolano] was declared a heretic and handed over to secular authorities on January 8, 1600 and burned at the stake on February 17 1600 in Campo de' Fiori, a popular Roman square. As a demonstration of mercy, the clerical authorities placed a bag of gunpowder around his neck before they set the fire, to spare Bruno, bringing his suffering to an end quickly. The authorities also nailed his tongue to his jaw to stop him from speaking. Since 1889, there has been a monument to Bruno on the site of his execution.
in those days, a fait worse than death.
Quote from: Don_1 on 23/04/2009 08:49:22in those days, a fait worse than death.Fate mate! Second FOG in two days! What's happening!FOG
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The point is that the Catholic Church did not need to execute anyone for suggesting that the Earth was not the center of the universe. All they had to do, as with Nicolaus Copernicus, was to threaten such 'heretics' with excommunication, in those days, a fait worse than death.
As a demonstration of mercy, the clerical authorities placed a bag of gunpowder around his neck before they set the fire
while his Copernicanism [heliocentrism] was undoubtedly a factor in his excommunication and execution, his theological beliefs were also sufficiently unorthodox to earn him condemnation, and probably played a larger role in the matter than his cosmology.
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