On June 9th 1889, a monument to Giordano Bruno, the work of the Roman sculptor Ettore Ferrari (1845-1929), was erected in Campo de' Fiori.
Almost 300 years earlier, Bruno, a Dominican friar, philosopher and cosmologist, had been declared a heretic. On February 17th 1600, he was burnt alive at the stake in the square where the monument now stands.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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