Print

Print



The Falcon Banner has posted a new item, 'On This Day: February 7, 1497. Bonfire of the Vanities'

Portrait of Girolamo Savonarola, circa 1497-1498

On this day in 1497, Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola and his supporters burned thousands of objects that were condemned as sinful. This included mirrors, cosmetics, fine clothing, playing cards, musical instruments, books, paintings and sculpture.

This was the best known, but not the only, or even the first such burning. They were known in Italian as falò delle vanità, or bonfire of the vanities

You may view the latest post at http://falconbanner.gladiusinfractus.com/2018/02/07/on-this-day-february-7-1497-bonfire-of-the-vanities/ You received this e-mail because you asked to be notified when new updates are posted. Best regards, The Falcon Banner [log in to unmask]

-- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.edu