Who is Giordano Bruno?

  • (noun): Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles to develop a pantheistic monistic philosophy; condemned for heresy by the Inquisition and burned at the stake (1548-1600).
    Synonyms: Bruno

Giordano Bruno

Giordano Bruno (; 1548 – February 17, 1600), (Latin: Iordanus Brunus Nolanus) born Filippo Bruno, was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician and astronomer. His cosmological theories went beyond the Copernican model in proposing that the Sun was essentially a star, and moreover, that the universe contained an infinite number of inhabited worlds populated by other intelligent beings. After the Roman Inquisition found him guilty of heresy, he was burned at the stake. After his death he gained considerable fame, particularly among 19th- and early 20th-century commentators who, focusing on his astronomical beliefs, regarded him as a martyr for free thought and modern scientific ideas.

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Giordano Bruno - In Fiction
... Bruno Giordano features as the hero in a series of historical crime novels by S.J ... Confession by Morris West (posthumously published) is a fictional autobiography of Bruno, ostensibly written shortly before his execution ... features a lead character who claims to be Bruno, returned from the dead to seek vengeance ...
Guido Del Giudice - Works
... Giordano Bruno" (2001), Marotta Cafiero, Naples "The coincidence of opposites Giordano Bruno between East and West" (2005) Di Renzo Editore, Rome ... Expanded second edition with the essay "Bruno, Rabelais and Apollonius of Tiana." (2006) Di Renzo Editore, Rome "Two Orations Oratio valedictoria e Oratio ... (2009) Di Renzo Editore, Rome "Summa of metaphysical terms", with the essay "Giordano Bruno in Switzerland between alchemists and Rosicrucians" ...
Children Of God (novel) - Plot Summary
... Emilio is kept in a constantly drugged state on the Giordano Bruno, Carlo's ship ... Emilio returns to Rakhat with the Giordano Bruno to find that the Runa have killed nearly all the Jana'ata and taken control of the planet for themselves ... In the end, Emilio and the Mafiosi return to earth on the Giordano Bruno, bringing with them Rukuei Kitheri, a poet in his own right ...
Statue Of Giordano Bruno
... The Statue of Giordano Bruno, created by Ettore Ferrari, was erected at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, Italy, in 1889 ... The inscription on the basement recites A BRUNO - IL SECOLO DA LUI DIVINATO - QUI DOVE IL ROGO ARSE (English To Bruno - the century predicted by him - here where the fire ... Freemasons decided to create a statue of the pantheist Giordano Bruno ...
Copernican Revolution - Historical Overview - Giordano Bruno
... inspired by Copernicus, such as Thomas Digges and Giordano Bruno, argued for an infinite or at least indefinitely extended universe, with other stars as distant suns ...

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    We delight in one knowable thing, which comprehends all that is knowable; in one apprehensible, which draws together all that can be apprehended; in a single being that includes all, above all in the one which is itself the all.
    Giordano Bruno (1548–1600)

    The beginning, middle, and end of the birth, growth, and perfection of whatever we behold is from contraries, by contraries, and to contraries; and whatever contrarity is, there is action and reaction, there is motion, diversity, multitude, and order, there are degrees, succession and vicissitude.
    —Giordano Bruno (1548–1600)