scientific legacy of the infamous medieval scientist Giordano Bruno, shrouded in mystery.It is known that he worked in many areas of science, philosophy and religion, wrote several treatises, which questioned canonized Christian truths.Throughout his life Bruno was trying to prove his undeniable truth, for which he was misunderstood, persecuted, forced to wander, and the last years before his execution had been imprisoned.For what the Catholic Church because of his monks punished?

first steps in science

Bruno spent several years at the French court of King Henry III of teaching his theories.

Filippo Bruno at age 11 has been given to his father in the Neapolitan school to study classical while disciplines: literature, dialectic logic.Continuing the traditional pat
h of his time, in 1565 the young man became a novice at the monastery of St. Dominic and gets the name of Giordano.Within the walls of the monastery, he delves into the study of science, discovering mathematics and philosophy, reflects on the theory of the structure of the universe and the place of God and man in it.Already in his early years, he criticized key Catholic doctrines such as chastity, Mary and voluntary acceptance of Jesus penalty.The behavior of the monk was extremely daring and risky, so Bruno learned that the leadership of the monastery launched an investigation into his views and activities, fled from their walls.

philosophy of Giordano Bruno

Works Giordano Bruno included in the Index of prohibited books, compiled by the Catholic Church.

Wandering through Europe in search of asylum, Bruno continued his scientific career.Based on the heliocentric system of Copernicus and continuing the philosophy of neo-Platonism, Bruno finds the infinity of the universe consisting of distant galaxies at the center of each of which is "our sun."The basis of the universe, he believed "the soul of the world", common to all the worlds.Thus Bruno denies the Christian division of the material (earth) and the divine (heavenly) worlds, claiming God is not only the creator of nature, but nature itself.United divine soul, he believed, lives in every human being and every phenomenon of nature that essentially equates with God.

The sentence

free look that spread during the Renaissance, were unacceptable in the Middle Ages.In 1591 after being denounced by Giovanni Mochegino whom Giordano taught the art of memory, the Venetian Inquisition presses charges scientist and enters him in jail.After a few painful years that Giordano spent in prison church, the Church of Rome makes the final charges "heretics" Bruno, excommunicate him from the church and handed over to the secular authorities with the sentence "punish without the shedding of blood," which means the execution at the stake.In 1600, Giordano Bruno, is not giving up his views, was burned alive in the Roman Plaza Flowers.