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Location type: Abbey
Location address: Florence
Number of texts: 3
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Tommasco Caccini got thimself focussed on Galileo Galilei because of his ‘heretic belief’ of the Earth rotating the Sun. He worked behind the scenes until the trial of Galileo Galilei in 1633. Tommasco Caccini became confessor to the nuns of the convent of Orsina, and then penitentiary at Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. He was confined for some time in Viterbo, after which he was allowed to return to Florence where he became a high theologian of the Dominican order. As prior of the famous monastery of San Marco, he was active behind the scene in the events leading up to Galileo’s trial in 1633. Caccini died in Florence in 1648.

Linked themes: Science, Religion

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Made by Dromos | Reference Toby Lester, 2009, The Fourth Part of the World.

The Monastery of San Marco had one of the most respectable scholars of Firenze: Giorgio Antonio. You might know better his little nephew, the son of his brother. That was Amerigo Vespucci. Through his uncle, Vespucci had access to the world of thinkers, artists and ideas.

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Tommasco Caccini got thimself focussed on Galileo Galilei because of his ‘heretic belief’ of the Earth rotating the Sun. He worked behind the scenes until the trial of Galileo Galilei in 1633. Tommasco Caccini became confessor to the nuns of the convent of Orsina, and then penitentiary at Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. He was confined for some time in Viterbo, after which he was allowed to return to Florence where he became a high theologian of the Dominican order. As prior of the famous monastery of San Marco, he was active behind the scene in the events leading up to Galileo’s trial in 1633. Caccini died in Florence in 1648.

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