Monastery of San Marco


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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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