February 7, 1497

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1497 in the Italian city of Florence, the supporters of the Dominican priest Girolamo Savonarola collected (sometimes without the owners’ consent, okay, many times without the owners’ consent) and publicly burned thousands of objects that might tempt a person to sin, such as, paintings, sculptures, cosmetics, books (especially the really naughty ones), musical instruments, expensive dresses, mirrors and even playing cards. It seems that whenever a horny priest can’t keep his thoughts to himself, he has to try and burn other people’s stuff.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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