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Giordano Bruno (Nola, 1548–Rome, February 17, 1600) was an Italian philosopher, priest, cosmologist, and occultist. Bruno is known for his system of mnemonics based upon organized knowledge and as an early proponent of the idea of an infinite and homogeneous universe. Burned at the stake as a heretic, Bruno is seen by some as a martyr to the cause of free thought. His execution had a chilling effect on scientific thinking thruout Catholic controlled countries.
The Year of Science (YS) derives from Bruno's year of execution. Hence: 2007 AD = 407 YS.
Close-up of the statue of Giordano Bruno at the Campo de' Fiori, Rome. Photo heavily over-exposed (the statue is dark). Photo taken by David Olivier 2006-03. "I, the author of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide. In case this is not legally possible:I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law."