(1548-1600) Italian philosopher. He entered the Dominican order of monks 1563, but his skeptical attitude to Catholic doctrines forced him to flee Italy 1577. He was arrested by the Inquisition 1593 in Venice and burned at the stake for his adoption of Copernican astronomy and his heretical religious views.
After visiting Geneva and Paris, he lived in England 1583–85, where he wrote some of his finest works. Drawing both on contemporary science (in particular the theories of Copernicus) and on magic and esoteric wisdom, he developed a radical form of pantheism in which all things are aspects of a single, infinite reality animated by God as the “world soul”. His views had a profound influence on the philosophers Benedict Spinoza and Gottfried Leibniz.
(1961-) English heavyweight boxer who challenged for the World Boxing Association (WBA) World Title against Tim Witherspoon in 1986 and for the Undisputed World Title against Mike Tyson in 1989.
He retired 1989 but made a successful comeback 1992.
(1030-1101) German founder of the monastic Catholic Carthusian order. He was born in Cologne, became a priest, and controlled the cathedral school of Rheims 1057–76. Withdrawing to the mountains near Grenoble after an ecclesiastical controversy, he founded the monastery at Chartreuse in 1084. Feast day 6 Oct.
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