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Noun: Bruno  broo-now
  1. Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles to develop a pantheistic monistic philosophy; condemned for heresy by the Inquisition and burned at the stake (1548-1600)
    - Giordano Bruno
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
    - Bruno of Cologne, Saint Bruno, St. Bruno
  3. German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054)
    - Pope Leo IX, Leo IX, Bruno of Toul

Type of: Bishop of Rome, Catholic Pope, churchman, churchwoman, cleric, divine, ecclesiast, ecclesiastic, Holy Father, philosopher, pontiff, pope, Roman Catholic Pope, saint, Vicar of Christ

Encyclopedia: Bruno, Minnesota