Arnaldo da Brescia

"Arnaldo da Brescia" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Tuesday 26th April 2011

He was a religious reformator who lived in 11-12th centuries. Arnaldo was in conflict with the Ortodox beliefs, but admited his mistakes infront of the pope Eugenius III, who sent him in pilgrimage from Viterbo to Rome. Here he met the support of the antipapal Senate and organized the commune, in which he was preaching the reform of the ecclesiastic customs. The other pope Hadrian IV asked to excile Arnaldo from Rome, but Senate refused, then the pope interdicted the city. The reformator escaped from Rome, but emperor Federic Barbarossa, to serve the pope, arrested and incharged him to the citie's prefect. He was hanged and burnt in 1155 and his ashes were thrown into Tiber to delet the memory about this personality. Rome named after him on of the parts of river-side.

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