Girolamo Savonarola
001 Lucrezia's Wedding screencap of Girolamo Savonarola 250px
1x04 Lucrezia's Wedding screencap of Girolamo Savonarola
Season(s) 1, 2
Portrayed by Steven Berkoff
First appearance 1x04 Lucrezia's Wedding
Latest appearance 2x10 The Confession
Episode count 8[1]
Status Deceased
Died 1498[2]
Rome, Italy
Occupation Friar
Residence Florence, Italy

Girolamo Savonarola (? – 1498)[2] was a friar who claimed God spoke to him and only him, and preached against Rodrigo Borgia, claiming Rodrigo was not a worthy Pope.


Season one appearances
The Poisoned Chalice The Assassin The Moor
Lucrezia's Wedding The Borgias in Love The French King
Death, on a Pale Horse The Art of War Nessuno (Nobody)
Season two appearances
The Borgia Bull Paolo The Beautiful Deception Stray Dogs The Choice
Day of Ashes The Siege at Forli Truth and Lies World of Wonders The Confession

Historical notesEdit

  • Girolamo Savonarola was executed in Florence, not Rome, as seen in the series.[3]


  1. Including 2x10 The Confession.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Due to the events of Girolamo Savonarola's death, Lucrezia Borgia and Alfonso of Aragon's betrothal, and Cesare Borgia resigning from the cardinate all happened in 1498, it's safe to say that 2x10 The Confession were set in 1498.