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Filippo Bruno, was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, and cosmological theorist.
The Inquisition found him guilty of heresy, and he was burned at the stake in Rome's Campo de' Fiori in 1600.
He is remembered for his cosmological theories, which conceptually extended the then novel Copernican model.
He proposed that the stars were just distant suns surrounded by their own exoplanets
and raised the possibility that these planets could even foster life of their own.
He also insisted that the universe is in fact infinite and could have no celestial body at its "center".
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