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Prospero Farinacci

Died when: 64 years 0 days
Star Sign: Scorpio

 

Prospero Farinacci Prospero Farinacci (30 October 1554 - 30 October 1618) was an Italian lawyer and judge, noted for his harsh sentencing. Farinacci was born and died in Rome. Whilst he was a staunch prosecutor of sodomites, in 1595 he was himself accused of having repeatedly entertained sodomitic relations. He was excused of the crime by Pope Clement VIII, who famously made a pun on Farinacci's name (which alludes to "flour" in Italian) by claiming that "The flour is good, it's the bag that's bad."
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