On the death of Damasus II., Bruno was in December 1048, with the concurrence both of the emperor and of the Roman delegates, selected his successor by an assembly at Worms; he stipulated, however, as a condition of his acceptance that he should first proceed to Rome and be canonically elected by the voice of clergy and people.
The monument was erected after designs by Bruno Schmidt of Berlin, with fountains at the base said to be among the largest in the world, their capacity being 20,000 gallons per minute.
His philosophical treatises abound with incoherent formulae to which, according to their inventor, every demonstration in every science may be reduced, and posterity has ratified Bacon's disdainful verdict on Lull's pretensions as a thinker; still the fact that he broke away from the scholastic system has recommended him to the historians of philosophy, and the subtle ingenuity of his dialectic has compelled the admiration of men so far apart in opinion as Giordano Bruno and Leibniz.
Gentile, Giordano Bruno nella Storia della cultura (1907).
Plumptre, Life and Works of Giordano Bruno (London, 1884); Chr.
Clemens, Giordano Bruno and Nicolaus von Cusa (Bonn, 1847); Miss I.
The most important critical works are perhaps those of Felice Tocco, Le Opere Latine di Giordano Bruno (Florence, 1889), Le Opere Inedite di Giordano Bruno (Naples, 1891), Le Fonti piu recenti della fibs.
But his own system has a distinct unity and originality; it breathes throughout the fiery spirit of Bruno himself.
See Bruno Weiss, Funfzig Jahre auf Chatham Island (Berlin, 1 900); H.
The chief English work on Giordano Bruno is that of J.