Sixteenth century Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet and astrologer. Suggested that stars were really distant suns with their own planetary systems. Tried for heresy for questioning central Catholic doctrines, he was burned at the stake in 1600. In general, a remarkable historical figure and I'm grateful to Australian band Sherlock's Daughter for bringing him to my attention with the opening track of their most recent album, 2012's Hunter. The whole record is quite wonderful!