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-'''​Michael Servetus'''​ was a [[Spanish]] [[physician]], ​[[mathematician]][[astronomer]][[meteorologist]] and [[philosopher]] who lived from 29 September 1511 A.D. to 27 October 1553 A.D.+'''​Michael Servetus'''​ was a Spanish [[physician]],​ mathematician,​ astronomer, meteorologist and [[philosopher]] who lived from 29 September 1511 A.D. to 27 October 1553 A.D.
  
-Servetus was largely interested in [[pharmacology]] and [[humanism]].  He also conducted a number of meteorological and astronomical observations during his life.  He also attempted to give one of the first accurate accounts of the human [[circulatory system]]. ​ This caused tensions with the [[Church]] because it conflicted with long-standing ​[[theological]] accounts of the circulatory system, and because Servetus wanted to conduct [[autopsies]],​ which was considered to be defilement by many at the time.+Servetus was largely interested in [[pharmacology]] and humanism. ​ He also conducted a number of meteorological and astronomical observations during his life.  He also attempted to give one of the first accurate accounts of the human [[circulatory system]]. ​ This caused tensions with the Church because it conflicted with long-standing theological accounts of the circulatory system, and because Servetus wanted to conduct [[autopsies]],​ which was considered to be defilement by many at the time.
  
-Servetus was also interested in theology. ​ He opened correspondence with [[John Calvin]] in which he disputed the sacred and central doctrine of the [[Holy Trinity]].  As news of Servetus and his heresies spread, the Church became involved.+Servetus was also interested in theology. ​ He opened correspondence with John Calvin in which he disputed the sacred and central doctrine of the Holy Trinity. ​ As news of Servetus and his heresies spread, the Church became involved.
  
-In 1553, Servetus was denounced as a [[heretic]] while in [[Vienna]] by one of Calvin'​s followers who had been offended by the humanistic doctrines of the physician. ​ Servetus was imprisoned and found guilty of heresy by the [[French Inquisition]], and sentenced to [[death]] by being burnt alive along with his books.+In 1553, Servetus was denounced as a heretic while in Vienna by one of Calvin'​s followers who had been offended by the humanistic doctrines of the physician. ​ Servetus was imprisoned and found guilty of heresy by the French Inquisition,​ and sentenced to [[death]] by being burnt alive along with his books.
  
-Servetus was able to escape from [[prison]] for a time, although his books were consigned to the purifying effigy which the Inquisition had built to cleanse the world of his doctrines, which were considered to be [[blasphemy|blasphemous]].  However, a short time later, he was apprehended in [[Geneva]] and, on October 27, 1553, was burned at the stake for the preaching of non-trinitarianism and anti-[[paedobaptism]].  For the crime of suggesting that children should not be baptized, Calvin had demanded that Servetus merely be beheaded, rather than burnt alive.  ​[[Martin Luther]] helped see to it that the sale and printing of the Michael Servetus'​ books was immediately halted.+Servetus was able to escape from prison for a time, although his books were consigned to the purifying effigy which the Inquisition had built to cleanse the world of his doctrines, which were considered to be blasphemous. ​ However, a short time later, he was apprehended in Geneva and, on October 27, 1553, was burned at the stake for the preaching of non-trinitarianism and anti-paedobaptism. ​ For the crime of suggesting that children should not be baptized, Calvin had demanded that Servetus merely be beheaded, rather than burnt alive. ​ Martin Luther helped see to it that the sale and printing of the Michael Servetus'​ books was immediately halted.
  
-Despite Servetus'​s execution, his teachings had already spread through the [[Libertine]] movement, thus setting in motion the events that gave rise to the modernist philosophy of [[Secular Humanism]].  He was also considered the first [[Unitarian]] [[martyr]], although his theology has little to do with current ​[[Unitarian Universalism]].+Despite Servetus'​s execution, his teachings had already spread through the Libertine movement, thus setting in motion the events that gave rise to the modernist philosophy of Secular Humanism. ​ He was also considered the first Unitarian martyr, although his theology has little to do with current Unitarian Universalism.
  
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-[[Category:​Spanish People]] 
 [[Category:​Physicians]] [[Category:​Physicians]]
 [[Category:​Philosophers]] [[Category:​Philosophers]]
-[[Category:​Mathematicians]] 
-[[Category:​Martyrs]] 
-[[Category:​Meteorology]] 
-[[Category:​Astronomers]] 
-[[Category:​Heretics]] 
  
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