Michael Servetus facts for kids
|Born||Unknown, possibly 29 September 1511
Villanueva de Sigena, Kingdom of Aragon
27 October 1553(aged 42)
Geneva, Republic of Geneva
|Occupation||Theologian, physician, cartographer, translator|
|Main interests||Theology, medicine|
|Notable ideas||Nontrinitarian Christology, pulmonary circulation|
Michael Servetus (also known as Miguel Servet, Miguel de Villanueva, Michel Servet, Revés, or Michel de Villeneuve (Villanueva de Sigena, Aragón, Spain, 29 September 1509 or 1511 – 27 October 1553), was a Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer, and Renaissance humanist.
He was the first European to correctly describe the function of pulmonary circulation, as discussed in Christianismi Restitutio (1553). He was a polymath versed in many sciences: mathematics, astronomy and meteorology, geography, human anatomy, medicine and pharmacology, as well as jurisprudence, translation, poetry and the scholarly study of the Bible in its original languages.
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Monument to Michael Servetus, Champel, Switzerland
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