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 (sər-vē′təs), Michael Originally Miguel Serveto. 1511-1553.
Spanish theologian and physician who described the circulation of blood. His denial of the doctrine of the Trinity led to his execution for heresy.


(Biography) Michael, Spanish name Miguel Serveto. 1511–53, Spanish theologian and physician. He was burnt at the stake by order of Calvin for denying the doctrine of the Trinity and the divinity of Christ


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Michael (Miguel Serveto), 1511–53, Spanish theologian, accused of heresy and burned at the stake.
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There is Calvin the father of modernity; Calvin the inventor of capitalism and ergo rampant consumerism; Calvin the militant; even Calvin the dictator of Geneva, hounding Michael Servetus all the way to a fiery death at the stake.
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An appendix presents an excerpt from a drama--The Star and the Stake (1975) by the Hungarian writer Andras Suto (1927-2006)--portraying a clash between John Calvin and Michael Servetus that is set in Paris during the year 1533.
1553: Spanish physician and theologian Michael Servetus refutes Galen's theory by suggesting blood flows from one side of the heart to the other via the lungs instead of through the wall between the ventricles.
The concluding chapters discuss two contemporaries who shared his views, Philip Melanchthon and Heinrich Bullinger, and two who disagreed, Andreas Osiander and Michael Servetus.
However, the exquisite cruelty by which, for example, Calvin brought his former friend and fellow-believer Servetus to death (a fairly outstanding example of inhumanity even in these inhuman times) does not exonerate Catholic atrocities.
Some examples of Christians losing the ideals of Christ are the Roman Catholic Church which pushed the Inquisition which led to many being tortured and burned at the stake; Protestants in their zeal did the same with John Calvin burning Servetus at the stake in October 1553 C.
Another was the French Protestant Sebastian Castellio, who was greatly troubled when, with Calvin's approval, Michael Servetus was executed as a heretic.
In the late 1500s, a Spanish doctor, Michael Servetus concluded that blood was oxygenated in the lungs.
John Calvin's arch-enemy was Michael Servetus, who wrote a widely read book questioning the doctrine of the Trinity (and, almost incidentally, accurately describing the circulation of the blood 75 years before Harvey published his similar account).
His outrage at the burning of Michael Servetus for heresy in 1553 and his growing disagreements with John Calvin, who had .
He belonged to the Michael Servetus Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.