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Miguel Servet

  • Miguel Servet © Fonollosa/Iberfoto

    Miguel Servet © Fonollosa/Iberfoto






Date of birth

Sep 29, 1511

Date of death


" Spanish theologian and scientist. His greatest legacy is the work on pulmonary circulation described in his theology work Christianisimi Restitutio."

Miguel Servetus was born in Villanueva de Sigena in 1511. At the age of 15 he entered the service of Juan de Quintana, a Franciscan who followed Erasmism. He lived in Toulouse in 1528 where he studied law and first came into contact with the Reformation. He worked at de Quintana’s secretary again the following year, who was named confessor to Charles I, and attended the coronation of the emperor in Bologna. After leaving the traditional faith and de Quintana’s service (1530), he had personal relationships in Basel and Strasbourg with standout reformers and published De Trinitatis erroribus in 1531, a book which was condemned by Catholics and Protestants. Calvin, with whom he corresponded, denounced him to the Inquisition for heresy after reading Christianisimi Restitutio. He died at the stake in Geneva in 1553.

Essential works

  • Work of culture - Generic image

    De los errores acerca de la Trinidad

    A book written by the theologian and scientist Miguel Servet when he was young, with which he revolutionised religion at the time.

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Other highlighted works

  • Christianismi restitutio

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