October 27 in freethought history…

servetusOctober 27, 1553 – Theologian and polymath Michael Servetus is burned at the stake in Geneva for heresy. Servetus sparked controversy for his extensive arguments opposing the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and endorsing Unitarianism. He had fled Catholic authories in Italy, only to be arrested and convicted by John Calvin and his allies on the Protestant city council of Geneva. Servetus is also famous for his pioneering work identifying and describing how blood circulates in the body.

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