Michael, 1511–53, Spanish physician and theologian, accused of heresy and burned at the stake.
- Spanish Mi·guel Ser·ve·to [mee-gelser-ve-taw]. /miˈgɛl sɛrˈvɛ tɔ/.
- Ser·ve·tian [ser-vee-shuhn], /sərˈvi ʃən/, noun
- Ser·ve·tian·ism, noun
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How to use Servetus in a sentence
Servetus was roasted for two hours in the flames of a slow fire made of green wood.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
Why did Ricetto, Bruno and Servetus in the hour of martyrdom turn with loathing from that sacred emblem, the crucifix?Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
Bucer did not hesitate to declare, that "Servetus deserved something worse than death."Fox's Book of Martyrs | John Foxe
He would have burned a Galileo as he caused the death of Servetus, which need not have happened but for him.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI | John Lord
Michael Servetus, whom John Calvin burned at the stake, was perhaps the first to note this phenomenon.An Epitome of the History of Medicine | Roswell Park
British Dictionary definitions for Servetus
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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