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Michael Servetus

1509 - 1553

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Michael Servetus (; Spanish: Miguel Serveto as real name; French: Michel Servet; also known as Miguel Servet, Miguel de Villanueva, Revés, or Michel de Villeneuve; 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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Servetus has received more than 629,087 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Michael Servetus is the 22nd most popular physician, the 60th most popular biography from Spain (down from 56th in 2019) and the most popular Spanish Physician.

Michael Servetus was a Spanish physician and theologian who was born in 1511. He is most famous for his work on pulmonary circulation, which he published in 1553.

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Among PHYSICIANS

Among physicians, Michael Servetus ranks 22 out of 509Before him are Cesare Lombroso, Nestorius, Alois Alzheimer, Pedanius Dioscorides, Li Ching-Yuen, and Jean-Martin Charcot. After him are Rudolf Virchow, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, Franz Mesmer, Georgius Agricola, Polycarp, and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1509, Michael Servetus ranks 2Before him is John Calvin. After him are Şah Sultan, Daniele da Volterra, Fernão Mendes Pinto, John of Leiden, Jan Matsys, Bernardino Telesio, Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, Étienne Dolet, Ippolito II d'Este, and Luis de Morales. Among people deceased in 1553, Michael Servetus ranks 5Before him are François Rabelais, Edward VI of England, Şehzade Mustafa, and Lucas Cranach the Elder. After him are Şehzade Cihangir, Pedro de Valdivia, Charles III, Duke of Savoy, Maurice, Elector of Saxony, Girolamo Fracastoro, John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, and Erasmus Reinhold.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Michael Servetus ranks 60 out of 2,595Before him are Eugénie de Montijo (1826), John of the Cross (1542), Ramon Llull (1232), Lope de Vega (1562), Abd al-Rahman III (889), and Bartolomé de las Casas (1484). After him are Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (1895), Amancio Ortega (1936), Juan Ponce de León (1460), Isabella II of Spain (1830), Magnus Maximus (335), and Francisco de Zurbarán (1598).

Among PHYSICIANS In Spain

Among physicians born in Spain, Michael Servetus ranks 1After him are Al-Zahrawi (936), Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852), Ibn Zuhr (1091), Joseph Calasanz (1556), Hasdai ibn Shaprut (910), Leander of Seville (534), Severo Ochoa (1905), Margarita Salas (1938), and Fernando Quiroga Palacios (1900).