1569 – Coelius Secundus Curio, a Catholic heretic influenced by Martin Luther, died at age 66. Born to a distinguished family, he was imprisoned several times by the Inquisition for his anti-Trinitarian ideas. Each time he escaped. In 1547 he settled in Switzerland and became professor of literature at the University of Basel. His works include An Essay on the Providence of God, An Essay on the Immortality of the Soul, and Dialogues on the Extent of God’s Kingdom.