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September 27: Paul III Fails to Reform the Church

Pope Paul III Approves the Jesuits (1540) On this date, September 27, in 1540, Pope Paul III officially approved the Society of Jesus – the Jesuits – through his encyclical, Regimini militantis ecclesiae. Born Alessandro Farnese on 29 February 1468

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February 15: Galileo

“It vexes me when they [clerics] would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures,” wrote Galileo, “and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.”

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John Mill