BornBuda (Budapest), Hungary, 5 February 1533
DiedBreslau (Wroćlaw, Poland), 23 February 1589
Theologian András Dudits wrote a treatise on comets, in which he argued against astrology.
Both parents were of noble origin. Dudits’s father, Jeromos Dudits, died in a battle against the Turks, and his mother belonged to the Venetian noble family, the Sbardellat. He studied in Verona and Paris (1550–1553), then occupied high positions in the Catholic church - Canon of Esztergom (1557), Provost of Esztergom (1561), Bishop of Tina (Dalmatia) and Csanád (1562), and Bishop of Pécs (1563). In 1562/1563, Dudits served as the Hungarian representative to the Council of Trent. Later on in the 1560s, he fulfilled a diplomatic mission in Poland. His heretical view that priests should be allowed to marry led to his condemnation from the Catholic church. In 1567, Dudits was converted to the Lutheran...
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