Full Name: John Calvin [Jehan Cauvin]
Profession: Protestant Reformer and Theologian
Why Famous: An important and influential figure in the Protestant Reformation, he is the namesake of Calvinism, a major branch of Protestantism.
- 1538-05-26 Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
- 1553-08-13 Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.