John Calvin

Protestant Reformer and Theologian John Calvin Full Name: John Calvin [Jehan Cauvin]
Nationality: French

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.

Born: July 10, 1509
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Noyon, Picardy, France

Died: May 27, 1564 (aged 54)

Historical Events in the Life of John Calvin

  • 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.

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