Calvinist in History

Historical Events

  • 1555-08-23 Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
  • 1566-08-23 Land guardian Margaretha van Parma grants Calvinists rights
  • 1570-04-14 Polish Calvinists/Lutherians/Hernhutters unify against Jesuits
  • 1570-12-09 The Geuzen (a confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein
  • 1571-10-04 -13] Synod of Emden, Calvinist leaders establish the Dutch Reformed Church.
  • 1572-12-13 Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet (confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under admiral Lumey
  • 1906-04-18 Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht
  • 1926-03-17 Dutch Calvinists oust Rev J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3
  • 1936-10-02 Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism

Famous Birthdays

  • 1513-07-09 John van Hembyze, Flemish calvinist
  • 1545-05-01 Franciscus Junius, [Francois du Jon], French/Neth calvinist theologist
  • 1573-10-03 Entonius Walaeus, Dutch calvinist theologist
  • 1808-09-30 Lambertus GC Ledeboer, Dutch vicar (Folies-old Calvinist communities)
  • 1882-08-06 Gerrit H Kersten, Dutch vicar/founder (Calvinist party)

Famous Deaths

  • 1545-02-19 Pierre Brully, [Peter Brulius], calvinist minister, burned to death
  • 1564-10-03 Christophorus Fabritius, [Christoffel Smit], calvinist vicar, burned
  • 1568-06-01 Gijsbert van Bronkhorst-Batenburg, calvinist leader, beheaded
  • 1584-08-04 John van Hembyze, South Netherlands Calvinist, dies at 71
  • 1602-10-23 Franciscus Junius, French/Neth calvinist theologist/vicar, dies at 57
  • 1630-09-11 John de White, calvinist/banker to Prague, commits suicide
  • 1639-07-09 Entonius Walaeus, calvinist theologist, dies at 65
  • 1948-09-06 Gerrit H Kersten, vicar/founder (Calvinist Party), dies at 66