Full Name: Jehan Cauvin
Profession: Protestant Reformer and Theologian
Biography: 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 Spanish theologian and physician Michael Servetus arrested as a heretic in Geneva (put on trial the next day, eventually found guilty of heresy and burned to death)