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John Calvin

Protestant Reformer and Theologian John Calvin

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.

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

Died: May 27, 1564 (aged 54)

Historical Events

  • 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)

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