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  2. John Calvin - Wikipedia

    John Calvin. John Calvin ( / ˈkælvɪn /; [1] Middle French: Jehan Cauvin; French: Jean Calvin [ʒɑ̃ kalvɛ̃]; 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism ...

  3. John Calvin, theologian and ecclesiastical statesman. He was the leading French Protestant reformer and the most important figure in the second generation of the Protestant Reformation. Learn more about Calvin’s life, beliefs, and significance in this article.

  4. John Calvin - Beliefs, Predestination & Facts - Biography

    Birth Year: 1509 Birth date: July 10, 1509 Birth City: Noyon, Picardy Birth Country: France Gender: Male Best Known For: John Calvin, Martin Luther's successor as the preeminent Protestant...

  5. John Calvin - World History Encyclopedia

    John Calvin (l. 1509-1564) was a French Reformer, pastor, and theologian considered among the greatest of the Protestant Reformation along with Martin Luther (l. 1483-1546) and Huldrych Zwingli (l. 1484-1531).

  6. A Brief History Of John Calvin - About | Calvin University

    Born July 10, 1509 in Noyon, France, Jean Calvin was raised in a staunch Roman Catholic family. The local bishop employed Calvin’s father as an administrator in the town’s cathedral. The father, in turn, wanted John to become a priest. Because of close ties with the bishop and his noble family, John’s playmates and classmates in Noyon ...

  7. Calvinism | Description & History | Britannica

    Calvinism , the theology advanced by John Calvin, a Protestant reformer in the 16th century, and its development by his followers. The term also refers to doctrines and practices derived from the works of Calvin and his followers that are characteristic of the Reformed churches .

  8. John Calvin, French Jean Cauvin, (born July 10, 1509, Noyon, Picardy, France—died May 27, 1564, Geneva, Switz.), French Protestant theologian and major figure of the Reformation. He studied religion at the University of Paris and law in Orléans and Bourges.