John Calvin

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In History
  • Jul 10, 1509


    John Calvin was born on July 10th, 1509 in Noyon, France
  • Apr 11, 1527

    Calvin became involved with Humanists

    April 11, 1527, Calvin became in contact with the new humanistic approaches while studying to become a priest. Calvin came into contact with several Humanists to learn more. When he was 18 he earned his masters degree. However, he didn't continue that career.
  • Jan 14, 1532

    Calvin goes to law school

    January 14, 1532, Calvin’s father ordered his son to enroll at Orleans in the law faculty. Calvin applied himself, finishing his doctorate in law before January 14.
  • Jul 20, 1536

    Calvin goes to Geneva

    July 20, 1536, Calvin travelled to Geneva, and wanted the city to be controlled by the clergy. In 1538, the Libertines won, so Calvin fled to Strasbourg.
  • Jan 1, 1538

    Calvin goes to Strasboug

    In 1538 Calvin arrived Strasbourg. Here he learned a lot of his ideas from Martin Bucer, a Protestant from Germany.
  • Jan 1, 1540

    Calvin attends Catholic conferences

    In 1540 Calvin attended a Catholic/Protestant conference at Hagenau and in the following year he came to two more conferences at Worms and Regensburg.
  • Dec 1, 1540

    Calvin Returns to Geneva

    In September of 1541, Calvin returned to Geneva after the Libertines had fallen in 1540. It took 14 years to be able to apply his version of Christianity with the church.
  • May 27, 1564


    He died May 27th, 1564 at the age of 54