John Calvin

1509 - 1564

John Calvin

John Calvin (;French: Jean Calvin [ʒɑ̃ kalvɛ̃]; born Jehan Cauvin; 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, aspects of which include the doctrines of predestination and of the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation of the human soul from death and eternal damnation, in which doctrines Calvin was influenced by and elaborated upon the Augustinian and other Christian traditions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Calvin has received more than 3,204,951 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 22nd most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, John Calvin ranks 23 out of 2,001Before him are Francis of Assisi, Mary Magdalene, Judas Iscariot, Elijah, Aaron, and Saint Joseph. After him are Matthew the Apostle, Ali, Andrew the Apostle, Saint Nicholas, James, son of Zebedee, and Abu Bakr.

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Among people born in 1509, John Calvin ranks 1After him are Michael Servetus, Şah Sultan, Daniele da Volterra, Fernão Mendes Pinto, John of Leiden, Bernardino Telesio, Jan Matsys, Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, Luis de Morales, Ippolito II d'Este, and Étienne Dolet. Among people deceased in 1564, John Calvin ranks 2Before him is Michelangelo. After him are Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Andreas Vesalius, Pierre Belon, Giovanni da Udine, and Charles Estienne.

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Among people born in France, John Calvin ranks 20 out of 4,109Before him are Montesquieu (1689), Louis XVI of France (1754), Honoré de Balzac (1799), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), Charles de Gaulle (1890), and Paul Gauguin (1848). After him are Alexandre Dumas (1802), Paul Cézanne (1839), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Henri Matisse (1869), Coco Chanel (1883), and Napoleon III (1808).