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Theodore Beza

1519 - 1605

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Theodore Beza (Latin: Theodorus Beza; French: Théodore de Bèze or de Besze; June 24, 1519 – October 13, 1605) was a French Calvinist Protestant theologian, reformer and scholar who played an important role in the Protestant Reformation. He was a disciple of John Calvin and lived most of his life in Geneva. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodore Beza has received more than 264,449 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Theodore Beza is the 841st most popular writer (up from 863rd in 2019), the 992nd most popular biography from France (down from 958th in 2019) and the 130th most popular French Writer.

Theodore Beza was a French theologian who served as the last chancellor of the University of Geneva. He was also one of the translators of the Geneva Bible. He is most famous for his work as a theologian and for his translation of the Bible.

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Among writers, Theodore Beza ranks 841 out of 5,755Before him are Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Edgar Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, Sam Shepard, and Matilde Camus. After him are Odysseas Elytis, Antonio Tabucchi, Annie Ernaux, L. Frank Baum, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, and Magtymguly Pyragy.

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Among people born in 1519, Theodore Beza ranks 9Before him are Pope Innocent IX, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Gaspard II de Coligny, Francis, Duke of Guise, Occhiali, and Isabella Jagiellon. After him are Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Antonis Mor, Andrea Cesalpino, Thomas Gresham, and Frans Floris. Among people deceased in 1605, Theodore Beza ranks 10Before him are Boris Godunov, Handan Sultan, Feodor II of Russia, Jean Nicot, John Davis, and Ulisse Aldrovandi. After him are Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Naresuan, Jan Zamoyski, Orazio Vecchi, Robert Catesby, and Stradanus.

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In France

Among people born in France, Theodore Beza ranks 992 out of 6,011Before him are Alphonse Bertillon (1853), Jacques Cassini (1677), Pierre Augereau (1757), Eleanor of Provence (1223), Michel Rolle (1652), and Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847). After him are Jean-Pierre Léaud (1944), Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (1156), Jacques Demy (1931), Princess Clémentine of Orléans (1817), Annie Ernaux (1940), and Jean-Baptiste Bessières (1768).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Theodore Beza ranks 130Before him are Juliette Récamier (1777), Max Jacob (1876), Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (1626), Jean Anouilh (1910), Laura de Noves (1310), and Madame Roland (1754). After him are Annie Ernaux (1940), Antoine Galland (1646), Maurice Denis (1870), Éric Zemmour (1958), Jean de Joinville (1224), and Eugène Scribe (1791).