Tag: reformation
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John Calvin
Posted: 26 October 2010 in Religious Personalities
Tags: calvinism, protestantism, reformation

John Calvin (Jean Cauvin) was born on 15 July 1509 at Noyon in Picardy, France; the son of Gérard Cauvin and his wife Jeanne le Franc. Calvin’s father intended that he should train for the priesthood, and by the age of twelve the precocious Calvin was already working as clerk to the local bishop. He […]

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Martin Luther
Posted: 15 October 2010 in Religious Personalities
Tags: europe, holy roman empire, papal bull, protestantism, reformation

Martin Luther was born on 10 November 1483 at Eisleben in Germany. His parents were  Hans and Margaretha Luther. The year following his birth, Luther’s family moved to Mansfeld, where his father owned the lease on a copper mine. When seven years of age he was sent to school in Mansfield, and there remained until […]

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