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There are many people in history who have made a very big impact on their culture times and or religion John Calvin was by far one of these few great people He had such a big influence in the time which he lived from 1509 to 1564 John Calvin devoted almost his whole life to the promoting of Protestantism and made such a difference that his impact is still seen today in Christianity Calvin was born in France and was the second son in his family of five brothers He grew and then decided to go to the famous University of Paris to study to be a priest His father then had a conflict with the bishop who employed him so he then turned to the study of law While he was studying in Paris he came across the writings of Martin Luther His cousin then introduced him to the ideas of reformation Protestantism began gathering momentum all over Europe Then by 1533 Calvin began getting involved with the movement That year Calvin had his salvation experience He wrote about it later and stated God subdued and brought my heart to surrender It was more hardened against such matters than was to be expected in such a young man Calvin then knew to full fill his place with God he would have to turn away from the Roman Catholic church so that His first attempt was November first that year He gave a speech just like Martin Luthers attacking the church and demanding a reform He figured that if he spoke to the people and educated them on Protestantism then they would be ready to make changes in the Roman Catholic church It did not turn out his way at all This resulted in anti-Protestant protests all over Paris forcing him to flee for his own safety He roamed
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