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John Calvins brilliant mind powerful preaching many books and large correspondence and capacity for organisation and administration made him an important influence of the Reformation He was particularly influential in Switzerland England Scotland and colonial North America Calvin was born in Noyon France on July 10 1509 He was educated in Paris Orleans and Bourges and studied Greek and Latin at the University of Paris Unlike other Reformation leaders Calvin was probably never ordained as a priest By 1533 Calvin had declared himself a Protestant and in 1534 he settled in Basel Switzerland Here in 1536 he published the first edition of his Institutes of the Christian Religion Calvin was immediately recognised for this book and expanded it throughout his life On a trip to Strasbourg in 1536 Calvin had to detour through Geneva His plan was to only stay a night but was persuaded by Farel a church reformer to stay and help him He was there for two years but was banished after a vote by the townspeople and continued onto Strasbourg where he married and spent many years as a pastor While in Strasbourg he wrote his commentary on the book of Romans In 1541 the Genevans invited him back and asked him to join them in reforming the church He remained here for the rest of his life Calvin drafted new laws that the government modified and adopted as the constitution for Geneva covering both secular and sacred matters He supported the development of the school system for all children and the formation of the Geneva academy which became a full university He sought to improve the lives of the citizens of the city by way of good hospitals a proper sewage system rails on tall buildings care for the poor and infirm and the introduction of new industries Calvin believed that faith was more important than good works that the Bible was the basis of all Christian teachings and the
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