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In July 10 1509 John Calvin was born Three years later his mother died John was raised and surrounded by the Catholic church His father became the secretary to Bishop de Hangest Calvin got his schooling from College des Capettes In 1523 the bubonic plague struck the city and Calvin had to escape and continue his learning in Paris There he began his studies at the College de la Marche of the University of Paris His schooling was so important to him that he never missed a lecture Then he left and in 1526 he enrolled in the College de Montaigu Then in 1525 his father made him come home and go to a university near him There he went to a college called the University of Orleans to study law Then suddenly in April 1529 many Lutherans were being killed No Lutheran would be safe from now on Calvins father had died in the autumn of 1529 and now he was free to go back to Paris and follow his real calling Once again Paris was safe for the reformers He then began writing his own commentaries there His first writing was on De clementia and was published in 1532 which was about forgiveness Then he and Cop worked on a piece that would defend the doctrines of true spirituality On November 1 1533 they presented their speech in the Church of Manthurins Cop read this while Calvin listened in the audience The church threw insults at them and threats they did not like this perspective at all This speech provoked great danger Francis I would no longer tolerate the heretical Lutherans Cop had fled the country to save his life and then Calvin had to disappear too He went to his friend Louis du Tillet After that he went to Jacques Lefevre There he told him his plans for the reformation of the church Then he went back to his homeland
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