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Jean Calvin

CALVIN, Jean (John). b. Noyon en Picardie, France, 10 July 1509; d. Geneva, 27 May 1564. He attended the ‘Collège des Capettes’ in his native town. In May 1521, an ecclesiastic benefice was granted to him in the Cathedral of Noyon. Two years later, he studied at the ‘Collège de la Marche’ at Paris with the humanist Mathurin Cordier. Between 1524 and 1528, he received a scholastic training at the ‘Collège Montaigu’. After having obtained the degree of ‘Maître ès Arts’, according to his father’s wish, he studied law at the University of Orleans, and, on Feb 1532, became ‘licencié ès loix’. Returning to Paris, he published in April of that year his Commentaire from Seneca’s De Clementia. In...

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