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Pierre Viret

(1511—1571)

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Geneva

Geneva  

A city in Switzerland, noted in the 17th century for its Protestantism.Geneva bands two white cloth strips attached to the collar of some Protestants' clerical dress, as originally worn by Calvinists ...
Guillaume Farel

Guillaume Farel  

(1489–1565), Reformer. He came under the influence of J. Faber (Stapulensis) and adopted Protestantism in the early 1520s. He prepared the first Protestant liturgy in French and in 1529 published his ...
Lyon

Lyon  

At a convergence of land and water routes, Lyons was a commercial centre from ancient times. Originally in the kingdom of Burgundy, it became part of the (Holy) Roman Empire ...
Viret, Pierre

Viret, Pierre   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
194 words
(1511–71), French Protestant reformer, born in Orbe (Vaud, which was then independent of the Swiss Confederation) and educated in Paris, where he became a Protestant. On ... More

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