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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 ...
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Switzerland has now joined the UN, but still hesitates about the European UnionSwitzerland is one of Europe's most mountainous countries. More than two-thirds of its territory, to the south and east, ...
Viret, Pierre

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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(1511–1571), Swiss Protestant minister, popular preacher, and early leader of the Reformation in French-speaking Switzerland and France.

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Viret, Pierre

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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(1511–71).

Peripatetic Reformer, friend of Calvin and often a moderating influence upon him. Viret was chief pastor

Viret, Pierre

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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(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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