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    (July 10, 1509-May 27, 1564)
    Birth name was Jean Cauvin
    Wrote 'Institutes of the Christian Religion' (1536)
    Founded the 'Calvinist' religion
    He was expelled from France and Switzerland for preaching his reformed Christian doctrines.
    As a priest he married a nun.
    He preached the idea of pre-destination. Pre-destination is that belief that every event in a person's life as well as their place in the afterlife has already been determined by God.
    He reorganized the city of Geneva and founded a theocracy that controlled most of the city's daily life.
    He founded the University of Geneva.
    He inspired the name of the character 'Calvin' in the Bill Watterson comic strip 'Calvin and Hobbes.'

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