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Religious Figure
    (circa 1510-November 24, 1572)
    Born in Haddington, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Scottish leader of the Protestant Reformation
    Founder of the Presbyterian denomination
    Graduate of the University of St. Andrew
    Served as chaplain to King Edward VI
    Modified 'The Book of Common Prayer'
    Wrote 'The History of the Reformation in Scotland'
    Once a Catholic priest, he ended up starting his own religion.
    He was amazingly arrogant and incredibly intolerant of opinions conflicting with his.
    He compared the Pope to the Antichrist.
    He called for the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.
    He called women rulers 'abominable.'
    He denied other people the religious freedom he sought for himself and his followers.
    His sermons sometimes lasted over two hours and led to riots on several occasions.
    His second wife was 17 and he was 50 when they married.
    To believe what he taught is to believe that Christianity was one big mistake until he came along.
    He was extremely intelligent and clearly an outstanding leader.
    He stuck by his guns no matter what.
    He was a galley slave of the French for a time.
    He lived very frugally, took only enough money to survive and subsequently died broke.
    There was never any type of sexual or financial scandal attached to his name.
    He was exiled from his beloved Scotland several times.

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