French theologian and reformer / 1509-1564 / originally Cauvin, son of an episcopal official in Picardy, France / 1529 study of law in Orléans, 1531 humanistic studies in Paris / turn toward Lutheran Reformation / 1534 emigrated to Basel and gained renown through the first edition of the Institutes / 1536 in Reformed Ferrara / 1536-1538 first period in Geneva upon Farel’s request / 1538-1541 Strasbourg / 1541 return to Geneva / 1559 Second edition of the Institutes, the largest and most important body of Reformed dogmatics / One of four figures depicted on Geneva’s Reformation Wall