Swiss theologian and reformer / c. 1511-71 / from Canton Vaud / schooling in Orbe, studied art in Paris from 1528, where he came to know the ideas of the Reformation / from 1531, preacher following Farel / 1534 implementation and adoption of the Reformation in Geneva and Lausan­ne / 1537 co-founder of the Académie of Lausanne, where he was pastor / 1561 move to southern France, possibly due to disputes with Beza and Calvin / pastor in Nîmes and Montpellier / 1563 chairman of the French National Synod / 1567 invited by Jeanne d’Albret to preach the Refor­ma­tion in the Béarn Region / died on the way to the National Synod in La Rochelle