12 December 2009

The Crime of Michael Servetus

calvin, servetus, Catholic church, Geneva, Protestants, history, geneva, HAYWARD BEYWOOD, diva international, magazine for the international community

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12 December 2009

The Crime of Michael Servetus

calvin, servetus, Catholic church, Geneva, Protestants, history, geneva, HAYWARD BEYWOOD, diva international, magazine for the international community

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12 December 2009

MICHAEL SERVETUS (1511-1553)

Even the good and the great can make the most terrible gaffes, and the burning of Michael Servetus at the stake in Champel in 1553 is generally considered to be the most serious error of judgement in the otherwise exemplary life and career of Jean Calvin, Geneva’s Protestant ruler in the sixteenth century.

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14 May 2008

JOHN KNOX (1514?-1572)

The fourth huge limestone figures on the Wall of the Reformation in the Parc des Bastions in Geneva is of John Knox. Why should the leader of the Scottish Reformation be commemorated in Geneva? In fact, he did spend a short time there.

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18 February 2008

Voltaire at Ferney

When Voltaire sought refuge at Ferney in 1758, he had already led a tumultuous existence. He had been in or out of favour at various royal courts, writing successful plays or writing flops, jotting slanderous verses or penning philosophical works.

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18 February 2008

Woodrow Wilson

Quai Gustave Ador, Quai Wilson, Princeton University, governor of New Jersey, US President, Paris Peace Conference, the League of Nations, the Nobel Prize, Palais des Nations, Geneva

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