Creator of Calvinism
John Calvin succeeded in reforming Geneva's religion and helping Geneva release itself from the grasps of its bishop and the Dukes of Savoy. He himself successfully converted to Protestantism. He published books about Christian reform which helped spread the idea. He escaped being caught and tried as a heretic for spreading Christian reform. He thought up the theological idea of what is now called Calvinism.
Effects of the Accomplishments
-His father forced him to study law instead of theology.
-Originally Calvinism closed down taverns but then he saw that that was too far so he changed that
-In the Netherlands Calvinism was slow at first because of the Lutherans.
-Calvinism didn't spread to most of Germany due to a law that stated that churches had to be Catholic or Lutheran.
-Calvinism spread quickly through Poland due to the rebellious attitudes.