John Calvin Museum Noyon, France

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This small museum in Noyon, France is dedicated to the French reformer John Calvin, who was born in a house on this site in 1509.

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319201
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Street Address
6, place Aristide Briand
Postcode
60400
Coordinates
49.581163° N, 2.998173° E
Email
Assist.musees@noyon.fr
Phone
03 44 44 03 59

Description of the John Calvin Museum

Unfortunately, the original birth house of John Calvin was completely destroyed by a bombing in 1918. However, the current house was rebuilt on the same site based on drawings of the original and provides an idea of what it would have looked like in Calvin's day. The museum's collections include Reformation-era propaganda posters, early editions of Calvin's works, and contemporary paintings of Reformation events. The manuscripts include the Olivetan Bible, printed in Neuchâtel by Pierre de Vingle (1535), and Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion printed by Thomas Platter and Balthasar Lazius in Basel (1535).

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John Calvin Museum (Noyon, France)
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April 11, 2015