Musée Jean Calvin - Noyon, France
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N 49° 34.898 E 002° 59.913
31U E 499895 N 5492116
Quick Description: [FR] La thématique du musée s’établit autour de la personnalité du réformateur, Jean Calvin, né le 10 juillet 1509 à Noyon.[EN] The History of French Protestantism Society founded the John Calvin museum during the period of post-war reconstruction.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 1/13/2015 2:15:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMN7MV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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Long Description:
[FR]
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Construit de 1927 à 1930 par l’architecte Charles Letrosne, à l’initiative de la Société d’histoire du protestantisme, le musée s’élève à l’emplacement de la maison natale de Jean Calvin.

Au sein de ses collections, le musée compte de rares imprimés du XVIe siècle (Placard contre la messe de 1534, Bible d’Olivétan de 1535, édition originale de l’Institution chrestienne de 1536), des gravures et des peintures (portraits et scènes de la vie de Jean Calvin) évoquent l’histoire du protestantisme aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles.

[EN]
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John Calvin, the leader of the Protestant Reformation in Geneva, was born in Noyon in 1509. Calvin's house and most of the city of Noyon were destroyed by the World War I bombings in 1918.

The museum building was designed by the Protestant architect Charles Letrosne, who reconstructed Calvin's home according to earlier drawings of the house.

The first stone was laid on July 10, 1927, and the museum opened its doors in 1931. Although the town of Noyon took over its management in 1954, the museum remains the property of the Society.
Reformed or Congregational Denomination: All Reformed and Congregational Denominations

Associated Website: [Web Link]

Status: Historical Site

Address:
6, place Aristide Briand
Noyon, France
60400


Date of Construction or Event Occurrence: Not listed

Architect: Not listed

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