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Farel, Guillaume
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(1489, Gap, Dauphiné – Sep 13, 1565, Neuchâtel). Farel came from a family of notaries and document archivists. His background made it possible for him to take up humanistic studies in Paris in 1509. There, he met J. Lefèvre d'Étaples around 1512, who provided his first acquaintance with the Reformation. In 1517, he attained the M.A. degree and taught grammar and philosophy at the Collège Cardinal Le Moine. His slow but radical conversion to the ideas of the Reformation reached its conclusion between 1519 and 1522. In 1…

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Hammann, Gottfried, “Farel, Guillaume”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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