John Calvin was known as one of the Swiss Reformers, but did you know he wasn’t Swiss? He was actually born in Noyon, France into a Roman Catholic family. It was only after he fled France, for fear of being killed by the Roman Catholic Church, that he ended up in Switzerland. Calvin was 23 or 24 when he God saved him from his sins. He did a bulk of his work from Geneva. Since he did so much in Geneva he is called a Swiss Reformer, and there you have it.