The Reformation Wall, Geneva
The Reformation Wall in Geneva, Switzerland, is a monument to some well known Reformers. It includes statues of the Reformers, and quotations from the Reformation.
|Statues of William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and John Knox|
|John Knox teaching at St. Giles Cathedral||Roger Williams||Pilgrims praying during the founding of New England|
|Oliver Cromwell||William and Mary acknowledging the English Bill of Rights||Stephen Bocskay|
|Noting 1559, the year John Knox returned to Scotland from a long exhile||Prince Bocskay being saluted for a victory||Noting that the Reformation Monument was ereted in 1602|
|Monument to Zwingli||John Knox, William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza|
CENTER OF THE MONUMENT:
John Knox (1513 - 1572): Leader of the Reformation in Scotland.
William Farel (1489 - 1565): Leader of the Reformation in Geneva, persuaded John Calvin to come work in Geneva.
John Calvin (1509 - 1564): Reformation leader who helped organize Reformed teaching into a systematic theology in The Institutes. Lead the Reformation movement in Geneva, and wrote many books and commentaries.
Theodore Beza (1519 - 1605): A Swiss Reformer and disciple of John Calvin. Succeed Calvin as the leader of the Reformation in Geneva.
LEFT SIDE OF THE MONUMENT:
Gaspard de Coligny (1519 - 1572): French nobleman and admiral, who lead of a group of French Protestants called the Huguenots.
William I, Prince of Orange (1533 - 1584): Also known as William the Silent. A Dutch Protestant who lead a military revolt against Spain, in response to Spanish persecution of Dutch Protestants.
Frederick William of Brandenburg (1620 - 1688): A Calvinist elector of Brandenburg, who was a wise political and military leader.
RIGHT SIDE OF THE MONUMENT:
Stephen Bocskay (1557 - 1606): Calvinst Prince and military leader of Transylvania.
Oliver Cromwell (1599 - 1658): English Puritan military and political leader, who lead the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War.
Roger Williams (1603 - 1684): English Puritan and Baptist who started the Providence Planation in America and founded the first Baptist church in America.
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