First Catholic Priest Ordained in Santo Domingo

Spanish-born Bartolome de Las Casas was the first Catholic priest ordained in the colony of Santo Domingo, Hispaniola in 1512 Continue reading

First Archbishop of Canterbury

St. Augustine or Austin was the first Archbishop of Canterbury and founder of the Christian Church in southern England. Continue reading

John Calvin

John Calvin (/ˈkælvɪn/;[1] French: Jean Calvin [ʒɑ̃ kalvɛ̃]; born Jehan Cauvin; 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation. Continue reading

Founding of Presbyterian Church

The Presbyterian Church was founded by John Calvin’s Huguenots in 1559. Continue reading

Protestant Heretic Martyred in France

Spanish physician, Michael Servetus was the first Protestant martyr following the publication of his books refuting the concept of the Trinity, Continue reading

Calvinist Reformed Church in Switzerland

John Calvin (born Jean Cauvin) founded the Calvinist Reformed Church in Geneva, Switzerland from a community of French Protestant refugees in 1536. Continue reading

Pope Gregory IX

Pope Gregory IX (Latin: Gregorius IX; born Ugolino di Conti; c. 1145 or before 1170 – 22 August 1241) was Pope from 19 March 1227 to his death in 1241. Continue reading

Pope Initiates First Christian Inquisition

Pope Gregory IX instituted the Papal Inquisition in 1231, to eradicate the Cathari and Waldensians heretics living in Italy and France. Continue reading

Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (/ˈɡuːtənbɜːrɡ/;[1] c. 1400 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with the printing press. Continue reading