Frederick the Wise (1463-1525) was born near Leipzeg, Germany. He was Elector of Saxony during the height of the controversies surrounding Martin Luther.
Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556), the first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury, was born in Nottinghamshire, England, and studied at Jesus College, Cambridge for eight years. In 1523 he became a university preacher.
John Calvin (1509-1564) was a French Reformer and theologian. He was the son of a lawyer who planned for him to become a priest.
Aurelius Augustine (354-430) was one of the church’s great theologians. Augustine converted to Christianity at the age of 33 due largely to the influence of his devout mother, Monica.
Martin Bucer (1491-1551) was a German Protestant reformer. Bucer entered the Dominican order in 1506.