1534-1599. French pastor and theologian. Born at Etampes, he studied law at Bourges, where he came under Reformed influences that led him to the study of theology. In Geneva he studied under Calvin, by whom he was ordained in 1560. He returned to France in 1572, but later had to flee from persecution to England and was appointed Lady Margaret professor of divinity at Cambridge in 1574. He became critical of the Reformed doctrine of predestination and entered into controversy with its advocates. He retired in 1596 and lived in London for the rest of his life.