Calvin



John (Jean Chauvin or Caulvin) 1509–64, French theologian and reformer in Switzerland: leader in the Protestant Reformation.
Melvin, 1911–97, U.S. chemist: Nobel Prize 1961.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “bald.”.
Contemporary Examples

Carrie’s Battle of the Brands Rebecca Dana May 19, 2010
Here Comes Fashion Week Isabel Wilkinson February 9, 2010
Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, & Calvin Klein New York Fashion Week Erin Cunningham February 13, 2014
The CFDA Celebrates Black History Month The Fashion Beast Team February 17, 2014
Oscars, the Super Bowl for Women & Other People’s Super Bowls Kevin Fallon February 21, 2013

Historical Examples

The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2) Henry Martyn Baird
Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
The Wooing of Calvin Parks Laura E. Richards
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9 Various
Catherine de’ Medici Honore de Balzac

noun
John,original name Jean Cauvin, Caulvin, or Chauvin. 1509–64, French theologian: a leader of the Protestant Reformation in France and Switzerland, establishing the first presbyterian government in Geneva. His theological system is described in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536)
Melvin. 1911–97, US chemist, noted particularly for his research on photosynthesis: Nobel prize for chemistry 1961
Calvin
(kāl’vĭn)
American chemist who won a Nobel Prize in 1961 for determining the chemical reactions that occur during photosynthesis. This series of reactions is now known as the Calvin cycle.

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