Nicolas Des Gallars

(c. 1520—1581) Reformed minister

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(c.1520–?), seigneur de Saules and Reformed theologian and pastor. A disciple of John Calvin, Gallars was a minister in Geneva from 1544 to 1557 and in Paris from 1557 to 1558. In 1560 he was called to London to reorganize the French church there (see his work, Forme de police ecclésiastique instituée á Londres en l'Église des Français, s. l., 1561). He returned to France in the summer of 1561 to take part, with an official mandate as a Reformed theologian, in the Colloquy of Poissy, of which he gave a day-to-day account to Trockmorton, bishop of London. In 1563 he exercised his ministry in Orléans, and that year as well he presided over the fifth national synod of the Reformed churches of France, held in Paris. In 1571 he was the secretary of the seventh national synod, held in La Rochelle. Jeanne of Navarre called him in 1570 to exercise ministry in the region of Béarn.


From The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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