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Farel, Guillaume, was born at Gap in France in 1489. He studied in Paris under Lefevre d'Etaples, became a Protestant pastor, and after a long course of preaching in Dauphine and Switzerland, settled at Geneva. He influenced Calvin to join him there, and assisted the great reformer in drawing up the Confession of Faith and disciplinary rules (1537). The next year they both were driven from their posts, and Farel took up his abode at Neufcheltel, where he died in 1565.