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This is one of Geneva's most famous landmarks, set in the Parc des Bastions. It features the main founders of the Protestant faith. The monument was designed by a Lausanne architect at the turn of the century (don't tell this to Genevans!). It was inaugurated in 1909 for the 400th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. It represents John Calvin, William Farel, Theodore Debeze and John Knox. At their feet are smaller figures with various other protestant leaders from other European countries, including Oliver Cromwell.
The austerity of the monument is seen as a symbol of the mindset of old Geneva protestant families, such as those portrayed in the book Belle du Seigneur by Albert Cohen.
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