Five Important Women of the Reformation You Should Know About

Olympia Morata (1526 - 1555)


By Valerie Abraham - Posted at Roman Roads Media:

Most Christians have heard the names of John Calvin, Martin Luther, John Knox, and other giants of the Protestant Reformation in Europe. But there are many, many other men and women who worked to advance the cause of the Reformation! It is my pleasure to introduce you to five extraordinary women of the Reformation!

Each of these women played an important role, either in disseminating the ideas of the Reformation, or using their political power to protect the preachers and teachers of these ideas.


  • Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549) — The Diplomat
  • Marie Dentière (c. 1495-1561)—The Lightning Rod
  • Argula von Grumbach (1492-c.1554)—The Debater
  • Olympia Morata (1526-1555)—The Scholar

  • Jeanne d’Albret (1528-1572)—The Politician

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