05/03/2017 (Wed) 00:06:06
After Luther and Calvin died, the Venetian Catholic Friar Paolo Sarpi pretended to be a Protestant and created the Royal Society of which he was the puppet master. Some people had tried to claim that Gasparo Contarini controlled Calvin but it's further from the case.
However, the case can be made that Luther and Calvin were supported by Venetians but the Venetians also funded the Counter Reformation, and they really truly didn't care about both of them. Followers of Luther and Calvin were definitely confused as to the political nature of the Reformation to not be the actual nature of the Reformation in the perspective of Luther and Calvin.