One kind reader recently requested that I provide a biography of John Calvin. This is something that I'd rather leave to other people. Here are some links to excellent brief biographies of Calvin.
Some interesting contextualization of Calvin here:
Here's a fairly good, quick, biography:
And here is a slightly more lengthy one:
However, the bottom line is that I, for one, am not persuaded to agree with Calvin on the many points where I agree with him, because he said it, nor because he lived a virtuous life of devotion to the truth. I agree with him because study of Scripture confirms that his doctrines - at least most of them - have them as their source. For the same reason, I have no plans to write a biography of Turretin.
May the Holy Spirit, who provided us with Scripture, be praised!