John Calvin, the Reformer. One of the greatest heroes in the Christian faith. I and the reformed faith owe him a great deal of gratitude for his work as a minister of the Gospel and theologian. The truths of the scriptures he brought to light and taught go so far beyond "Calvinistic" soteriology. In fact, Calvin would have hated the fact that anyone would call themselves a "Calvinist".
Calvin was a man who suffered much in his life, but at the same time held such a high view of God and a realistic view of himself. Thank God for great men like John Calvin; what's more, praise God that He would choose to use men so mightily in order to build up His kingdom on earth.
Soli deo Gloria.