The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A Swiss reformer, born at Dauphiné; introduced, in 1534, after two futile attempts, the reformed faith into Geneva, where he was succeeded in the management of affairs by John Calvin; he has been called the "pioneer of the Reformation in Switzerland and France" (1489-1565).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Farel, William'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/farel-william.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.