Diodati, Giovanni(jōvän`nē dyōdä`tē), 1576–1649, Swiss Calvinist scholar and theologian, of a family of Italian Protestant refugees. He succeeded (1609) Theodore BezaBeza, Theodore
(Théodore de Bèze), 1519–1605, French Calvinist theologian. In 1548 he joined John Calvin at Geneva and soon became his intimate friend and chief aid.
..... Click the link for more information. as professor of theology at Geneva. Diodati served (1618) as a deputy to the Synod of Dort, and was chosen to assist in compiling the canons. He is chiefly known for his translation of the Bible into Italian.