Ulrich Zwingli

ZWINGLI, Ulrich (Huldrych). b. Born at Wildhaus, Switzerland, 1 Jan 1484; d. Kappel, 11 Oct 1531., Born in the Toggenburg valley, Zwingli was educated at the Latin school at Basel (1494-96) and Bern (1497-98) before going to the University of Vienna (1498-1502) with a period in Paris. Returning to Basel, he graduated with a Master’s degree in 1506, and was ordained in the same year. After serving as a curate at Constance and a priest at Glarus, he entered the monastery at Einsiedeln in 1516. On 1 January 1519 he took up a post as ‘Leutpriester’ (‘people’s priest’) at the principal church (‘Grossmünster’) at Zürich, where he began the reforms that are particularly associated with his name...

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