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Ulrich Zwingli
Birth: Jan. 1, 1484, Switzerland
Death: Oct. 9, 1531
Zurich, Switzerland

Zwingli was a Swiss Catholic priest who became an early-on adherent to Martin Luther's call for change in the Church. He died aged 47 helping to defend Zurich Switzerland.

A famous Protester or Protest-ant, Ulrich Zwingli may have been the earliest adherent to Martin Luther's 95 Theses posted on the cathedral door at Worms, Germany.

Martin Luther's complaints were numerous [95] but the most sinful according to Luther was the selling of Indulgences. You could commit various sins and The Church would get you off the hook for a fee. Luther spoke of "Unholy men in high holy offices". He and Zwingli and other protestors were called heretics by the pope. In those days such a pronouncement meant excommunication and a death warrant.

The Diet of Worms 1521, most famous of the imperial diets held at Worms, Germany. It was opened in January 1521, by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. After disposing of other business, notably the question of the Reichsregiment, the diet took up the question of the recalcitrant behavior of Martin Luther. Charles was induced to summon Luther, who arrived at Worms under a safe-conduct on April 16. At the diet Luther was asked if he would retract his teachings condemned by the pope. After a day's meditation he refused. For a week various theologians argued with him, but he would not retire from his ground. According to tradition Luther ended his defense on April 18 with the words, "Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise. God help me. Amen." Finally, on April 26, the emperor, seeing that the dispute was fruitless, ordered Luther to leave the city. He was formally declared an outlaw in the Edict of Worms (May 25); the lines of the Reformation were thereby hardened. 
Saint Peter's Church
Bezirk Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland
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Record added: Sep 11, 2009
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- Kimberly F. Bedwell
 Added: Feb. 10, 2016
Sir, I am currently learning all I can about your life and beliefs. You are my favorite of the original Reformers, and you are the first theologian who truly inspired me -- and to think that just a few months ago I had never before heard your name! Than...(Read more)
- Nicole
 Added: Jun. 29, 2015
What a great person. Rest in peace.
- Butterflyy
 Added: Jan. 29, 2013
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