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Ulrich Zwingli

(1484—1531)

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Ägidius Tschudi

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Literature.

(1505–72),

Swiss historian, born into an ancient family in Glarus and educated in Zürich (where he was taught by Zwingli), Basel, and Paris (where he was taught by Lefèvre...

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Anabaptists

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

The doctrine that baptism should only be administered to believing adults, held by a radical Protestant sect which emerged during the 1520s and 1530s, following the ideas of reformers such...

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Balthasar Hubmaier

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(c.1485–1528),

German Anabaptist who studied under Johann Eck at Freiburg im Breisgau and Ingolstadt, where he became professor at the university and parish priest. He was...

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Baseler Konfession

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

A confession of faith compiled by Oswald Myconius which became the doctrinal basis of reform introduced at Basel in 1534; this Confession, which is sometimes called the ‘First Confession of...

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Berchtold Haller

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1492–1536),

Reformer of Bern, born at Aldingen (Württemberg) and educated at Pforzheim (where he met Melanchthon) and Cologne. He moved to Bern, where he taught in the gymnasium,...

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Bernt Rothmann

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.

(c.1495–c.1535),

German Anabaptist. In 1529 he was appointed chaplain of a church in Warendorf, near Münster. After visiting P. Melanchthon and W. Capito in 1531, he supported the...

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Bible, the English

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Apart from paraphrases attributed to Caedmon and the translation by Bede of part of the Gospel of St John, the earliest attempts at translation into English of the Holy Scriptures are the...

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Christoph Froschauer

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Bibliography.

(c.1490–1564),

Swiss printer who established a workshop in Zürich in the early 1520s. He was an early disciple of Zwingli, whose complete works he published. He sold religious...

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Christopher Sutton

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(c.1565–1629), devotional writer. Educated at Hart Hall and Lincoln College, Oxford, he held several livings in the E. counties. In 1605 he became a Canon of Westminster and in 1618 of...

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Colloquy of Marburg

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Religion.

The meeting of Protestant leaders in October 1529 at the Castle of Marburg-on-the-Lahn to discuss theological differences. Fourteen articles were formulated expressing basic agreement on...

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