(14721551). B. St. Gall, Switz.; teacher St. Gall ca. 1503; preacher Memmingen, Swabia, SW Bav., Ger., 1513; follower of H. Zwingli*; opposed mass, claims of papacy, RC orders, oral confession, prayer to saints, tithing, purgatory; upheld Communion in both kinds and the universal priesthood of believers; supported peasant organization but opposed violence; fled Memmingen and in later yrs. was preacher elsewhere.
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