Protestant Reformers

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Protestant Reformers were those theologians whose careers, works and actions brought about the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.wikipedia
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In 1519, Huldrych Zwingli became the first reformer to express a form of the Reformed tradition.
Calvinism (also called the Reformed tradition, Reformed Christianity, Reformed Protestantism, or the Reformed faith) is a major branch of Protestantism that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice set down by John Calvin and other Reformation-era theologians.

List of Protestant Reformers

Johann Wigandmany others
For a full and detailed list of all known reformers, see List of Protestant Reformers.
This is an alphabetical list of Protestant Reformers.

Andreas Karlstadt

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In the context of the Reformation, Martin Luther was the first reformer (sharing his views publicly in 1517), followed by people like Andreas Karlstadt and Philip Melanchthon at Wittenberg, who promptly joined the new movement.
or simply as Andreas Bodenstein, was a German Protestant theologian, University of Wittenberg chancellor, a contemporary of Martin Luther and a reformer of the early Reformation.

Reformation

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Protestant Reformers were those theologians whose careers, works and actions brought about the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.
Germany was home to the greatest number of Protestant reformers.

Martin Chemnitz

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Martin Chemnitz (9 November 1522 – 8 April 1586) was an eminent second-generation German, Evangelical Lutheran, Christian theologian, and a Protestant reformer, churchman, and confessor.

George Spalatin

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Georg(e) Spalatin was the pseudonym taken by Georg Burkhardt (17 January 1484 – 16 January 1545), was a German humanist, theologian, reformer, secretary of the Saxon Elector Frederick the Wise, as well as an important figure in the history of the Reformation.

Johannes Brenz

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Johann (Johannes) Brenz (24 June 1499 – 11 September 1570) was a German theologian and the Protestant Reformer of the Duchy of Württemberg.

Joachim Westphal (of Hamburg)

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Joachim Westphal (born at Hamburg 1510 or at the beginning of 1511; died there 16 January 1574) was a German "Gnesio-Lutheran" theologian and Protestant reformer.

Andreas Osiander

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Andreas Osiander (19 December 1498 – 17 October 1552) was a German Lutheran theologian and Protestant reformer.

Primož Trubar

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Primož Trubar or Primus Truber (1508 – 28 June 1586) was a Slovenian Protestant Reformer of the Lutheran tradition, mostly known as the author of the first Slovene language printed book, the founder and the first superintendent of the Protestant Church of the Duchy of Carniola, and for consolidating the Slovene language.

John Calvin

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Jean Calvin ; born Jehan Cauvin; 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation.

Heinrich Bullinger

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Heinrich Bullinger (18 July 1504 – 17 September 1575) was a Swiss reformer, the successor of Huldrych Zwingli as head of the Zürich church and pastor at Grossmünster.

Theodore Beza

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Theodore Beza (Theodorus Beza; Théodore de Bèze or de Besze; June 24, 1519 – October 13, 1605) was a French Reformed Protestant theologian, reformer and scholar who played an important role in the Reformation.

William Farel

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William Farel (1489 – 13 September 1565), Guilhem Farel or Guillaume Farel, was a French evangelist, Protestant reformer and a founder of the Reformed Church in the Principality of Neuchâtel, in the Republic of Geneva, and in Switzerland in the Canton of Bern and the (then occupied by Bern) Canton of Vaud.

Leo Jud

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Leo Jud (also Leo Juda, Leo Judä, Leo Judas, Leonis Judae, Ionnes Iuda, Leo Keller; 1482 – 19 June 1542), known to his contemporaries as Meister Leu, was a Swiss reformer who worked with Huldrych Zwingli in Zürich.

Wolfgang Capito

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1478 – November 1541) was a German Protestant reformer in the Reformed tradition.

Menno Simons

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Simons was a contemporary of the Protestant Reformers and it is from his name that his followers became known as Mennonites.

Caspar Schwenckfeld

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* Kaspar Schwenkfeld
Caspar (or Kaspar) Schwen(c)kfeld von Ossig (1489 or 1490 – 10 December 1561) was a German theologian, writer, and preacher who became a Protestant Reformer and spiritualist.

Ferenc Dávid

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Gáspár Heltai, the father of Peter's wife Borbála, was a Protestant Reformer, Lutheran and later Unitarian minister, translator, outstanding author of the Hungarian late Renaissance era.

Catholic Church

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Roman Catholics who worked against the Protestant Reformation included:
In Switzerland, Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin and other Protestant Reformers further criticised Catholic teachings.

Theology

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Protestant Reformers were those theologians whose careers, works and actions brought about the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.

Martin Luther

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In the context of the Reformation, Martin Luther was the first reformer (sharing his views publicly in 1517), followed by people like Andreas Karlstadt and Philip Melanchthon at Wittenberg, who promptly joined the new movement.

Wittenberg

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In the context of the Reformation, Martin Luther was the first reformer (sharing his views publicly in 1517), followed by people like Andreas Karlstadt and Philip Melanchthon at Wittenberg, who promptly joined the new movement.

Huldrych Zwingli

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In 1519, Huldrych Zwingli became the first reformer to express a form of the Reformed tradition.