Famous Swiss Spiritual & Religious Leaders

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Hans Küng
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sursee

Catholic priest Hans Küng was extraordinarily liberal for his time and went against traditional Christian dogmas. The Vatican eventually censored him for his views, and he was barred from teaching as a Catholic theologian. He is remembered for his book such as On Being a Christian.

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Brother Roger
(Christian leader)

Brother Roger
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Birthdate: May 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Provence, Vaud, Switzerland
Died: August 16, 2005

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Emil Brunner
(Theologian)

Emil Brunner
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Birthdate: December 23, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland
Died: April 6, 1966

Swiss Reformed theologian Emil Brunner was an important figure of the theological movement known as neo-orthodoxy. While he taught theology at the University of Zürich, he also lectured on tours all over the world and, in his later years, worked in Tokyo. He often disagreed with neo-orthodox figure Karl Barth.

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Conrad Grebel
(Religious leader)

Conrad Grebel
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Birthdate: 1498 AD
Birthplace: Grüningen, Switzerland
Died: 1526 AD

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Ami Perrin
(Religious leader)

Ami Perrin
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Birthdate: 1500 AD
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: 1561 AD

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Pierre Viret
(Reformer)

Pierre Viret
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Birthdate: 1511 AD
Birthplace: Orbe, Switzerland
Died: May 4, 1571

One of the most famous French-speaking reformers of the 16th century, Swiss-born Pierre Viret earned the nickname The Smile of the Reformation for his gripping preaching during the Protestant Reformation. He also set up a Reformed Academy in Lausanne, which was later relocated to Geneva.

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Henri-Alexandre Junod
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Birthdate: May 17, 1863
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died: April 22, 1934
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Matthäus Schiner
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Birthdate: 1465 AD
Birthplace: Muhlebach, Switzerland
Died: October 1, 1522

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Ekkehard I
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Birthdate: 0910 AD
Birthplace: Toggenburg, Switzerland
Died: January 14, 0973

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Ludwig Pfyffer
(Political Figure)

Ludwig Pfyffer
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Birthdate: 1524 AD
Birthplace: Lucerne, Switzerland
Died: March 17, 1594

Sebastian Hofmeister
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Birthdate: 1476 AD
Birthplace: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Died: June 26, 1533