Famous Swiss Theologians

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 1 Karl Barth

Karl Barth.
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: May 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: December 10, 1968

Swiss theologian Karl Barth is best remembered for his iconic work The Epistle to the Romans. His opposition to the German National Socialism got him suspended as a professor at the University of Bonn. Along with Eduard Thurneysen, he revolutionized Protestant ideals. He also delivered sermons to prisoners in Basel.

 2 Hans Urs von Balthasar

Hans Urs von Balthasar.
Famous As: Theologian, Writer, Catholic priest
Birthdate: August 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lucerne
Died: June 26, 1988
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 3 Heinrich Bullinger

Heinrich Bullinger.
Famous As: Swiss theologian
Birthdate: July 18, 1504
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bremgarten
Died: September 17, 1575

 4 Philip Schaff

Philip Schaff.
Famous As: Church historian, Translator, Theologian, University teacher, Writer, Bible translator
Birthdate: January 1, 1819
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chur
Died: October 20, 1893

 5 Emil Brunner

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

 6 Thomas Erastus

Thomas Erastus
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: September 7, 1524
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aargau, Switzerland
Died: December 31, 1583

 7 Georges Cottier

Georges Cottier
Famous As: Theologian, University teacher, Catholic priest
Birthdate: April 25, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carouge
Died: March 31, 2016
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 8 Gilberto Agustoni

Gilberto Agustoni
Famous As: Theologian, Catholic priest
Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schaffhausen
Died: January 13, 2017

 9 Jean Leclerc

Jean Leclerc
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: March 19, 1657
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: January 8, 1736

 10 Pierre Viret

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

 11 Alexandre Vinet

Alexandre Vinet
Famous As: Critic
Birthdate: June 17, 1797
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ouchy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: May 4, 1847

 12 Johann Jakob Breitinger

Johann Jakob Breitinger
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 1, 1701
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Z├╝rich, Switzerland
Died: December 14, 1776

 13 Jean-Pierre de Crousaz

Jean-Pierre de Crousaz
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: April 13, 1663
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: March 22, 1750