Visual Timeline: Huldrych Zwingli
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1484 CE - 1531 CE: Life of Reformer Huldrych Zwingli.
1506 CE: Zwingli graduates from the University of Basel with Master of Arts degree.
1513 CE: Zwingli volunteers as chaplain for Swiss mercenaries.
1514 CE: Zwingli first meets Erasmus.
1516 CE: Zwingli meets Erasmus and possibly assists in translation of the Bible.
1519 CE: Zwingli appointed to the main church in Zurich, Switzerland.
1519 CE: Zwingli begins preaching by reading the Bible directly to the congregation starting with the Gospel of Matthew.
1521 CE: Zwingli becomes a canon (magistrate) of Zurich and a citizen.
1522 CE: Zwingli defends eating meat during Lent; attacks the Church's position on fasting.
1523 CE: First and Second Disputations in which Zwingli defends his vision, presents his Sixty-Seven Articles of faith.
1524 CE: Zwingli marries the widow Anna Reinhart; argues against clerical celibacy as hypocritical.
1529 CE: First War of Kappel; hostilities averted by an armistice.
1529 CE: Disagrees with Martin Luther at Marburg Colloquy on the Eucharist; Protestants divide further.
1531 CE: Second War of Kappel; Zürich Protestants are defeated by Catholic forces and Reformer Huldrych Zwingli is killed.