Kappel Wars

Definition

The Kappel Wars (also known as the Wars of Kappel) were armed conflicts between Protestants and Catholics in Switzerland during the Swiss Reformation. The First Kappel War ended before it began in 1529, while the second, in 1531, concluded with a Catholic victory and the death of the Protestant reformer Huldrych Zwingli.

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  • 1529
    First War of Kappel; hostilities averted by an armistice.
  • 1531
    Second War of Kappel; Z├╝rich Protestants are defeated by Catholic forces and Reformer Huldrych Zwingli is killed.
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