Vadian

The image of Vadian shown above is found on the door of Zwingli's church in Zurich.

Joachim Vadian

Movement Magisterial Reformation
Born St Gall, 1484
Died St Gall, 1551
Significance Vadian was a Swiss humanist reformer, city physician, and mayor of St Gall. He was the brother-in-law of Conrad Grebel but rejected Anabaptism and suppressed the movement in St Gall. Under his leadership, the city also removed images and abolished the Mass.
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