Ulrich Zwingli Monument

Ulrich Zwingli Monument

 

Ulrich (sometimes spelled Huldrych) Zwingli, 1st January 1484 – 11th October 1531, was one of the most decisive characters of the protestant reformation in Switzerland. A pioneer for Protestantism, he was key in converting the Canton of Zurich to the reformed faith. Creating many enemies that effectively decided his fate.

There is a statue of  Ulrich Zwingli located to the south  of the Wasserkirche. In one hand he is carrying a bible and in the other he holds a sword. Zwingli believed in a strict interpretation of the bible he disliked the pomp and  ceremony of the Roman Catholic Church and convinced the people of Zurich to move towards a more simple interpretation of the Christian faith.