Swiss American Historical Society Review
Hans Rudolf Guggisberg, William Bross Lloyd, Henry Demarest Lloyd
On January 12, 1996, Hans Rudolf Guggisberg, professor emeritus of the University of Basel, died unexpectedly of a heart attack. On December 15, 1995, he had given his farewell lecture at the University in which he defined himself as a "student of history," as someone for whom personal as well as professional life was as much a process of continued learning as it was of teaching. He had specialized in the history of tolerance in the sixteenth century, especially as promoted by the theologian Sebastian Castellio (1515-1563) who had joined John Calvin at Strasbourg and Geneva; after theological disagreements with Calvin, Castellio moved to Basel where he occupied the chair of Greek Literature and publicly pleaded for religious toleration. The late Professor Guggisberg's biography of Castellio will appear in the near future. A work in honor of Hans Rudolf Guggisberg was presented to him on December 15, 1995; it is titled Ouerdenken. Dissens und Toleranz im Wandel der Geschichte. Herausgegeben von Michael Erbe, et al. Mannheim: Palatium Verlag im J.J. Verlag, 1996. Pp. 597; the work contains 36 articles in German, Italian, English, and French that deal with issues of tolerance.
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 31:
4, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol31/iss4/5