Switzerland, Swiss history, European history
On October 31 st , 1517 Martin Luther posted 95 theses on the door of the Palast Church in Wittenberg, Germany, thereby igniting the Protestant Reformation . In 1518, Huldrych Zwingli became the pastor of the Grossmtinster in Zurich where he began to preach ideas on reforming the Catholic Church, rejecting the veneration of saints and questioning the power of excommunication.
"From the Swiss Protestant Reformation to the Golden Age of Political Theory in the Geneva of Voltaire: The Birth of Modern Democracy,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 53
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol53/iss2/2