Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Great12: Zugg & Neukcomm

View from Schaufelbühl-Egg near Lützelflüh south, a painting by W. Gorgé

One of the earliest events is the birth in 1527 of Ulrich Zugg direct ancestor by maternal grandfather's side (14 generations) from Switzerland. His wife Anna Neukcomm was born in 1531, born in Lutzelfluch, Berne, Switzerland.

Hans Zugg

"Huldrych (or Ulrich/Ulricht[a]Zwingli[b] (1 January 1484 – 11 October 1531) was a leader of the Reformation in Switzerland. Born during a time of emerging Swiss patriotism and increasing criticism of the Swiss mercenary system, he attended the University of Vienna and the University of Basel, a scholarly centre of humanism. He continued his studies while he served as a pastor in Glarus and later in Einsiedeln, where he was influenced by the writings of Erasmus.
On 9 October 1531, in a surprise move, the Five States declared war on Zurich. Zurich's mobilisation was slow due to internal squabbling and on 11 October, 3500 poorly deployed men encountered a Five States force nearly double their size near Kappel on 11 October. Many pastors, including Zwingli, were among the soldiers. The battle lasted less than one hour and Zwingli was among the 500 casualties in the Zurich army.[75]"

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