Hemmerli, Felix
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(Latinized: Malleolus; Sep 11, 1388 or 1389, Zürich – 1458 [?], Lucerne [?]), canonist, priest (ordained 1430) and author. Hemmerli studied church law in Erfurt and Bologna and earned a doctoral degree in 1424. After 1412, he was a canon in Zürich and became cantor in 1428. He also held benefices in Solothurn and Zofingen. He participated in the Councils of Constance and Basel and promoted church reforms, on account of which an attempt on his life was made in 1439. In over 40 works, he treated questions of law, natural sciences, history and c…

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Jung, Martin H., “Hemmerli, Felix”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_09609>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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