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Simler, Josias
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(or Simmler; Nov 6, 1530, Kappel – Jul 2, 1576, Zürich), Reformed theologian, mathematician, astronomer, and historian. He was educated in Kappel, where his father Peter had been prior of the Cistercian convent, and in Zürich with his godfather and later father-in-law H. Bullinger before completing university study in 1546/1547 at Basel and Straßburg (Strasbourg). After ordination in 1549, he served as a temporary pastor; in 1552 he was appointed pastor in Zollikon. While there he…

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Kuhn, Thomas K., “Simler, Josias”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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