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Utenheim, Christoph von
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(c. 1450 in Straßburg [Strasbourg] – Mar 16, 1527, Porrentruy, canton of Jura), a Humanist, was rector of the University of Basel in 1473/1474 and bishop of Basel from 1502 to 1527. He had studied theology and canon law at Basel and Erfurt. He devoted himself to church reform, convoking a synod in 1503 and commissioning J. Wimpfeling to draw up statutes to govern the activities of clerics and to provide for regular synods. The reform foundered on the resistance of the cathedral chapter, the city, and other local authorities. Utenheim re…

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Jung, Martin H., “Utenheim, Christoph von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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