Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531) of Zürich

posted Apr 21, 2010, 5:07 AM by Professor Katz
Somehow we never talk enough about poor Zwingli:

Maybe it's because he failed to convince Luther to join with him and Philip of Hesse in creating a united Germany, even in the sixteenth century, when they met at Marburg in October 1529:

In the end, Zwingli died in battle, fighting for his native city:

Zwingli: a soldier with strong convictions....which is the in-joke behind the meeting between Tony and Carmela Soprano and Major Zwingli of the 'Hudson Military Institute', in order to discuss sending A.J. to military school, after the boy has been caught stealing answers to a geometry test at the school which he currently attends.  You see, these are the sort of things you learn by studying history...

Major Zwingli