Editors. "Zurich declares war on the Swiss Catholic Forest Cantons". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Zurich declares war on the Swiss Catholic Forest Cantons (50 words)
Historical Context Note
Switzerland sees a dispute over the election of the Abbot of St Gallen, in a town which had converted to Protestantism while the Abbey had remained Catholic. The canton of Zurich, encouraged by reforming leader Ulrich Zwingli, uses this as an opportunity to declare war on the Catholic Forest Cantons.14421 Zurich declares war on the Swiss Catholic Forest Cantons 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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