His real name was
Hussgen, however as was popular in that day he took a Latin name.
German Protestant reformer, associate of Huldreich Zwingli in the
Reformation in Switzerland. He was in 1516 a preacher at Basel, where
he worked with Erasmus on his New Testament. In 1520 he
preached in Augsburg, then for a time was in a convent at Altmünster.
Martin Luther's teachings won his interest, and in 1522 he acted as
chaplain among reformers under Franz von Sickingen at Ebernburg and
then returned to Basel to devote himself to the work of the
Reformation. He agreed with the views of Zwingli on the nature of the
Eucharist, defending this position against Luther in the Colloquy of
Marburg, 1529, while Zwingli disputed the question with Melanchthon.
Other Online Resources:
(A nice paper on Oecolampadius by John Dyck)
(a brief biography)
(Schaff on Oecolampadius and the Reformation in Basel)
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