Hottinger, Klaus (d. 1524)
Klaus Hottinger, one of the most zealous advocates of the Reformation in Zürich, participated in the destruction of the crucifix in Stadelhofen before the city gate, was consequently banished from the city for two years on 4 November 1523, and died at the stake cheerfully in Lucerne, 26 March 1524, as the first Protestant martyr of Switzerland.
He was closely associated with the founders of the Anabaptist movement, and it can be assumed that if he had lived longer he would certainly have joined it.
Egli, Emil. Schweizerische Reformationsgeschichte. Zürich: Zürcher & Furrer, 1910: 254 f.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: II, 351.
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