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* January 21 – The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother on Neustadt-Gasse, Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.
There are 9 primary residence communities for the University which include ; Ron Eydt Village ( REV ), Village 1 ( V1 ), University of Waterloo Place ( UWP ), MacKenzie King Village ( MKV ), Columbia Lake Village ( CLV ), St Jerome's University ( SJU ), St Paul's University ( STP ), Renison University College ( REN ), and Conrad Grebel College.
St Jerome's, St Paul's and Renison have religious associations that are not mandatory to follow for residents while Conrad Grebel is a little more faith-driven.
Conrad Grebel ( c. 1498 – 1526 ), son of a prominent Swiss merchant and councilman, was a co-founder of the Swiss Brethren movement and is often called the " Father of Anabaptists ".
Conrad Grebel was born, probably in Grüningen in the Canton of Zurich, about 1498 to Junker Jakob and Dorothea ( Fries ) Grebel, the second of six children.
Conrad Grebel is thought to have studied for six years at the Carolina, the Latin school of the Grossmünster Church in Zürich.
Conrad Grebel spent about six years in three universities, but without finishing his education or receiving a degree.
Conrad Grebel and Wolfgang Ulimann spent several months preaching with much success in the area of St. Gall.
The extant works of Conrad Grebel consist of 69 letters written by him from September 1517 to July 1525, three poems, a petition to the Zürich council, and portions of a pamphlet written by him against infant baptism, as quoted by Zwingli in his counterarguments.
The beliefs of Conrad Grebel and the Swiss Brethren have left an impression on the life and thought of Amish, Baptist, Schwarzenau Brethren / German Baptist, and Mennonite churches, as well as numerous pietistic and free church movements.
With Petr Chelčický ( 1390 – 1460 ) of Bohemia, Conrad Grebel is considered one of the first nonresistant Christians of the Reformation.
His grandson, also named Conrad, was the city's treasurer in 1624, and a later descendant also named Conrad Grebel was burgomaster in 1669.