1483-1546; Ger. theologian & translator of the Bible: leader of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
of England sent to Leo his book against Luther on the seven sacraments.
Hence they were resolutely opposed to any idea of reform; for to begin making changes in the Church's system would be a tacit admission that Luther had some show of reason on his side.
An attempt in 1543 to approach Luther only increased the Reformer's hostility and rendered Schwenkfeld's situation still more precarious.
He wrote many similar works, among which is a Vindication of Luther against his recent English Assailants (1854).
In the following year he went to Germany to be present as papal nuncio at the coronation of Charles V., and was also present at the diet of Worms, where he headed the opposition to Luther, advocating the most extreme measures to repress the doctrines of the reformer.