Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531) grew up in an educated and affluent home and, at his father’s bidding, studied in Vienna for the priesthood. In 1506 he was named a parish priest in Glarus where he demonstrated great skills as an orator.
George Whitefield (1714-1770) was one of the great names in evangelism. He was born in Gloucester, England, and entered Oxford in 1733.
Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) was a Dutch theologian and statesman.