After the war, with churches lying in ruin and many Christian leaders killed, Germany became very secular. In fact, Europe, the cradle of the Reformation, is today the least religious continent in the world.
In general the Anabaptists were peaceful and drew disaffected persons of various sorts. Yet, while it was primarily a religious movement, it included some who were fanatical in their anticipation of the second coming of Christ and who were eager to hurry it along.
Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560) was a German Reformer. He studied Greek at the University of Heidelberg before taking a teaching position in Greek studies at the University of Wittenberg.
Martin Bucer (1491-1551) was a German Protestant reformer. Bucer entered the Dominican order in 1506.