Zwingli

Asteroid 7908, Zwingli, was discovered on March 26, 1971 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on photographic plates taken by Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California. It has a period of 3 years, 221 days.

It was named after the Swiss Protestant religious reformer Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531). Zwingli started out as a Roman Catholic priest but ended up breaking with the church, marrying and becoming a Puritan (that is, one who sought to purge Christianity of Catholic influence). He died in battle against Catholic armies.

Ulrich Zwingli


Astrologically, Zwingli seems to indicate "by the book," playing by the rules, no wiggle room, rigid, exacting; possibly, theocratic view of government (opposing separation of church and state, government favoritism and support for one particular religion)



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