Kett(E)Ler, Wilhelm

Kett(e)ler, Wilhelm, bishop of Muster from 1553 to 1557, though a layman, was promoted to the prelatical dignity by special request of the duke of Cleve. He was one of the most enlightened minds of this period in the Roman Catholic Church, and himself inclining to the Reformation, in concert with the duke of Cleve, persuaded Cassander (q.v.) to use his influence and his pen to prevent further schism in the Church, and to bring back those who had left the Romanists. At Rome he was disliked for his mildness towards the Reformers, and finally quitted the bishopric.

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