Simler, Johann Jakob

Simler, Johann Jakob, a descendant of the following, was born in 1716 and died in 1788. He was inspector of the seminary at Zurich, and left at his death a comprehensive collection of historical documents relating largely to events connected with the Reformation. It includes many letters by the various Reformers, though often they are only copies, and it ranks as an ornament of the town library of Zurich. A work entitled Sammlungen alter, u. neuer Urkunden zur Beleuchtung der Kirchengeschichte, vorehml. d. Schweizerlandes (Zurich, 1757 sq.) is from his pen.

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