HISTORY OF THE WORLD

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1291 "Everlasting League" forms nucleus of Swiss confederation
1312 Swiss patriot William Tell (legendary) foments revolt against Austrian rulers
1315 Hapsburgs driven out of Switzerland
1386 Swiss confederation achieves independence from Hapsburgs
1531 Death of Ulrich Zwingli (religious reformer and statesman)
1541 Death of Paracelsus (physician and alchemist)
1541 Reformist John Calvin regains authority in Geneva

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