The reformation movement spread to several cantons (geo-political territories like states or counties). CantonsSwiss geo-political territories like states or counties see War Between Cantons in religious events. more loyal to Catholicism place an embargo on the ProtestantContrary to popular belief, the term does not refer to protest against the Roman Catholic Church. The term original refers to a formal protest lodged ... more cantons resulting in war. A decisive battle took place at Kappel where the Protestants were defeated and there leader, ZwingliUlrich Zwingli (or Huldrych) (A.D. 1484–1531) Swiss pastor and theologian based in Zurich, a founding figure of the Reformed Protestant tradition, m... more was quartered and burned for heresyComes from a Greek term meaning “sect,” and was used by the early Church theologians to identify doctrines that they rejected as not orthodox. The... more.