• Born date: 1484-01-01
  • Born in: Switzerland
  • Death date: 1531-10-11
  • Death in: Old Swiss Confederacy
Huldrych Zwingli

Huldrych (or Ulrich/Ulricht) Zwingli (1 January 1484 – 11 October 1531) was a leader of the Reformation in Switzerland. Born during a time of emerging Swiss patriotism and increasing criticism of the Swiss mercenary system, he attended the University of Vienna and the University of Basel, a scholarly centre of humanism.