Huldrych Zwingli

1484 - 1531

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Huldrych Zwingli or Ulrich 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 center of Renaissance humanism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Huldrych Zwingli has received more than 1,145,498 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Huldrych Zwingli is the 71st most popular religious figure (up from 110th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Switzerland and the most popular Swiss Religious Figure.

Huldrych Zwingli was a Swiss pastor, theologian, and politician. He was most famous for his role in the Swiss Reformation and his debates with Martin Luther.

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Among religious figures, Huldrych Zwingli ranks 71 out of 2,272Before him are Abu Hanifa, Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Gregory VII, Anthony the Great, Luke the Evangelist, and Daniel. After him are John Chrysostom, Maimonides, Pope Leo XIII, Martin of Tours, Pope Paul VI, and Pope Innocent III.

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Among people born in 1484, Huldrych Zwingli ranks 1After him are Bartolomé de las Casas, Hans Baldung, Anne of Foix-Candale, Sebastian Cabot, Julius Caesar Scaliger, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Matteo Bandello, Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg, Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, Michele Sanmicheli, and George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. Among people deceased in 1531, Huldrych Zwingli ranks 1After him are Antonio Pigafetta, Louise of Savoy, Hans Burgkmair, Tilman Riemenschneider, Gerónimo de Aguilar, Johannes Oecolampadius, Pedro Arias Dávila, and Vallabha.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Huldrych Zwingli ranks 9 out of 749Before him are Le Corbusier (1887), Carl Jung (1875), Paracelsus (1493), Jean Piaget (1896), Henry Dunant (1828), and Ferdinand de Saussure (1857). After him are Paul Klee (1879), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Sepp Blatter (1936), Alberto Giacometti (1901), and Francesco Borromini (1599).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Switzerland

Among religious figures born in Switzerland, Huldrych Zwingli ranks 1After him are Hans Küng (1928), Brother Roger (1915), Nicholas of Flüe (1417), Anna Göldi (1734), Heinrich Bullinger (1504), Jacob Sprenger (1435), Ulrich of Augsburg (890), Billy Meier (1937), Jakob Ammann (1644), Daniel Peter (1836), and Georges Cottier (1922).