Swiss cleric, author, and leader in the Swiss Reformation, which led to significant changes in civil life and state matters in Zürich in the 1520's.
He held a position as a pastor in Zurich from 1519 to 1521.
He was killed in a battle against his Catholic rivals when he was forty-seven years old.
He was one of nine children born into a family of Swiss farmers.
He met with Martin Luther and discussed religious doctrine.