January 1484 in history

Born in January 1484

Jan 1 Huldrych Zwingli 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 Renaissance humanism. He continued his studies while he served as a pastor in Glarus and later in Einsiedeln, where he was influenced by the writings of Erasmus
Jan 17 George Spalatin the pseudonym taken by Georg Burkhardt , an important German figure in the history of the Reformation.