Zacharias Ursinus, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Zacharias Ursinus

German theologian

Date of Birth: 18-Jul-1534

Place of Birth: Wrocław, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 06-May-1583

Profession: theologian, university teacher

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Zacharias Ursinus

  • Zacharias Ursinus (18 July 1534 – 6 May 1583) was a sixteenth-century German Reformed theologian and Protestant reformer, born Zacharias Baer in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland).
  • He became the leading theologian of the Reformed Protestant movement of the Palatinate, serving both at the University of Heidelberg and the College of Wisdom (Collegium Sapientiae).
  • He is best known as the principal author and interpreter of the Heidelberg Catechism.

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