Ulrich Zwingli (Huldrych Zwingli or Ulricus Zuinglius)

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Ulrich Zwingli (Huldrych Zwingli or Ulricus Zuinglius)

by Conrad Meyer, after Hans Asper
etching, mid 17th century
8 7/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (224 mm x 146 mm) plate size; 10 in. x 7 5/8 in. (253 mm x 193 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D48085

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  • Hans Asper (1499-1571), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • Conrad Meyer (1618-1689), Printmaker. Artist or producer associated with 3 portraits.

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Current affairs

Charles I's first surviving child, Charles, is born in St. James's Palace. He is baptised by the Anglican Bishop of London, William Laud, and brought up in the care of the Protestant Mary Curzon, Countess of Dorset.

Art and science

The Cottonian Library, containing the greatest resource of Old English and Middle English literature, founded by antiquary and anti-royalist, Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, is confiscated by the authorities.


Philip IV of Spain and Charles I sign the Treaty of Madrid, ending hostilities between the two countries. Spanish diplomat, Cesare Alessandro Scaglia, assists with the conclusion of the peace deal.
German, Protestant land is regained from Catholic allies on account of Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years' War.

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