Ulrich Zasius born in Constance in 1461. After studying at Tübingen he first became episcopal notary at Constance, then town clerk at Baden in Aargau in 1489, and at Freiburg in 1493. From 1496-9 he directed the Latin school at Freiburg.
According to a dissertation submitted to the University of Chicago in 2008, Zasius was "considered by his contemporaries to be the greatest German jurist of his age and to be one of the most brilliant humanists of the early sixteenth century."
He died at Freiburg in 1536.