Zwinger, Johann a son of Theodor, and grandson of the younger Buxtorf, was born August 26, 1634, became professor of the Old Test. at Basle in 1675, and of the New Test. in 1685. He died of apoplexy, while engaged in lecturing to his students, in 1696.. He was a rigid predestinarian, a correspondent of Megarius, the pupil of Gomarus, and an opponent of Copernicus, concerning whose system he waged a literary war with the Basle mathematician, Peter Mezerlin.