Niklaus Leuenberger (c. 1615 – August 27, 1653) was a leader of the Swiss peasant war of 1653.
After the defeat of the peasants at Herzogenbuchsee in the same month, he was delivered to the Bernese authorities. He was executed by decapitation and drawn and quartered on August 27. His head was nailed to the gallows, and the four parts of his body exhibited on the four highways out Bern.
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
- Niklaus Leuenberger in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.