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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 107

1291-08-01 - Everlasting League forms, basis of Swiss Confederation (Independence)
1294-06-30 - Jews are expelled from Berne, Switzerland
1315-11-15 - Battle of Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria
1315-12-09 - Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society)
1348-09-21 - Jews in Zurich Switzerland are accused of poisoning wells
1349-01-09 - 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses
1349-02-13 - Jews are expelled from Burgsordf, Switzerland
1349-02-22 - Jews are expelled from Zurich Switzerland
1356-10-18 - Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroyed the town of Basel, Switzerland.
1386-07-09 - Battle at Sempach: Swiss beat duke Leopold III of Austria
1388-04-09 - Battle of Näfels; Glarius Swiss defeat Habsburg (Austrian) army
1422-06-30 - Battle of Arbedo between the Duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons.
1427-05-10 - Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland
1474-03-30 - Duke Sigismund van Tirol ends contacts with Switzerland
1476-06-22 - Battle at Morat/Murten: Charles the Stout invades Switzerland
1499-09-22 - Switzerland became an independent state.
1506-01-22 - The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrive at the Vatican.
The Warrior Pope Julius IIThe Warrior Pope Julius II 1511-10-05 - Pope Julius II/Germany/Ferdinand of Aragon/Venice/Swiss
1516-11-29 - Treaty of Freiburg] French/Swiss "eternal" peace treaty
1525-01-21 - The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.
1525-02-20 - Swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army
1531-10-11 - Battle at Kappel: Swiss Roman Catholic kantons beat protestant forces of Zurich
1531-10-11 - Huldrych Zwingli Swiss reformation leader is killed at the Battle at Kappel
1544-04-14 - Battle at Carignano: French troops under Earl d'Enghien beat Swiss
1558-01-09 - Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland
1584-01-22 - Parts of Switzerland adopt Gregorian calendar (& parts in 1812)
1618-09-04 - "Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs Switzerland, 1,500 killed
1648-10-24 - Switzerland's independence recognized in the Treaty of Westphalia
1709-09-03 - 1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC
1798-03-29 - Republic of Switzerland forms
French Emperor Napoleon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte 1803-05-18 - Britain declares war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy & Switzerland
1809-05-05 - Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland
1815-02-03 - World's 1st commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland
1823-07-14 - Switzerland signs boundaries for fugitives
1845-11-29 - The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.
1848-02-29 - Neufchatel declares independence of Switzerland
1848-09-12 - Switzerland becomes a Federal state.
1862-05-14 - Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patents chronograph
1871-09-17 - Mont Cenis railway tunnel Switzerland opens
1874-05-29 - Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect
1874-10-09 - World Postal Union forms in Bern Switzerland
1880-02-29 - Gotthard railway tunnel between Switzerland & Italy completed
1882-05-20 - St Gotthard rail tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens
1893-08-20 - Shechita (ritual slaughtering) prohibited in Switzerland
1903-09-09 - 6 km long Engadin-railroad tunnel of Switzerland inaugurated
1905-02-24 - Simplon tunnel in Switzerland completed
1906-05-10 - Italian King Victor Emmanuel & Swiss president Ludwig Forrer open Simplon tunnel
1906-05-17 - Switzerland's Simplon Tunnel open to rail traffic
1911-03-30 - Lötschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed
1915-09-05 - Anti-war conference in Zimmerwald, Switzerland
1916-02-03 - Tristan Tzar publishes Dada-manifest in Zurich Switzerland
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 1917-04-03 - Lenin arrives in Petrograd from Switzerland [NS=April 16]
1919-02-03 - Socialist conference convenes (Berne Switzerland)
1920-02-08 - Swiss men vote against women's suffrage
1920-02-13 - League of Nations recognizes perpetual neutrality of Switzerland
1920-02-13 - Switzerland rejoins the League of Nations
1922-01-21 - 1st slalom ski race run, Murren, Switzerland
1923-10-16 - John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)
1927-02-08 - Belgian-Swiss treaty signed
1927-04-15 - Switzerland & USSR agree to diplomatic relations
1928-02-11 - 2nd Winter Olympic games opens in St Moritz, Switzerland
1928-02-19 - 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
1932-11-09 - Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.
1935-07-20 - Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen.
1938-11-16 - LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
1939-09-01 - Switzerland proclaims neutrality
1939-09-01 - Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Army (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).
1940-08-14 - Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland
1941-05-13 - Willy Lewis' US jazz band performs in Switzerland
1943-04-19 - Bicycle Day - Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
1945-04-28 - US 5th army reaches Swiss border
1948-01-30 - 5th Winter Olympic games open in St Moritz, Switzerland
1948-02-08 - 5th Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
1950-06-23 - Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
1951-09-20 - Swiss males votes against female suffrage
1954-06-15 - UEFA (Union des Associations Européennes de Football) is formed in Basle, Switzerland.
1955-09-11 - Dedication of the first Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, the Bern Switzerland Temple.
1959-02-01 - Swiss men vote against voting rights for women
1962-04-05 - St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands
1963-09-04 - Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.
1965-08-30 - Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland
1966-06-26 - Kanton Bazel leads female suffrage in Switzerland
1969-02-18 - PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland
1969-09-14 - Male voters of Swiss kanton Schaffhausen rejects female suffrage
1970-02-24 - 29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)
1971-02-07 - Swiss men accept female suffrage
1971-10-11 - Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie ChaplinComedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin 1978-03-01 - Charlie Chaplin's coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery
1979-01-01 - Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established
1980-09-05 - World's longest auto tunnel, St Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens
1982-09-06 - Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
1982-10-03 - Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
1988-03-10 - Avalanche at Swiss Ski resort Klosters nearly kills Prince Charles
1991-03-03 - Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18
1992-12-06 - 81st Davis Cup: USA beats Switzerland in Fort Worth (3-1)
1994-06-18 - US ties Switzerland 1-1 in their 1st game of 1994 soccer World Cup
1994-09-26 - Switzerland bans racist propaganda
1997-02-05 - 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
1998-02-25 - Switzerland's 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich
1998-09-02 - Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 362

1445-03-16 - Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (d. 1510)
1484-01-01 - Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant leader (d. 1531)
1484-11-29 - Joachim Vadian, Swiss humanist (d. 1551)
1484-12-28 - Joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen
Physician/Alchemist ParacelsusPhysician/Alchemist Paracelsus (1493-11-11) 1493-11-11 - Paracelsus, Switzerland, physician/alchemist (Zinc, laudanum), (d. 1541)
1499-02-10 - Thomas Platter, Swiss humanist (d. 1582)
1504-07-18 - Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (d. 1575)
1505-02-05 - Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
1507-01-15 - Johann Oporinus [Herbster], Swiss book publisher (Koran)
1516-03-26 - Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist (d. 1565)
1524-09-07 - Thomas Erastus, Swiss theologian (d. 1583)
1533-08-02 - Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588)
1539-04-17 - Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)
1539-06-13 - Jost/Jobst/Jodocus Amman, Swiss cartoonist/graphic artist/illustrator
1540-10-01 - Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman (d. 1617)
1552-02-28 - Jost/Jobst Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (d. 1632)
1560-01-17 - Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624)
1576-06-06 - Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman (d. 1649)
1577-06-12 - Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (d. 1643)
1577-10-01 - Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Swiss friar, martyr, and saint (d. 1622)
1610-07-04 - Cornelis Evertsen, the Elder, Dutch/Swiss vice-admiral
1620-03-12 - Johann Heinrich Hottinger, Swiss philologist and theologian (d. 1667)
1623-10-17 - Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (d. 1687)
1633-07-01 - Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian (d. 1698)
1645-12-27 - Giovanni Adb Viscardi, Swiss architect, baptized
1654-12-27 - Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician
1655-01-06 - Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)
1657-03-01 - Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (d. 1740)
1659-02-01 - Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island)
1661-11-15 - Christoph von Graffenried, Swiss settler in Americas (d. 1743)
1669-11-23 - Johann K Amman, Swiss/Dutch deaf-mute teacher (Surdus Loquens)
1672-08-02 - Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)
1687-10-21 - Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1759)
1693-03-05 - Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
1694-06-24 - Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, Swiss publicist (d. 1748)
1695-02-06 - Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)
1702-12-22 - Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Madame d'Epinay)
1704-07-31 - Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer)
1710-09-03 - Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (d. 1784)
1718-08-11 - Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)
1720-03-13 - Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer (d. 1793)
1721-11-22 - Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-born Canadian statesman (d. 1824)
1722-11-30 - Theodore Gardelle, Swiss painter and enameler (d. 1761)
1724-08-27 - John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born Continental Congressman (d. 1781)
1724-12-24 - Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (d. 1811)
1728-12-08 - Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author
1740-02-17 - Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist
1740-10-20 - Belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women)
1741-10-30 - Angelica Kauffmann, Swiss painter
1741-11-15 - Johann C Lavater, Swiss vicar/philosopher
1746-01-12 - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Switzerland, educator [OS]
1750-04-24 - Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician
1771-03-22 - Heinrich D Zschokke, Swiss author (Das Goldmacherdorf)
1773-04-22 - Jean V baron de Rebecque, Swiss/Dutch army leader
1778-02-04 - A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841)
1782-03-04 - Johann Wyss, Swiss folklorist/writer (Swiss Family Robinson)
1791-11-11 - Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1855)
1796-02-01 - Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)
1796-10-23 - Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1857)
1799-04-12 - Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1855)
1801-05-31 - Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist (d. 1887)
1801-10-12 - Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss statesman (d. 1873)
1802-02-19 - Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
1803-02-15 - John Augustus Sutter, Swiss/US colonist (New Helvetia Ca, Sutter Mill)
1805-03-03 - Jonas Furrer, first President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1861)
1806-10-17 - Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist
1807-05-28 - Louis Agassiz, Switzerland, naturalist/geologist/teacher
1807-09-28 - Arnold Henry Guyot, Switzerland, US geologist/geographer/meteorologist
1811-05-11 - Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1893)
1811-11-24 - Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1890)
1814-08-10 - Henri Nestlé, Swiss industrialist (d. 1890)
1815-12-22 - Johann J Bachofen, Swiss judicial historian
1817-03-27 - Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli, Swiss biologist (d. 1891)
1817-07-06 - Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist (d. 1905)
1818-05-25 - Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian
1819-02-20 - Alfred Escher, Swiss politician, railroad entrepreneur (d. 1882)
1821-09-27 - Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil)
1824-04-24 - Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger
1827-06-12 - Johanna Spyri, Hirzel Switzerland, Swiss children's author (Heidi) (d. 1901)
1828-09-19 - Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1880)
1841-02-02 - François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (d. 1912)
1841-08-25 - Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909)
1844-06-14 - Edouard Naville, Swiss egyptologist
1847-04-16 - Hans Auer, Swiss architect, (d. 1906)
1847-08-14 - Robert Comtesse, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1922)
1848-09-01 - Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (d. 1931)
1848-11-12 - Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1919)
1849-05-22 - Louis Perrier, Swiss politician (d. 1913)
1850-02-23 - César Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918)
1853-03-14 - Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (d. 1918)
1857-04-29 - Edouard Rod, France/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e)
1857-04-30 - Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1940)
1857-11-26 - Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (d. 1913)
1858-06-18 - Hans Schardt, Swiss geologist
1860-08-28 - Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [OS]
1860-09-11 - Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [NS]
1862-03-04 - Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Emden-polytroop)
1862-09-01 - Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist
1863-09-18 - Hermann Kutter, Swiss Christ-social theologist
1863-09-23 - Alexandre EJ Yersin, Swiss/French bacteriologist (bacteria plague)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 6 of 6

Composer Richard WagnerComposer Richard Wagner (1870-08-25) 1870-08-25 - German composer Richard Wagner (57) weds Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima Liszt (32) at a Protestant church in Lucerne, Switzerland
1950-04-28 - King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand marries Mon Rajawongse Sirikit at Sra Pathum Palace after a quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland July 19, 1949.
1992-04-24 - Rock star David Bowie (45) weds supermodel Iman (37) in Switzerland
2006-05-20 - Race car driver Jacques Villeneuve (35) weds Johanna Martinez at a civil ceremony in Switzerland
2009-04-11 - Tennis player champion Roger Federer (27) weds former WTA tennis player Miroslava Vavrinec (31) in Basel, Switzerland
2011-01-01 - Singer-songwriter Shania Twain (46) weds Swiss business executive Frederic Thiebaud in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2008-08-17 - Genesis drummer and vocalist Phil Collins (57) divorces Swiss-born Orianne Cevey (35) after six years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 234

1487-03-21 - Nicholas of Flue, Swiss hermit and saint (b. 1417)
1489-04-06 - Hans Waldmann, Swiss military/mayor (Zurich), beheaded
1510-03-10 - Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (b. 1445)
1513-12-25 - Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70
1519-08-23 - Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot
1531-10-11 - Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss church reformer (Zwinglianen), dies
Physician/Alchemist ParacelsusPhysician/Alchemist Paracelsus (1541-09-24) 1541-09-24 - Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist, dies at 47
1542-06-19 - Leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer
1551-04-06 - Joachim Vadianus, Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen, dies at 66
1552-10-14 - Oswald Myconius, Swiss Protestant reformer (b. 1488)
1563-03-28 - Heinrich Glarean, Swiss music theorist (b. 1488)
1565-12-13 - Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist (b. 1516)
1568-07-06 - Johann Oporinus, Swiss book publisher/publisher, dies at 61
1572-02-28 - Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505)
1575-09-17 - Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (b. 1504)
1584-01-04 - Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44
1588-03-10 - Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (b. 1533)
1591-05-17 - Jost/Jobst/Jodocus Amman, Swiss cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 51
1617-06-28 - Johan Evertsen de Captain, Swiss admiral, dies in battle
1617-08-13 - Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman (b. 1540)
1622-04-24 - Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Swiss friar, martyr, and saint (b. 1577)
1624-12-05 - Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (b. 1560)
1632-01-31 - Joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552)
1643-11-03 - Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (b. 1577)
1646-04-10 - Santino Solari, Swiss architect and sculptor (b. 1576)
1647-09-12 - Joos Banckert, Swiss admiral (Spanish silver fleet), dies at 48
1649-10-03 - Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman (b. 1576)
1650-06-19 - Matthäus Merian, Swiss engraver (b. 1593)
1666-06-11 - Cornelis Evertsen the Old, Swiss vice-admiral, dies in battle at 55
1667-08-03 - Francesco Borromini, Swiss sculptor and architect (b. 1599)
1669-06-18 - Abraham Crijnssen, Swiss admiral, conquered Suriname, dies
1687-09-28 - Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (b. 1623)
1691-04-03 - Jean Petitot, Swiss enamel painter (b. 1608)
1698-07-18 - Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian (b. 1633)
1705-08-16 - Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50
1713-09-09 - Giovanni A di Bartlommeo Viscardi, Swiss architect, dies
1724-03-08 - Enrico Giovanni Zuccalli, Swiss architect, dies at about 81
1724-05-18 - Johann K Amman, Swiss/Dutch doctor for deaf-mutes, dies at 54
1725-10-11 - Hans Herr, Swiss-born Mennonite bishop (b. 1639)
1726-07-31 - Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1695)
1733-06-23 - Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (b. 1672)
1740-06-01 - Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (b. 1657)
1748-01-01 - Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1667)
1752-01-04 - Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer), dies at 47
1754-03-23 - Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (b. 1693)
1759-11-29 - Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1687)
1761-04-04 - Theodore Gardelle, Swiss painter and enameler (b. 1722)
1765-09-02 - Henry Bouquet, Swiss-born British army officer (b. 1719)
1765-12-16 - Peter Frederick Haldimand, Swiss military officer and surveyor
1777-12-12 - Albrecht von Haller, Swiss physician/biologist/author, dies at 69
1781-07-23 - John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
1783-09-07 - Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician, dies
1784-05-12 - Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (b. 1710)
1786-03-11 - Jacobus Bellamy, [Zelandus], Dutch/Swiss poet, dies at 28
1786-10-17 - Johann Ludwig Aberli, Swiss artist (b. 1723)
1789-06-12 - Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Maria-Theresia), dies
1791-06-05 - Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (b. 1718)
1793-05-20 - Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist (b. 1720)
1799-01-22 - Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist/alpinist, dies at 58
1801-01-02 - Johann C Lavater, Swiss vicar/philosopher, dies at 59
1805-12-27 - Belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Trois Femmes), dies at 65
1811-10-11 - Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (b. 1724)
1817-07-14 - Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, Swiss author (b. 1766)
1825-09-25 - Joachim Heer, Swiss politician (b. 1879)
1827-02-17 - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator, dies at 81
1840-03-28 - Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89
1841-09-09 - Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63
1845-04-18 - Nicholas T the Saussure, Swiss chemist/botany, dies at 77
1850-06-12 - Jean V Constant de Rebecque, Swiss/Dutch army leader, dies at 77
1855-02-06 - Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1791)
1855-03-29 - Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1799)
1857-07-19 - Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1796)
1861-07-25 - Jonas Furrer, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1805)
1864-03-17 - Alexandre Calamo, Swiss painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 53
1865-12-01 - Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (b. 1796)
1873-09-22 - Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1801)
1873-12-14 - J Louis R Agassiz, Swiss geologist/paleo-biologist), dies
1876-01-07 - Juste Olivier, Swiss poet (b. 1807)
1879-03-01 - Joachim Heer, Swiss politician (b. 1825)
1880-12-25 - Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1828)
1881-01-21 - Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802)
1881-05-11 - Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Journal Intime), dies at 59
1882-12-06 - Alfred Escher, Swiss politician and railroad entrepreneur (b. 1819)
1884-02-08 - Arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss/US geologist/meteorologist, dies at 76
1887-11-25 - Johann J Bachofen, Swiss historic rights, dies at 71
1890-11-03 - Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1811)
1892-01-18 - Anton Anderledy, Swiss Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1819)
1893-04-04 - Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 86
1893-08-06 - Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1811)
1897-08-08 - Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian, dies at 79
1901-01-16 - Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter (b. 1827)
1901-07-07 - Johanna Spyri, Swiss author children's classic "Heidi"(b. 1827)
1904-10-21 - Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (b. 1877)
1905-11-02 - Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist (b. 1817)
1906-08-30 - Hans Auer, Swiss architect (b. 1847)
1906-12-07 - Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1833)
1910-01-29 - Edouard Rod, French/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52
1910-10-30 - J Henri Dunant, Swiss writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA), dies
1912-08-07 - François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (b. 1841)
1913-02-22 - Ferdinand Mongin de Saussure, Swiss linguist, dies at 55


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