Today in Switzerland History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 106

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
1709-09-03 - 1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC
1798-03-29 - Republic of Switzerland forms
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon 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 Tzara publishes the Dada manifesto 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 - Switzerland votes in women's 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 road 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.
1998-10-29 - While en route from Adana to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of 6 and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he was landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.

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
1493-11-11 - Paracelsus, Switzerland, physician/alchemist (Zinc, laudanum), (d. 1541)
1499-02-10 - Thomas Platter, Swiss humanist (d. 1582)
Physician/Alchemist ParacelsusPhysician/Alchemist Paracelsus (1493-11-11) 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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