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Famous Swiss People

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This page shows some (world) famous Swiss people. It is certainly not complete - simply because of the fact that not everybody considers the same people famous.

Ursula Andress René Baumann alias DJ Bobo Johann Bernoulli Daniel Bernoulli
Ursula ANDRESS René BAUMANN Johann BERNOULLI Daniel BERNOULLI
  • Actress, first "Bond girl"
  • Born March 19, 1936
  • on the web
  • Musician and performer
  • Known as "DJ Bobo"
  • Born Januar 5, 1968
  • on the web
  • Mathematician
  • Father of Daniel Bernoulli
  • 1667-1748
  • on the web
Ernesto Bertarelli Denise Biellmann Mario Botta Le Corbusier
Ernesto BERTARELLI Denise BIELLMANN Mario BOTTA Known as Le Corbusier
  • Team Alinghi - lead by the Ernesto Bertarelli - won the 31st America's Cup and made history by bringing this Cup to Europe for the first time in 152 years.
  • Born September 22, 1965
  • on the web
  • World champion figure skater
  • Born December 11, 1962
  • on the web
  • Worldwide recognized architect
  • Born April 1, 1943
  • on the web
  • Actual name Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris
  • Universal artist (architect, designer, painter, writer)
  • October 6, 1887 - August 27, 1965
  • on the web
Henri Dunant Alfred Escher Leonhard Euler Roger Federer
Henri DUNANT Alfred ESCHER Leonhard EULER Roger FEDERER
  • Mathematician
  • The number e = 2.71828183... ("eulerian number", base of the natural logarithm) is named in his honor
  • 1707-1783
  • on the web
  • World champion tennis player
  • Born August 8, 1981 in Basel
  • on the web
Max Frisch H.R. Giger Heidi Martina Hingis
Max FRISCH H. R. GIGER "Heidi" Martina HINGIS
  • Artist, illustrator, sculptor and surrealist; designer of the Oscar awarded creatures and sets for the movie Alien
  • Born February 5, 1940
  • on the web
  • Fictive person in Johanna Spyri's story "Heidi"
  • on the web
  • World champion tennis player
  • Born September 30, 1980 in Košice (Slovakia), moved to Switzerland when she was 7
  • on the web
Gottfried Keller Claude Nicollier Simone Niggli-Luder
Gottfried KELLER Claude NICOLLIER Simone NIGGLI-LUDER
  • First and only Swiss astronaut
  • Born September 2, 1944
  • on the web
  • Orienteering world champion
  • Born January 9, 1978
  • on the web
Auguste Piccard Jacques Piccard Bertrand Piccard Peter Sauber
Auguste PICCARD Jacques PICCARD Bertrand PICCARD Peter SAUBER
  • Scientist and explorer, made the first ascents into the stratosphere in 1931 and 1932, reaching heights of 15'781 meters and 16'201 meters
  • Father of Jacques Piccard
  • 1884-1962
  • on the web
  • Scientist and explorer, worked with his father Auguste to build what was to become the bathyscaphe Trieste. Holds the World Record for the deepest ever dive, 10'740 meters down to the bottom of the Marianas Trench.
  • Father of Bertrand Piccard
  • Born July 28, 1922 in Brussels (Belgium)
  • on the web
  • Scientist and explorer, first balloonists to circumnavigate the globe with a non-stop, non-refuelled flight
  • Born March 1, 1958 in Lausanne
  • on the web
  • Founder, former head and owner of the formula one (F1) racing team Sauber Petronas
  • Born October 13, 1943
  • on the web
Roger Schawinski Johanna Spyri Wilhelm Tell Jean Tinguely
Roger SCHAWINSKI Johanna SPYRI "Wilhelm Tell" Jean TINGUELY
  • Media pioneer; founder of Radio 24, the first private radio station in Switzerland
  • Born June 11, 1945
  • Fictive person in Friedrich Schiller's play "Willhelm Tell"
  • on the web
Nicholas von der Flue Renée Zellweger Huldrych Zwingli
Nicholas VON DER FLUE Renée ZELLWEGER Huldrych ZWINGLI
  • Diplomat, hermit and Catholic saint; honored for his wisdom, holiness and achievements to unify Switzerland and preventing a civil war
  • 1417-1487
  • on the web
  • Actress, appears for example in "Bridget Jones's Diary", "Chicago" and many other movies
  • Born April 25, 1969 in Texas, USA (her father is Swiss)

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