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SwissMaximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner

Swiss citizen Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner

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Swiss physician and a pioneer in nutritional research. Inventor of the muesli cereal: Bircher Müesli.

SwissHenri Dufour

Swiss citizen Henri Dufour

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Swiss army officer, bridge engineer and topographer. He served under Napoleon I and held the office of General to lead the Swiss forces to victory against the Sonderbund.

SwissAlbert Einstein

Swiss citizen Albert Einstein

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German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, effecting a revolution in physics.

SwissC. G. Jung

Swiss citizen C. G. Jung

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Swiss psychotherapist and psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extraverted and the introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious.

SwissParacelsus

Swiss citizen Paracelsus

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German-Swiss Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and general occultist. He is also credited for giving zinc its name, calling it zincum.

SwissJean Piaget

Swiss citizen Jean Piaget

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Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher known for his epistemological studies with children. His theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are together called "genetic epistemology".

SwissAuguste Piccard

Swiss citizen Auguste Piccard

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Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer.

SwissFerdinand de Saussure

Swiss citizen Ferdinand de Saussure

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Swiss linguist whose ideas laid a foundation for many significant developments in linguistics in the 20th century. He is widely considered one of the fathers of 20th-century linguistics.

SwissHorace-Bénédict de Saussure

Swiss citizen Horace-Bénédict de Saussure

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Genevan aristocrat, physicist and Alpine traveller, often considered the founder of alpinism, and considered to be the first person to build a successful solar oven.

SwissNiklaus Wirth

Swiss citizen Niklaus Wirth

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Swiss computer scientist, best known for designing several programming languages, including Pascal, and for pioneering several classic topics in software engineering

SwissBernoulli

Swiss citizen Bernoulli

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Swiss mathematician and physicist and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family.

SwissChristoph Blocher

Swiss citizen Christoph Blocher

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Swiss politician, industrialist, and former member of the Swiss Federal Council heading the Federal Department of Justice and Police. He serves as Vice President of the Swiss People's Party.

SwissDJ Bobo

Swiss citizen DJ Bobo

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Peter René Cipiriano Baumann, better known as DJ BoBo, is a Swiss singer, songwriter, dancer and music producer.

SwissJohanna Spyri

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Writer of the Heidi novels. Daughter of a village doctor and married to Johann Bernhard Spyri an ambitious young lawyer in Zürich.

SwissMani Matter

Swiss citizen Johanna Spyri

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Swiss singer-songwriter. He grew up in Bern, and performed his own chansons in contemporary Bernese German at local venues and on the radio; he accompanied himself on the guitar.

SwissUrsula Andress

Swiss citizen Ursula Andress

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Swiss actress and sex symbol of the 1960s. She is known for her role as Bond girl Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, Dr. No, for which she won a Golden Globe.

SwissFranz Hohler

Swiss citizen Franz Hohler

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He lives as an author and cabaret performer in Zurich. He is the author of one-man programs and satirical programs for television and radio.

SwissLiselotte Pulver

Swiss citizen Liselotte Pulver

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Swiss actress. Pulver was one of the stars of German cinema in the 1950s and 1960s, where she often was cast as a tomboy. She is well known for her hearty and joyful laughter.

SwissAlfred Escher

Swiss citizen Alfred Escher

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Swiss politician, business leader and railways pioneer.

SwissMarco Rima

Swiss citizen Marco Rima

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Komiker

SwissEmil Steinberger

Swiss citizen Emil Steinberger

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Swiss comedian, writer, director and actor. He is well known as Emil in Switzerland and Germany for his acts on television in the 1970s and 1980s.

SwissSimon Ammann

Swiss citizen Simon Ammann

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Swiss ski jumper, and double Olympic Champion at both 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics.

SwissDenise Biellmann

Swiss citizen Denise Biellmann

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Swiss professional figure skater. She is the 1981 European and World Champion. She won the Swiss Championships three times

SwissJoseph Blatter

Swiss citizen Joseph Blatter

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Swiss football administrator, who serves as the 8th and current President of FIFA.

SwissRoger Federer

Swiss citizen Roger Federer

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Swiss professional tennis player who as of December 2012 is ranked World No. 2 by the ATP. Many sports analysts, tennis critics and former and current players consider Federer the greatest tennis player of all time.

SwissMartina Hingis

Swiss citizen Martina Hingis

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Swiss former professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as World No. 1. She won five Grand Slam singles titles.

SwissBernhard Russi

Swiss citizen Bernhard Russi

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former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland. Born in Andermatt in the canton of Uri, he is an Olympic, World Cup, and World champion in the downhill event.

SwissPirmin Zurbriggen

Swiss citizen Pirmin Zurbriggen

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former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland. One of the most successful ski racers ever, he won the overall World Cup title four times, an Olympic gold medal in 1988 in Downhill, and 9 World Championships medals.

SwissGottlieb Duttweiler

Swiss citizen Gottlieb Duttweiler

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Swiss businessman and politician, founder of both the Migros chain of grocery stores and the party. Duttweiler was born in Zürich.

SwissAdolf Guyer-Zeller

Swiss citizen Adolf Guyer-Zeller

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Swiss entrepreneur. He was the son of an owner of spinning mill and creator of a textile export trade in Zürich.

SwissJulius Maggi

Swiss citizen Julius Maggi

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Swiss entrepreneur, inventor of precooked soups and Maggi sauce.

SwissKarl Barth

Swiss citizen Karl Barth

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Swiss Reformed theologian. Barth's influence expanded well beyond the academic realm to mainstream culture

SwissJohann Heinrich Pestalozzi

Swiss citizen Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

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Swiss pedagogue and educational reformer who exemplified Romanticism in his approach.

SwissJohannes Calvin

Swiss citizen Johannes Calvin

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Reformator and principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism.

SwissAdolf Ogi

Swiss citizen Adolf Ogi

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Ex Bundesrat, Sport Berater UN, Freude herrscht!

SwissClaude Nicollier

Swiss citizen Claude Nicollier

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Nasa test-pilot and first astronaut from Switzerland. Has flown on four Space Shuttle missions.

SwissAlbert Anker

Swiss citizen Albert Anker

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Swiss painter and illustrator who has been called the "national painter" of Switzerland because of his enduringly popular depictions of 19th-century Swiss village life.

SwissDaniel Vasella

Swiss citizen Daniel Vasella

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Chairman of the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG since 1996

SwissJean Tinguely

Swiss citizen Jean Tinguely

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Swiss painter and sculptor. He is best known for his sculptural machines or kinetic art, in the Dada tradition; known officially as metamechanics.

SwissRoger Schawinski

Swiss citizen Roger Schawinski

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Swiss journalist and entrepreneur as well as the creator of Swiss consumer watchdog program called Kassensturz.

SwissPeter Sauber

Swiss citizen Peter Sauber

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Retired team principal and owner of various motorsports teams, most visibly the eponymous Sauber Formula One team.

SwissLouis Chevrolet

Swiss citizen Louis Chevrolet

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Swiss-born American race car driver of French descent, founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company

SwissHenri Dunant

Swiss citizen Henri Dunant

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Swiss businessman and social activist. Founder of the Red Cross in 1901

SwissNicolas Hayek

Swiss citizen Nicolas Hayek

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Swiss-Lebanese American entrepreneur, co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Swatch Group, with principal headquarters in Biel/Bienne.

SwissLeonhard Euler

Swiss citizen Leonhard Euler

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Swiss mathematician and physicist. He made important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory.

SwissErnesto Bertarelli

Swiss citizen Ernesto Bertarelli

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Swiss billionaire and entrepreneur. Owns team Alinghi

SwissDaniel Peter

Swiss citizen Daniel Peter

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Swiss chocolatier of Alsatian origin. He was the first person to make a milk chocolate bar, in 1875

SwissHenri Nestle´

Swiss citizen Henri Nestle´

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German confectioner and founder of Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverage company, as well as one of the main creators of condensed milk.

SwissDimitri

Swiss citizen Dimitri

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He is a well-known Swiss clown and mime.

KüngSwissHans Küng

Küng Swiss citizen Hans Küng

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Swiss Catholic priest, theologian, and author. Since 1995 he has been President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic

SwissUriella

Swiss citizen Uriella

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Spiritual leader and founder of the neo-revelationist religious movement known as Fiat Lux

SwissHuldrych Zwingli

Swiss citizen Huldrych Zwingli

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Leader of the Reformation in Switzerland

SwissFerdinand Hodler

Swiss citizen Ferdinand Hodler

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One of the best-known Swiss painters of the 19th century.

SwissH. R. Giger

Swiss citizen H. R. Giger

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Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer. He won an Academy Award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects for his design work on the film Alien.

SwissAlberto Giacometti

Swiss citizen Alberto Giacometti

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Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman, and printmaker.

SwissHans Erni

Swiss citizen Hans Erni

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Swiss painter, designer and sculptor. Born in Lucerne, he is known in particular for illustrating postage stamps, activism, lithographs for the Swiss Red Cross, and participation on the Olympic Committee.

SwissFriedrich Dürrenmatt

Swiss citizen Friedrich Dürrenmatt

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Swiss author and dramatist. He was a proponent of epic theatre whose plays reflected the recent experiences of World War II.

SwissHermann Hesse

Swiss citizen Hermann Hesse

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German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality.

SwissMax Frisch

Swiss citizen Max Frisch

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Swiss playwright and novelist, regarded as highly representative of German-language literature after World War II.

SwissGottfried Keller

Swiss citizen Gottfried Keller

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Swiss writer of German-language literature, was best known for his novel Green Henry

SwissErich von Däniken

Swiss citizen Erich von Däniken

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Swiss author best known for his controversial claims about extraterrestrial influences on early human culture, in books such as Chariots of the Gods?

SwissConrad Ferdinand Meyer

Swiss citizen Conrad Ferdinand Meyer

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Swiss poet and historical novelist, a master of realism chiefly remembered for stirring narrative ballads like "Die Füße im Feuer"