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Stan Wawrinka
(Swiss Professional Tennis Player)
Stan Wawrinka
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries

Stan Wawrinka is a Swiss tennis player who has won three Grand Slam titles so far in his career. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Wawrinka won the gold medal for Switzerland in the doubles event along with teammate Roger Federer. At the 2014 Davis Cup, Stan Wawrinka played a key role in the Swiss team's victory.

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Anthony Radziwiłł
(Swiss-born American Filmmaker and Television Executive)
Anthony Radziwiłł
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Birthdate: August 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 10, 1999

Anthony Radziwill was a Swiss-born American filmmaker and television executive. The son of Polish Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł and socialite Lee Radziwiłł, Anthony started his career as a television producer, winning the prestigious Peabody Award in 1990 for his investigation on the revival of Nazism in the US. Anthony Radziwill died at the age of 40 due to cancer.

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Ubolratana Rajakanya
(Member of Royal Thai Family and Daughter of the King ‘Bhumibol Adulyadej’ and Queen ‘Sirikit’)
Ubolratana Rajakanya
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries

The eldest child of Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej, Ubolratana Rajakanya received top-notch education at institutes such as MIT and UCLA, and ended up marrying MIT student, Peter Ladd Jensen, thereby giving up her royal title, and living in the US as Julie Jensen. She relocated to Thailand after her divorce.

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Vincent Perez
(Swiss Actor, Photographer, and Director)
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Birthdate: June 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini

Vincent Perez is a Swiss actor, photographer, and director. He is best known for playing important roles in films like The Crow: City of Angels and Queen of the Damned. Vincent Perez has also played prominent roles in many French films, receiving César Award nominations on a couple of occasions.

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Yasmin Aga Khan
(American Philanthropist Who Was Known for Raising Public Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease)
Yasmin Aga Khan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, daughter of actor Rita Hayworth and Prince Aly Khan, Pakistan's representative to the U.N., works to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease, which had caused her mother’s death. She is also the president of Alzheimer's Disease International and a board member of Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Association.

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Christopher Chaplin
(Composer, Actor)
Christopher Chaplin
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Jocelyn Wildenstein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Catwoman Jocelyn Wildenstein apparently spent $5 million on surgical procedures to please her former husband, Alec Wildenstein, who loved cats. The Swiss-born American model and socialite later secured one of the costliest divorce settlements. She has reportedly denied having gone under the knife for any cosmetic surgery.
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Elizabeth Thompson
(Painter)
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Birthdate: November 3, 1846
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 2, 1933
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Brandie Wilkerson
(Beach volleyball player)
Brandie Wilkerson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Bernard Tschumi
(Architect, University teacher)
Bernard Tschumi
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Bernard Tschumi is an architect, educator, and writer. One of the most important proponents of deconstructivism, Tschumi is credited with designing prominent landmarks like Parc de la Villette, Rouen Concert Hall, and the new Acropolis Museum. He has also served as an educator, teaching at prestigious institutions like Columbia University, Princeton University, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies.

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Bertrand Piccard
(Swiss psychiatrist)
Bertrand Piccard
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces

Though a qualified psychiatrist and a lecturer of hypnosis, Bertrand Piccard is better known as an aviator. The son of oceanographer Jacques Piccard and the grandson of explorer Auguste Piccard, Bertrand completed the first solar-powered flight and the first non-stop balloon trip around the world.

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Félix Vallotton
(Swiss and French Painter and Printmaker)
Félix Vallotton
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Birthdate: December 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 29, 1925

Born in Switzerland, Félix Vallotton later moved to Paris to study art and grew to be one of the prominent members of the Les Nabis. Renowned for his woodcuts, he mostly focused on nudes and interiors. Politically conscious, he often infused political themes in his art, such as The Demonstration.

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Benjamin Constant
(Swiss-French Statesmen, Political Thinker and Activist )
Benjamin Constant
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 25, 1767
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 8, 1830

Swiss-French activist and author Benjamin Constant is best remembered for penning the classic French novel Adolphe, which was one of the earliest psychological novels. Initially the chamberlain to the duke of Brunswick, he later supported the French Revolution and became a Member of the Chamber of Deputies.

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Timea Bacsinszky
(Swiss Former Professional Tennis Player)
Timea Bacsinszky
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini

Once world number 9 in singles, Swiss tennis star Timea Bacsinszky was 5 when she was encouraged to take up tennis by her tennis coach father. Born to Hungarian parents, she initially wanted to play for Hungary. The Olympic silver medalist retired in 2021, owing to a back injury and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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David Bennent
(Swiss Actor)
David Bennent
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Birthdate: September 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo

David Bennent is a Swiss actor who made his film acting debut in 1979 with the controversial film The Tin Drum. The movie attracted criticisms as an 11-year-old Bennent was shown in sex scenes. Since then, Bennent has appeared in several other films such as Legend and Happy as Lazzaro. David Bennent has also appeared in plays like Michael Kramer.

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Andi Zeqiri
(Swiss Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Andi Zeqiri
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Prince Egon von Fürstenberg
(Fashion Designer and a Member of the German Princely Family of Fürstenberg)
Prince Egon von Fürstenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 11, 2004

Born into a German aristocratic family in Switzerland, Prince Egon von Fürstenberg initially studied economics and also worked as an investment banker but later switched fashion designing. He also gained notoriety for his playboy persona and his bisexuality and died of hepatitis C-induced liver cancer at age 57.

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Stéphane Chapuisat
(Swiss Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Stéphane Chapuisat
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Sylvain Saudan
(Swiss Alpine Skier)
Sylvain Saudan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
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Alejo Carpentier
(Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist, Literary critic)
Alejo Carpentier
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 24, 1980

Swiss-born Cuban author Alejo Carpentier is regarded as one of the greatest Latin American literary personalities. The Cervantes Prize-winning writer was one of the pioneers of magic realism. Known for novels such as The Lost Steps, he also contributed to the Afro-Cuban movement and was the Cuban ambassador to France.

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Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
(Swiss Traveller, Geographer and Orientalist)
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 24, 1784
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 15, 1817
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James Thiérrée
(Circus performer)
James Thiérrée
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus

Born to circus-owner parents, James Thiérrée began performing on stage at age 4. He later stepped into theater and films and gained international fame with his César Award-winning portrayal of George Foottit in the film Chocolat. He is also the grandson of legendary comedian and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.

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Théophile Steinlen
(French Art Nouveau Painter and Printmaker)
Théophile Steinlen
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Birthdate: November 10, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 13, 1923

French-Swiss artist Théophile Steinlen is best remembered for his Art Nouveau paintings. He was also known for his signature, and mostly symbolic, use of cats in most of his works. He got acquainted with several artists at the Le Chat Noir club, leading to commissions for artwork.

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Yves Béhar
(Swiss-born American Entrepreneur, Designer, and Educator)
Yves Béhar
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1967 AD
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Anne-Marie Miéville
(Swiss Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and Editor)
Anne-Marie Miéville
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Birthdate: November 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Anne-Marie Miéville is a Swiss filmmaker, screenwriter, and editor. After starting her career as a photographer, Miéville went on to establish herself as a film and TV director. In one of its editions, Sight & Sound magazine called Anne-Marie Miéville a hugely important multimedia artist.

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Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria
(Aristocrat)
Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 5, 2015
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Elodie Frenck
(Peruvian-Swiss-French Actress)
Elodie Frenck
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Birthdate: July 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo

Elodie Frenck is a Peruvian-Swiss-French actress best known for her portrayal of Marlène Leroy in the popular French television program, Les Petits Meurtres d'Agatha Christie. In addition to playing important roles in TV series, Elodie Frenck also plays prominent roles in feature films, short films, TV movies, and on stage. 

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Mirwais Ahmadzaï
(Record producer and Songwriter)
Mirwais Ahmadzaï
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra

Swiss-born Afghan-Italian electronic music producer Mirwais Ahmadzaï had spent his initial years in Kabul before moving to Paris with his family. He is best known as a frequent collaborator of Madonna. Initially a guitarist with the punk group Taxi Girl, he soared to fame with his work on Madonna’s Grammy-nominated album Music.

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Carmen bin Laden
(Writer)
Carmen bin Laden
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1954 AD
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Carlos Leal
(Swiss Actor and Rapper)
Carlos Leal
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer

Carlos Leal is a Swiss actor and rapper. He is best known for co-founding a Hip hop group named Sens Unik, which contributed music to films like La Haine and Neutre. Carlos Leal decided to pursue an acting career in the late-1990s and trained under Jack Garfein in Paris. Since then, he has appeared in popular films like Casino Royale.

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Arthur Cravan
(Writer)
Arthur Cravan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 31, 1918
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Henri Szeps
(Character actor of Theatre)
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Birthdate: October 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
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Migjen Basha
(Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Migjen Basha
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Charles Ferdinand Ramuz
(Swiss Novelist)
Charles Ferdinand Ramuz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 24, 1878
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 23, 1947

Swiss author Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz is remembered for his simple language and allegorical elements. Known for his iconic works such as Terror on the Mountain and Beauty on Earth, he narrated stories of rural people. He also taught in Germany and Switzerland and spent a considerable part of his life in Paris.

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Léo Lacroix
(Swiss Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Léo Lacroix
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Al Walser
(Singer known for his single 'I Want My Money Now')
Al Walser
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Alfred Métraux
(Ethnologist, Anthropologist, and Human Rights Leader)
Alfred Métraux
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Birthdate: November 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 12, 1963

Alfred Métraux was an Argentine and Swiss ethnologist, anthropologist, and human rights leader. He is best remembered for his work with UNESCO's Department of Social Science. Alfred Métraux is also remembered for publishing landmark studies of the Incas, the ancient cultures of Easter Island, and Haitian voodoo. 

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Alexandre Vinet
(Swiss Literary Critic and Theologian)
Alexandre Vinet
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Birthdate: June 17, 1797
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 4, 1847

French-Swiss theologian Alexandre Vinet was a major figure of the Protestant Reformation in the French-speaking regions of Switzerland. While he initially taught French and theology at the universities of Basel and Lausanne, he later spoke against religious dogma and supported the separation of church and the state.

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Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza
(Current head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine)
Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Jean-Pierre de Crousaz
(Swiss Theologian and Philosopher Known for His Letters of Commentary)
Jean-Pierre de Crousaz
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Birthdate: April 13, 1663
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 22, 1750

Swiss philosopher and theologian Jean-Pierre de Crousaz had been a professor of math and philosophy at the University of Lausanne and had also served as its rector 4 times. He is best remembered for his works such as Treatise on Beauty and his critique of Pope’s Essay on Man.

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Damien Pallard
(TikTok Musical Performance Videos Creator)
Damien Pallard
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Birthdate: December 4, 2001
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Nico Capone
(TikTok Comedian)
Nico Capone
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Birthdate: October 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Simon Njami
(Writer)
Simon Njami
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn