Famous Swiss Activists

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 1 Sean Hepburn Ferrer

Sean Hepburn Ferrer
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Famous As: Film Producer
Birthdate: July 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lucerne

Sean Hepburn Ferrer is an American author and film producer who has worked on films, such as Inchon and Blood In Blood Out. Also known for his charity work, Sean established the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund a year after Audrey Hepburn's death. In 2020, he published a children's book, with the proceeds benefitting the European Organisation for Rare Diseases.

 2 Henry Dunant

Henry Dunant
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Famous As: Co-Founder of the Red Cross
Birthdate: May 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: October 30, 1910

Henry Dunant was a Swiss businessman, social activist, and humanitarian. He is credited with co-founding and promoting the Red Cross. In 1901, he became the first Swiss Nobel laureate when he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize. Dunant is also credited with founding the Swiss branch of YMCA. His life inspired the 1948 historical drama film, Man to Men.

 3 Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
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Famous As: Pedagogue
Birthdate: January 12, 1746
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: February 17, 1827
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 4 Benjamin Constant

Benjamin Constant
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: December 25, 1767
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
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.

 5 Élie Ducommun

Élie Ducommun
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Famous As: Peace activist
Birthdate: February 19, 1833
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Geneva
Died: December 7, 1906

 6 Alfred Métraux

Alfred Métraux
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: November 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: April 12, 1963

 7 Albertine Necker de Saussure

Albertine Necker de Saussure
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 9, 1766
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: April 13, 1841
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