Famous Swiss Activists

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 1 Henry Dunant

Henry Dunant
Famous As: Founder of the Red Cross
Birthdate: May 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swiss
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.

 2 Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
Famous As: Pedagogue
Birthdate: January 12, 1746
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swiss
Died: February 17, 1827
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 3 Élie Ducommun

Élie Ducommun
Famous As: Peace activist
Birthdate: February 19, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swiss
Died: December 7, 1906

 4 Albertine Necker de Saussure

Albertine Necker de Saussure
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 9, 1766
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swiss
Died: April 13, 1841

 5 Sean Hepburn Ferrer

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

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.