Famous Swiss Leaders

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 1 Mikhail Bakunin

Mikhail Bakunin
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 30, 1814
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Russia
Died: July 1, 1876

Mikhail Bakunin was a Russian socialist and anarchist. He is credited with founding an anarchist school of thought called collectivist anarchism. Regarded as one of the most influential personalities of anarchism, Mikhail Bakunin has had a major influence on thinkers like Peter Kropotkin, Herbert Marcuse, Errico Malatesta, Neil Postman, E. P. Thompson, and A. S. Neill.    

 2 Robert Louis-Dreyfus

Robert Louis-Dreyfus
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: June 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris
Died: July 4, 2009

 3 Johann Rupert

Johann Rupert
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Birthdate: June 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stellenbosch

Johann Rupert is a South African-born businessman best known as the son of famous business magnate Anton Rupert. Johann is currently serving as the chairman of a luxury goods company called Richemont. In 2019, he was named the second-wealthiest person in South Africa when he was featured in Forbes magazine's The World's Billionaires list.

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 4 Jacques Necker

Jacques Necker
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: September 30, 1732
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Geneva
Died: April 9, 1804

 5 Henry Wirz

Henry Wirz
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: November 25, 1823
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: November 10, 1865

 6 Desmond Swayne

Desmond Swayne
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland

 7 Simonetta Sommaruga

Simonetta Sommaruga
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zug, Switzerland

While Simonetta Sommaruga has been the president of Switzerland, she is also a talented pianist, trained at the Lucerne School of Music. She later dropped out of a university English course. She has also been the director of the Consumer Protection Foundation and part of committees on energy and the environment.

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 8 Antoine-Henri Jomini

Antoine-Henri Jomini
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Famous As: Military general
Birthdate: March 6, 1779
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Payerne, Switzerland
Died: March 24, 1869

 9 Doris Leuthard

Doris Leuthard
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Famous As: Politician and lawyer who served as a Member of the Swiss Federal Council from 2006 to 2018
Birthdate: April 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Merenschwand, Switzerland

 10 Ignazio Cassis

Ignazio Cassis
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Famous As: President of Switzerland
Birthdate: April 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sessa, Ticino, Switzerland

The current president of Switzerland and FDP.The Liberals politician, Ignazio Cassis is also a qualified doctor of internal medicine, who has previously led the Swiss Medical Association as its vice president. He is also fluent in German, French, and Italian, and was initially an Italian citizen.

 11 Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle

Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle
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Famous As: Civil engineer, Politician
Birthdate: June 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago

 12 Viola Amherd

Viola Amherd
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: June 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brig-Glis, Switzerland

 13 Christoph Blocher

Christoph Blocher
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Famous As: Swiss Politician
Birthdate: October 11, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schaffhausen

 14 Alfred Escher

Alfred Escher
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Famous As: Swiss Politician
Birthdate: February 20, 1819
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zürich

 15 Ruth Dreifuss

Ruth Dreifuss
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Gallen, Switzerland

 16 Karin Keller-Sutter

Karin Keller-Sutter
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uzwil, Switzerland

 17 Micheline Calmy-Rey

Micheline Calmy-Rey
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 8, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sion

 18 Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf

Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 16, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Felsberg, Switzerland

 19 Ulrich Wille

Ulrich Wille
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: April 5, 1848
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 31, 1925

 20 Charles Albert Gobat

Charles Albert Gobat
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: May 21, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tramelan, Switzerland
Died: March 16, 1914

 21 Jonas Furrer

Jonas Furrer
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 3, 1805
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland
Died: July 25, 1861

 22 Guillaume Henri Dufour

Guillaume Henri Dufour
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Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: September 15, 1787
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Konstanz, Germany
Died: July 14, 1875

 23 Hans-Rudolf Merz

Hans-Rudolf Merz
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Famous As: Former President of the Swiss Confederation
Birthdate: November 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Herisau, Switzerland

 24 Françoise Giroud

Françoise Giroud
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 21, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: January 19, 2003

 25 Frederick Haldimand

Frederick Haldimand
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Famous As: Governor
Birthdate: August 11, 1718
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
Died: June 5, 1791

 26 Johann Kaspar Bluntschli

Johann Kaspar Bluntschli
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: March 7, 1808
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: October 21, 1881

 27 Pascal Couchepin

Pascal Couchepin
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Famous As: Former Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Birthdate: April 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Martigny

 28 Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubigné

Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubigné
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Famous As: Minister
Birthdate: August 16, 1794
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eaux-Vives, Switzerland
Died: October 21, 1872

 29 Jörg Jenatsch

Jörg Jenatsch
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: 1596 AD
Birthplace: Samedan, Switzerland
Died: January 24, 1639

 30 Frédéric-César de La Harpe

Frédéric-César de La Harpe
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: April 6, 1754
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rolle, Switzerland
Died: March 30, 1838

 31 Adrian von Bubenberg

Adrian von Bubenberg
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: 1434 AD
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: July 31, 1479

 32 Aegidius Tschudi

Aegidius Tschudi
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: February 5, 1505
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glarus, Switzerland
Died: February 28, 1572

 33 Hans Waldmann

Hans Waldmann
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: 1435 AD
Birthplace: Blickenstorf, Switzerland
Died: April 6, 1489

 34 Moritz Leuenberger

Moritz Leuenberger
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: September 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Biel/Bienne

 35 Ulrich Ochsenbein

Ulrich Ochsenbein
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 24, 1811
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Switzerland
Died: November 3, 1890

 36 Giuseppe Motta

Giuseppe Motta
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 29, 1871
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Airolo, Switzerland
Died: January 23, 1940

 37 Stefano Franscini

Stefano Franscini
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 23, 1796
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bodio, Switzerland
Died: July 19, 1857

 38 Abraham Davel

Abraham Davel
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Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: October 20, 1670
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Morrens, Switzerland
Died: April 24, 1723

 39 Alois von Reding

Alois von Reding
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 6, 1765
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Schwyz, Switzerland
Died: February 5, 1818

 40 Niklaus Manuel Deutsch

Niklaus Manuel Deutsch
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1484 AD
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: April 28, 1530

Niklaus Manuel Deutsch was not just a soldier and a statesman from Switzerland, but also a talented painter. A major figure of Swiss Renaissance art, he was initially inspired by Italian painters and later included mythological and spiritual themes in his works such as Pyramus and Thisbe.

 41 Rudolf Brun

Rudolf Brun
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1290 AD
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: September 17, 1360

 42 Jakob Stämpfli

Jakob Stämpfli
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 23, 1820
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wengi, Switzerland
Died: May 15, 1879

 43 Charles Pictet de Rochemont

Charles Pictet de Rochemont
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: September 21, 1755
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cartigny, Switzerland
Died: December 28, 1824

 44 Emil Welti

Emil Welti
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 23, 1825
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bad Zurzach, Switzerland
Died: February 24, 1899

 45 Pierre Graber

Pierre Graber
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: July 19, 2003

 46 Numa Droz

Numa Droz
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 27, 1844
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: December 15, 1899

 47 Niklaus Leuenberger

Niklaus Leuenberger
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Famous As: Leader
Birthdate: 1615 AD
Birthplace: Rüderswil, Switzerland
Died: August 27, 1653

 48 Peter Ochs

Peter Ochs
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 20, 1752
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: June 19, 1821

 49 Constantin Siegwart-Müller

Constantin Siegwart-Müller
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 10, 1801
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lodrino, Switzerland
Died: January 13, 1869

 50 Hans Martin Sutermeister

Hans Martin Sutermeister
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Famous As: physician
Birthdate: September 29, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Feuerthalen
Died: May 4, 1977