Famous Swiss Writers

Find out more about the greatest Swiss Writers, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jean-Luc Godard, Hermann Hesse, Jean-Paul Marat and Ferdinand de Saussure.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
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Famous As: Ufologist, Writer, Mythographer
Birthdate: March 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swiss

 2 Sean Hepburn Ferrer

Sean Hepburn Ferrer
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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.

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 3 Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swiss, British

Swiss-born British philosopher and author, Alain de Botto,n is best known for his work, Essays in Love, which has sold millions of copies worldwide. He is one of the founders of the educational company, The School of Life, launched in 2008. He is a recipient of  "The Fellowship of Schopenhauer", an annual writers' award from the Melbourne Writers Festival. 

 4 Erich von Däniken

Erich von Däniken
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swiss
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 5 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: July 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss, American
Died: August 24, 2004

 6 Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan
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Famous As: Writer, Faculty, University teacher
Birthdate: August 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swiss

 7 Hans Urs von Balthasar

Hans Urs von Balthasar
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Famous As: Theologian, Writer, Catholic priest
Birthdate: August 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swiss
Died: June 26, 1988
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 8 Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Friedrich Dürrenmatt
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Famous As: Swiss author
Birthdate: January 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swiss
Died: December 14, 1990

 9 Emma Jung

Emma Jung
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: March 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swiss
Died: November 27, 1955

 10 Johanna Spyri

Johanna Spyri
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Famous As: Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Birthdate: June 12, 1827
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swiss
Died: July 7, 1901

 11 Johannes Itten

Johannes Itten
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Famous As: Painter, Writer
Birthdate: November 11, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swiss
Died: March 25, 1967

 12 Marc Faber

Marc Faber
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Famous As: Economist, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: February 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swiss

 13 Adrian Frutiger

Adrian Frutiger
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Famous As: Type designer, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: May 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swiss
Died: September 10, 2015

 14 Max Frisch

Max Frisch
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Famous As: Writer, Architect, Playwright, Novelist, Diarist, Screenwriter, Philosopher, Journalist, Biographer
Birthdate: May 15, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swiss
Died: April 4, 1991

 15 Robert Walser

Robert Walser
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Birthdate: April 15, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swiss
Died: December 25, 1956

 16 Edgar Snow

Edgar Snow
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss, American
Died: February 15, 1972

 17 Johann Ludwig Burckhardt

Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
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Famous As: Explorer, Writer, Art historian, Archaeologist
Birthdate: November 24, 1784
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swiss
Died: October 15, 1817

 18 Blaise Cendrars

Blaise Cendrars
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Famous As: War correspondent, Journalist, Poet, Writer, Novelist, Travel writer
Birthdate: September 1, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swiss, French
Died: January 21, 1961

 19 Marie-Louise von Franz

Marie-Louise von Franz
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Famous As: Psychologist, Scientist, Writer
Birthdate: January 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swiss
Died: February 17, 1998

 20 Brother Roger

Brother Roger
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: May 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swiss
Died: August 16, 2005

 21 Erich Gamma

Erich Gamma
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Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer
Birthdate: March 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swiss

 22 Johann Kaspar Lavater

Johann Kaspar Lavater
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 15, 1741
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swiss
Died: January 2, 1801

 23 William B. Helmreich

William B. Helmreich
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: 1945 AD
Nationality: Swiss, American
Died: March 28, 2020

 24 Gottfried Keller

Gottfried Keller
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Famous As: Swiss poet
Birthdate: July 19, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss
Died: July 15, 1890

 25 Philip Schaff

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Famous As: Church historian, Translator, Theologian, University teacher, Writer, Bible translator
Birthdate: January 1, 1819
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swiss, American
Died: October 20, 1893

 26 Christian Kracht

Christian Kracht
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swiss

 27 Carl Spitteler

Carl Spitteler
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Famous As: Poet, Writer
Birthdate: April 24, 1845
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swiss
Died: December 29, 1924

 28 Joost Bürgi

Joost Bürgi
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: February 28, 1552
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swiss
Died: January 31, 1632

 29 Nicolas Bouvier

Nicolas Bouvier
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Famous As: Swiss writer
Birthdate: March 6, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swiss
Died: February 17, 1998

 30 Jeremias Gotthelf

Jeremias Gotthelf
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 4, 1797
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swiss
Died: October 22, 1854

 31 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer

Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
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Famous As: Swiss poet
Birthdate: October 11, 1825
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swiss
Died: November 28, 1898

 32 Peter Bichsel

Peter Bichsel
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Famous As: Journalist, Writer
Birthdate: March 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swiss

 33 Agota Kristof

Agota Kristof
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swiss
Died: July 27, 2011

 34 Luc Bondy

Luc Bondy
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Intendant, Librettist, Writer, Director, Film actor
Birthdate: July 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss
Died: November 28, 2015

 35 Heinrich Glarean

Heinrich Glarean
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 3, 1488
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swiss
Died: March 28, 1563

 36 Johann Rudolf Wyss

Johann Rudolf Wyss
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 4, 1782
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swiss
Died: March 21, 1830

 37 Meinrad Inglin

Meinrad Inglin
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 28, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swiss
Died: December 4, 1971

 38 Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz

Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 24, 1878
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swiss
Died: May 23, 1947

 39 Salomon Gessner

Salomon Gessner
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 1, 1730
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swiss
Died: March 2, 1788

 40 Johann Jakob Bodmer

Johann Jakob Bodmer
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 19, 1698
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss
Died: January 2, 1783

 41 Thomas Platter

Thomas Platter
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 12, 1499
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swiss
Died: January 26, 1582

 42 Johannes von Müller

Johannes von Müller
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: January 3, 1752
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swiss
Died: May 29, 1809

 43 Jacques Chessex

Jacques Chessex
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swiss
Died: October 9, 2009

 44 Albertine Necker de Saussure

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

 45 Samuel Henzi

Samuel Henzi
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 19, 1701
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swiss
Died: July 17, 1749

 46 Albert Steffen

Albert Steffen
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 10, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swiss
Died: July 13, 1963

 47 Jakob Schaffner

Jakob Schaffner
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 14, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swiss
Died: September 23, 1944

 48 Niklaus Manuel Deutsch

Niklaus Manuel Deutsch
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1484 AD
Nationality: Swiss
Died: April 28, 1530

 49 Johann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis

Johann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 26, 1762
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swiss
Died: January 29, 1834

 50 Ulrich Boner

Ulrich Boner
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1280 AD
Nationality: Swiss
Died: 1350 AD