Find out more about the greatest Swiss Writers, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jean-Luc Godard, Hermann Hesse, Jean-Paul Marat and Ferdinand de Saussure.
Jean-Jacques RousseauJean-Jacques Rousseau
28 June 1712
Philosopher, Writer, & Composer
Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
22 April 1899
Novelist

Hermann HesseHermann Hesse
02 July 1877
Poet

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743
Physician

Paul Thomas MannThomas Mann
06 June 1875
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author
Sean Hepburn FerrerSean Hepburn Ferrer
17 July 1960
Film Producer

Giorgio A. TsoukalosGiorgio A. Tsoukalos
14 March 1978
Ufologist, Writer, Mythographer

Erich von DänikenErich von Däniken
14 April 1935
Author

Yehudi MenuhinYehudi Menuhin
22 April 1916
Conductor, Politician, Autobiographer, Jazz
Elisabeth Kübler-RossElisabeth Kübler-Ross
08 July 1926
Psychiatrist

Maria SchellMaria Schell
15 January 1926
Actor, Writer, Biographer
Tariq RamadanTariq Ramadan
26 August 1962
Writer, Faculty, University teacher

Karl JaspersKarl Jaspers
23 February 1883
Philosopher, Psychiatrist, Physician, Theologian,

Henry FuseliHenry Fuseli
07 February 1741
Writer
A. J. CroninA. J. Cronin
19 July 1896
Novelist

Hans Urs von BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
12 August 1905
Theologian, Writer, Catholic priest
Benjamin ConstantBenjamin Constant
25 October 1767
Philosopher, Politician, Writer, Diarist

Johannes IttenJohannes Itten
11 November 1888
Painter, Writer

Johanna SpyriJohanna Spyri
12 June 1827
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Friedrich DürrenmattFriedrich Dürrenmatt
05 January 1921
Swiss author

Emma JungEmma Jung
30 March 1882
Psychologist
Max FrischMax Frisch
15 May 1911
Writer, Architect, Playwright, Novelist, Diarist,

Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
06 March 1779
Stockbroker, Writer, Officer, Military personnel,

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
26 March 1516
Linguist, Zoologist, Mountaineer, Physician,

Adrian FrutigerAdrian Frutiger
24 May 1928
Type designer, Non-fiction writer
Isabelle EberhardtIsabelle Eberhardt
17 February 1877
Explorer, Journalist, Writer
Alejo CarpentierAlejo Carpentier
26 December 1904
Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist,

Méret OppenheimMéret Oppenheim
06 October 1913
Photographer, Writer, Painter, Model, Visual

Georg BüchnerGeorg Büchner
17 October 1813
Writer

Edgar SnowEdgar Snow
17 July 1905
Journalist
Blaise CendrarsBlaise Cendrars
01 September 1887
War correspondent, Journalist, Poet, Writer,

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Johann Ludwig BurckhardtJohann Ludwig Burckhardt
24 November 1784
Explorer, Writer, Art historian, Archaeologist

Marc FaberMarc Faber
28 February 1946
Economist, Non-fiction writer

Brother RogerBrother Roger
12 May 1915
Theologian

Marie-Louise von FranzMarie-Louise von Franz
04 January 1915
Psychologist, Scientist, Writer
Erich GammaErich Gamma
13 March 1961
Computer scientist, Engineer

Gottfried KellerGottfried Keller
19 July 1819
Swiss poet
Philip SchaffPhilip Schaff
01 January 1819
Church historian, Translator, Theologian,

Johann Kaspar LavaterJohann Kaspar Lavater
15 November 1741
Poet

Carl SpittelerCarl Spitteler
24 April 1845
Poet, Writer
Christian KrachtChristian Kracht
29 December 1966
Novelist

Suzanne CurchodSuzanne Curchod
02 June 1737
Writer, Salon-holder, Socialite
Agota KristofAgota Kristof
30 October 1935
Writer

Conrad Ferdinand MeyerConrad Ferdinand Meyer
11 October 1825
Swiss poet

Peter BichselPeter Bichsel
24 March 1935
Journalist, Writer

Nicolas BouvierNicolas Bouvier
06 March 1929
Swiss writer

Luc BondyLuc Bondy
17 July 1948
Film director, Screenwriter, Intendant,
Alexandre VinetAlexandre Vinet
17 June 1797
Theologian, Philosopher, Journalist, Writer,

Robert WalserRobert Walser
15 April 1878