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

Sean Hepburn FerrerSean Hepburn Ferrer
17 July 1960
Film Producer

Hermann HesseHermann Hesse
02 July 1877
Poet

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

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743
Physician
Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author

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

Erich von DänikenErich von Däniken
14 April 1935
Author
Elisabeth Kübler-RossElisabeth Kübler-Ross
08 July 1926
Psychiatrist

Yehudi MenuhinYehudi Menuhin
22 April 1916
Conductor, Politician, Autobiographer, Jazz
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,

A. J. CroninA. J. Cronin
19 July 1896
Novelist

Henry FuseliHenry Fuseli
07 February 1741
Writer
Hans Urs von BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
12 August 1905
Theologian, Writer, Catholic priest

Emma JungEmma Jung
30 March 1882
Psychologist

Benjamin ConstantBenjamin Constant
25 October 1767
Philosopher, Politician, Writer, Diarist

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

William B. HelmreichWilliam B. Helmreich
1945 AD
Professor
Johannes IttenJohannes Itten
11 November 1888
Painter, Writer

Isabelle EberhardtIsabelle Eberhardt
17 February 1877
Explorer, Journalist, Writer

Max FrischMax Frisch
15 May 1911
Writer, Architect, Playwright, Novelist, Diarist,
Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
06 March 1779
Stockbroker, Writer, Officer, Military personnel,

Georg BüchnerGeorg Büchner
17 October 1813
Writer
Edgar SnowEdgar Snow
17 July 1905
Journalist

Alejo CarpentierAlejo Carpentier
26 December 1904
Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist,

Marie-Louise von FranzMarie-Louise von Franz
04 January 1915
Psychologist, Scientist, Writer
Johann Ludwig BurckhardtJohann Ludwig Burckhardt
24 November 1784
Explorer, Writer, Art historian, Archaeologist

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Adrian FrutigerAdrian Frutiger
24 May 1928
Type designer, Non-fiction writer
Blaise CendrarsBlaise Cendrars
01 September 1887
War correspondent, Journalist, Poet, Writer,

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

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

Erich GammaErich Gamma
13 March 1961
Computer scientist, Engineer
Gottfried KellerGottfried Keller
19 July 1819
Swiss poet
Brother RogerBrother Roger
12 May 1915
Theologian

Philip SchaffPhilip Schaff
01 January 1819
Church historian, Translator, Theologian,

Johann Kaspar LavaterJohann Kaspar Lavater
15 November 1741
Poet

Christian KrachtChristian Kracht
29 December 1966
Novelist
Emil LudwigEmil Ludwig
25 January 1881
Writer

Carl SpittelerCarl Spitteler
24 April 1845
Poet, Writer

Jeremias GotthelfJeremias Gotthelf
04 October 1797
Novelist

Agota KristofAgota Kristof
30 October 1935
Writer

Nicolas BouvierNicolas Bouvier
06 March 1929
Swiss writer
Isabelle de CharrièreIsabelle de Charrière
20 October 1740
Writer

Suzanne CurchodSuzanne Curchod
02 June 1737
Writer, Salon-holder, Socialite
Conrad Ferdinand MeyerConrad Ferdinand Meyer
11 October 1825
Swiss poet

Charles-Ferdinand RamuzCharles-Ferdinand Ramuz
24 September 1878
Writer

Peter BichselPeter Bichsel
24 March 1935
Journalist, Writer
Heinrich GlareanHeinrich Glarean
03 June 1488
Poet

Jakob SchaffnerJakob Schaffner
14 November 1875
Novelist
François BonivardFrançois Bonivard
1493 AD
Historian

Luc BondyLuc Bondy
17 July 1948
Film director, Screenwriter, Intendant,

Johann Rudolf WyssJohann Rudolf Wyss
04 March 1782
Author

Robert PingetRobert Pinget
19 July 1919
Writer

Salomon GessnerSalomon Gessner
01 April 1730
Painter
Johannes von MüllerJohannes von Müller
03 January 1752
Historian

Niklaus Manuel DeutschNiklaus Manuel Deutsch
1484 AD
Artist

Johann Jakob BodmerJohann Jakob Bodmer
19 July 1698
Author

Alexandre VinetAlexandre Vinet
17 June 1797
Theologian, Philosopher, Journalist, Writer,
Jacques ChessexJacques Chessex
01 March 1934
Author

Thomas PlatterThomas Platter
12 February 1499
Writer
Albertine Necker de SaussureAlbertine Necker de Saussure
09 April 1766
Writer

Albert SteffenAlbert Steffen
10 December 1884
Poet

Johann Gaudenz von Salis-SeewisJohann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis
26 December 1762
Poet
Charles Victor de BonstettenCharles Victor de Bonstetten
03 September 1745
Writer

Robert WalserRobert Walser
15 April 1878
 
Ulrich BonerUlrich Boner
1280 AD
Writer

Ernst ZahnErnst Zahn
24 January 1867
Author

Édouard RodÉdouard Rod
31 March 1857
Novelist
Adolf FreyAdolf Frey
18 February 1855
Writer

Heinrich FedererHeinrich Federer
06 October 1866
Writer
Albin ZollingerAlbin Zollinger
24 January 1895
Writer

Robert FaesiRobert Faesi
10 April 1883
Writer

Doyen BridelDoyen Bridel
20 November 1757
Author

Otto Henne am RhynOtto Henne am Rhyn
26 August 1828
Writer
Peider LanselPeider Lansel
15 August 1863
Poet
Joost BürgiJoost Bürgi
28 February 1552
Mathematician

Meinrad InglinMeinrad Inglin
28 July 1893
Author

Muhammad ʿAli JamalzadahMuhammad ʿAli Jamalzadah
13 January 1892
Writer

Samuel HenziSamuel Henzi
19 April 1701
Author