Who could have thought that a fancy sounding country best known for its chocolates, watches, banks, the Alps and knives could also bear superstars like Roger Federer, Martina Hingis, Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, and Gottfried Keller? That is right. It is easy to associate Switzerland to fine timepieces, luxurious chocolates, and unassailable knives than these great men. Nevertheless, Switzerland owes its place under the sun to these stalwarts who have ushered in magnanimous name, fame, and wealth for their country with their undertakings. It is because of these enterprising minds that Switzerland ranks among some of the most enlightened, progressive thinking countries in the world. Be it sports, science, art, music, invention, or acting, the Swiss have waved their victory flag in diverse arenas and with aplomb. We dig down the inspiring lives of the famous Swiss people in the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts in the biographies here. Rest assured, you are in for a pleasant surprise.
Roger FedererRoger Federer
08 August 1981
Tennis Star
Carl JungCarl Jung
26 July 1875
Psychiatrist

Jean-Jacques RousseauJean-Jacques Rousseau
28 June 1712
Philosopher, Writer, & Composer

Leonhard EulerLeonhard Euler
15 April 1707
Mathematician, Physicist

Kat GrahamKat Graham
05 September 1989
Actress

Le CorbusierLe Corbusier
06 October 1887
Architect
Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
22 April 1899
Novelist

Jean PiagetJean Piaget
09 August 1896
 

Otto FrankOtto Frank
12 May 1889
Father of Anne Frank

Hermann HesseHermann Hesse
02 July 1877
Poet
Jean-Luc GodardJean-Luc Godard
03 December 1930
Film Director

H. R. GigerH. R. Giger
05 February 1940
Painter
Jocelyn WildensteinJocelyn Wildenstein
05 August 1940
Socialite

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

ParacelsusParacelsus
17 December 1493
Physician, Botanist, Astrologer
Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
11 January 1906
The First Person to Synthesize LSD

Paul KleePaul Klee
18 December 1879
Painter
Mirka FedererMirka Federer
01 April 1978
Tennis Player

Mikhail BakuninMikhail Bakunin
30 May 1814
Philosopher

Maximilian SchellMaximilian Schell
08 December 1930
Actor, Director
Alberto GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
10 October 1901
Sculptor,Painter

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

Louis ChevroletLouis Chevrolet
25 December 1878
Founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company

Karl BarthKarl Barth
10 May 1886
Theologian

Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli
08 February 1700
Mathematician
Henry DunantHenry Dunant
08 May 1828
Founder of the Red Cross
Fabian CancellaraFabian Cancellara
18 March 1981
Bicycler

Michelle HunzikerMichelle Hunziker
24 January 1977
Model, Actress

Jacob BernoulliJacob Bernoulli
27 December 1654
Mathematician

Hermann RorschachHermann Rorschach
08 November 1884
Swiss psychiatrist
Orianne CeveyOrianne Cevey
1974 AD
Phil Collins' Ex-wife

Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli
06 August 1667
Mathematician

Felix BlochFelix Bloch
23 October 1905
Physicist

Pipilotti RistPipilotti Rist
21 June 1962
Visual Artist

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Ernest BlochErnest Bloch
24 July 1880
Composer
Alexandre Émile John YersinAlexandre Yersin
22 September 1863
Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis

Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert
26 August 1728
Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer
Venus PalermoVenus Palermo
08 February 1997
YouTuber

Alfred WernerAlfred Werner
12 December 1866
Chemist

Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst
14 August 1933
Chemist
Heinrich RohrerHeinrich Rohrer
06 June 1933
Physicist

Paul Hermann MüllerPaul Hermann Müller
12 January 1899
Chemist
Vladimir PrelogVladimir Prelog
23 July 1906
Chemist

Werner ArberWerner Arber
03 June 1929
Microbiologist & Geneticist

Paul BernaysPaul Bernays
17 October 1888
Mathematician

K. Alex MüllerK. Alex Müller
20 April 1927
Physicist

Rolf M. Zinkernagel Rolf M. Zinkernagel
06 January 1944
Immunologist
Albert AnkerAlbert Anker
01 April 1831
Painter

Walter Rudolf HessWalter Rudolf Hess
17 March 1881
Physiologist

Paul TournierPaul Tournier
12 May 1898
Physician

Albrecht von HallerAlbrecht von Haller
16 October 1708
Anatomist
Charles Édouard GuillaumeCharles Édouard Guillaume
15 February 1861
Discoverer of Invar and Elinvar

Paul KarrerPaul Karrer
21 April 1889
Chemist
Cuno AmietCuno Amiet
28 March 1868
Painter, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor

Theodor KocherTheodor Kocher
25 August 1841
Surgeon

James MarriottJames Marriott
07 July 1997
YouTuber
Barıs ArducBarıs Arduc
09 October 1987
Actor

Seraina SchönenbergerSeraina Schönenberger
04 October 1984
Model
Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
28 March 1985
Tennis player

Xherdan ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
10 October 1991
Association football player

Alain DelonAlain Delon
08 November 1935
Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Military
Ursula AndressUrsula Andress
19 March 1936
Actor, Screenwriter, Model

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743
Politician, Journalist, Physician, Physicist,
Martina HingisMartina Hingis
30 September 1980
 

Ma Anand SheelaMa Anand Sheela
28 December 1949
 

René AuberjonoisRené Auberjonois
 

Roberto Di MatteoRoberto Di Matteo
29 May 1970
Association football player, Association football
Granit XhakaGranit Xhaka
 
Ferdinand de SaussureFerdinand de Saussure
26 November 1857
Linguist, Educationist, University teacher,

William TellWilliam Tell
Folk hero

Bruno GanzBruno Ganz
22 March 1941
Stage actor, Film actor

Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean
17 April 1986
Racecar driver
Sepp BlatterSepp Blatter
10 March 1936
Functionary, Economist

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

Gianni InfantinoGianni Infantino
23 March 1970
Jurist, Functionary, Lawyer

Stephan LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
16 January 1984
Association football player

Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
10 July 1930
Physicist, Engineer
Erich von DänikenErich von Däniken
14 April 1935
Author

Clay RegazzoniClay Regazzoni
05 September 1939
Swiss racing driver
Kevin MbabuKevin Mbabu
19 April 1995
Association football player

Fabian SchärFabian Schär
20 December 1991
Association football player

Yehudi MenuhinYehudi Menuhin
22 April 1916
Conductor, Politician, Autobiographer, Jazz
Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of NaplesVittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples
12 February 1937
Entrepreneur

Marion BartoliMarion Bartoli
02 October 1984
Tennis player
Irène JacobIrène Jacob
15 July 1966
Actor

Huldrych ZwingliHuldrych Zwingli
01 January 1484
Pastor

Thabo SefoloshaThabo Sefolosha
02 May 1984
Basketball player

Daniel BernhardtDaniel Bernhardt
31 August 1965
Actor, Martial artist, Model
Yann SommerYann Sommer
17 December 1988
Association football player

Johann RupertJohann Rupert
01 June 1950
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Lucien FavreLucien Favre
02 November 1957
Association football player, Association football

Sébastien BuemiSébastien Buemi
31 October 1988
Racing driver

Tariq RamadanTariq Ramadan
26 August 1962
Writer, Faculty, University teacher

Maria SchellMaria Schell
15 January 1926
Actor, Writer, Biographer
Marthe KellerMarthe Keller
28 January 1945
Actor, Stage actor, Singer