Find out more about the greatest Swiss, including Roger Federer, Carl Jung, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Mirka Federer and Leonhard Euler.

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
(Tennis Star)

08 August 1981

Carl JungCarl Jung
(Psychiatrist)

26 July 1875

Jean-Jacques RousseauJean-Jacques Rousseau
(Philosopher, Writer, & Composer)

28 June 1712

Leonhard EulerLeonhard Euler
(Mathematician, Physicist)

15 April 1707

Jean PiagetJean Piaget

09 August 1896

Kat GrahamKat Graham
(Actress)

05 September 1989

Le CorbusierLe Corbusier
(Architect)

06 October 1887

Otto FrankOtto Frank
(Father of Anne Frank)

12 May 1889

Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
(Novelist)

22 April 1899

Jocelyn WildensteinJocelyn Wildenstein
(Socialite)

05 August 1940

Hermann HesseHermann Hesse
(Poet)

02 July 1877

Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
(The First Person to Synthesize LSD)

11 January 1906

Paul Thomas MannThomas Mann
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

06 June 1875

H. R. GigerH. R. Giger
(Painter)

05 February 1940

ParacelsusParacelsus
(Physician, Botanist, Astrologer)

17 December 1493

Paul KleePaul Klee
(Painter)

18 December 1879

Alberto GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
(Sculptor,Painter)

10 October 1901

Mikhail BakuninMikhail Bakunin
(Philosopher)

30 May 1814

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
(Author)

20 December 1969

Maximilian SchellMaximilian Schell
(Actor, Director)

08 December 1930

Mirka FedererMirka Federer
(Tennis Player)

01 April 1978

Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli
(Mathematician)

08 February 1700

Karl BarthKarl Barth
(Theologian)

10 May 1886

Henry DunantHenry Dunant
(Founder of the Red Cross)

08 May 1828

Louis ChevroletLouis Chevrolet
(Founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company)

25 December 1878

Jacob BernoulliJacob Bernoulli
(Mathematician)

27 December 1654

Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli
(Mathematician)

06 August 1667

Fabian CancellaraFabian Cancellara
(Bicycler)

18 March 1981

Michelle HunzikerMichelle Hunziker
(Model, Actress)

24 January 1977

Venus PalermoVenus Palermo
(YouTuber)

08 February 1997

Hermann RorschachHermann Rorschach
(Swiss psychiatrist)

08 November 1884

Felix BlochFelix Bloch
(Physicist)

23 October 1905

Ernest BlochErnest Bloch
(Composer)

24 July 1880

Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert
(Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer)

26 August 1728

Pipilotti RistPipilotti Rist
(Visual Artist)

21 June 1962

Alexandre Émile John YersinAlexandre Yersin
(Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis)

22 September 1863

Alfred WernerAlfred Werner
(Chemist)

12 December 1866

Paul Hermann MüllerPaul Hermann Müller
(Chemist)

12 January 1899

Albrecht von HallerAlbrecht von Haller
(Anatomist)

16 October 1708

Vladimir PrelogVladimir Prelog
(Chemist)

23 July 1906

Werner ArberWerner Arber
(Microbiologist & Geneticist)

03 June 1929

Heinrich RohrerHeinrich Rohrer
(Physicist)

06 June 1933

Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst
(Chemist)

14 August 1933

Paul BernaysPaul Bernays
(Mathematician)

17 October 1888

K. Alex MüllerK. Alex Müller
(Physicist)

20 April 1927

Cuno AmietCuno Amiet
(Painter, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor)

28 March 1868

Walter Rudolf HessWalter Rudolf Hess
(Physiologist)

17 March 1881

Albert AnkerAlbert Anker
(Painter)

01 April 1831

Rolf M. Zinkernagel Rolf M. Zinkernagel
(Immunologist)

06 January 1944

Paul KarrerPaul Karrer
(Chemist)

21 April 1889

Paul TournierPaul Tournier
(Physician)

12 May 1898

Orianne CeveyOrianne Cevey
(Phil Collins' Ex-wife)

1974 AD

Theodor KocherTheodor Kocher
(Surgeon)

25 August 1841

Charles Édouard GuillaumeCharles Édouard Guillaume
(Discoverer of Invar and Elinvar)

15 February 1861

Xherdan ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
(Association football player)

10 October 1991

Ma Anand SheelaMa Anand Sheela

28 December 1949

Stephan LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
(Association football player)

16 January 1984

Granit XhakaGranit Xhaka

Valon BehramiValon Behrami
(Association football player)

19 April 1985

Ursula AndressUrsula Andress
(Actor, Screenwriter, Model)

19 March 1936

Gianni InfantinoGianni Infantino
(Jurist, Functionary, Lawyer)

23 March 1970

Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
(Tennis player)

28 March 1985

Jean-Luc GodardJean-Luc Godard
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film producer, Film editor, Writer, Film critic, Television director, Television producer)

03 December 1930

Sepp BlatterSepp Blatter
(Functionary, Economist)

10 March 1936

Yann SommerYann Sommer
(Association football player)

17 December 1988

Alain DelonAlain Delon
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Military personnel)

08 November 1935

Blerim DžemailiBlerim Džemaili
(Association football player)

12 April 1986

Martina HingisMartina Hingis

30 September 1980

René AuberjonoisRené Auberjonois

Giorgio A. TsoukalosGiorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Ufologist, Writer, Mythographer)

14 March 1978

Roberto Di MatteoRoberto Di Matteo
(Association football player, Association football manager)

29 May 1970

William TellWilliam Tell
(Folk hero)

Lucien FavreLucien Favre
(Association football player, Association football manager)

02 November 1957

Bruno GanzBruno Ganz
(Stage actor, Film actor)

22 March 1941

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
(Politician, Journalist, Physician, Physicist, Writer)

24 May 1743