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 Player
Mirka FedererMirka Federer
01 April 1978
Tennis Player

Carl JungCarl Jung
26 July 1875

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

Leonhard EulerLeonhard Euler
15 April 1707
Mathematician, Physicist

Jean PiagetJean Piaget
09 August 1896
Le CorbusierLe Corbusier
06 October 1887

Kat GrahamKat Graham
05 September 1989

Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
22 April 1899

Jean-Luc GodardJean-Luc Godard
03 December 1930
Film Director
Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743

Hermann HesseHermann Hesse
02 July 1877
Otto FrankOtto Frank
12 May 1889
Father of Anne Frank

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

Ferdinand de SaussureFerdinand de Saussure
26 November 1857
H. R. GigerH. R. Giger
05 February 1940

17 December 1493
Physician, Botanist, Astrologer
Jocelyn WildensteinJocelyn Wildenstein
05 August 1940

Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
11 January 1906
The First Person to Synthesize LSD

Paul KleePaul Klee
18 December 1879
Mikhail BakuninMikhail Bakunin
30 May 1814

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Maximilian SchellMaximilian Schell
08 December 1930
Actor, Director

Alberto GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
10 October 1901

Sean Hepburn FerrerSean Hepburn Ferrer
17 July 1960
Film Producer

Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli
08 February 1700
Karl BarthKarl Barth
10 May 1886
Henry DunantHenry Dunant
08 May 1828
Founder of the Red Cross

Sofia MilosSofia Milos
27 September 1969

Hermann RorschachHermann Rorschach
08 November 1884
Swiss psychiatrist

Louis ChevroletLouis Chevrolet
25 December 1878
Founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company
Carla JuriCarla Juri
1985 AD

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Jacob BernoulliJacob Bernoulli
27 December 1654

Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli
06 August 1667

Michelle HunzikerMichelle Hunziker
24 January 1977
Model, Actress

Orianne CeveyOrianne Cevey
1974 AD
Phil Collins' Ex-wife
Felix BlochFelix Bloch
23 October 1905

Fabian CancellaraFabian Cancellara
18 March 1981
Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert
26 August 1728
Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer

Alexandre Émile John YersinAlexandre Yersin
22 September 1863
Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis

Ernest BlochErnest Bloch
24 July 1880
Paul Hermann MüllerPaul Hermann Müller
12 January 1899

Alfred WernerAlfred Werner
12 December 1866
Pipilotti RistPipilotti Rist
21 June 1962
Visual Artist

Werner ArberWerner Arber
03 June 1929
Microbiologist & Geneticist

Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst
14 August 1933

Walter Rudolf HessWalter Rudolf Hess
17 March 1881

Vladimir PrelogVladimir Prelog
23 July 1906
Heinrich RohrerHeinrich Rohrer
06 June 1933

Venus PalermoVenus Palermo
08 February 1997

Paul BernaysPaul Bernays
17 October 1888

Rolf M. Zinkernagel Rolf M. Zinkernagel
06 January 1944
K. Alex MüllerK. Alex Müller
20 April 1927

Paul KarrerPaul Karrer
21 April 1889
Charles Édouard GuillaumeCharles Édouard Guillaume
15 February 1861
Discoverer of Invar and Elinvar

Albrecht von HallerAlbrecht von Haller
16 October 1708

Albert AnkerAlbert Anker
01 April 1831
Paul TournierPaul Tournier
12 May 1898

Cuno AmietCuno Amiet
28 March 1868
Painter, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor
Theodor KocherTheodor Kocher
25 August 1841

James MarriottJames Marriott
07 July 1997

Barıs ArducBarıs Arduc
09 October 1987
Seraina SchönenbergerSeraina Schönenberger
04 October 1984

Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
28 March 1985
Tennis player
Ursula AndressUrsula Andress
19 March 1936
Actor, Screenwriter, Model

Alain DelonAlain Delon
08 November 1935
Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Military

Xherdan ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
10 October 1991
Association football player

Ma Anand SheelaMa Anand Sheela
28 December 1949
Martina HingisMartina Hingis
30 September 1980
Robert FrankRobert Frank
09 November 1924
Film director, Photographer, Cinematographer,

Volkan OezdemirVolkan Oezdemir
19 September 1989
Mixed martial artist

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

René AuberjonoisRené Auberjonois
Granit XhakaGranit Xhaka

William TellWilliam Tell
Folk hero

Bruno GanzBruno Ganz
22 March 1941
Stage actor, Film actor

Edoardo PontiEdoardo Ponti
06 January 1973

Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean
17 April 1986
Racecar driver
Roberto Di MatteoRoberto Di Matteo
29 May 1970
Association football player, Association football

Lucien FavreLucien Favre
02 November 1957
Association football player, Association football
Stephan LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
16 January 1984
Association football player

Johann RupertJohann Rupert
01 June 1950
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

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

Robert MilesRobert Miles
03 November 1969
Clay RegazzoniClay Regazzoni
05 September 1939
Swiss racing driver

Thabo SefoloshaThabo Sefolosha
02 May 1984
Basketball player

Sepp BlatterSepp Blatter
10 March 1936
Functionary, Economist

Marc RichMarc Rich
18 December 1934
Business Person
Gianni InfantinoGianni Infantino
23 March 1970
Jurist, Functionary, Lawyer

Anne-Sophie MutterAnne-Sophie Mutter
29 June 1963
Violinist, Music educator
Irène JacobIrène Jacob
15 July 1966

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

Fabian SchärFabian Schär
20 December 1991
Association football player
Marion BartoliMarion Bartoli
02 October 1984
Tennis player