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
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

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

Kat GrahamKat Graham
05 September 1989
Actress
Jean-Luc GodardJean-Luc Godard
03 December 1930
Film Director

Le CorbusierLe Corbusier
06 October 1887
Architect

Jean PiagetJean Piaget
09 August 1896
 

Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
22 April 1899
Novelist
Hermann HesseHermann Hesse
02 July 1877
Poet

Otto FrankOtto Frank
12 May 1889
Father of Anne Frank
Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743
Physician

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

H. R. GigerH. R. Giger
05 February 1940
Painter
ParacelsusParacelsus
17 December 1493
Physician, Botanist, Astrologer

Paul KleePaul Klee
18 December 1879
Painter
Ferdinand de SaussureFerdinand de Saussure
26 November 1857
Linguist

Mikhail BakuninMikhail Bakunin
30 May 1814
Philosopher

Jocelyn WildensteinJocelyn Wildenstein
05 August 1940
Socialite
Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969
Author

Maximilian SchellMaximilian Schell
08 December 1930
Actor, Director
Sean Hepburn FerrerSean Hepburn Ferrer
17 July 1960
Film Producer

Alberto GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
10 October 1901
Sculptor,Painter

Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli
08 February 1700
Mathematician

Karl BarthKarl Barth
10 May 1886
Theologian
Mirka FedererMirka Federer
01 April 1978
Tennis Player
Sofia MilosSofia Milos
27 September 1969
Actress

Henry DunantHenry Dunant
08 May 1828
Founder of the Red Cross

Huldrych ZwingliHuldrych Zwingli
01 January 1484
Pastor

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

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Jacob BernoulliJacob Bernoulli
27 December 1654
Mathematician

Hermann RorschachHermann Rorschach
08 November 1884
Swiss psychiatrist

Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli
06 August 1667
Mathematician

Orianne CeveyOrianne Cevey
1974 AD
Phil Collins' Ex-wife
Michelle HunzikerMichelle Hunziker
24 January 1977
Model, Actress

Felix BlochFelix Bloch
23 October 1905
Physicist
Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert
26 August 1728
Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer

Alfred WernerAlfred Werner
12 December 1866
Chemist

Fabian CancellaraFabian Cancellara
18 March 1981
Bicycler
Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst
14 August 1933
Chemist

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

Heinrich RohrerHeinrich Rohrer
06 June 1933
Physicist

Werner ArberWerner Arber
03 June 1929
Microbiologist & Geneticist

Paul Hermann MüllerPaul Hermann Müller
12 January 1899
Chemist

Vladimir PrelogVladimir Prelog
23 July 1906
Chemist
Pipilotti RistPipilotti Rist
21 June 1962
Visual Artist

Venus PalermoVenus Palermo
08 February 1997
YouTuber

Rolf M. Zinkernagel Rolf M. Zinkernagel
06 January 1944
Immunologist

Walter Rudolf HessWalter Rudolf Hess
17 March 1881
Physiologist
Paul BernaysPaul Bernays
17 October 1888
Mathematician

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

K. Alex MüllerK. Alex Müller
20 April 1927
Physicist

Albert AnkerAlbert Anker
01 April 1831
Painter
Albrecht von HallerAlbrecht von Haller
16 October 1708
Anatomist

Cuno AmietCuno Amiet
28 March 1868
Painter, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor
Paul TournierPaul Tournier
12 May 1898
Physician

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

Ma Anand SheelaMa Anand Sheela
28 December 1949
 

Ursula AndressUrsula Andress
19 March 1936
Actor, Screenwriter, Model

Xherdan ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
10 October 1991
Association football player
Alain DelonAlain Delon
08 November 1935
Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Military
Martina HingisMartina Hingis
30 September 1980
 

Volkan OezdemirVolkan Oezdemir
19 September 1989
Mixed martial artist

René AuberjonoisRené Auberjonois
18 August 1872
Painter

Bruno GanzBruno Ganz
22 March 1941
Stage actor, Film actor
Giorgio A. TsoukalosGiorgio A. Tsoukalos
14 March 1978
Ufologist, Writer, Mythographer

Granit XhakaGranit Xhaka
 

William TellWilliam Tell
Folk hero

Edoardo PontiEdoardo Ponti
06 January 1973
Director

Roberto Di MatteoRoberto Di Matteo
29 May 1970
Association football player, Association football
Lucien FavreLucien Favre
02 November 1957
Association football player, Association football

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

Stephan LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
16 January 1984
Association football player

Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
10 July 1930
Physicist, Engineer
Johann RupertJohann Rupert
01 June 1950
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Erich von DänikenErich von Däniken
14 April 1935
Author
Robert MilesRobert Miles
03 November 1969
Producer

Clay RegazzoniClay Regazzoni
05 September 1939
Swiss racing driver

Marc RichMarc Rich
18 December 1934
Business Person

Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of NaplesVittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples
12 February 1937
Entrepreneur
Gianni InfantinoGianni Infantino
23 March 1970
Jurist, Functionary, Lawyer

Thabo SefoloshaThabo Sefolosha
02 May 1984
Basketball player
Yehudi MenuhinYehudi Menuhin
22 April 1916
Conductor, Politician, Autobiographer, Jazz

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

Carla JuriCarla Juri
02 January 1985
Actress
Philippe SenderosPhilippe Senderos
14 February 1985
Association football player