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Roger Federer
(One of the Most Successful Male Tennis Players of All Time)
Roger Federer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Basel

Widely regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time, Roger Federer has won the most number of men's Grand Slam singles titles. He is the only person to be honored with the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award on four occasions. Despite enduring several injuries, Federer continues to dominate the tennis court.

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Tina Turner
(The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll")
Tina Turner
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Birthdate: November 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nutbush
Died: May 24, 2023

Known as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner was one of the best-selling recording artists of all time and had a very long and successful career. Let's Stay Together, What's Love Got to Do with It, Private Dancer and Golden Eye are some of her chartbuster songs. She was also a songwriter and had acted in films too.

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Carl Jung
(Swiss Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst and Founder of Analytical Psychology)
Carl Jung
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Birthdate: July 26, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kesswil
Died: June 6, 1961

Widely regarded as the father of analytical psychology, Carl Jung is one of the most important contributors to symbolization and dream analysis. The concepts of socionics and a popular psychometric instrument called Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) were developed from Jung's theory. Apart from working as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Carl Jung was also an artist, craftsman, builder, and prolific writer.

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(Philosopher, Writer, & Composer Whose Political Philosophy Influenced the Progress of the Age of Enlightenment)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Birthdate: June 28, 1712
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Geneva
Died: July 2, 1778

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, composer, and writer. His political philosophy influenced aspects of the French Revolution. He also helped develop modern economic, political, and educational thought. His writing inspired a transformation in French drama and poetry. His works also influenced such writers around the world as Tolstoy. His works as a composer were acknowledged by composers like Mozart.

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Leonhard Euler
(Mathematician, Physicist)
Leonhard Euler
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 15, 1707
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Basel
Died: September 18, 1783

Leonhard Euler was a Swiss physicist, mathematician, logician, geographer, astronomer, and engineer. He is credited with making influential and important mathematical discoveries, such as graph theory and infinitesimal calculus. Widely regarded as one of the greatest and most prolific mathematicians of all time, Leonhard Euler also made pioneering contributions to analytic number theory and topology.

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Martina Hingis
(Swiss Former Professional Tennis Player)
Martina Hingis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Košice

Swiss tennis sensation Martina Hingis made waves when she won the Australian Open at age 16, becoming the youngest Grand Slam singles winner of the 20th century. The youngest world number 1, too, she was named after Martina Navratilova and was the daughter of a Czech tennis player and a tennis coach.

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Jean Piaget
(Swiss Psychologist Known for His Work on Child Development)
Jean Piaget
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Birthdate: August 9, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Neuchâtel
Died: September 16, 1980
Swiss psychologist and academic Jean Piaget is remembered for his work on child development and genetic epistemology, consisting of his theory of cognitive development. He also established the International Center for Genetic Epistemology and was the director of the International Bureau of Education. He was an honorary Harvard doctorate.
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Stan Wawrinka
(Swiss Professional Tennis Player)
Stan Wawrinka
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lausanne

Stan Wawrinka is a Swiss tennis player who has won three Grand Slam titles so far in his career. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Wawrinka won the gold medal for Switzerland in the doubles event along with teammate Roger Federer. At the 2014 Davis Cup, Stan Wawrinka played a key role in the Swiss team's victory.

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Jean-Luc Godard
(Film Director and a Pioneer of the 1960s 'French New Wave' Film Movement)
Jean-Luc Godard
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Birthdate: December 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: September 13, 2022

The Paris-born French-Swiss director and screenwriter had the reputation of adding new dimensions to filmmaking with his experimentation, a trend which came to be known as the French New Wave. The director of acclaimed films like Breathless, My Life to Live and Pierrot le Fou, Jean-Luc Godard was married to actress Anna Karina. He is regarded as an all-time great director.

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Le Corbusier
(Architect)
Le Corbusier
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds
Died: August 27, 1965

Le Corbusier was a Swiss-French designer, painter, architect, writer, and urban planner. He was one of the pioneers of modern architecture. During his illustrious career, which spanned 50 years, Le Corbusier designed buildings in India, Japan, Europe, and North and South America. He is also credited with revolutionizing urban planning.  

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Romain Grosjean
(Only Racing Driver to Hold Both the GP2 Asia Series and Main GP2 Series Titles Simultaneously)
Romain Grosjean
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva

Romain Grosjean is a racing driver who spent nine Formula One seasons with several teams. In 2011, he won the GP2 Series as well as the GP2 Asia Series, becoming the first two-time GP2 Asia champion. He currently competes in the US-based IndyCar Series.

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Hermann Hesse
(Poet, Novelist & Painter Who Won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Hermann Hesse
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calw
Died: August 9, 1962

German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter Hermann Hesse received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. He explored individuals’ search for authenticity, self-knowledge, and spirituality in his works. An intense and headstrong person from childhood, he developed an early interest in reading. He started writing as a young man and became an influential author in the German-speaking world. 

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Paracelsus
(Physician, Botanist, Astrologer)
Paracelsus
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Birthdate: December 17, 1493
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Einsiedeln
Died: September 24, 1541
German-Swiss physician and alchemist Paracelsus, son of a poor chemist, grew up into a key figure of the German Renaissance. Known as the "father of toxicology," he explored the importance of chemistry in medical science. His interest in chemistry was ignited by his stint at the Bergschule in childhood. 
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Paul Klee
(Swiss-born German Artist Whose Work Exhibited Shades of 'Expressionism', 'Cubism', and 'Surrealism')
Paul Klee
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 18, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Münchenbuchsee
Died: May 29, 1940
The father of abstract art, Paul Klee’s works contained elements of surrealism, cubism, and expressionism, but they were not part of any specific school. He was also a skilled violinist and an avid reader. He also taught at the Bauhaus and experimented with various media, such as oil, watercolor, and ink.
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Xherdan Shaqiri
(Swiss Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Xherdan Shaqiri
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gjilan

Born to Albanian-origin working-class immigrant parents in Switzerland, Xherdan Shaqiri had a tough childhood. His talent in football led him to join Basel’s youth team at age 8. The Swiss footballer is now better known for his stints with clubs such as Bayern Munich and Liverpool.

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Ursula Andress
(Swis Actress Best Known for Her Role of Bond Girl 'Honey Ryder' in the Film 'Dr.No')
Ursula Andress
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Birthdate: March 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ostermundigen

Swiss actress, yesteryear model and sex symbol Ursula Andress gained attention playing Honey Ryder, widely regarded as the first Bond girl, in the first James Bond film titled Dr. No. In the ensuing years, she bolstered her career starring in films like The Southern Star, Clash of the Titans, and particularly as Vesper Lynd in spy parody film Casino Royale.    

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Ivan Rakitić
(Swiss Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central / Attacking Midfielder)
Ivan Rakitić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rheinfelden

Popular Croatian central midfielder Ivan Rakitić now represents FC Barcelona. Though born in Switzerland, the talented footballer has never played for the country. Known for his energy on the field, he was instrumental in taking his team to the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Granit Xhaka
(Swiss Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Granit Xhaka
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Basel

Swiss footballer and Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka wasn’t just part of the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning Swiss team but has also been part of 2 FIFA World Cups. In 2022, he posted an apology on social media following his red-card exit in a game against Liverpool.

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Otto Frank
(German Businessman and Father of ‘Anne Frank', the Author of 'The Diary of a Young Girl’)
Otto Frank
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Province of Hesse-Nassau
Died: August 19, 1980
Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank, published her journal, detailing her experience during the Holocaust, as The Diary of a Young Girl, after her death. Otto was the only person in his family to survive the Holocaust. A former banker, he had also served in the German army.
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H. R. Giger
(Painter)
H. R. Giger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chur
Died: May 12, 2014

H. R. Giger was a Swiss artist remembered for his airbrushed images of machines and humans intertwined in cold biomechanical relationships. He is also remembered for his work as part of the special effects team that worked in Ridley Scott's 1979 science fiction horror film Alien, for which the team won an Academy Award

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Mabel
(Singer-songwriter)
Mabel
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Málaga

Born to a music producer father, Cameron McVey, and a singer mother, Neneh Cherry, Mabel McVey was destined to make a career in music. The English singer-songwriter debuted on SoundCloud with her track Know Me Better. It is believed she had initially used music as a therapy for her anxiety.

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Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Ufologist, Writer)
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lucerne

Best known for his History Channel show Ancient Aliens, Swiss ufologist Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is a major supporter of the Ancient Astronaut Theory. One of the few people to have conducted alien-related expeditions to remote areas of the Earth, he was, surprisingly, a bodybuilding promoter in his early days.

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Albert Hofmann
(The First Person to Synthesize LSD)
Albert Hofmann
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 11, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baden
Died: April 29, 2008

Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann was the first known person to synthesize the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Interested in science from a young age, he studied chemistry at the University of Zürich. As a chemist, he conducted several significant studies and authored more than 100 scientific articles and books. He was a recipient of the prestigious Scheele Award.

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Kate Burton
(Best Known for Her Portrayal of Ellis Grey in the Popular Medical Drama Television Series, 'Grey's Anatomy')
Kate Burton
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Birthdate: September 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Geneva

Kate Burton is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Ellis Grey in the popular medical drama television series, Grey's Anatomy. The daughter of famous actors, Sybil Christopher and Richard Burton, Kate is also renowned for her stage work and has received three Tony Award nominations so far. 

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Yann Sommer
(Swiss Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Yann Sommer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Morges

Swiss footballer Yann Sommer is best known as the goalkeeper for Borussia Mönchengladbach. He has also been part of the 2 FIFA World Cups and 2 UEFA European Championships for Switzerland. Starting his career with youth teams such as Basel, he later became one of the greatest Bundesliga goalkeepers.

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Mirka Federer
(Swiss Former Professional Tennis Player)
Mirka Federer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bojnice

Mirka Federer is a Swiss former tennis player best known as the wife of legendary tennis player Roger Federer whom she met at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Having supported Federer throughout his career, Mirka is often praised for being a pillar of strength and is largely credited for Roger Federer's achievements on the tennis court. 

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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
(Swiss-American Psychiatrist, a Pioneer in Near-Death Studies and Author of the Book ‘On Death and Dying')
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zurich
Died: August 24, 2004

Best known for her pathbreaking bestseller On Death and Dying, Swiss-American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross also made pioneering research in areas such as near-death studies. Her five stages of grief, or the Kübler-Ross model, has been adopted by corporates to help employees deal with loss and change.

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Clint Capela
(Basketball player)
Clint Capela
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Geneva

Swiss basketball player Clint Capela made history when he became his country’s highest-earning athlete of team sports. Known for his stints with the NBA teams Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets, the African-origin sports star had a tough childhood and grew up partly in foster care.

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Maximilian Schell
(Actor Best Known for His Film "Judgment at Nuremberg")
Maximilian Schell
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Birthdate: December 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: February 1, 2014

Maximilian Schell was an Austrian-born Swiss actor who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Hans Rolfe in the 1961 courtroom drama film, Judgment at Nuremberg. Remembered for his versatility, Schell received the Golden Globe Award for playing Vladimir Lenin in the 1992 TV film, Stalin. A multi-talented personality, Schell was also an accomplished conductor and pianist.

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Bruno Ganz
(Swiss Stage, Television, and Film Actor)
Bruno Ganz
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Birthdate: March 22, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zürich
Died: February 16, 2019

Bruno Ganz was a Swiss actor best remembered for his collaborations with acclaimed directors like Francis Ford Coppola, Werner Herzog, and Wim Wenders. Ganz achieved immense popularity for his performance in movies like The American Friend and Nosferatu the Vampyre. Bruno Ganz was the recipient of several prestigious awards such as the Swiss Film Prize and the European Film Award.

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Alberto Giacometti
(Sculptor, Painter)
Alberto Giacometti
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Birthdate: October 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Borgonovo
Died: January 11, 1966

Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss painter, sculptor, printmaker, and draftsman. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most important sculptors, Giacometti's career and his friendship with American writer James Lord inspired the 2017 British-American drama film Final Portrait, in which Alberto Giacometti is portrayed by Australian actor Geoffrey Roy Rush.

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Luuk de Jong
(Dutch Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Luuk de Jong
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aigle
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Belinda Bencic
(Swiss Professional Tennis Player)
Belinda Bencic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Flawil

Known for her tactics and positions on field, Swiss tennis star Belinda Bencic first made waves when she made it to the US Open quarterfinal at age 17. Her aggressive style of play has already helped her win 5 singles titles, including an Olympic gold medal.

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Claudio Castagnoli
(Swiss Professional Wrestler)
Claudio Castagnoli
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lucerne

Swiss WWE wrestler Cesaro had initially been part of the Swiss army. He then began a promising career in European rugby but was soon banned for his aggression. His next destination was the US, where he made waves in wrestling. Cesaro speaks 5 languages and loves to travel, too.

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Erich von Däniken
(Author)
Erich von Däniken
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zofingen

Initially a hotel operator, Erich von Däniken is now known for his bestselling books such as Chariots of the Gods? and Twilight of the Gods. He has also co-founded AAS RA, a research organization, and has appeared on shows such as Ancient Aliens, propagating the Ancient Astronaut theory.

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Sofia Milos
(Swiss-Born Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Yelina Salas’ in the TV Series ‘CSI: Miami’)
Sofia Milos
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Birthdate: September 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zurich

Sofia Milos is an Italian Greek actress and model best known for her portrayal of Yelina Salas in the popular American police procedural TV series, CSI: Miami. Before establishing herself as an actress, Milos entered several beauty pageants, winning provincial, regional, and national contests.

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Huldrych Zwingli
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1484
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wildhaus
Died: October 11, 1531

Huldrych Zwingli was a Swiss pastor who played an important role in the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland. Also a well-known scholar and humanist, Zwingli was popular with the masses. Although he is remembered as a stern reformer, he had a great sense of humor; he often used puns, satiric fables, and spoofing in his writings.

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Daniel Bernoulli
(Mathematician)
Daniel Bernoulli
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 8, 1700
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Groningen
Died: March 17, 1782

Daniel Bernoulli was a Swiss physicist and mathematician. Born into the popular Bernoulli family of mathematicians, Daniel Bernoulli is renowned for his applications of mathematical equations to mechanics. He is also remembered for his pioneering work in statistics and probability. In 2002, he was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame.

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Louis Chevrolet
(Race Car Driver and Co-Founder of the ‘Chevrolet Motor Car Company’ and ‘Frontenac Motor Corporation’)
Louis Chevrolet
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 25, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds
Died: June 6, 1941

Louis Chevrolet was a Swiss race car driver. He is credited with co-founding the Chevrolet Motor Car Company, which is currently a major manufacturer of cars. He is also credited with founding the Frontenac Motor Corporation. Louis Chevrolet was inducted into several halls of fame, including the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

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Thabo Sefolosha
(Swiss Former Professional Basketball Player)
Thabo Sefolosha
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vevey

Born to a South African father and a Swiss mother, Thabo Sefolosha is well-traveled and speaks several languages. The former Swiss basketball player is known for his stints with NBA teams such as Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks. Having been a victim of police brutality earlier, he supported the BLM movement wholeheartedly.

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William Tell
(Folk Hero of Switzerland)
William Tell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Switzerland
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Henry Dunant
(Swiss Humanitarian, Businessman and Co-Founder of the 'Red Cross')
Henry Dunant
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Geneva
Died: October 30, 1910

Henry Dunant was a Swiss businessman, social activist, and humanitarian. He is credited with co-founding and promoting the Red Cross. In 1901, he became the first Swiss Nobel laureate when he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize. Dunant is also credited with founding the Swiss branch of YMCA. His life inspired the 1948 historical drama film, Man to Men.

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Alain de Botton
(Philosopher and Author Known for His Books: ‘Essays in Love’ and ‘How Proust Can Change Your Life’)
Alain de Botton
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Birthdate: December 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zürich

Swiss-born British philosopher and author, Alain de Botto,n is best known for his work, Essays in Love, which has sold millions of copies worldwide. He is one of the founders of the educational company, The School of Life, launched in 2008. He is a recipient of  "The Fellowship of Schopenhauer", an annual writers' award from the Melbourne Writers Festival. 

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Nico Hischier
(Swiss Professional Ice Hockey Player Who Plays as a Centre)
Nico Hischier
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naters

Nico Hischier scripted history when he became the highest-drafted Swiss-born player ever in NHL history, after he was drafted number 1 by the New Jersey Devils. The Swiss ice-hockey center has also done wonders in the Canadian Hockey League. In 2020, he made it to the NHL All-Star Game.

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Jacob Bernoulli
(Mathematician)
Jacob Bernoulli
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 27, 1654
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Basel
Died: August 16, 1705

Born into a family of drug merchants, Jacob Bernoulli was forced to study theology by his father but later deviated to math. He taught math and laid down the Bernoulli’s equation and calculus of variations. Apart from him and his brother, Johann Bernoulli, his family later produced more great mathematicians.

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Carla Juri
(Actress)
Carla Juri
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Birthdate: January 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Locarno

Carla Juri is a Swiss actress best known for her role in the biographical film Paula. She studied theater in London and Los Angeles and traveled across Berlin, London, and Rome to find jobs early in her career. She started acting professionally in the mid-2000s and has since appeared in many critically acclaimed films and TV shows. 

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Robert Frank
(Photographer)
Robert Frank
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: November 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zürich
Died: September 9, 2019

Robert Frank was a Swiss documentary filmmaker and photographer best remembered for his photographic book The Americans which earned him comparisons with the likes of Tocqueville. An acclaimed photographer, Robert Frank won many prestigious awards, such as Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography in 1996 and the Edward MacDowell Medal in 2002.

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Johann Bernoulli
(Mathematician)
Johann Bernoulli
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 6, 1667
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Basel
Died: January 1, 1748

Brother and colleague of Swiss mathematician Jacob Bernoulli and part of the famous Bernoulli family of mathematicians, Johann Bernoulli was initially pushed to join his family business of drug and spices. He later took up medicine, eventually deviating to math and contributing to infinitesimal calculus, along with Jacob.

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Jorge Paulo Lemann
(Businessman, Investment Banker, and Co-Founder of the Brazilian Investment Firm ‘3G Capital’)
Jorge Paulo Lemann
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

Jorge Paulo Lemann is a Brazilian billionaire businessman and investment banker. Lemann is credited with co-founding 3G Capital, a Brazilian investment firm, which owns brands like Anheuser-Busch, Burger King, and Heinz. In 2019, Jorge Paulo Lemann was named the world's 37th richest person by Forbes magazine, thanks to his net worth of 24.6 billion US dollars.

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Auguste Piccard
(Chemist)
Auguste Piccard
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Birthdate: January 28, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Basel
Died: January 28, 1963

Swiss-born Belgian physicist Auguste Piccard is best remembered for his research on the Earth’s upper stratosphere. He designed his own ships to explore the depth of the seas and also built balloons to study cosmic rays. His bathyscaphe remains one of his best-known inventions. He also co-discovered the magnetocaloric effect.