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

26 July 1875

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

28 June 1712

Leonhard EulerLeonhard Euler
(Mathematician, Physicist)

15 April 1707

Kat GrahamKat Graham

05 September 1989

Jean PiagetJean Piaget

09 August 1896

Le CorbusierLe Corbusier

06 October 1887

Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov

22 April 1899

Otto FrankOtto Frank
(Father of Anne Frank)

12 May 1889

Jean-Luc GodardJean-Luc Godard
(Film Director)

03 December 1930

Mirka FedererMirka Federer
(Tennis Player)

01 April 1978

Hermann HesseHermann Hesse

02 July 1877

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Jocelyn WildensteinJocelyn Wildenstein

05 August 1940

Paul KleePaul Klee

18 December 1879

Paul Thomas MannThomas Mann
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

06 June 1875

(Physician, Botanist, Astrologer)

17 December 1493

H. R. GigerH. R. Giger

05 February 1940

Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
(The First Person to Synthesize LSD)

11 January 1906

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Mikhail BakuninMikhail Bakunin

30 May 1814

Maximilian SchellMaximilian Schell
(Actor, Director)

08 December 1930

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton

20 December 1969

Alberto GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti

10 October 1901

Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli

08 February 1700

Karl BarthKarl Barth

10 May 1886

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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

27 December 1654

Hermann RorschachHermann Rorschach
(Swiss psychiatrist)

08 November 1884

Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli

06 August 1667

Michelle HunzikerMichelle Hunziker
(Model, Actress)

24 January 1977

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Orianne CeveyOrianne Cevey
(Phil Collins' Ex-wife)

1974 AD

Fabian CancellaraFabian Cancellara

18 March 1981

Felix BlochFelix Bloch

23 October 1905

Pipilotti RistPipilotti Rist
(Visual Artist)

21 June 1962

Ernest BlochErnest Bloch

24 July 1880

Alexandre Émile John YersinAlexandre Yersin
(Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis)

22 September 1863

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

26 August 1728

Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst

14 August 1933

Paul Hermann MüllerPaul Hermann Müller

12 January 1899

Alfred WernerAlfred Werner

12 December 1866

Heinrich RohrerHeinrich Rohrer

06 June 1933

Vladimir PrelogVladimir Prelog

23 July 1906

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Venus PalermoVenus Palermo

08 February 1997

Werner ArberWerner Arber
(Microbiologist & Geneticist)

03 June 1929

Paul BernaysPaul Bernays

17 October 1888

Walter Rudolf HessWalter Rudolf Hess

17 March 1881

Albert AnkerAlbert Anker

01 April 1831

Albrecht von HallerAlbrecht von Haller

16 October 1708

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Rolf M. Zinkernagel Rolf M. Zinkernagel

06 January 1944

K. Alex MüllerK. Alex Müller

20 April 1927

Paul TournierPaul Tournier

12 May 1898

Paul KarrerPaul Karrer

21 April 1889

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

28 March 1868

Theodor KocherTheodor Kocher

25 August 1841

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Barıs ArducBarıs Arduc

09 October 1987

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

15 February 1861

Seraina SchönenbergerSeraina Schönenberger

04 October 1984

Bruno GanzBruno Ganz
(Stage actor, Film actor)

22 March 1941

Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
(Tennis player)

28 March 1985

Ursula AndressUrsula Andress
(Actor, Screenwriter, Model)

19 March 1936

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Xherdan ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
(Association football player)

10 October 1991

Ma Anand SheelaMa Anand Sheela

28 December 1949

Martina HingisMartina Hingis

30 September 1980

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

08 November 1935

René AuberjonoisRené Auberjonois
Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean
(Racecar driver)

17 April 1986

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

29 May 1970

Granit XhakaGranit Xhaka

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

14 March 1978

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

02 November 1957

William TellWilliam Tell
(Folk hero)
Erich von DänikenErich von Däniken

14 April 1935

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

24 May 1743

Ferdinand de SaussureFerdinand de Saussure
(Linguist, Educationist, University teacher, Sociologist, Philosopher)

26 November 1857

Stephan LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
(Association football player)

16 January 1984