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

26 July 1875

Kat GrahamKat Graham

05 September 1989

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

Le CorbusierLe Corbusier

06 October 1887

Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov

22 April 1899

Mirka FedererMirka Federer
(Tennis Player)

01 April 1978

Jocelyn WildensteinJocelyn Wildenstein

05 August 1940

Hermann HesseHermann Hesse

02 July 1877

Otto FrankOtto Frank
(Father of Anne Frank)

12 May 1889

Paul Thomas MannThomas Mann
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

06 June 1875

H. R. GigerH. R. Giger

05 February 1940

(Physician, Botanist, Astrologer)

17 December 1493

Maximilian SchellMaximilian Schell
(Actor, Director)

08 December 1930

Alberto GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti

10 October 1901

Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
(The First Person to Synthesize LSD)

11 January 1906

Paul KleePaul Klee

18 December 1879

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton

20 December 1969

Mikhail BakuninMikhail Bakunin

30 May 1814

Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli

08 February 1700

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

25 December 1878

Karl BarthKarl Barth

10 May 1886

Henry DunantHenry Dunant
(Founder of the Red Cross)

08 May 1828

Jacob BernoulliJacob Bernoulli

27 December 1654

Fabian CancellaraFabian Cancellara

18 March 1981

Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli

06 August 1667

Michelle HunzikerMichelle Hunziker
(Model, Actress)

24 January 1977

Hermann RorschachHermann Rorschach
(Swiss psychiatrist)

08 November 1884

Orianne CeveyOrianne Cevey
(Phil Collins' Ex-wife)

1974 AD

Felix BlochFelix Bloch

23 October 1905

Ernest BlochErnest Bloch

24 July 1880

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

26 August 1728

Venus PalermoVenus Palermo

08 February 1997

Pipilotti RistPipilotti Rist
(Visual Artist)

21 June 1962

Alexandre Émile John YersinAlexandre Yersin
(Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis)

22 September 1863

Alfred WernerAlfred Werner

12 December 1866

Paul Hermann MüllerPaul Hermann Müller

12 January 1899

Vladimir PrelogVladimir Prelog

23 July 1906

Werner ArberWerner Arber
(Microbiologist & Geneticist)

03 June 1929

Heinrich RohrerHeinrich Rohrer

06 June 1933

Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst

14 August 1933

Paul BernaysPaul Bernays

17 October 1888

Albrecht von HallerAlbrecht von Haller

16 October 1708

Albert AnkerAlbert Anker

01 April 1831

Walter Rudolf HessWalter Rudolf Hess

17 March 1881

K. Alex MüllerK. Alex Müller

20 April 1927

Rolf M. Zinkernagel Rolf M. Zinkernagel

06 January 1944

Paul KarrerPaul Karrer

21 April 1889

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

28 March 1868

Paul TournierPaul Tournier

12 May 1898

Theodor KocherTheodor Kocher

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

Granit XhakaGranit Xhaka

Stephan LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
(Association football player)

16 January 1984

Ma Anand SheelaMa Anand Sheela

28 December 1949

Gianni InfantinoGianni Infantino
(Jurist, Functionary, Lawyer)

23 March 1970

Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka
(Tennis player)

28 March 1985

Valon BehramiValon Behrami
(Association football player)

19 April 1985

Ursula AndressUrsula Andress
(Actor, Screenwriter, Model)

19 March 1936

Martina HingisMartina Hingis

30 September 1980

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

Fabian SchärFabian Schär
(Association football player)

20 December 1991

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

03 December 1930

René AuberjonoisRené Auberjonois

Johan DjourouJohan Djourou
(Association football player)

18 January 1987

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

14 March 1978

William TellWilliam Tell
(Folk hero)
Roman BürkiRoman Bürki

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

02 November 1957