Top 20 most important and famous people from Switzerland

My opinion about the most important or famous people from Switzerland
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Last updated: January 25, 2023
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Painter of The Nightmare
Henry Fuseli
Painter influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He experimented and explored color theory
Paul Klee
One of the most important sculptors of XX century. His work was particularly influenced by artistic styles such as Cubism and Surrealism
Alberto Giacometti
Theologist of XVI century and leader of the Reformation in Switzerland
Huldrych Zwingli
Philosopher and writer, his political philosophy influenced the progress of the Age of Enlightenment throughout Europe and the French Revolution
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Writer, author of Green Henry and The People from Seldwyla
Gottfried Keller
Writer, author of Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha and The Glass Bead Game. Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946
Hermann Hesse
Humanitarian, businessman, social activist and co-founder of the Red Cross. Winner of Nobel Peace Prize in 1901
Henry Dunant
Pioneer in several aspects of the medical revolution of the Renaissance, emphasizing the value of observation in combination with received wisdom. He is credited as the father of toxicology
Mathematician who founded the studies of graph theory and topology and made pioneering and influential discoveries in many other branches of mathematics such as analytic number theory, complex analysis, and infinitesimal calculus
Leonhard Euler
Medical researcher winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1909 for his work in the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid
Emil Theodor Kocher
Psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential in the fields of psychiatry and anthropology
Carl Jung
Pharmacologist known for his discovery in 1937 of antihistamines, which block the neurotransmitter histamine and are used in allergy medication. Winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1957
Daniel Bovet
Psychologist known for his work on child development
Jean Piaget
Physicist who made fundamental theoretical contributions to the understanding of ferromagnetism and electron behavior in crystal lattices. He is also considered one of the developers of nuclear magnetic resonance. Winner of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1952
Felix Bloch
Actor famous for his portrayal of Adolf Hitler in the Oscar-nominated film Downfall
Bruno Ganz
Actor famous for his roles in The Man in the Glass Booth, Julia and Judgment at Nuremberg. Winner of Academy Award in 1962
Maximilian Schell
Tennis player winner of 11 Grand Slam titles
Roger Federer
Tennis player winner of three Grand Slam titles
Stan Wawrinka
President of FIFA from 1998 to 2015
Sepp Blatter
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