Famous Swiss - Swiss Celebrities

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.

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The Most Famous Swiss

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Barıs ArducOctober 9, 1987Albanian, Swiss, TurkishBarıs Arduc is a Swiss-born Albanian actor
Carl JungJuly 26, 1875SwissCarl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist famous for founding the school of analytical psychology
Kat GrahamSeptember 5, 1989Swiss, AmericanKat Graham is a Swiss-born singer and actress
Venus PalermoFebruary 8, 1997SwissVenus Palermo, also known as Venus Angelic, is a well-known Swiss YouTuber
Jean PiagetAugust 9, 1896SwissJean Piaget was a psychologist and philosopher known for his theory of cognitive development
Orianne Cevey1974Swiss, AmericanOrianne Cevey is a Swiss jewelry designer, best known for her high profile marriage with famous English musician and actor, Phil Collins
Henry DunantMay 8, 1828SwissHenry Dunant or Jean Henri Dunant was a Swiss social and peace activist who founded the Red Cross and was the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize
Jocelyn WildensteinAugust 5, 1940Swiss, AmericanJocelyn Wildenstein is an American socialite who is known for marrying into the notorious Wildenstein family.
Paul KleeDecember 18, 1879German, SwissPaul Klee was a Swiss-German painter counted among the greatest painters of the 20th century
Roger FedererAugust 8, 1981SwissRoger Federer is Swiss tennis player and regarded as one of the greatest players of all time
Carl Jung

Carl Jung

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist famous for founding the school of analytical psychology

SwissJuly 26, 1875841 views

Rolf M. Zinkernagel

Rolf Martin Zinkernagel is an eminent Swiss immunologist who was one of the joint recipients of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996

SwissJanuary 6, 1944112 views

Werner Arber

Werner Arber is a Swiss microbiologist and a geneticist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978

SwissJune 3, 1929108 views

Walter Rudolf Hess

Walter Rudolf Hess was a Swiss physiologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1949

SwissMarch 17, 1881129 views

Paul Hermann Müller

Paul Hermann Muller was a Swiss Chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of a form of DDT

SwissJanuary 12, 189991 views

Paul Karrer

Paul Karrer was a Swiss Organic Chemist who synthesized various Vitamins and derived their structural formulas

SwissApril 21, 1889111 views

Richard R. Ernst

Richard Robert Ernst is a Swiss chemist, researcher and teacher who won the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1991

SwissAugust 14, 1933201 views

Maximilian Schell

Maximilian Schell was an Austrian and Swiss actor director, producer and writer of several of his own films

SwissDecember 8, 193080 views

Alfred Werner

Alfred Werner was a Swiss chemist and the founder of coordination chemistry

SwissDecember 12, 1866150 views

Paul Bernays

Paul Isaac Bernays was a famous Swiss mathematician who developed a new discipline of mathematical logic

SwissOctober 17, 1888109 views