List of Swiss people


List of Swiss people

This is a list of notable Swiss people.

"See also: "Swiss (people)

Architecture

*Francesco Borromini (1599-1667), architect in Italy
*Mario Botta (born 1943), architect
*Le Corbusier ("Charles-Edouard Jeanneret"), (1887-1965), architect
*Albert Frey (1903-1998), architect
*Jacques Herzog (born 1950), architect
*Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967), architect
*William Lescaze (1896-1969)
*Carlo Maderno (1556-1629), architect in Italy
*Pierre de Meuron (born 1950), architect
*Hannes Meyer (1889-1954), architect, director of the Bauhaus Dessau
*Domenico Trezzini (1670-1734) architect in Saint Petersburg

Actors

*Ursula Andress (born 1936), actress
*Bruno Ganz (born 1941), actor
*Mathias Gnädinger (born 1941), actor
*Grock (1880-1959), clown
*Irène Jacob (born 1966), actress
*Liselotte Pulver (born 1929)
*Emil Steinberger (born 1933), comedian

Art

*Jacques-Laurent Agasse (1767-1849), painter
*Cuno Peter Amiet (1868-1961)
*Albert Anker (1831-1910)
*Jean Arp (1886-1966), sculptor, painter and poet
*René Auberjonois (1872-1957), painter
*François Bocion (1828-1890), painter
*Arnold Böcklin (1827-1901), painter
*Karl Bodmer (1809-1893), painter of the American West
*Mark Staff Brandl (born 1955), painter, installation artist, and critic
*Frank Buchser (1828-1890), painter
*Alexandre Calame (1810-1864), painter
*Jean Crotti (1878-1958), painter
*Jean Dunand (1877-1942), decorative artist, sculptor
*Hans Erni (born 1909)
*Fischli & Weiss (born 1946 & 1952), artist duo
*Johann Caspar Füssli (1706-1782), portrait painter
*Henry Fuseli ("Johann Heinrich Füssli") (1741-1825), painter
*Johann Kaspar Füssli (1743-1786), entomologist
*Karl Gerstner (born 1930), graphic designer and painter
*Salomon Gessner (1730-1788)
*Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), sculptor, painter
*H. R. Giger (born 1940), illustrator
*Anton Graff (1736-1813), painter
*Eugène Grasset (1845-1917), decorative artist
*Willi Gutmann (born 1927), sculptor
*Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918), painter
*Max Huber (1919-1992), graphic designer
*Thomas Thü Hürlimann (born 1969), graphic designer, illustrator
*Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), painter
*Jorg Khun (1940-1964), wildlife artist and illustrator
*Paul Klee (1879-1940), painter
*Rudolf Koller (1828-1905), painter
*Albert "Lindi" Lindegger (1904-1991), illustrator and painter
*Niklaus Manuel (1484-1530), painter
*Auguste de Niederhausern-Rodo (1863–1913), sculptor
*Roger Pfund (born 1943), painter, graphic designer
*James Pradier (1790-1852), sculptor
*Oskar Reinhart (1885-1965), collector
*Iris von Roten-Meyer (1917-1990), lawyer and artist
*Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), sculptor, became Swiss in 1971
*Théophile Steinlen (1859-1923), painter and printmaker
*Niklaus Stoecklin (1896-1982), painter and graphic designer
*Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943), painter, sculptor
*Jean Tinguely (1925-1991), kinetic artist
*Rodolphe Toepffer (1799-1846)
*Félix Vallotton (1865-1925), painter
*Marianne von Werefkin (1860-1938), painter

Aviation

*Oskar Bider (1891-1919)
*Henri Dufaux (1879-1980)
*Armand Dufaux (1883-1941)
*Walter Mittelholzer (1894-1937), pilot, director Ad Astra, Swissair
*Claude Nicollier (born 1944), pilot, astronaut
*Bertrand Piccard (born 1958), psychiatrist and balloonist
*Yves Rossy (born 1959), pilot, "jet-man"
*Eduard Spelterini (1852-1931), balloonist

Business

*Carl Franz Bally (1821-1899), founder of the Bally Shoe company
*Abraham Louis Breguet (1747-1823), watchmaker
*François-Louis Cailler (1796-1852), chocolatier
*Louis Chevrolet (1878-1941), automobile engineer
*Alfred Escher (1819-1882), statesman, businessman and railway constructor
*Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth (1767-1823), architect of the Lint melioration
*Louis Favre (1826-1879), engineer of the Gotthard tunnel
*Nicolas Hayek (born 1928), entrepreneur, chairman, Swatch Group
*Jürg Marquard (born 1945), magazine publisher
*Henri Nestlé (1814-1890), founder of Nestlé S.A.
*Georges Edouard Piaget (1855-1931), watchmaker
*Beat Fischer von Reichenbach (1641-1698), held postal monopoly in Berne
*Daniel Jean-Richard (1665-1741), watchmaker
*Philippe Suchard (1797-1884), chocolatier
*William de Vigier (1912-2003), entrepreneur

Filmmakers

*Claude Goretta (born 1929), director
*Markus Imhoof (born 1941), director
*Xavier Koller (born 1944), director
*Daniel Schmid (1941-2006), director
*Alain Tanner (born 1929), director
*Marc Forster (born 1969), director of such movies as: Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, or the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace
*Arthur Cohn (born 1927), film producer, received six Oscars

Linguistics

*Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913), linguist

Mathematics

*Daniel Bernoulli (1700-1782), mathematician and physicist
*Jakob Bernoulli (1654-1705), Swiss mathematician
*Johann Bernoulli (1667-1748), Swiss mathematician
*Armand Borel (1923-2003), mathematician
*Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), mathematician and geometer
*Michel Plancherel (1885-1967), mathematician
*Georges de Rham (1903-1990), mathematician
*Ludwig Schläfli (1814-1895), mathematician
*Jakob Steiner (1796-1863), mathematician and physicist
*Edward Kofler (1911-2007), mathematician

Military

*Pierre Victor Besenval de Bronstatt (1721-1791)
*Guillaume-Henri Dufour (1787-1875), General, geographer
*Joachim Forrer (1782-1833)
*Henri Guisan (1874-1960), General during WWII
*Hans Herzog (1819-1894), General 1870-1871
*Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779-1869), General, military writer
*Christophe Keckeis (born 1945), Chief of the Armed Forces (since 2004)
*Elmar Mäder, commander of the Swiss Guard (2002-)
*Franz Ludwig Pfyffer von Wyher (1716-1802)
*Pius Segmüller (born 1952), commander of the Swiss Guard (1998-2002)
*Theophil Sprecher von Bernegg (1850-1927)
*Ulrich Wille (1848-1925), General during WWI

Music

*Mia Aegerter (born 1976), pop musician
*Martin Eric Ain, Celtic Frost bassist
*Ernest Ansermet (1883-1969), conductor
*Lys Assia (born 1926), singer
*Chiara Banchini (born 1946), violinist, conductor
*Rene Baumann (born 1968), musician, dancer, known as DJ Bobo
*Urs Bühler (born 1971), tenor, member of Il Divo
*Dominik Burkhalter (born 1975), bandleader, composer, drummer
*Michel Corboz (born 1934), conductor
*Claudia D'Addio, pop musician, Eurovision Song Contest 2006 and MusicStars contestant
*Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950), musician, educator, developer of Eurhythmics
*Philippe Decourroux (born 1962), Christian singer and drummer.
*Edwin Fischer (1886-1960), pianist and conductor
*Thomas Gabriel Fischer, Celtic Frost guitarist/singer
*Andreas Giger (born 1965), musicologist
*Peter Giger (born 1939), percussionist and bandleader
*Peter-Lukas Graf (born 1929), conductor
*Ernst Haefliger (born 1919), tenor
*Heinz Holliger (born 1939), oboe
*Arthur Honegger (1892-1955), composer
*Philippe Huttenlocher (born 1942), bass
*Christian Jacob (born 1958), jazz pianist
*Michael Jarrell (born 1958), composer
*Daniel Kandlbauer, pop musician and MusicStars contestant
*Kuno Lauener (born 1961), leadsinger of Bernese rock band Züri West
*Pepe Lienhard (born 1939), band leader and saxophone player
*Frank Martin (1890-1974), composer
*Jojo Mayer (born 1963), drummer
*Dieter Meier (born 1945) singer of electronica band Yello, which head such hits as "Oh Yeah" and "The Race".
*Mandy Meyer (born 1960) guitarist, played in bands as Asia, Gotthard and Krokus
*Paolo Pandolfo, violist (viola da gamba).
*Zlatko Perica (born 1969), better known as "Slädu", played guitar in bands as Tangerine Dream or Gölä
*Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957), composer
*Ludwig Senfl (1486-1542/3), Renaissance composer
*Marc Storace (born 1951) Maltese-Swiss rock vocalist and songwriter. Best known as singer of hard rock band Krokus
*Eric Tappy (born 1931), tenor
*Martin Tillman (born 1964), film music composer
*Silvio Varviso (1924-2006), conductor, especially of opera
*Andreas Vollenweider (born 1953), grammy award winning harpist
*Chris Von Rohr (born 1951), musician and producer. Best known as bassist of hard rock band Krokus
*August Wenzinger (1905-1996), cellist, violist (viola da gamba), pioneer of early music performance.
*Andreas Wettstein (born 1971), violinist, son of Niels Kaj Jerne
*Alberich Zwyssig (1808-1854), priest, composer of the "Swiss Psalm"
*Roland Zoss (born 1951), rockpoetry musician

Philosophy

*Peter Bieri (born 1944), philosopher, author
*Benjamin Constant (1767-1830)
*Jeanne Hersch (1910-2000), philosopher
*Henri Lauener (1933-2002), philosopher
*Dominik Perler (born 1965), philosopher
*Hans A. Pestalozzi (1929-2004), social critic
*Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), philosopher, author
*Hans Saner (born 1934), philosopher

Psychology and Pedagogy

*Ludwig Binswanger (1881-1966), psychologist
*Eugen Bleuler (1857-1940), psychiatrist
*Gustav Hans Graber (1893-1983), psychologist and psychoanalyst
*Hans-Werner Hunziker (1934), psychologist
*C.G. Jung (1875-1961), psychiatrist
*Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-1827), pedagogue
*Oskar Pfister (1873-1956), psychologist and pastor
*Jean Piaget (1896-1980), psychologist
*Hermann Rorschach (1884-1922),

Politics

*Étienne Clavière (1735-1793)
*Élie Ducommun (1833-1906), 1902 Nobel Peace Prize
*Henri Dunant (1828-1910), Founder of the Red Cross 1901 Nobel Peace Prize
*Nicholas of Flüe (1417-1487), diplomat, hermit, Catholic saint
*Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), US Secretary of the Treasury, diplomat
*Albert Gobat (1843-1914), 1902 Nobel Peace Prize
*Jörg Jenatsch (1596-1639), pastor, Protestant politician
*Josef Leu (1800-1845), Catholic politician from Lucerne
*Jean-Paul Marat (1743-1793), revolutionary
*Napoleon III (1808-1873) (naturalized in 1832)
*Jacques Necker (1732-1804), statesman and finance minister of Louis XVI
*Charles Pictet de Rochemont (1755-1824), statesman, diplomat
*Pompejus von Planta-Wildenberg (1569-1621)
*Rudolf von Planta (died 1640), judge in lower Engadin
*Rudolf von Planta-Wildenberg (1603-1641)
*Fritz Platten (1883-1942), Communist
*Nelly Wicky (born 1923), former member of the National Council

"See also":
*List of members of the Swiss Federal Council (since 1848)
*List of members of the Swiss National Council (current)
*List of members of the Swiss Council of States (current)
*List of Presidents of the Swiss Confederation (since 1848)
*List of Presidents of the Swiss National Council (since 1848)
*List of Presidents of the Swiss Council of States (since 1848)
*List of Federal Chancellors of Switzerland (since 1803)
*List of Presidents of the Swiss Diet (before 1848)
*List of mayors of Baden, Berne, Fribourg
*List of mayors of Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne
*List of mayors of Lugano, Schaffhausen, St. Gallen
*List of mayors of Uster, Winterthur, Zofingen, Zurich
*List of 2005 office-holders in Switzerland
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Religion

*Jakob Abbadie (1654-1727), Protestant preacher
*Gilberto Agustoni (born 1922), cardinal
*Jacob Amman (17th century)
*Karl Barth (1886-1968), theologian
*Theodore Beza (1519-1605), reformer in Geneva
*Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575), reformer in Zurich
*Georges Cardinal Cottier (born 1922), former professor of theology
*Niklaus Manuel Deutsch (1484-1530) painter, dramatician, politician and reformer in Berne
*Johann Augustanus Faber (c.1470-c.1530), theolgian and historian
*William Farel (1489-1565), reformer in Geneva
*Theodosius Florentini (1808-1865)
*Gaston Frommel (1862-1906)
*Berchtold Haller (1492-1536), reformer in Berne
*Karl Rudolf Hagenbach (1801-1874)
*Johann Jakob Herzog (1805-1882)
*Hans Küng (born 1928), theologian
*Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), pastor and physiognomist
*Oswald Myconius (1488-1552)
*Johannes Oecolampadius (1482-1531), reformer in Basel
*Frère Roger (1915-2005), founder of Taizé
*Philip Schaff (1819-1893)
*Henri Cardinal Schwery (born 1932), former Bishop of Sion
*Guichard Tavelli (died 1375), Bishop of Sion
*Alexandre Rodolphe Vinet (1797-1847), theologian and critic
*Pierre Viret (1511-1571), reformer in Vaud Canton
*Lukas Vischer (1926-2008), theologian and writer
*Johann Jakob Wettstein (1693-1754), theologian
*John Joachim Zubly ("Hans Joachim Züblin"), (1724-1781), pastor, delegate to the Continental Congress
*Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531), reformer in Zurich

cience

A-F

*Firmin Abauzit (1679-1767), scientist
*Alexander Emanuel Agassiz (1835-1910), American man of science
*Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), work on ice ages, glaciers
*Jacob Amsler (1823-1912), mathematician and inventor of measuring instruments
*Werner Arber (born 1929), 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
*Johann Georg Baiter (1801-1877), philologist
*Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier (1840-1914) archaeologist
*Jean-François Bergier (born 1931), historian
*Eugene Bleuler (1857-1940), psychiatrist
*Felix Bloch (born 1905), 1952 Nobel Prize in Physics
*Charles Bonnet (1720-1793), botanist
*Daniel Bovet (born 1907), 1957 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
*Joost Bürgi (1552-1632), mathematician and watchmaker
*Johann Büttikofer (1850-1929), zoologist
*Jean-André Deluc (1727-1817), geologist
*Albert Einstein (1879-1955), 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics
*Richard R. Ernst (born 1933), 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
*Sascha Fässler (born 1982), marine biologist
*Edmond H. Fischer (born 1920), 1992 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
*Auguste Forel (1848-1931), myrmecologist, psychiatrist, neurologist
*François-Alphonse Forel (1841-1912), pioneer in the study of lakes
*Johann Kaspar Füssli (1743-1786), entomologist

G-O

*Conrad Gessner (1516-1565)
*Ursula Geiger (born 1957)
*Jules Gonin (1870-1935), ophthalmologist
*André Guignard (1942-), engineer
*Charles-Edouard Guillaume (1861-1938), 1920 Nobel Prize in Physics
*Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777)
*Anna Heer (1863-1918), physician
*Walter Hess (1881-1973), 1949 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
*Carl Hilty (1833-1909), jurist
*Albert Hofmann (1906-), chemist, discoverer of d-lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
*Eugen Huber (1849-1923), jurist
*François Huber (1750-1831), naturalist
*Paul Karrer (1889-1971), 1937 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
*Emil Theodor Kocher (1841-1917), 1909 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
*Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac (1817-1894), chemist
*Michel Mayor (born 1942), astronomer
*Johannes von Müller (1752-1809), historian
*K. Alex Müller (born 1927), 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics
*Paul Müller (1899-1965), 1948 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
*Jean-Daniel Nicoud, computer scientist and researcher
*Johann Caspar von Orelli (1787-1849)

P-Z

*Paracelsus (1493-1541), ("Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim"), alchemist
*Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958), 1945 Nobel Prize in Physics
*Jean Piaget (1896-1980), psychologist
*Auguste Piccard (1884-1962), physicist and balloonist
*Bertrand Piccard (born 1958), psychiatrist and balloonist
*Jacques Piccard (born 1922), engineer and underwater explorer
*Jean Piccard (1884-1963), balloonist
*François-Jules Pictet de la Rive (1809-1872), zoologist and paleontologist
*Raoul Pictet (1846-1929), physicist
*Adolf Portmann (1897-1982), zoologist
*Vladimir Prelog (1906-1998), 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
*Didier Queloz (born 1966), astronomer
*Tadeus Reichstein (1897-1996), chemist, 1950 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
*Eugene Renevier (1831-1906), geologist
*Heinrich Rohrer (born 1933), 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics
*Leopold Ruzicka (1887-1976), 1939 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
*Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (1740-1799), botanist
*Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733), Swiss savant
*Louis Secretan (1758-1839), mycologist
*Jack Steinberger (born 1921), 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics
*Alfred Werner (1866-1919), 1913 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
*Niklaus Wirth (born 1934), computer scientist, ACM Turing Award winner, inventor of the Pascal programming language
*Kurt Wüthrich (born 1938), 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
*Daniel Albert Wyttenbach (1746-1820)
*Alexandre Yersin (1894-1943), physician, isolates the "Yersinia pestis"
*Rolf M. Zinkernagel (born 1944), 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
*Fritz Zwicky (1898-1974), astronomer
*Theodor Zwinger (1533-1588), scholar

ports

*Paul Accola (born 1967), skiing champion
*David Aebischer (born 1978), NHL goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens
*Daniel Albrecht (born 1983), Alpine skier
*Simon Ammann (born 1981), gold medallist in Ski jumping at the 2002 Winter Olympics
*Madeleine Berthod (born 1931), 1956 gold medallist in Downhill skiing
*Denise Biellmann (born 1962), World champion figure skater
*Sepp Blatter (born 1935), FIFA president
*Ursula Bruhin (born 1970), snowboarder
*Claudio Castagnoli (born 1980), pro wrestler
*Stéphane Chapuisat (born 1969), footballer
*Johan Djourou (born 1987), footballer
*Oscar Egg (born 1890), cyclist
*Roger Federer (born 1981), tennis champion: 13-time Grand Slam singles champion
*Michela Figini (born 1966), Alpine skiing champion
*Marcel Fischer (born 1978), Fencing champion, gold medallist in Athens Olympics
*Alexander Frei (born 1979), footballer
*Tanja Frieden (born 1976), snowboarder
*Martin Gerber (born 1974), NHL goaltender for the Ottawa Senators
*Arnold Gerschwiler (born c. 1914), skater
*Hans Gerschwiler (born c. 1921), World champion figure skater
*Jack Gerschwiler (1898-2000), coach
*Franz Heinzer (born 1962), Alpine skier
*Stéphane Henchoz (born 1974), footballer
*Erika Hess (born 1962), Alpine skiing champion
*Martina Hingis (born 1980), tennis champion: 5-time Grand Slam singles champion
*Jakob Hlasek (born 1964), tennis player
*Ambrosi Hoffmann (born 1977), Alpine skiing medalist
*Shihan Andy Hug (1964-2000), Karate and Kickboxing champion
*Patrick Hürlimann (born 1963), Olympic curling champion
*Bruno Kernen (born 1972), Alpine skier, Bronze medalist and former World Champion in downhill
*Bruno Kernen (born 1961), Alpine skier, winner of the 1983 Kitzbühel downhill race
*Hugo Koblet (1925-1964), cycling champion
*Franz Krienbühl (1929-2002), speed skater
*Andreas Küttel (born 1979), ski jumper
*Peter Lüscher (born 1956), Alpine skiing champion
*Stéphane Lambiel (born 1985), figure skater, Olympic silver medalist
*Daniela Meuli (born 1981), snowboarder
*Nicolas Müller (born 1982), snowboarder
*Peter Müller (born 1957), Alpine skiing champion
*Lise-Marie Morerod (born 1956), Alpine skiing champion
*Marie-Theres Nadig (born 1954), Alpine skiing champion
*Maya Pedersen (born 1972), skeleton athlete
*Manuela Pesko (born 1978), snowboarder
*Walter Prager (1910-1984), Alpine skiing champion
*Tony Rominger (born 1961), cyclist who won major tours four times in his career
*Marc Rosset (born 1970), tennis player, gold medallist in Barcelona Olympics
*Bernhard Russi (born 1948), Alpine skiing champion
*Martina Schild (born 1981), Downhill skiing champion
*Hedy Schlunegger (1923-2003), downhill Olympic champion of 1948
*Vreni Schneider (born 1964), Alpine skiing champion
*Patty Schnyder (born 1978), professional tennis player
*Thabo Sefolosha (born 1984), NBA player for the Chicago Bulls
*Philippe Senderos (born 1985), footballer
*Mark Streit (born 1977), NHL defenceman for the New York Islanders
*Alain Sutter (born 1968), footballer
*Kubilay Türkyilmaz (born 1967), footballer
*Maria Walliser (born 1963), Alpine skiing champion
*Stanislas Wawrinka (born 1985), professional tennis player
*Jean Wicki (born 1933), gold medallist in bobsleigh
*Hakan Yakın (born 1977), footballer
*Murat Yakin (born 1974), footballer
*Heidi Zurbriggen (born 1967), skier
*Matthias Zurbriggen (1856-1917), mountain guide and Alpinist
*Pirmin Zurbriggen (born 1963), Alpine skiing champion
*Silvan Zurbriggen (born 1981), skier

Writers

*Peter Bichsel (born 1935)
*S. Corinna Bille (1912-1979), author, poet
*Ida Bindschedler (1854-1919), childbook author
*Silvio Blatter (born 1946)
*Hans Boesch (born 1926)
*Hermann Burger (1942-1989), author, poet, literary scholar, editor
*Charles Victor de Bonstetten (1745-1832)
*Nicolas Bouvier (1929-1998)
*Elias Canetti (1905-1994), 1981 Nobel Prize in Literature, Swiss resident
*Blaise Cendrars ("Frédéric Louis Sauser") (1887-1961), author
*Victor Cherbuliez (1829-1899), member of the Académie française
*Jacques Chessex (born 1934)
*Anne Cuneo (born 1936)
*Erich von Däniken (born 1935), Ancient Astronauts writer
*Martin R. Dean (born 1955), writer
*Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), author and dramatist
*Werner J. Egli (born 1943)
*Felix Epper (born 1967)
*Heinrich Federer (1866-1928)
*Jürg Federspiel (1931-2007)
*Martin Frank (born 1950)
*Max Frisch (1911-1991), author and architect
*Salomon Gessner (1730-1788)
*Friedrich Glauser (1896-1938)
*Jeremias Gotthelf ("Albert Bitzius") (1797-1854), author and pastor
*Roger Graf (born 1958)
*Jyoti Guptara and Suresh Guptara (born 1988), twin authors ("Calaspia" and sequels), Swiss residents
*Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature, Swiss resident
*Franz Hohler (born 1943), author and comedian
*Meinrad Inglin (1893-1971)
*Zoë Jenny (born 1974)
*Gottfried Keller (1819-1890), author
*Christian Kracht (born 1966), author
*Hugo Loetscher (born 1929), author
*Ella Maillart (1903-1997)
*Niklaus Meienberg (1940-1993)
*Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825-1898)
*Adolf Muschg (born 1934)
*Suzanne Necker, née "Suzanne Curchod" (1739-1794)
*Juste Olivier (1807-1876)
*Daniele Pantano (born 1976), poet, translator, editor
*Erica Pedretti (born 1930), author and artist
*Eugène Rambert (1830-1886)
*Charles Ferdinand Ramuz (1878-1947), writer
*Grisélidis Réal (1929-2005)
*Urs Richle (born 1965)
*Jakob Schaffner (1875-1944)
*Margrit Schriber (born 1939)
*Josias Simmler (1530-1576), theologian, historian
*Carl Spitteler (1845-1924), 1919 Nobel Prize in Literature
*Johanna Spyri (1827-1901), author of "Heidi"
*Anne Louise Germaine de Staël ("Madame de Staël") (1766-1817)
*Martin Suter (born 1948), columnist and novelist
*Otto F. Walter (1928-1994)
*Robert Walser (1878-1956)
*Silja Walter (born 1919) sister of Otto F. Walter, Benedictinian nun and writer
*Markus Werner (born 1944)
*Urs Widmer (born 1938)
*Johann David Wyss (1743-1818), author of "The Swiss Family Robinson"
*Yvette Z'Graggen (born 1920)
*Albin Zollinger (1885-1941)
*Emil Zopfi (born 1943)
*Fritz Zorn ("Fritz Angst") (1944-1976), author of "Mars"
*Roland Zoss (born 1951)
*Johann Heinrich Daniel Zschokke (1771-1848)
*Manfred Züfle (1936-2007), writer

Others

*Crown Princess of Brunei Pengiran Minizack Renaldi Anak Hitchtafi Sarah (born 1987), wife of Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah, half Swiss and half Bruneian.
*Othmar Ammann (1879-1965), civil engineer, bridge engineer to the New York Port Authority
*Nick Auf der Maur (1942-1998), Canadian journalist, Swiss parents
*Maximilian Bircher-Benner (1867-1939), physician and Muesli inventor
*Johann Georg Bodmer (1786-1864), inventor
*Johann Jakob Bodmer (1698-1783)
*Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897), art historian
*Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784-1814), traveller and orientalist
*Arthur Cohn (born 1927), film producer, received six Oscars
*Philipp Emanuel von Fellenberg (1771-1844)
*Marie Grossholtz (1761-1850), known as "Madame Tussaud"
*Paul Grueninger (1891-1972), commander of police and humanitarian
*Michelle Hunziker (born 1977), TV presenter previously married to the Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti
*Ingvar Kamprad (born 1926), founder of IKEA, Swiss resident since 1976
*Carl Lutz (1895-1975), diplomat and humanitarian
*Robert Maillart (1872-1940), Civil Engineer, inventor of many concrete bridge techniques
*Christoph Meili (born 1968), whistleblower
*Christian Menn (born 1927), Civil Engineer
*Max Miedinger (1910-1980), typeface designer, inventor of Helvetica
*Susanna Orelli (1845-1939), humanitarian
*Archibald Reiss (1876-1929), criminologist
*Beat Richner (born 1947), pediatrician, founder of children's hospitals in Cambodia
*Niklaus Riggenbach (1817-1899), engineer
*Anna Ringier (1896-2006), oldest living Swiss (as of 2006)
*Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998), Sufi writer, born in Basel
*John Sutter (1803-1880), California settler
*Alain Tanner (born 1929), film director
*Lukas Vischer (1780-1840), collector, traveler, artist

"See also": Swiss longevity recordholders

Not included

*Betty Bossi, fictional cook and writer of cookbooks
*Victor Frankenstein and Family, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, book and movie
*Globi, Swiss cartoon character
*Papa Moll, Swiss Children's Book Character
*Heidi, protagonist of the book by Johanna Spyri
*Helvetia, personification ("mother") of Switzerland
*Swiss Family Robinson, from the book by Johann David Wyss
*Ueli Rotach, legendary hero of the 1405 battle at Stoss
*Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), from Alsace, "not" Switzerland
*Guy Secretan, character of Swiss origin in the British sitcom Green Wing
*William Tell, legendary 14th century hero
*Arnold von Winkelried, legendary hero of the 1386 battle of Sempach

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