Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Removals to Switzerland: Famous People that Have Lived or Were Born in Switzerland

If you require removals to Switzerland in the near or not so distant future, you will be looking for a high class removals firm to ensure the safe arrival of your possessions at their destination.

UK based Hamiltons removals have 20 years’ experience in international removals, including removals to Switzerland and are regularly praised for our high quality service. We tailor our services to individual requirements and whether you require removals in full or part-load road lorries / containers, storage, packing, or even cleaning services, we can organise these on your behalf.

We provide removals to Switzerland from the UK and most other European or world wide destinations at very competitive prices. Just contact us for a free quotation or if you have any queries on either domestic or commercial moves, just get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Switzerland is a country known for its fine chocolate, dramatic scenery and superior watches. However, for those of you who are requiring removals to Switzerland, you may have already discovered that there is much more to this beautiful country than just these. From scientists, artists, actors and musicians, there are many famous people that have lived or were born in Switzerland. Here we shall look at some of the names connected to Switzerland.

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Famous People from Switzerland

Switzerland was the birthplace of a number of famous people past and present who have either altered the course of history, or made a name for themselves worldwide. Also included in this article are a few well-known names associated with the country that have lived here but may not have been born here. It is impossible to include all of them here so this is our top pick of some of the best.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was one of the most influential physicians of the 20th century and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. Although born in Germany, he lived part of his life in Switzerland and was educated here.

He was a pupil at the Aargau Cantonal School in Aarau in Switzerland between 1895 and 1896, and at the age of 17 he enrolled on a four year course in ETH in Zurich, which is named as one of the top universities in the world.

Einstein obtained Swiss citizenship in 1901 and his two sons were born in the country. The apartment where he lived in Bern from 1903-1905 is has been turned into a museum called Einstein House which features pictures and various documents relating to his scientific activities.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer is a world tennis champion born in Basel, Switzerland in 1981. In 2012 he was ranked number 1 player in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). The father of two is considered by tennis critics and past and present players as the ‘greatest tennis player of all time’.

Ursula Andress

Ursula Andress was born in the Canton of Bern in 1936. She is known for her part as the bikini clad actress Honey Ryder in the first ever Bond Movie, Dr No. She is considered as the iconic bond girl after rising out of the sea in a white bikini. Years later the bikini sold at auction for over £40,000.

Andress appeared in a number of films including the 1967 film, Casino Royale, where she starred as Vesper Lynd.

Jean Henri Dunant

Businessman Jean Henri Dunant (1828-1910) also known as Henry Dunant, was born in Geneva, Switzerland. He was founder of the International Red Cross Movement and his ideas sparked the Geneva Convention in 1864.

Together with Frederic Passy, he was awarded the first ever Nobel Peace prize in 1901 for his role in both.

Daniel Peter

Daniel Peter (1836-1919) was the creator of milk chocolate after mixing cocoa with condensed milk (invented by his neighbour, another famous name, Henri Nestle). Peter first invented milk chocolate as a drink, and later (in the 1880’s) he invented milk chocolate to be eaten.  Now milk chocolate makes up the majority of the Swiss market (80 per cent).

Other famous names in Switzerland linked to the chocolate industry include Francois-Louis Cailler, Philippe Suchard, Rodolphe Lindt and Theodor Tobler.

Yves Rossy

Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy was born in 1959. He has earned the nickname ‘Jetman’ because of his winged jetpack. He has made flights over the Alps, Rio de Janeiro’s skyline and above the Grand Canyon. He also appears in numerous air shows (including air shows in the UK) and has appeared on BBC’s Top Gear where he raced with one of Jeremy Clarkson’s co-presenters Richard Hammond.

Joanna Spyri

Children’s author Joanna Spyri (1827-1901) was born in the area of Hirzel, Switzerland. She wrote more than 50 stories although she is best known for the book Heidi, about an orphan who lives in the Alps with her grandfather. The book, written in just four weeks, has a stunning portrayal of the Swiss landscape.  

Le Corbusier

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (1887-1965), also known as Le Corbusier, was born in the Neuchatel canton of Switzerland, although mid-way through his life he became a French citizen.

Le Corbusier is regarded as one of the pioneers of modern architecture. His career was spread over 50 years and his buildings can be seen on three continents: Asia, Europe and America.

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