Celebrities in Switzerland

Jakob Abbadie theologian, writer
Paul Accola alpine skier, Olympic medalist
Mia ( Myriam) Aegerter singer, actress
Jacques-Laurent Agasse painter
Alexander Emmanuel Rodolphe Agassiz scientist, engineer
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz paleontologist, glaciologist, geologist
Gilberto Agustoni prelate, cardinal-deacon
Martin Eric Ain musician, songwriter
Daniel Albrecht alpine skier
Henri Frederic Amiel philosopher
Cuno Amiet painter, sculptor
Jakob Ammann Anabaptist leader
Othmar Hermann Ammann structural engineer
Simon Ammann ski jumper, Olympic medalist
Thomas E. Ammann art dealer
Jakob Amsler-Laffon mathematician, physicist, engineer
Ursula Andress actress
Albert Samuel Anker painter, illustrator
Ernest Alexandre Ansermet conductor
Adolphe Appia architect, lighting and decor theorist
Werner Arber microbiologist, geneticist, Nobel laureate
Lys Assia singer
Rene Victor Auberjonois painter
Hans Wilhelm Auer architect
Johann Georg Baiter philologist
Carl Franz Bally founder Bally Show Co.
Chiara Banchini violinist
Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier archaeologist
Karl Barth theologian
Erwin Friedrich Baumann architect, sculptor
Peter Rene Cipiriano Baumann "D. J. Bobo" singer, songwriter
Jean-Francois Bergier historian
Hans Benno Bernoulli architect
Jacob Bernoulli mathematician
Johann Bernoulli mathematician
Melchior Berri architect
Madeleine Berthod alpine skier, Olympic medalist
Peter Bichsel writer, journalist
Oskar Bider aviation pioneer
Denise Biellmann figure skater
Peter Bieri writer, philosopher
Max Bill architect, artist, designer
Ludwig Binswanger psychiatrist
Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner physician, nutritional research pioneer
Silvio Blatter writer
Paul Eugen Bleuler psychiatrist
Felix Bloch physicist, Nobel laureate
Christoph Blocher politician, industrialist
Francois-Louis Bocion artist, teacher
Arnold Bocklin painter
Johann Georg Bodmer inventor
Johann Jakob Bodmer author, academic
Karl Bodmer painter
Charles Bonnet naturalist
Charles Victor de Bonstetten writer
Armand Borel mathematician
Daniel Borel co-founder Logitech
Francesco Borromini architect
Mario Botta architect
Nicolas Bouvier iconographer, photographer
Daniel Bovet pharmacologist, Nobel laureate
Abraham-Louis Breguet horologist
Ursula Bruhin snowboarder
Rudolf Brun leader of Zurich guilds' revolution
Pierre Victor,baron de Besenval de Brunstatt Swiss guard commander
Urs Buhler tenor
Heinrich Bullinger protestant reformer
Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt historian
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt traveler, orientalist, writer
Hermann Burger poet, novelist
Erika Burkart writer, poet
Johann Buttikofer zoologist
Francois-Louis Cailler first producer Swiss chocolate
Alexandre Calame painter
Fabian Cancellara bicycle racer
Gaudenz Canova socialist
Charles Victor Cherbuliez novelist
Jacques Chessex author, painter
Louis-Joseph Chevrolet co-founder Chevrolet Motor Company
Etienne Claviere financier, politician
Arthur Cohn film producer
Alfred Comte aviation pioneer
Benjamin Constant writer, politician
Michael Corboz conductor
Georges Marie Martin Cottier cardinal
Ernst Cramer architect
Jean Crotti painter
Justus Dahinden architect
Rachel Kolly d'Alba violinist
Erich von Daniken author
Philippe Decourroux songwriter
Joseph Deiss politician, economist
Jean-Andre Deluc geologist, meteorologist
Henri Des singer, songwriter
Dimitri clown, mime
Elie Ducommun peace activist, Nobel laureate
Armand Dufaux aviation pioneer
Jean Dunand sculptor, lacquer artist
Henry Dunant social activist, founder International Committee of the Red Cross, Nobel laureate
Annemarie Duringer actress
Friedrich Durrenmatt author, dramatist
Andy Egert musician
Oscar Egg bicycle racer
Hans Erni painter, sculptor
Richard Ernst chemist, Nobel laureate
Alfred Escher politician, railway entrepreneur
Leonhard Euler mathematician, physicist
Johann Augustanus Faber theologian
Ernest Failloubaz aviation pioneer
Louis Favre civil engineer
Roger Federer tennis player
Jurg Federspiel writer
Phillip Emmanuel von Fellenberg educator
Michela Figini alpine skier, Olympic medalist
Edwin Fischer pianist, conductor
Marcel Fischer fencer, Olympic medalist
Thomas Gabriel Fischer singer, musician
Theodosius Florentini Capuchin monk
Nicholas of Flue patron saint of Switzerland
Carlo Fontana architect
Domenico Fontana architect
Auguste Forel myrmecologist, psychiatrist, neuroanatomist
Francois-Alphonse Forel scientist, founder of limnology
Albert Frey architect
Tanja Friedan snowboarder, Olympic medalist
Max Frisch playwright, novelist
Gaston Frommel theologian
Henry Fuseli painter
Johann Caspar Fussli painter
Albert Gallatin former U.S. secretary of treasury
Hans Gerschwiler figure skater, Olympic medalist
Jacques Gerschwiler figure skater, coach
Arnold Gerschwiler figure skating coach
Conrad Gessner naturalist, bibliographer
Salomon Gessner painter, poet
Alberto Giacometti painter, sculptor
Hans Rudlof "Ruedi" Giger painter
Domenico Gilardi architect
Friedrich Glauser writer
Charles Albert Gobat lawyer, politician, Nobel laureate
Claude Goretta television producer, film director
Jeremias Gotthelf novelist
Rene Grandjean aviation pioneer
Peter-Lukas Graf flautist
Anton Graff painter
Eugene Grasset artist
Andre Guignard engineer, mobile robot creator
Charles Edouard Guillaume physicist, Nobel laureate
Henri Guisan army general
Willi Gutmann sculptor
Ernst Haefliger tenor
Albrecht von Haller anatomist, naturalist, physiologist
Eveline Hasler writer
Markus Hediger writer, translator
Franz Heinzer alpine skier
Jeanne Hersch philosopher
Hans Herzog army general
Johann Jakob Herzog theologian
Erika Hess alpine skier, Olympic medalist
Walter Rudolf Hess physiologist, Nobel laureate
Carl Hilty philosopher, lawyer
Albert Hofmann scientist, chemist
Franz Hohler author
Heinz Holliger composer, conductor, oboist
Baron Jean-Conrad Hottinguer banker
Eugen Huber jurist, creator Swiss civil code of 1907
Francois Huber naturalist
Max Huber graphic designer
Hans-Werner Hunziker psychologist, scientist
Michelle Hunziker actress, singer
Otto Frederick Hunziker pioneer dairy industry
Philippe Huttenlocher baritone
Philippe Jaccottet poet, translator
Michael Jarrell composer
Pierre Jeauneret architect
Zoe Jenny writer
Antoine-Henri Jomini military general, writer
Carl Jung psychiatrist
Emma Jung psycho-analyst, author
Angelica Kauffman painter
Christophe Keckeis chief Swiss Armed Forces
Gottfried Keller writer
Marthe Keller actress
Bruno Kernen alpine skier, Olympic medalist
Paul Klee painter
Hugo Koblet cyclist
Emil Theodor Kocher physician, researcher, Nobel laureate
Xavier Koller film director, screenwriter
Elizabeth Kopp politician
Christian Kracht novelist
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross psychiatrist, author
Jorg Kuhn artist, naturalist
Hans Kung theologian
Mathis Kunzler actor
Andreas Kuttel ski jumper
Stephane Lambiel figure skater, choreographer, Olympic medalist
Henri Lauener philosopher
Johann Kaspar Lavater poet, physiognomist
William Lescaze architect
Moritz Leuenberger politician
Pepe Lienhard band leader, musician
Albert Lindegger painter
Hugo Loetscher writer
Peter Luscher alpine skier
Carl Lutz diplomat
Elmar Mader Swiss guard commander
Ella Maillart adventurer, travel writer
Robert Maillart civil engineer
Niklaus Manuel painter
Jean-Paul Marat physician, political theorist, scientist
Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac chemist
Jurg Marquard journalist, publisher
Frank Martin composer
Mani Matter singer, songwriter
Jojo Mayer drummer
Michael Mayor astrophysicist
Dieter Meier musician, conceptual artist
Arnold von Melchtal legendary founder of Switzerland
Christian Menn bridge designer
Conrad Ferdinand Meyer poet, novelist
Hannes Meyer architect
Max Miedinger typeface designer
Henrich Menu von Minutoli military officer, explorer, archaeologist
Walter Mittelholzer aviation pioneer
Patrick Moraz musician
Jean-Marc Moret archaeologist, art historian
Giuseppe Motta politician
Johannes von Muller historian
Josef Muller-Brockman graphic designer, teacher
Karl Alexander Muller physicist, Nobel laureate
Nicholas Muller snowboarder
Paul Herman Muller chemist, Nobel laureate
Peter Muller alpine skier, Olympic medalist
Adolf Muschg writer
Oswald Myconius teacher, preacher
Marie-Theres Nadig alpine skier, Olympic medalist
Jacques Necker French statesman
Claude Nicollier astronaut
Auguste de Niederhausern "Rodo" sculptor
Juste Olivier poet, translator
Johann Caspar von Orelli classical scholar
Konrad Osterwalder physicist, politician
Daniele Pantano poet
Paracelsus physician, botanist, astrologer
Maya Pedersen-Bieri skeleton racer, Olympic medalist
Vincent Perez actor
Dominik Perler philosopher
Carlos Peron musician
Manuela Pesko snowboarder
Hans A. Pestalozzi social critic
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi pedagogue, educational reformer
Daniel Peter chocolatier, first to make milk chocolate
Oskar Pfister minister, psychoanalyst
Georges Piaget watchmaker
Jean Piaget psychologist, philosopher
Auguste Piccard explorer, inventor, physicist
Bertrand Piccard balloonist
Jean Piccard balloonist, chemist, engineer
Raoul Pictet physicist, first to liquefy nitrogen
Michael Plancherel mathematician
Carla Del Ponte prosecutor
Adolf Portmann zoologist
Walter Prager alpine skier
Fritz Puempin painter
Liselotte Pulver actress
Eugene Rambert author
Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz writer
Clay Regazzoni race car driver
Werner Reinhart industrialist, philanthropist
Eugene Renevier geologist
Georges de Rham mathematician
Beat Richner pediatrician, founder childrens' hospitals in Cambodia
Alice Rivaz author
Heinrich Rohrer physicist, Nobel laureate
Hermann Rorschach psychiatrist, developer inkblot test
Marc Rosset tennis player, Olympic medalist
Yves Rossy pilot, inventor
Jean-Jacques Rousseau philosopher, writer
Bernhard Russi alpine skier, Olympic medalist
Jacqes Sablet painter
Ferdinand de Saussure linguist
Horace-Benedict de Saussure physicist
Jakob Schaffner novelist
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer scholar
Daniel Schmid film director
Vreni Schneider alpine ski racer, Olympic medalist
Patty Schnyder tennis player
Othmar Schoeck composer, conductor
Frithjof Schuon philosopher, author, metaphysician
Henri Schwery cardinal, bishop
Louis Secretan lawyer, mycologist
Thabo Sefolosha basketball player
Philippe Senderos footballer
Ludwig Senfl composer
Michel Simon actor
Eduard Spelterini balloonist, aerial photographer
Carl Spitteler poet, Nobel laureate
Johanna Spyri author of Heidi
Peter Stamm writer
Albert Steffen poet, dramatist, essayist
Emil Steinberger comedian, actor
Theophile Steinlen painter, printmaker
Mark Streit hockey player
Philippe Suchard chocolatier, industrialist
Martin Suter author
Harald Szeemann curator, art historian
Sophie Taeuber-Arp artist, sculptor
Alain Tanner film director
William Tell legendary folk hero
Martin Tillman composer, cellist
Jean Tinguely painter, sculptor
Rodolphe Topffer author, cartoonist, caricature artist
Domenico Trezzini architect
Bernard Tschumi architect
Felix Vallotton painter, printmaker
Silvio Varviso conductor
Alexandre Vinet theologian
Pierre Viret theologian
Lukas Vischer artist, traveler, collector
Andreas Vollenweider musician
Maria Walliser alpine skier, Olympic medalist
Robert Walser writer
Silja Walter author, Benedictine nun
Stanislas Wawrinka tennis player
August Wenzinger cellist, conductor
Markus Werner author
Johann Jakob Wettstein theologian
Jean Wicki bobsledder, Olympic medalist
Niklaus Wirth computer scientist, programming languages designer
Kurt Wuthrich chemist, Nobel laureate
Daniel Albert Wyttenbach scholar
Alexandre Yersin physician, bacteriologist
Rolf M. Zinkernagel immunologist, Nobel laureate
Roland Zoss songwriter, novelist
John Joachim Zubly pastor, statesman
Peter Zumthor architect
Matthias Zurbriggen alpinist, mountain guide
Pirmin Zurbriggen alpine skier, Olympic medalist
Silvan Zurbriggen alpine skier, Olympic medalist
Theodor Zwinger physician, scholar
Huldrych Zwingli reformation leader, theologian
Alberich Zwyssig Cistercia monk, composer Swiss national anthem