Henry Dunant

1828 - 1910

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Henry Dunant (born Jean-Henri Dunant; 8 May 1828 – 30 October 1910), also known as Henri Dunant, was a Swiss humanitarian, businessman and social activist. He was the visionary, promoter and co-founder of the Red Cross. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Dunant has received more than 674,466 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Henry Dunant is the 9th most popular social activist (down from 8th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Swiss Social Activist.

Henry Dunant is most famous for founding the Red Cross.

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Among social activists, Henry Dunant ranks 9 out of 544. Before him are Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, Rosa Luxemburg, Jan Hus, Mother Teresa, and Eleanor Roosevelt. After him are Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Guy Fawkes, Jean-Paul Marat, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, and Rosa Parks.

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Among people born in 1828, Henry Dunant ranks 4Before him are Leo Tolstoy, Jules Verne, and Henrik Ibsen. After him are Rani of Jhansi, Saigō Takamori, Hippolyte Taine, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charbel Makhlouf, Randal Cremer, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, and John Langdon Down. Among people deceased in 1910, Henry Dunant ranks 4Before him are Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, and Florence Nightingale. After him are Robert Koch, William James, Edward VII, Henri Rousseau, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Nadar, O. Henry, and Mily Balakirev.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Henry Dunant ranks 7 out of 749. Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712), Leonhard Euler (1707), Le Corbusier (1887), Carl Jung (1875), Paracelsus (1493), and Jean Piaget (1896). After him are Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Paul Klee (1879), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), and Sepp Blatter (1936).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Switzerland

Among social activists born in Switzerland, Henry Dunant ranks 1After him are Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Élie Ducommun (1833), Hector Hodler (1887), and Bruno Manser (1954).