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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, social activist and the co-founder of Red Cross movement. His humanitarian efforts won him the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901. Dunant was born in Geneva to a devout Calvinist family and had business interests in French Algeria and Tunisia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Dunant has received more than 1,084,567 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Henry Dunant is the 8th most popular social activist (up from 9th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Switzerland 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 8 out of 538Before him are Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X, Jan Hus, Rosa Luxemburg, and Mother Teresa. After him are Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Jean-Paul Marat, and Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Among people born in 1828, Henry Dunant ranks 3Before him are Leo Tolstoy and Jules Verne. After him are Henrik Ibsen, Randal Cremer, Rani of Jhansi, Hippolyte Taine, Saigō Takamori, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charbel Makhlouf, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, and Louise of the Netherlands. Among people deceased in 1910, Henry Dunant ranks 5Before him are Leo Tolstoy, Florence Nightingale, Mark Twain, and Robert Koch. After him are William James, Edward VII, Henri Rousseau, Nadar, O. Henry, Mily Balakirev, and Marius Petipa.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Henry Dunant ranks 7 out of 876Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712), Leonhard Euler (1707), Le Corbusier (1887), Paracelsus (1493), Carl Jung (1875), and Jean Piaget (1896). After him are Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Sepp Blatter (1936), Paul Klee (1879), and Huldrych Zwingli (1484).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Switzerland

Among social activists born in Switzerland, Henry Dunant ranks 1After him are Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Élie Ducommun (1833), Hector Hodler (1887), Felix Manz (1498), Gustave Moynier (1826), and Bruno Manser (1954).