Jonas Furrer

1805 - 1861

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Jonas Furrer (3 March 1805 – 25 July 1861) was a Swiss lawyer and politician who served as member of the Federal Council, from 1848 to 1861, and as the first president of the Swiss Confederation from 1848 to 1849, and again in 1852, 1855 and 1858. He was one of the leading figures in the foundation of Switzerland as a federal state. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jonas Furrer has received more than 48,872 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Jonas Furrer is the 6,487th most popular politician (up from 6,518th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 169th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Swiss Politician.

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Among politicians, Jonas Furrer ranks 6,487 out of 15,710Before him are Joe Davis, Maxwell D. Taylor, Alois Eliáš, Antalcidas, George Wallace, and Hor. After him are Tokugawa Ienari, Leopold II, Margrave of Austria, Henry XVI, Duke of Bavaria, Christian Ludwig Brehm, Goh Chok Tong, and King Nan of Zhou.

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Among people born in 1805, Jonas Furrer ranks 24Before him are Cochise, 9th Dalai Lama, Thomas Graham, Shirali Muslimov, August Bournonville, and Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. After him are Joseph Škoda, George Müller, Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann, John Lloyd Stephens, Eugène Schneider, and Alexander Braun. Among people deceased in 1861, Jonas Furrer ranks 25Before him are Henry Gray, Infante Carlos, Count of Montemolin, Teréz Brunszvik, Heinrich Marschner, Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska, and Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. After him are Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Nikolay Dobrolyubov, Henri Mouhot, John Stevens Henslow, and Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Jonas Furrer ranks 176 out of 749Before him are Peter Sauber (1943), Edwin Fischer (1886), Margareta of Romania (1949), Hans Martin Sutermeister (1907), Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac (1817), and R. Norris Williams (1891). After him are Rolf M. Zinkernagel (1944), Jakob Ammann (1644), Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825), Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma (1886), Grock (1880), and Johann Jakob Bodmer (1698).

Among POLITICIANS In Switzerland

Among politicians born in Switzerland, Jonas Furrer ranks 18Before him are Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria (1938), Micheline Calmy-Rey (1945), Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria (1274), Jaime, Duke of Madrid (1870), Margareta of Romania (1949), and Hans Martin Sutermeister (1907). After him are Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma (1886), Leonardo Conti (1900), Ruth Dreifuss (1940), Louis of Cyprus (1436), Alfred Escher (1819), and Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein (1968).