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Basel, Switzerland

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.basel.ch/

Population:
188,000 (2004)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Basel
1459

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Novartis
1996
Ciba-Geigy
1971
Roche
1896
Ciba
1859

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Marc Allégret
Film Director
22-Dec-1900 4-Nov-1973 Entrée des Artistes
Karl Barth
Religion
10-May-1886 9-Dec-1968 Church Dogmatics
Gaspard Bauhin
Botanist
17-Jan-1560 5-Dec-1624 Pinax Theatri Botanici
Johann Bernoulli
Mathematician
27-Jul-1667 1-Jan-1748 L'Hôpital's rule
Jacob Burckhardt
Historian
25-May-1818 8-Aug-1897 The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
Leonhard Euler
Mathematician
15-Apr-1707 18-Sep-1783 The Elements of Euclid
Roger Federer
Tennis
8-Aug-1981   Winner of 15 Grand Slam titles
Edwin Fischer
Pianist
6-Oct-1886 24-Jan-1960 Pianist/conductor, emphasis Bach and Mozart
Marthe Keller
Actor
28-Jan-1945   Fedora
K. Alex Müller
Physicist
20-Apr-1927   High-temperature superconductivity
Auguste Piccard
Physicist
28-Jan-1884 24-Mar-1962 First man in the stratosphere
Jean Piccard
Aviator
28-Jan-1884 28-Jan-1963 Extreme balloonist
Paul Sacher
Conductor
28-Apr-1906 26-May-1999 Founder, Basler Kammerorchester

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jean Arp
Sculptor
16-Sep-1887 7-Jun-1966 Avant-garde sculptor, Dadaist
Karl Barth
Religion
10-May-1886 9-Dec-1968 Church Dogmatics
Gaspard Bauhin
Botanist
17-Jan-1560 5-Dec-1624 Pinax Theatri Botanici
Daniel Bernoulli
Mathematician
8-Feb-1700 27-Mar-1782 Fluid dynamics
Johann Bernoulli
Mathematician
27-Jul-1667 1-Jan-1748 L'Hôpital's rule
Jacob Burckhardt
Historian
25-May-1818 8-Aug-1897 The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
Erasmus
Scholar
27-Oct-1469 12-Jul-1536 In Praise of Folly
Thomas Erastus
Religion
7-Sep-1524 31-Dec-1583 A Treatise of Excommunication
Sebastian Franck
Religion
c. 1499 c. 1542 German freethinker
Fritz Haber
Chemist
9-Dec-1868 29-Jan-1934 Synthesized ammonia, chemical warfare
Albert Hofmann
Chemist
11-Jan-1906 29-Apr-2008 Discovered LSD
François Hotman
Scholar
23-Aug-1524 12-Feb-1590 Franco-Gallia
Karl Jaspers
Philosopher
23-Feb-1883 26-Feb-1969 Existential thinker
Hermann Kesten
Novelist
28-Jan-1900 1996 I, the King
Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis
Astronomer
28-Sep-1698 27-Jul-1759 Sur la figure de la terre
Paul H. Müller
Scientist
12-Jan-1899 12-Oct-1965 Synthesized DDT
Sebastian Münster
Cartographer
20-Jan-1488 23-May-1552 Cosmographia Universalis
John Oecolampadius
Religion
1482 23-Nov-1531 German-Swiss Protestant reformer
Meret Oppenheim
Artist
6-Oct-1911 15-Nov-1985 Fur-covered teacup
Tadeus Reichstein
Scientist
20-Jul-1897 1-Aug-1996 Adrenocortical hormones
Paul Sacher
Conductor
28-Apr-1906 26-May-1999 Founder, Basler Kammerorchester



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