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Zürich, Switzerland

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/

Population:
366,145 (2004)

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Tonhalle Orchester Zürich
1868

OPERA

OperaFounded
Zürich Opera
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
UBS
1998
Zürich Financial Services
1872
Credit Suisse
1856

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mario Adorf
Actor
8-Sep-1930   The Tin Drum
Jost Amman
Engraver
13-Jun-1539 17-Mar-1591 Prolific Swiss engraver
Felix Bloch
Physicist
23-Oct-1905 10-Sep-1983 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Leon Botstein
Educator
14-Dec-1946   President of Bard College
Al Dubin
Songwriter
10-Jun-1891 11-Feb-1945 Lullaby of Broadway
Max Frisch
Novelist
15-May-1911 4-Apr-1991 Homo Faber
Bruno Ganz
Actor
22-Mar-1941   Downfall
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Paranormal
11-Nov-1741 2-Jan-1801 Essays on Physiognomy
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
Educator
12-Jan-1746 17-Feb-1827 Swiss educational reformer
Walter Schottky
Physicist
23-Jul-1886 4-Mar-1976 Solid-state physics and electronics

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Albert Bassermann
Actor
7-Sep-1867 15-May-1952 German actor
Felix Bloch
Physicist
23-Oct-1905 10-Sep-1983 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Johann Jakob Bodmer
Author
19-Jul-1698 2-Jan-1783 Von dem Wunderbaren in der Poesie
Georg Büchner
Playwright
17-Oct-1813 19-Feb-1837 Leonce and Lena
Heinrich Bullinger
Religion
18-Jul-1504 17-Sep-1575 Swiss Lutheran reformer
Elias Canetti
Author
25-Jul-1905 14-Aug-1994 Crowds and Power
Edwin Fischer
Pianist
6-Oct-1886 24-Jan-1960 Pianist/conductor, emphasis Bach and Mozart
Max Frisch
Novelist
15-May-1911 4-Apr-1991 Homo Faber
H. D.
Poet
10-Sep-1886 27-Sep-1961 Imagist poet, Sea Garden
Ulrich von Hutten
Poet
21-Apr-1488 29-Aug-1523 Epistolae Obscurorum Virorum
James Joyce
Author
2-Feb-1882 13-Jan-1941 Ulysses
Paul Karrer
Chemist
21-Apr-1889 18-Jun-1971 Synthesized vitamins A, B2, E, and K
Otto Klemperer
Conductor
14-May-1885 6-Jul-1973 Prominent German conductor
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Paranormal
11-Nov-1741 2-Jan-1801 Essays on Physiognomy
Erich Leinsdorf
Conductor
4-Feb-1912 11-Sep-1993 Music Director, Boston Symphony, 1962-69
Thomas Mann
Novelist
6-Jun-1875 12-Aug-1955 Buddenbrooks
Stavros Niarchos
Business
3-Jul-1909 15-Apr-1996 Greek shipping tycoon
Wolfgang Pauli
Physicist
25-Apr-1900 15-Dec-1958 Pauli Exclusion Principle
Conrad Pellicanus
Religion
8-Jan-1478 6-Apr-1556 Zwinglian theologian
Vladimir Prelog
Chemist
23-Jul-1906 7-Jan-1998 Stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysts
Eddie Rickenbacker
Aviator
8-Oct-1890 23-Jul-1973 Flying ace shot down 22 planes in WWI
Leopold Ruzicka
Chemist
13-Sep-1887 26-Sep-1976 Terpenes and hormones
Josias Simmler
Author
1550 1576 De Alpibus Commentarius
Maria Stader
Singer
5-Nov-1911 27-Apr-1999 Operatic soprano, specialty Mozart
Johannes Stumpf
Historian
23-Apr-1500 1578 Swiss chronicler, theologian
Alfred Werner
Chemist
12-Dec-1866 15-Nov-1919 Coordination theory of chemistry



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