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Geneva, Switzerland

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.ville-ge.ch/

Population:
185,526 (2004)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Geneva
1559

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
1918

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
ST Microelectronics
1998
SGS Thompson
1987

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henri Frédéric Amiel
Critic
27-Sep-1821 11-May-1881 Journal Intime
Emile Argand
Geologist
6-Jan-1879 14-Sep-1940 Theory of embryotectonics
Chester G. Atkins
Politician
14-Apr-1948   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1985-93
Ernest Bloch
Composer
24-Jul-1880 15-Jul-1959 Schelomo
Charles Bonnet
Naturalist
13-Mar-1720 20-May-1793 Discovered parthenogenesis
Christine Brooke-Rose
Novelist
16-Jan-1923 21-Mar-2012 Out
Kate Burton
Actor
10-Sep-1957   Actress/daughter of Richard Burton
Isaac Casaubon
Scholar
18-Feb-1559 1-Jul-1614 Leading classical scholar
Jean-André Deluc
Geologist
8-Feb-1727 7-Nov-1817 Lettres... sur les montagnes
C. Douglas Dillon
Government
21-Aug-1909 10-Jan-2003 US Treasury Secretary, 1961-65
Élie Ducommun
Journalist
19-Feb-1833 7-Dec-1906 Peace activist, Nobel Prize recipient
Henry Dunant
Activist
8-May-1828 30-Oct-1910 Red Cross founder
Isabelle Eberhardt
Author
17-Feb-1877 21-Oct-1904 Transvestite Muslim author
Albert Gallatin
Politician
29-Jan-1761 12-Aug-1849 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1801-14
Kat Graham
Actor
5-Sep-1989   Bonnie Bennett on The Vampire Diaries
Jean-Étienne Liotard
Painter
22-Dec-1702 12-Jun-1789 Swiss portrait painter
Jacques Necker
Government
30-Sep-1732 9-Apr-1804 Minister of Finance under Louis XVI
Sacha Pitoëff
Actor
11-Mar-1920 21-Jul-1990 Last Year at Marienbad
Léa Pool
Film Director
8-Sep-1950   Lost and Delirious
Auguste-Arthur de La Rive
Physicist
9-Oct-1801 27-Nov-1873 Traité d'électricité théorique et appliquée
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Philosopher
28-Jun-1712 2-Jul-1778 Conceptualized the Social Contract
Jean Senebier
Botanist
7-May-1742 22-Jul-1809 Explained vegetable nutrition
Michel Simon
Actor
9-Apr-1895 30-May-1975 L'Atalante
Charles François Sturm
Mathematician
29-Sep-1803 18-Dec-1855 Sturm's Theorem
Sigismond Thalberg
Pianist
8-Jan-1812 27-Apr-1871 Virtuoso pianist
Rodolphe Töpffer
Cartoonist
31-Jan-1799 8-Jun-1848 The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henri Frédéric Amiel
Critic
27-Sep-1821 11-May-1881 Journal Intime
Ernest Ansermet
Conductor
11-Nov-1883 20-Feb-1969 Founder, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Edna Best
Actor
3-Mar-1900 18-Sep-1974 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Theodore Beza
Religion
24-Jun-1519 13-Oct-1605 Reformation leader, Calvin's successor
Jorge Luis Borges
Author
24-Aug-1899 14-Jun-1986 The Garden of Forking Paths
John Calvin
Religion
10-Jul-1509 27-May-1564 French Protestant Reformation
Humphry Davy
Chemist
17-Dec-1778 29-May-1829 Leading early 19th century chemist
Pierre Fournier
Cellist
24-Jun-1906 8-Jan-1986 French cello virtuoso
Lee Jong-Wook
Administrator
12-Apr-1945 22-May-2006 Director-General of WHO, 2003-06
Josef Krips
Conductor
8-Apr-1902 13-Oct-1974 Director, Buffalo Philharmonic, 1954-63
Jean-Étienne Liotard
Painter
22-Dec-1702 12-Jun-1789 Swiss portrait painter
Darius Milhaud
Composer
4-Sep-1892 22-Jun-1974 The Creation of the World
Robert Musil
Novelist
6-Nov-1880 15-Apr-1942 Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften
Jean Piaget
Psychologist
9-Aug-1896 17-Sep-1980 Elaborated the stages of childhood
Carlo Ponti
Film/TV Producer
11-Dec-1910 10-Jan-2007 Doctor Zhivago
Ludwig Quidde
Activist
23-Mar-1858 4-Mar-1941 German pacifist, Nobel Prize recipient
Paul Raven
Bassist
16-Jan-1961 20-Oct-2007 Bassist for Killing Joke, Ministry
Artur Rubinstein
Pianist
28-Jan-1887 20-Dec-1982 Polish-American piano virtuoso
Jean Senebier
Botanist
7-May-1742 22-Jul-1809 Explained vegetable nutrition
Ignazio Silone
Novelist
1-May-1900 22-Aug-1978 Anti-Fascist novelist, Pro-Fascist informant
Umberto II
Royalty
15-Sep-1904 18-Mar-1983 King of Italy, 1946
Simon van der Meer
Physicist
24-Nov-1925 4-Mar-2011 Co-Discovered W and Z particles
Fazlollah Zahedi
Head of State
1897 2-Sep-1963 Prime Minister of Iran, 1953-55



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