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France (53)
Abauzit, Firmin
Adjani, Isabelle
Afflelou, Alain
Alesi, Jean
Anouilh, Jean
Aznavour, Charles
Balthus,
Béjart, Maurice
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Balthus (1908 - 2001)Painter

Considered a living legend of painting, Balthus lived 23 years in Rossinière in an area known as the Pays d'Enhaut or Highlands. Balthazar Klossowski de Rola was born in 1908 in Paris to a fam >>>

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UK (24)
Bowie, David
Byron, George
Chaplin, Charlie
Chaplin, Geraldine
Collins, Phil
Coulthard, David
Coward, Noel
Diana, Lady
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William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)Writer

English poet William Wordsworth was still a student at Cambridge when he developed a passion for the Alps while reading texts by Rousseau. In 1790, he left for Switzerland with a friend and b >>>

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Germany (19)
Becker, Boris
Beisheim, Otto
Benjamin, Walter
Einstein, Albert
Hesse, Hermann
Kesten, Hermann
Kinski, Nastassja
Liebherr,
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Henri Nestlé (1814 - 1890)Businessman

The founder of one of the leading Swiss companies settled in Vevey in 1833. Henri Nestlé was born in 1814 to a rich Frankfurt family. Fleeing the repression that followed the revolutionary riot >>>

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USA (12)
Edelman, Asher
Fizgerald, Scott
Hauk, Minnie
Hemingway, Ernest
Hendricks, Barbara
Highsmith, Patricia
Jackson, Michael
Lauder, Léonard A.
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Yoko Ono (1933 - )Music star

John Lennon's widow has lived in Switzerland since 1988. Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo in 1933 to a family of well-to-do bankers. She was forced to flee the relentless bombing of the Japanese capital at >>>

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Italy (11)
Gambini, Giovanni
Guareschi, Giovanni
Mussolini, Benito
Muti, Ornella
Pareto, Vilfredo
Pavone, Rita
Pratt, Hugo
Rossi, Pellegrino
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Rita Pavone (1945 - )Music star

This singer and television presenter lives in the Swiss canton of Ticino with its Mediterranean climate. Rita Pavone was born in Turin in 1945 to family impoverished after the war. At a ve >>>

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Russia (9)
Bakounine, Mikhaïl
Lenin,
Nabokov, Vladimir
Nijinsky, Vaslav
Romanov, Nicolas
Stravinsky, Igor
Tchaïkowsky, Piotr
Trotski, Leon
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Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)Writer

The Russian writer was born in 1899 to a wealthy family from St Petersburg. By the age of seven, he could speak French and English fluently. His happy childhood was shattered by the Bolshevik >>>

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Greece (9)
Cohen, Albert
Goulandris, Basil
Latsis, John
Lemos, Costas
Livanos, Georges
Mercouri, Melina
Mouskouri, Nana
Niarchos, Stavros
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Nana Mouskouri (1936 - )Music star

The Greek singer has lived in Geneva since 1974. Born in 1934, Nana Mouskouri was raised by a modest family on the Island of Crete. When she was three, her family moved to Athens, where her father wor >>>

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Romania (4)
Botnar, Octav
Haskil, Clara
Roumanie, Michel
Tzara, Tristan
  

Poland (3)
Moscicki, Ignacy
Paderewski, Ignace
Sienkiewicz, Henryk
  

Sweden (3)
Kamprad, Ingvar
Lyngstad, Anni-Fried
Rausing, Gad
  

Canada (3)
Dion, Céline
Twain, Shania
Villeneuve, Jacques
  

South Africa (3)
Horn, Mike
Krüger, Paul
Rupert, Johann
  

Spain (3)
Moya, Carlos
Picasso, Paloma
Samaranch, Antonio
  

Saudi Arabia (3)
Fahd, Ibn Abdu Aziz
Olayan, Suliman S.
Yamani, Ahmed
  

Lebanon (2)
Hechter, Daniel
Safra, Edmond
  

Austria (2)
De Wittelsbach, Sissi
Kokoschka, Oscar
  

The Netherlands (2)
Brenninkmeijer, -
Heineken, Alfred Henry
  

Hungary (2)
Esterházy-Ottrubay, Melinda
Kristof, Agota
  

Ireland (1)
Joyce, James
  

Thailand (1)
Adulyadej, Bhumibol
  

Pakistan (1)
Agha Khan IV, Karim
  

Algery (1)
Ben Bella, -
  

Slovakia (1)
Mazaryk, Thomas
  

India (1)
Aga Khan, Sadruddin
  

Belgium (1)
Simenon, Georges
  

Iran (1)
Reza, Muhammed
  

Finland (1)
Mannerheim, Gustav
  

Argentina (1)
Borgès, Jorge Luis
  

Sudan (1)
Gaon, Nessim
  

Bulgaria (1)
Canetti, Elias
  

Armenia (1)
Eberhardt, Isabelle
  

Congo-Kinshasa (1)
Mobutu, Sese Seko
  

Peru (1)
Perez de Cuellar, Javier
  


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