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Jean-Jacques de Sellon (1782-1839) France
This philanthropic Genevan, hard-line supporter of the abolition of the death penalty, was born of a family originating from Nîmes, who sought refug
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Léon Gambetta (1838-1882) France
Léon Gambetta was one of the founders of the French Third Republic. An eloquent lawyer, he became known for defending opponents of Napoleon II
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Giovanni Gambini (1761-1842) Italy
A Sicilian Rousseauist who came to Geneva in search of freedom, as much religious as political. Gambini, together with Sismondi and Pellegrino Ro
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Edmund Ludlow (1617-1693) UK
This English politician sought asylum in Switzerland
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Thomas Mazaryk (1850-1937) Slovakia
Of Slovakian origin, Thomas Masaryk studied in Vienna. Named professor of Prague University, he was then elected member of the Reichstat (parliamen
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Ignacy Moscicki (-1946) Poland
Ex head of state of Poland.
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Javier Perez de Cuellar (1920-) Peru
The former Secretary General of UNO still lives in Geneva.
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Edgar Quinet (1803-1875) France
The French politician, historian and philosopher sought asylum in Switzerland between 1851 and 1875
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Pellegrino Rossi (1787-1848) Italy
Born in Carrarc, Italy in 1787, he became a supporter of liberal ideas in Italy until he fled the Austrian control in 1805. In Geneva he became pr
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Antonio Samaranch (1920-) Spain
The former Franco ambassador has been elected president of the International Olympic Comittee in 1980. Born in Barcelona. In the 1950s and 1960s he he
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Théodore Turrettini (1845-1916) Italy
The Turrettini family originally came from the town of Lucca in Tuscany. They found refuge in Geneva at the time of the Reformation in 1575. Th
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Carl Vogt (1817-1895) Germany
This German Naturalist, born in Griessen in 1817, was obliged to leave his country several times, and always for political reasons. Accordingly, he
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Réginald Warren (1910-1994) France
Following a career in the English military, Warren lived near Lausanne
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Sheikh Yamani (1930-) Saudi Arabia
The genial, former oil minister of Saudi Arabia divides his time between his mansion in Valais, a teaching position at Harvard and his native country.
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Léon Gambetta
(1838 - 1882) France
Léon Gambetta was one of the founders of the French Third Republic. An eloquent lawyer, he became known for defending opponents of Napoleon III. In 1870, after the defeat of Sedan, the French Emperor was captured by the Prussians. Gambetta was then quickly appointed Minister of the Interior in Paris, where the resistance was being organized. But the Prussians laid siege to the city and Gambetta escaped in a hot air balloon above the enemy lines. He traveled the length and >>>
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