Henry Dunant

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Henri Dunant

Henri Dunant
Born Jean Henri Dunant
May 8, 1828(1828-05-08)
Geneva, Switzerland
Died October 30, 1910(1910-10-30) (aged 82)
Heiden, Switzerland
Resting place Switzerland
Citizenship Swiss
Occupation Social activist,
Businessman,
Writer
Known for Founder of the Red Cross
Religion Calvinism (early years)
non-religious in later life
Children Daughter
Parents Jean-Jacques Dunant
Antoinette Dunant-Colladon
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (1901)

Jean Henri Dunant was a Swiss businessman and social activist. A book he wrote influenced the International Committee of the Red Cross to be formed in 1863. The 1864 Geneva Convention was based on Dunant's ideas. In 1901 he received the first Nobel Peace Prize together with Frédéric Passy.