Henry Dunant

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Henri Dunant
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Henri Dunant
Born
Jean Henri Dunant

(1828-05-08)May 8, 1828
Geneva, Switzerland
DiedOctober 30, 1910(1910-10-30) (aged 82)
Heiden, Switzerland
Resting placeSwitzerland
CitizenshipSwiss
OccupationSocial activist,
Businessman,
Writer
Known forFounder of the Red Cross
ChildrenDaughter
Parent(s)Jean-Jacques Dunant
Antoinette Dunant-Colladon
AwardsNobel 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.