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.[1] The 1864 Geneva Convention was based on Dunant's ideas. In 1901 he received the first Nobel Peace Prize together with Frédéric Passy.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Our History the founder of International Committee of the red cross,
  2. 1914-2010., Abrams, Irwin (2012). The Nobel Peace Prize and the Laureates : an illustrated biographical history, 1901-2001. Science History Pubns. ISBN 978-0-88135-457-7. OCLC 783157728.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. Henry Dunant, The Nobel Prize