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Henry Dunant

Date of Birth 08-May-1828
Place of Birth Geneva
(Canton of Geneva, Switzerland)
Nationality Switzerland, France
Also know as Jean Henri Dunant
Profession Businessperson, Writer, Activist
Jean Henri Dunant, also known as Henry Dunant, was a Swiss businessman and social activist. During a business trip in 1859, he was witness to the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino in modern-day Italy. He recorded his memories and experiences in the book A Memory of Solferino which inspired the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross 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.

Awards by Henry Dunant

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