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List of famous writers from Switzerland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Switzerland is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Swiss writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Switzerland and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

This is a list that features writers like René Gardi and Hans Jenny.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Swiss writers?" and "Which writers are from Switzerland?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Switzerland in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Switzerland, but they're all of Switzerland descent.

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Hermann Hesse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Hermann Hesse Died at 85 (1877-1962)

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Alain de Botton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Died at 66 (1712-1778)

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Elias Canetti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Elias Canetti Died at 89 (1905-1994)

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Carl Jung is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Carl Jung Died at 86 (1875-1961)

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Philippe Jaccottet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland

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Jean-Luc Godard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland

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Alain Delon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Alain Delon age 82

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Albert Einstein Died at 76 (1879-1955)

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Maximilian Schell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Maximilian Schell Died at 84 (1930-2014)

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Barbet Schroeder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland

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Karl Barth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Karl Barth Died at 82 (1886-1968)

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Friedrich Dürrenmatt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Friedrich Dürrenmatt Died at 69 (1921-1990)

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Kate Burton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Kate Burton age 60

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Hans Küng is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Hans Küng age 89

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Yehudi Menuhin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Yehudi Menuhin Died at 83 (1916-1999)

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Hans Urs von Balthasar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Hans Urs von Balthasar Died at 83 (1905-1988)

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Carl Zuckmayer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Carl Zuckmayer Died at 81 (1896-1977)

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Karl Jaspers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Karl Jaspers Died at 86 (1883-1969)

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Le Corbusier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Le Corbusier Died at 78 (1887-1965)

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Max Frisch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Max Frisch Died at 80 (1911-1991)

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Georges Schwizgebel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland

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Marc Forster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Marc Forster age 48

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Blaise Cendrars is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Blaise Cendrars Died at 74 (1887-1961)

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Robert Frank is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Robert Frank age 93

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Johanna Spyri is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Johanna Spyri Died at 74 (1827-1901)

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Marthe Keller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Marthe Keller age 72

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Alain Tanner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Alain Tanner age 88

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Robert Walser is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Robert Walser Died at 78 (1878-1956)

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Dani Levy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Dani Levy age 60

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Jean Piaget is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Jean Piaget Died at 84 (1896-1980)

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Gottfried Keller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Gottfried Keller Died at 71 (1819-1890)

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Charles Ferdinand Ramuz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Charles Ferdinand Ramuz Died at 69 (1878-1947)

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Emil Ludwig is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Emil Ludwig Died at 67 (1881-1948)

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Marc Allégret is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Marc Allégret Died at 73 (1900-1973)

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Wolfgang Pauli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Wolfgang Pauli Died at 58 (1900-1958)

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Daniel Schmid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Daniel Schmid Died at 65 (1941-2006)

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Paracelsus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Paracelsus Died at 48 (1493-1541)

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Benjamin Constant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Benjamin Constant Died at 63 (1767-1830)

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Claude Goretta is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland

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Golo Mann is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Golo Mann Died at 85 (1909-1994)

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Christian Frei is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland

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Albert Cohen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Albert Cohen Died at 86 (1895-1981)

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Robert Pinget is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Robert Pinget Died at 78 (1919-1997)

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Léa Pool is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Léa Pool age 67

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Jacob Burckhardt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Jacob Burckhardt Died at 79 (1818-1897)

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Francoise Giroud is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Francoise Giroud Died at 87 (1916-2003)

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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Died at 78 (1926-2004)

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Franz Hohler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Franz Hohler age 74

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Louis Agassiz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Switzerland
Louis Agassiz Died at 66 (1807-1873)