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List of the most popular authors from Switzerland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Swiss authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Swiss writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Hermann Hesse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Hermann Hesse Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, Kurgast: Aufzeichnungen von einer Badener Kur

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Jean-Luc Godard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Jean-Luc Godard Le Petit Soldat, Made in U.S.A, Allemagne neuf zéro

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Robert Walser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Robert Walser Der Gehülfe, Die Rose, Running with the Devil

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Hans Küng is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Hans Küng Structures of the church, Das Christentum, Die Kirche

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Paracelsus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Paracelsus Bücher und Schriften, Dreyzehen Bücher, Les prophéties de Paracelse

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Suresh Guptara is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Suresh Guptara Conspiracy of Calaspia, Warrior Code

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Jyoti Guptara is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Jyoti Guptara Conspiracy of Calaspia, Warrior Code

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Karl Barth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Karl Barth The Epistle to the Romans, Church Dogmatics, The only way

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Émile, Reveries of a Solitary Walker, The social contract

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Oswald Wirth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Albert Einstein The Evolution of Physics, Ideas and Opinions, The Origins of the General Theory of Relativity

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Friedrich Dürrenmatt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Friedrich Dürrenmatt Once a Greek, The Physicists, The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi

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Hans Urs von Balthasar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Hans Urs von Balthasar The Von Balthasar Reader, Le coeur du monde, Love Alone

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Charles Ferdinand Ramuz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Charles Ferdinand Ramuz Raison d'être, La beauté sur la terre, Oeuvres complètes ..

Nobody Knows Where This 16th Century Statue Of A Man Eating Babies Came From

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Carl Jung is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Carl Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections

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Carl Zuckmayer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Carl Zuckmayer Eine Liebesgeschichte. Erzählungen 1931-1937, A Part of Myself, The Captain of Köpenick

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Karl Jaspers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Karl Jaspers Myth and Christianity, Die Geistige Situation Der Zeit, The question of German guilt

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Philippe Jaccottet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Philippe Jaccottet L'amour c'est beaucoup plus que l'amour, Words in the Air, La promenade sous les arbres

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Gottfried Keller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Gottfried Keller Green Henry, Zuricher Novellen, Das sinngedicht; Novellen

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Otto Frank is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Otto Frank Love, Otto: The Legacy of Anne Frank, Dear Cara : Letters From Otto Frank; Anne's Father Shares His Wisdom

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Marie-Louise von Franz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Marie-Louise von Franz The problem of the puer aeternus, Traum und Tod. Was uns die Träume Sterbender sagen, Man and His Symbols

The Top Must-Read Books of All-Time

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Le Corbusier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Le Corbusier Voyage d'Allemagne, Toward an Architecture, Le Corbusier^! architect^! painter^! writer

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Max Frisch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Max Frisch Stiller^! Roman, Montauk, Der Briefwechsel

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Mario Adorf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Mario Adorf Der Fenstersturz. Merkwürdige Geschichten, Der Mäusetöter, Der Dieb von Trastevere. Geschichten aus Italien

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Robert Pinget is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Robert Pinget Le Libera, L' ennemi, Entre Fantoine et Agapa

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Emil Brunner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Emil Brunner Religionsphilosophie evangelischer theologie, The philsosphy of religion from the standpoint of Protestant theology, The great invitation

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Emil Ludwig is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Emil Ludwig The Nile, Bolívar y Napoleón, Nine etched from life

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Johanna Spyri is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Johanna Spyri Heidi, Gritli's Children, Heidi^! with Book

The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland

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Franz Hohler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Franz Hohler Die Rückeroberung, Der große Zwerg und andere Geschichten. ( Ab 7 J.), Die Spaghettifrau. ( Ab 10 J.)

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Adolf Muschg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Adolf Muschg Papierwände, Der Schein trügt nicht, Von einem^! der auszog^! leben zu lernen

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Yehudi Menuhin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Yehudi Menuhin Violin: six lessons with Yehudi Menuhin, Lecciones de Vida - El Arte Como Posibilidad, Wunderkind und Weltgewissen

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Jean Piaget is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Jean Piaget Mathematical epistemology and psychology, The early growth of logic in the child, Play^! dreams and imitation in childhood

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Francoise Giroud is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Francoise Giroud Le Bon Plaisir, Cosima la Sublime, Chienne d'année

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Ernest Bloch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Ernest Bloch Spuren, Lettres^! 1911-1933, Symphony for trombone and orchestra

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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Living with death and dying, Geborgen im Leben. Wege zu einem erfüllten Dasein, Healing in our time

The Best Female Characters in Literature

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Benjamin Constant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Benjamin Constant Œuvres, Adolphe, Lettres à Madame Récamier^! 1807-1830

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Elias Canetti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Elias Canetti The Voices of Marrakesh, The Torch in My Ear, The Play of the Eyes

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Frère Roger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Frère Roger Parable of community, Peace of Heart in All Things, Awakened from within

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Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi L'éducation en question, Heinrich Pestalozzi's lebendiges Werk, Reden an mein Haus

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Erich von Däniken is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Erich von Däniken Chariots of the Gods?, Botschaften und Zeichen aus dem Universum, Fremde aus dem All. Kosmische Spuren

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Robert Frank is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Robert Frank The Americans, One hour, Robert Frank and American politics

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Edgar Schein is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Edgar Schein Career survival, A psychological follow-up of former prisoners of war of the Chinese Communists, Career dynamics

Famous Swiss Inventors List

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Golo Mann is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Golo Mann Golo Mann^! Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Erinnerungen und Gedanken, Zeiten und Figuren

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Denis de Rougemont is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Denis de Rougemont Love in the Western World, Myths of love, Europe en jeu

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Tariq Ramadan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Tariq Ramadan The Life of The Last Prophet, Entre l'Homme et son CoeurÂ, Reformismo Musulman^! El - Desde Sus Origenes

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Victor Frederick Weisskopf is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Victor Frederick Weisskopf The joy of insight, Physics in the twentieth century: selected essays, The development of science during this century

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Wolfgang Pauli is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Wolfgang Pauli Theory of Relativity, Niels Bohr and the development of physics, Optik und Elektronentheorie

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Agota Kristof is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Agota Kristof Der Beweis, The third lie, El Gran Cuaderno/the Great Notebook

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Hanna Johansen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Hanna Johansen La petite oie qui n'allait pas assez vite, Calla Un Momento, 7×7 Tales of a Sevensleeper

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Louis Agassiz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Switzerland
Louis Agassiz Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America, Geological sketches, Études sur les glaciers