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List of notable or famous civil engineers from Switzerland, with bios and photos, including the top civil engineers born in Switzerland and even some popular civil engineers who immigrated to Switzerland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swiss civil engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These civil engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known civil engineer from Switzerland is included when available.

This list includes Maurice Koechlin, Othmar Ammann and more people.

This historic civil engineers from Switzerland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swiss civil engineers of note?" and "Who are the most famous civil engineers from Switzerland?" These prominent civil engineers of Switzerland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swiss civil engineers.

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Carl Culmann is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from Switzerland
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Carl Culmann was a German structural engineer. Born in Bad Bergzabern, Rhenish Palatinate, in modern-day Germany, Culmann's father, a pastor, tutored him at home before enrolling him at the military engineering school at Metz to prepare for entry to the École Polytechnique. Culmann's ambitions were frustrated by an attack of typhoid and, after a long convalescence, he attended the Karlsruhe Polytechnic School. He joined the Bavarian civil service in 1841 as an apprentice engineer in the design of railroad bridges. Continuing his mathematical studies, in particular under L. C. Schnürlein, in 1847 Culmann transferred to Munich so that he could improve his English in anticipation of a study ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 60 (1821-1881)

Birthplace: Bad Bergzabern, Germany

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Christian Menn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from Switzerland
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Christian Menn is a bridge designer from Switzerland. He owned his own Engineering Company in Chur, Switzerland from 1957-1971. From 1971 until his retirement in 1992 he became a professor of Structural Engineering at ETH Zurich specializing in Bridge design. In his retirement years, he continues to be a consulting engineer in private practice. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 91

Birthplace: Meiringen, Switzerland

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Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from Switzerland
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Eduardo Alfredo Juan Bernardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle is a Chilean politician and civil engineer who was President of Chile from 1994 to 2000. He is currently Senator for Los Ríos and was President of the Senate from 2006 to 2008. He attempted a comeback as the candidate of the ruling Concertación coalition for the 2009 presidential election, but was narrowly defeated. His father was Eduardo Frei Montalva who was President of Chile from 1964 to 1970. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

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Guillaume-Henri Dufour is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from Switzerland
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Guillaume-Henri Dufour was a Swiss army officer, bridge engineer and topographer. He served under Napoleon I and held the office of General to lead the Swiss forces to victory against the Sonderbund. He presided over the First Geneva Convention which established the International Red Cross. He was founder and president of the Swiss Federal Office of Topography from 1838 to 1865. The Dufourspitze in the Monte Rosa Massif is named after him. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1787-1875)

Birthplace: Konstanz, Germany

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