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Check out this extensive list of famous people from Switzerland, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Switzerland, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Switzerland you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Switzerland, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Switzerland?" or "Which celebrities were born in Switzerland?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
age 37
Tennis player Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss tennis professional, currently ranked World No. 1. Many experts and many of his own tennis peers believe that Federer may be the ...more

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Kat Graham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
age 29
Katerina Alexandre Hartford "Kat" Graham is a Swiss-born American actress, model, singer and dancer. She is known for her role of Bonnie Bennett on The CW supernatural drama The

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Sofia Milos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
age 49
Sofia Milos is a Swiss-born Italian/Greek actress. She is best known for her role as Yelina Salas on CSI: Miami. She has also had a recurring role on The Sopranos as Camorra Boss Annalisa Zucca, ...more

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Carl Jung is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
Dec. at 86 (1875-1961)
Carl Gustav Jung, often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also ...more

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Jean-Paul Marat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
Dec. at 50 (1743-1793)
Jean-Paul Marat was a physician, political theorist and scientist best known for his career in France as a radical journalist and politician during the French Revolution. His journalism became ...more

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Michelle Hunziker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
age 42
Michelle Yvonne Hunziker is a Swiss-Italian television hostess, actress, model and singer.

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Aga Khan IV is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
age 82
Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan, NPk, NI, KBE, CC, GCC, GCIH, GCM was born on December 13, 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a British business magnate, racehorse owner and breeder, as ...more

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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
Dec. at 78 (1926-2004)
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying, where she first discussed her theory ...more

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Claude Nicollier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
age 74
Claude Nicollier is the first astronaut from Switzerland, and has flown on four Space Shuttle missions. His first spaceflight was in 1992, and his final spaceflight was in 1999. He took part in ...more

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Karl Barth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
Dec. at 82 (1886-1968)
Karl Barth was a Swiss Reformed theologian who is often regarded as the greatest Protestant theologian of the twentieth century. His influence expanded well beyond the academic realm to ...more

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Sigismond Thalberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
Dec. at 59 (1812-1871)
Sigismond Thalberg was a composer and one of the most famous virtuoso pianists of the 19th century.

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Dieter Bohlen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
age 65
Dieter Günther Bohlen is a German songwriter, singer, musician, producer, entertainer, and TV personality. Bohlen is best known for being part of popular pop-duo Modern Talking during 1984 ...more

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Siegfried Wagner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
Dec. at 61 (1869-1930)
Siegfried Wagner was a German composer and conductor, the son of Richard Wagner. He was an opera composer and the artistic director of the Bayreuth Festival from 1908 to 1930.

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Emil Jannings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
Dec. at 66 (1884-1950)
Emil Jannings was a Swiss-born German/Austrian actor. He was the first Oscar recipient and the only German actor ever honored with the Academy Award for Best Actor, at the 1929 ceremony. Best ...more

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Joachim Raff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
Dec. at 60 (1822-1882)
Joseph Joachim Raff was a German-Swiss composer, teacher and pianist.

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Charles Ricketts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
Dec. at 65 (1866-1931)
Charles de Sousy Ricketts was a versatile English artist, illustrator, author and printer, and is best known for his work as book designer and typographer from 1896 to 1904 with the Vale Press, ...more

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Tariq Ramadan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
age 56
Tariq Ramadan is a Swiss academic, intellectual, philosopher and writer. He is the professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University and also ...more

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Claude Janiak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
age 70
Claude Janiak is a Swiss politician of Polish origin, lawyer and President of the Swiss National Council for the 2005/2006 term. Member of the Social Democratic Party, he was elected to the ...more

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Hans Küng is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
age 90
Hans Küng is a Swiss Catholic priest, theologian, and author. Since 1995 he has been President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic. He is notable for his rejection of the doctrine of papal ...more

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Hans Urs von Balthasar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
Dec. at 83 (1905-1988)
Hans Urs von Balthasar was a Swiss theologian and Catholic priest who was to be created a cardinal of the Catholic Church but died before the ceremony. He is considered one of the most important ...more

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Jean Piaget is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
Dec. at 84 (1896-1980)
Jean Piaget was a Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher known for his epistemological studies with children. His theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are together ...more

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Vincent Pérez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
age 54
Vincent Pérez is a Swiss actor, director and photographer. He is best known internationally for playing the title character Ashe Corven in The Crow: City of Angels, and for starring in ...more

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Arthur Cohn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
age 92
Arthur Cohn is a film producer. Six of his films have won the Academy Award, and he was awarded the Guardian of Zion Award in 2004. One of the awards was for French film Black and White in Color ...more

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Walter H. Schottky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
Dec. at 90 (1886-1976)
Walter Hermann Schottky was a German physicist who played a major early role in developing the theory of electron and ion emission phenomena, invented the screen-grid vacuum tube in 1915 and the ...more

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Marthe Keller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Switzerland
age 74
Marthe Keller is a Swiss actress and opera director. She studied ballet as a child, but stopped after a skiing accident at age 16. She changed to acting, and worked in Berlin at the Schiller ...more