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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Basel and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Basel, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Basel include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Basel alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Basel are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Basel.

Examples of graduates on this list include Carl Jung and Paracelsus.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Basel?” and “Which celebrities are University of Basel alumni?”

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Rolf M. Zinkernagel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Professor, Researcher, Immunologist Rolf Martin Zinkernagel AC, FAA is Professor of Experimental Immunology at the University of Zurich. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996 for the discovery of how the ...more

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Paracelsus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Alchemist, Scientist, Physician Paracelsus was a Swiss German Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and general occultist. He founded the discipline of toxicology. He is also known as a revolutionary for ...more

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Richard Plant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Historian, Writer Richard Plant was a German-American writer. He is said to have written, in addition to the works published under his own name, several detective novels or Kriminalromane, on which he ...more

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Carl Jung is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst 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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Kurt Wüthrich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Chemist Kurt Wüthrich is a Swiss chemist/biophysicist and Nobel Chemistry laureate, known for developing Nuclear Magnetic Resonance methods for studying biological macromolecules.

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Gazi Yaşargil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Scientist, Surgeon Mahmut Gazi Yaşargil is a Turkish medical scientist and neurosurgeon. He collaborated with Raymond M. P. Donaghy M.D at the University of Vermont in developing microneurosurgery. Yaşargil ...more

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Jacob Bernoulli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist Jacob Bernoulli was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He was an early proponent of Leibnizian calculus and had sided with Leibniz during the Leibniz–Newton ...more

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Johann Bernoulli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Mathematician Johann Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He is known for his contributions to infinitesimal calculus and educating ...more

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Johann Jakob Balmer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist Johann Jakob Balmer was a Swiss mathematician and mathematical physicist.

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Yeshayahu Leibowitz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Professor, Scientist, Philosopher Yeshayahu Leibowitz was an Israeli Jewish public intellectual, professor of biochemistry, organic chemistry and neurophysiology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a polymath known for his ...more

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Leonhard Euler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Author Leonhard Euler was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist. He made important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory. He also introduced much of the ...more

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Friedrich Miescher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Chemist Johannes Friedrich Miescher was a Swiss physician and biologist. He was the first researcher to isolate and identify nucleic acid.

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Bernhard Schaller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Physician, Surgeon

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Paul Hermann Müller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Chemist Paul Hermann Müller also known as Pauly Mueller was a Swiss chemist who received the 1948 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine for his 1939 discovery of insecticidal qualities and use of ...more

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Jacob Burckhardt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Historian Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt was a historian of art and culture, and an influential figure in the historiography of both these fields. He is known as one of the major progenitors of cultural ...more

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Conrad Gessner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Physician, Mountaineer, Botanist Conrad Gessner was a Swiss naturalist and bibliographer. He was well known as a botanist, physician and classical linguist. His five-volume Historiae animalium is considered the beginning of ...more

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Carlo H. Séquin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Computer scientist Carlo Heinrich Séquin is a professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley in the USA. Séquin is recognized as one of the pioneers in processor design. ...more

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Daniel Bernoulli is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist Daniel Bernoulli FRS was a Swiss mathematician and physicist and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He is particularly remembered for his applications of ...more

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Paul Sacher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Impresario, Conductor Paul Sacher was a Swiss conductor, patron and impresario. He founded and conducted the Basler Kammerorchester. He commissioned notable works of composers of the 20th century and premiered them ...more

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Conrad Grebel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Conrad Grebel Pacifist Conrad Grebel, son of a prominent Swiss merchant and councilman, was a co-founder of the Swiss Brethren movement. In 1963 a Mennonite University College was named after him in Waterloo,

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Hans-Peter Tschudi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Hans-Peter Tschudi was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council heading the Department of Home Affairs. Tschudi was a member of the Cantonal Government of Basel-City from 1953 ...more

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Sebastian Brant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Sebastian Brant Writer Sebastian Brant was a German humanist and satirist. He is best known for his satire Das Narrenschiff.

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Georg Balthasar Metzger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Georg Balthasar Metzger Physician Georg Balthasar Metzger was a German physician and scientist notable as one of the four founding members of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Schweinfurt. In 1646 Metzger obtained the ...more

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Arnold Klebs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Arnold Klebs Arnold C. Klebs was a physician who specialized in the study of tuberculosis. Born in Berne, Switzerland, Arnold Klebs, the son of renowned bacteriologist Edwin Klebs, was raised in the presence ...more

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Hans Martin Sutermeister is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Politician Hans Martin Sutermeister was a Swiss physician and medical writer, politician, and activist against miscarriages of justice.

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Emil Abderhalden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Chemist Emil Abderhalden was a Swiss biochemist and physiologist. His main findings, though disputed already in the 1920s, were not finally rejected until the late 1990s. Whether his misleading findings ...more

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Paul Erdman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Businessperson, Author, Writer Paul Emil Erdman was one of the leading business and financial writers in the United States who became known for writing novels based on monetary trends and historical facts concerning complex ...more

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Aurelia Frick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Aurelia Frick is a Liechtenstein politician who serves as the current Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture. Frick is a Doctor of law. She is married, has a son and a daughter and ...more

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Heinrich Wölfflin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Heinrich Wölfflin Heinrich Wölfflin was an important Swiss art historian, whose objective classifying principles were influential in the development of formal analysis in art history in the early 20th ...more

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Huldrych Zwingli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Huldrych Zwingli was a leader of the Reformation in Switzerland. Born during a time of emerging Swiss patriotism and increasing criticism of the Swiss mercenary system, he attended the ...more

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Klaus M. Leisinger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Klaus M. Leisinger Economist Klaus M. Leisinger is a social scientist and economist. He is the former Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Novartis Foundation.

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Thomas Erastus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Thomas Erastus Physician Thomas Erastus was a Swiss physician and theologian best known for a posthumously published work in which he argued that the sins of Christians should be punished by the state, and not by the ...more

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Beatrice Weder di Mauro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Economist Beatrice Weder di Mauro is a Professor of Economics at the University of Mainz in Germany. From June 2004 to 2012 she was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. She was the first ...more

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Emmanuel Stupanus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Emmanuel Stupanus Physician Emmanuel Stupanus or Stuppan was a Swiss physician and professor in Basel.

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John Howard Yoder is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Professor John Howard Yoder was an American theologian and ethicist best known for his defense of Christian pacifism. His most influential book was The Politics of Jesus, which was first published in ...more

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Theodore Motzkin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Theodore Motzkin Mathematician Theodore Samuel Motzkin was an Israeli-American mathematician.

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Nicolaus I Bernoulli is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Mathematician Nicolaus Bernoulli, was a Swiss mathematician and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He was the son of Nicolaus Bernoulli, painter and Alderman of Basel. In ...more

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James Montgomery Boice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
James Montgomery Boice James Montgomery Boice, Th.D. was a Reformed theologian, Bible teacher, and pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia from 1968 until his death. He is heard on The Bible Study Hour ...more

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Alice Miller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Psychologist Alice Miller, née Alicija Englard, was a Swiss psychologist of Polish-Jewish origin, who is noted for her books on parental child abuse, translated into several languages. Her book The ...more

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Theodor Zwinger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Theodor Zwinger Theodor Zwinger the Elder was a Swiss physician and humanist scholar. He made significant contributions to the emerging genres of reference and travel literature. He was the first distinguished ...more

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Bruno Frey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Professor, Economist Bruno S. Frey is a Swiss economist. He is a guest professor for Political Economy at Zeppelin University in Germany, and a former professor at the University of Zurich and the Business School of ...more

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Thomas Torrance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Thomas Forsyth Torrance, MBE FRSE, commonly referred to as T. F. Torrance, was a Scottish Protestant theologian. Torrance served for 27 years as Professor of Christian Dogmatics at New College, ...more

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Jürgen Graf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Jürgen Graf Jürgen Graf is a Swiss author, former teacher, Holocaust denier and conspiracy theorist.

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David Bosch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
David Jacobus Bosch was an influential missiologist and theologian best known for his book Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission — a major work on post-colonial Christian ...more

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Paul Robert Bing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Paul Robert Bing Paul Robert Bing was a Swiss neurologist remembered for Bing's sign.

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Walter Gautschi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Walter Gautschi Mathematician Walter Gautschi is a Swiss-American mathematician, known for his contributions to numerical analysis. He has authored over 200 papers in his area and published two books. Born in Basel, he has a ...more

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William Theilheimer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
William Theilheimer Chemist William Theilheimer, who was born in Augsburg, Germany, played a significant role in the history of what is now known as chemoinformatics. He received his Ph.D in organic chemistry from Basel ...more

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Herbert Meier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Writer Herbert Meier is a Swiss writer and translator. Meier studied literature, history of art and philosophy at the universities of Basel, Vienna, Paris and Fribourg. Since 1955, Meier has been a ...more

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Alfred Vogt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Alfred Vogt Ophthalmology Alfred Vogt was a Swiss ophthalmologist. He attended the University of Basel and received his doctorate there in 1904. He developed techniques for retinoscopy and the surgical management of ...more

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Peter Hänggi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Basel Alumni
Peter Hänggi.