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

List of famous alumni from University of Berne, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Berne include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Berne alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Berne 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 Berne.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including John le Carré and Walter Benjamin.

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

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Walter Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Walter Benjamin Literary critic, Essayist, Translator Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin was a German philosopher and cultural critic. An eclectic thinker, combining elements of German idealism, Romanticism, historical materialism, and Jewish ...more

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Kurt Wüthrich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Kurt Wüthrich 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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Emil Theodor Kocher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Emil Theodor Kocher Scientist, Physician, Surgeon Emil Theodor Kocher was a Swiss physician and medical researcher who received the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid. ...more

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Kaspar Rufibach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Kaspar Rufibach Consultant Kaspar Rufibach is Founder and owner, Ru bach rePROstat - consulting and education in bio-statistics, Bern, Switzerland. He was a Postdoctoral scholar, Department of Statistics, Stanford

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Valeria Spälty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Valeria Spälty Curler Valeria Spälty is a Swiss curler. Spälty started curling in 1992. She plays second for Mirjam Ott and is right-handed. She won the silver medal at the Winter Olympic Games 2006 in ...more

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Casimir Funk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Casimir Funk Biochemist, Chemist Kazimierz Funk, commonly anglicized as Casimir Funk, was a Polish biochemist, generally credited with being among the first to formulate the concept of vitamins, which he called "vital ...more

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Friedrich Dürrenmatt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Friedrich Dürrenmatt Painter, Novelist, Author Friedrich Dürrenmatt was a Swiss author and dramatist. He was a proponent of epic theatre whose plays reflected the recent experiences of World War II. The politically active author's work ...more

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Georg von Békésy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Georg von Békésy Physicist Georg von Békésy was a Hungarian biophysicist born in Budapest, Hungary. In 1961, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the function of the ...more

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John le Carré is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
John le Carré Film Producer, Actor, Writer David John Moore Cornwell, pen name John le Carré, is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and the 1960s, Cornwell worked for the British intelligence services MI5 and ...more

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Fritz de Quervain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Fritz de Quervain Surgeon Fritz de Quervain was a Swiss surgeon born in Sion. He was a leading authority on thyroid disease. In 1892 he received his doctorate from the University of Bern, and several years later became ...more

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Daniel Vasella is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Daniel Vasella Businessperson Daniel Lucius Vasella, M.D. is a medical doctor, author, and executive who served as CEO and chairman of the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG, the world's fifth largest drug company. ...more

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Hermann Sahli is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Hermann Sahli Physician Hermann Sahli was a Swiss internist who was a native of Bern. In 1878 he earned his doctorate from the University of Bern, and subsequently became an assistant to Ludwig Lichtheim in Bern. ...more

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Fritz Arndt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Fritz Arndt Chemist Fritz Georg Arndt was a German chemist recognised for his contributions to synthetic methodology, who together with Bernd Eistert disoverered the Arndt-Eistert synthesis.

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Annemarie Huber-Hotz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Annemarie Huber-Hotz Politician Annemarie Huber-Hotz was Federal Chancellor of Switzerland between 2000 and 2007. She was nominated by the FDP for the office, and elected on 15 December 1999. In 2011, she became President of ...more

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Fritz Klein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Fritz Klein Scientist, Writer Fred "Fritz" Klein was an American psychiatrist and sex researcher who studied bisexuals and their relationships. He helped begin a foundation that promoted bisexual culture. He was an ...more

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Xavier Mertz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Xavier Mertz Xavier Mertz was a Swiss explorer, mountaineer and skier, from Basel. He took part in the Far Eastern Party, a 1912–13 component of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which claimed his life. ...more

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Niklaus Gerber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Niklaus Gerber Niklaus Gerber was a Swiss dairy chemist and industrialist. He was born in 1850 in Thun, Switzerland. He attended the University of Bern and University of Zurich, studied chemistry in Paris and ...more

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Christa Rigozzi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Christa Rigozzi Christa Rigozzi was crowned Miss Switzerland 2006 on 9 September 2006 in Geneva. She is the first woman from Ticino to win the title in 10 years.

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Walter Minder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Walter Minder Chemist Walter Minder was a Swiss mineralogist and chemist. He together with Alice Leigh-Smith announced the discovery of element 85 in 1940 and 1942. He proposed the name helvetium in 1940 and ...more

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Walter Kälin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Walter Kälin Politician, Professor, Lawyer Walter Kälin is a preeminent Swiss humanitarian, constitutional lawyer, international human rights lawyer, activist, and advocate. He is also known as a legal scholar and a renowned ...more

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Simone Niggli-Luder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Simone Niggli-Luder Simone Niggli-Luder is a Swiss orienteering athlete who has twice won all four women's competitions at the world championships. Born as Simone Luder, she grew up in Burgdorf in the Canton of ...more

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Hussein Naim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Hussein Naim Hussein Naim is a Lebanese-Swiss biochemist and molecular virologist, known for his research in cell biology and virology. He has held several leading positions at prominent universities and ...more

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Carl Baudenbacher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Carl Baudenbacher Carl Baudenbacher is a Swiss jurist. He has served as the President of the EFTA Court since 2003 and has since 1987 been a Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen. From 1993-2002 ...more

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Victor Sterki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Victor Sterki Victor Sterki was a malacologist from Switzerland who lived in the United States. He worked as an assistant in the Section of Invertebrates in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History from 1909 to ...more

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Martin S. Angst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Martin S. Angst Professor Martin S Angst is Associate Professor of Anesthesia at the Stanford University Medical Center at Stanford University.

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Jobst Wagner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Jobst Wagner Jobst Wagner is a Swiss entrepreneur.

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Jean-Daniel Gerber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Jean-Daniel Gerber Jean-Daniel Gerber was born in 1946. He is married to Elisabeth Gerber-Graber, with whom he has two grown children.

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Richard Bing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Richard Bing Richard John Bing was a cardiologist who made significant contributions to his field of study.

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Hassan Naim is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Hassan Naim Hassan Naim is a Lebanese-Swiss biochemist. He currently holds the position of Director of the "Institut für Physiologische Chemie" at the University of Veterinary Medicine ...more

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Franz Keller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Berne Alumni
Franz Keller Franz Keller was a Swiss psychologist, Christian pacifist and left-wing news editor. Keller got his Ph.D in 1938 at University of Bern with the work Eitelkeit und Wahn: Eitelkeit als ...more