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

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

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Queen Rania of Jordan and Diane von Fürstenberg.

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

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Diane von Fürstenberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Fashion designer, Businessperson Diane von Furstenberg, formerly Princess Diane of Fürstenberg is a Belgian-born American fashion designer best known for her iconic wrap dress. She initially rose to prominence when she ...more

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Wafah Dufour is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Songwriter, Model, Singer Wafah Dufour is an American singer-songwriter, socialite, and model. Her father, Yeslam bin Ladin, is Saudi Arabian and her mother, Carmen bin Ladin, is of Swiss father and Iranian mother from ...more

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Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer Manuel "Manolo" Blahnik Rodríguez CBE, is a Spanish fashion designer and founder of the self-named, high-end shoe brand.

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Albert Gallatin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Teacher Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin was a Swiss-American politician, diplomat, ethnologist and linguist. He served as a Congressman, Senator, United States Ambassador and was the longest-serving ...more

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Frank Martin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Pianist, Harpsichordist, Composer Frank Martin was a Swiss composer, who lived a large part of his life in the Netherlands.

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Seymour Papert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Mathematician, Professor, Computer scientist Seymour Aubrey Papert is an MIT mathematician, computer scientist, and educator. He is one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence, as well as an inventor of the Logo programming language.

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Gabriel Cramer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Mathematician Gabriel Cramer was a Swiss mathematician, born in Geneva. He was the son of physician Jean Cramer and Anne Mallet Cramer.

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Martin Rodbell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Biochemist, Chemist, Scientist Martin Rodbell was an American biochemist and molecular endocrinologist who is best known for his discovery of G-proteins. He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Alfred G. ...more

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Tariq Ramadan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Theologian, Professor, Author 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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Edmond H. Fischer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Chemist Edmond Henri Fischer is a Swiss American biochemist. He and his collaborator Edwin G. Krebs were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992 for describing how reversible ...more

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Vaughan Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Mathematician Sir Vaughan Frederick Randal Jones KNZM FRS FRSNZ FAA is a New Zealand mathematician, known for his work on von Neumann algebras and knot polynomials. He was awarded a Fields Medal in 1990, and ...more

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José Manuel Barroso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Politician, Lawyer José Manuel Durão Barroso is a Portuguese politician who was the 11th President of the European Commission, serving from 2004 to 2014. He served as Prime Minister of Portugal from ...more

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Teresa Heinz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Businessperson, Philanthropist Teresa Heinz Kerry, also known as Teresa Heinz, née Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira, is a Mozambican–born American businesswoman and philanthropist of Portuguese descent. ...more

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Augustin Banyaga is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Mathematician Augustin Banyaga is a Rwandan-born American mathematician whose research fields include symplectic topology and contact geometry. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State ...more

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Hans-Gert Pöttering is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Hans-Gert Pöttering is a German conservative politician, and was the President of the European Parliament from January 2007 to July 2009. On 4 December 2009 he was elected Chairman of the ...more

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Afet İnan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Scientist Ayşe Afet İnan was a Turkish historian and sociologist. She was one of the adopted daughters of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Afet İnan was born to Ismail Hakki Bey and Şehzane Hanım from Doyran, ...more

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Patrick Aebischer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Physician Patrick Aebischer has been the president of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne since 17 March 2000. He is also a professor in neurosciences and head of the ...more

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Alexander Lowen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Alexander Lowen was an American physician and psychotherapist. A student of Wilhelm Reich in the 1940s and early 1950s in New York, he developed bioenergetic analysis, a form of mind-body ...more

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Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembour... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Henri is the current Grand Duke of Luxembourg, reigning since 7 October 2000. He is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean and Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium, and a first cousin of ...more

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Victor Villiger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Chemist Victor Villiger was a Swiss-born German chemist and the discoverer of the Baeyer-Villiger oxidation.

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Rudi Dornbusch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Rudi Dornbusch Economist Rüdiger "Rudi" Dornbusch was a German economist who worked for most of his career in the United States.

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Ferdinand de Saussure is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Ferdinand de Saussure was a Swiss linguist and semiotician whose ideas laid a foundation for many significant developments both in linguistics and semiology in the 20th century. He is widely ...more

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Walter Kistler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Physicist Walter P. Kistler is a physicist, inventor, and philanthropist, born in Biel, Switzerland. Kistler is a life member of the Swiss Physical Society and a member of AIAA and ISA, which presented ...more

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Werner Arber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Werner Arber is a Swiss microbiologist and geneticist. Along with American researchers Hamilton Smith and Daniel Nathans, Werner Arber shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for ...more

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Mikhail Tsvet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Mikhail Tsvet Botanist Mikhail Semyonovich Tsvet was a Russian-Italian botanist who invented adsorption chromatography. His last name is Russian for both "colour" and "flowering."

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Amos Bairoch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Amos Bairoch Scientist Amos Bairoch is a Swiss bioinformatician and Professor of Bioinformatics at the Department of Human Protein Sciences of the University of Geneva where he leads the CALIPHO group at the Swiss ...more

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Houston Stewart Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Writer, Philosopher Houston Stewart Chamberlain was an English author of books on political philosophy, natural science and son-in-law of the German composer Richard Wagner; he is described in the Oxford Dictionary ...more

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Bat Ye'or is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Historian, Writer Bat Ye'or is a pseudonym of Gisèle Littman, née Orebi, an Egyptian-born British writer and political commentator who writes about the history of Middle Eastern Christian and Jewish ...more

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John William Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
John William Fletcher Priest John William Fletcher, English divine, was born at Nyon in Switzerland, his original name being de la Fléchère. Fletcher was a contemporary of John Wesley, a key interpreter of ...more

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Ruth Dreifuss is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Ruth Dreifuss Politician Ruth Dreifuss é uma política suiça.

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Daniel Bovet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Daniel Bovet ForMemRS was a Swiss-born Italian pharmacologist who won the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of drugs that block the actions of specific ...more

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Stamen Grigorov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Stamen Grigorov Scientist, Physician Stamen Grigorov was a prominent Bulgarian physician and microbiologist, who was the creator of anti-tuberculosis vaccine. He discovered the Lactobacillus bulgaricus bacillus, which is the true ...more

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Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, is the spouse of Grand Duke Henri.

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Fritz Ullmann is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Fritz Ullmann Chemist Fritz Ullmann was a German chemist. Ullmann was born in Fürth and started studying chemistry in Nuremberg, but received his PhD of the University of Geneva for work with Carl Gräbe in ...more

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Charles Kelman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Theatrical producer, Surgeon, Ophthalmologist Charles D. Kelman was an ophthalmologist and a pioneer in cataract surgery. Kelman was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 23, 1930, to Eva and David Kelman. After graduating from Forest Hills ...more

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Fritz Arndt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
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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Melissa Block is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Journalist, Radio personality, Presenter Melissa Block is an American radio host and journalist. She has been one of the hosts of NPR's All Things Considered news program since 2003 and has worked for NPR for 28 years.

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Alain Tanner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Alain Tanner is a Swiss film director.

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William Wood, 1st Baron Hather... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
William Page Wood, 1st Baron Hatherley, PC, QC was a British lawyer and statesman who served as a Liberal Lord Chancellor between 1868 and 1872 in William Ewart Gladstone's first ministry.

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Stéphane Riethauser is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Stéphane Riethauser Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Stephane Riethauser is a film producer, film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sa... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah Politician Nasser Mohammed Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah served as Prime Minister of Kuwait from 7 February 2006 until resigning on 28 November 2011.

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Franz Anton Ledermann is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Lawyer Anne called him "Uncle Franz," though they were not related. There were several connections between their families (see his wife and daughters). He was a German lawyer who emigrated ...more

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Jacques Piccard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Jacques Piccard Scientist Jacques Piccard was a Swiss oceanographer and engineer, known for having developed underwater vehicles for studying ocean currents. He and Lt. Don Walsh of the United States Navy were the first ...more

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António Luís Correia Guerra Nu... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni

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Edmond Adolphe de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Edmond Adolphe de Rothschild Edmond Adolphe Maurice Jules Jacques de Rothschild, usually known as Baron Edmond Adolphe de Rothschild was born in Paris, France and died in Geneva, Switzerland. He was a Swiss member of the ...more

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Emmanuel Stupanus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Emmanuel Stupanus Physician Emmanuel Stupanus or Stuppan was a Swiss physician and professor in Basel.

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Pierre Dansereau is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Pierre Dansereau Pierre Dansereau, CC GOQ FRSC was a Canadian ecologist known as one of the "fathers of ecology".

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Tarek Heggy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Journalist, Writer, Intellectual Tarek Heggy is an Egyptian liberal author, political thinker and international petroleum strategist. Heggy is one of Egypt’s more prominent authors on the subject of Egypt’s need for political ...more

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José Fernando Ferreira Mendes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Physicist José F.F. Mendes is a Portuguese physicist and professor of physics at University of Aveiro. Was Head of Physics Department from December 2004 to February 2010. Was from October 2009 and ...more

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Lina Stern is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Geneva Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Lina Solomonovna Stern was a notable Soviet biochemist, physiologist and humanist whose medical discoveries saved thousands of lives at the fronts of World War II. She is best known for her ...more