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Famous University Of Zurich Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 1.8k views108 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Zurich and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Albert Einstein and Rosa Luxemburg.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Zurich?” and “Which celebrities are University of Zurich alumni?”
  • Albert Einstein1

    Albert Einstein

    Mathematician, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 76 (1879-1955)

    BirthplaceUlm, Germany

    Albert Einstein ( EYEN-styne; German: [ˈalbɛɐ̯t ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] (listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rosa Luxemburg2

    Rosa Luxemburg

    Economist, Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 48 (1871-1919)

    BirthplaceZamość, Poland

    Rosa Luxemburg (German: [ˈʁoːza ˈlʊksəmbʊʁk] (listen); Polish: Róża Luksemburg; also Rozalia... more on Wikipedia
  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross3

    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    Psychiatrist, Author

    AgeDied at 78 (1926-2004)

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a... more on Wikipedia
  • 4

    Muammer Aksoy

    Politician, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 73 (1917-1990)

    Birthplaceİbradı, Turkey

    Muammer Aksoy (1917 – January 31, 1990) was a Turkish academic of law, politician, columnist... more on Wikipedia
  • Albert Hofmann5

    Albert Hofmann

    Chemist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 102 (1906-2008)

    BirthplaceBaden, Switzerland

    Albert Hofmann (11 January 1906 – 29 April 2008) was a Swiss scientist known best for being... more on Wikipedia
  • Marie-Louise von Franz6

    Marie-Louise von Franz

    Psychologist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 83 (1915-1998)

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Marie-Louise von Franz (4 January 1915 – 17 February 1998) was a Swiss Jungian psychologist... more on Wikipedia
  • Wilhelm Röntgen7

    AgeDec. at 78 (1845-1923)

    BirthplaceRemscheid, Germany

    Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (; German: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈʁœntɡən]; 27 March 1845 – 10 February 1923) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Guerino Mazzola8

    Guerino Mazzola

    Jazz Pianist, Mathematician


    BirthplaceUster, Zürich, Switzerland

    Guerino Mazzola (born 1947) is a Swiss mathematician, musicologist, jazz pianist as well as... more on Wikipedia
  • Eugene W. Hilgard9

    AgeDec. at 83 (1833-1916)

    BirthplaceZweibrücken, Germany

    Eugene Woldemar Hilgard (January 5, 1833, Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany – January... more on Wikipedia
  • Carl Jung10

    Carl Jung

    Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist

    AgeDec. at 86 (1875-1961)

    BirthplaceKesswil, Switzerland

    Carl Gustav Jung ( YUUNG, German: [kaɐ̯l ˈjʊŋ]; 26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss... more on Wikipedia

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  • Adolf Meyer11

    Adolf Meyer

    Psychiatrist, Physician

    AgeDec. at 84 (1866-1950)

    BirthplaceSwitzerland, European Free Trade Association, Zurich District, Niederweningen, Dielsdorf district

    Adolf Meyer (September 13, 1866 – March 17, 1950) was a psychiatrist who rose to prominence as... more on Wikipedia
  • Walther Nernst12

    Walther Nernst

    Physicist, Chemist

    AgeDec. at 77 (1864-1941)

    BirthplaceWąbrzeźno, Poland

    Walther Hermann Nernst (25 June 1864 – 18 November 1941) was a German chemist known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • Georg Joachim Rheticus13

    Georg Joachim Rheticus

    Mathematician, Astrologer

    AgeDec. at 60 (1514-1574)

    BirthplaceFeldkirch, Austria

    Georg Joachim de Porris, also known as Rheticus (; 16 February 1514 – 4 December 1574), was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Max Frisch14

    Max Frisch

    Novelist, Architect

    AgeDec. at 80 (1911-1991)

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    Max Rudolf Frisch was a Swiss playwright and novelist. Frisch's works focused on problems of... more on Wikipedia
  • Mileva Marić15

    Mileva Marić

    Mathematician, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 73 (1875-1948)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Serbia, Vojvodina, Titel

    Mileva Marić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милева Марић; December 19, 1875 – August 4, 1948), sometimes... more on Wikipedia
  • Alfred Werner16

    AgeDec. at 53 (1866-1919)

    BirthplaceMulhouse, France

    Alfred Werner (12 December 1866 – 15 November 1919) was a Swiss chemist who was a student at... more on Wikipedia
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt17

    Friedrich Dürrenmatt

    Painter, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 69 (1921-1990)

    BirthplaceKonolfingen, Switzerland

    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (German: [ˈfriːdrɪç ˈdʏrənˌmat]; 5 January 1921 – 14 December 1990) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • John Bates Clark18

    AgeDec. at 91 (1847-1938)

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island

    John Bates Clark (January 26, 1847 – March 21, 1938) was an American neoclassical economist.... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Josef Müller-Brockmann

    Graphic Designer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1914-1996)

    BirthplaceRapperswil, Switzerland

    Josef Müller-Brockmann (May 9, 1914 – August 30, 1996) was a Swiss graphic designer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Henry Fuseli20

    Henry Fuseli

    Curator, Artist

    AgeDec. at 84 (1741-1825)

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    Henry Fuseli ( FEW-zə-lee, few-ZEL-ee; German: Johann Heinrich Füssli; 7 February 1741 – 17... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Marc Faber

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    Marc Faber (born February 28, 1946) is a Swiss investor based in Thailand. Faber is publisher... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    AgeDec. at 82 (1889-1971)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Professor Paul Karrer FRS FRSE FCS (21 April 1889 – 18 June 1971) was a Swiss organic chemist... more on Wikipedia
  • Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf23

    Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf

    Politician, Lawyer



    Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf (born 16 March 1956) is a Swiss politician and lawyer, and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    AgeDec. at 67 (1849-1916)

    BirthplaceMaschwanden, Switzerland

    Alfred Kleiner (April 24, 1849 – July 3, 1916) was a Swiss physicist and Professor of... more on Wikipedia
  • Georg Büchner25

    Georg Büchner

    Writer, Playwright

    AgeDec. at 24 (1813-1837)


    Karl Georg Büchner (17 October 1813 – 19 February 1837) was a German dramatist and writer of... more on Wikipedia