Henri Dunant





Henri Dunant

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born
in Geneva, Switzerland
May 08, 1828

died
October 30, 1910

gender
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Also known as Henry Dunant, was a Swiss businessman and social activist. During a business trip in 1859, he was witness to the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino in modern day Italy. He recorded his memories and experiences in the book A Memory of Solferino which inspired the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1863. The 1864 Geneva Convention was based on Dunant's ideas. In 1901 he received the first Nobel Peace Prize together with Frédéric Passy.


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A Memory Of Solferino
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Geneva Convention
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The origin of the Red cross
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