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Dunant, Jean Henri

 

Born May 8, 1828, in Geneva; died Oct. 30, 1910, in Heiden, Appenzell Canton. Swiss public figure and writer; founder of the International Red Cross.

In 1859, Dunant organized help to the wounded in the battle of Solferino during the Austro-Sardinian War of 1859 (in Russian, the Austro-Italo-French War of 1859). In Un Souvenir de Solférino, published in 1862, he proposed the creation of an international society to help war casualties. A conference called in Geneva in 1863 upon Dunant’s initiative founded the International Red Cross. Dunant won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901.

WORKS

Un Souvenir de Solférino. Geneva, 1862.
Fraternité et charité internationales en temps de guerre. [Paris] 1864.
L’Esclavage chez les musulmans et aux Etats Unis de l’Amérique. Geneva, 1863.
La Rénovation de l’Orient. Geneva, 1865.

REFERENCES

Sachse, W. Henri Dunant. Berlin, 1959.
Libby, V. K. Henry Dunant: Prophet of Peace. New York, 1964.
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