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Gustave Moynier

Swiss jurist (1826-1910)

1826   -   1910

country of citizenship: Switzerland
language of expression: French
educated at: University of Paris, University of Geneva
occupation: jurist
award received: Officer of the Legion of Honour, doctor honoris causa

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Gustave Moynier (21 September 1826 - 21 August 1910) was a Swiss Jurist who was active in many charitable organizations in Geneva. He was a co-founder of the "International Committee for Relief to the Wounded", which became the International Committee of the Red Cross after 1876. In 1864 he took over the position of President of the Committee from Guillaume-Henri Dufour, and he was also a major rival of the founder Henry Dunant. During his record long term of 46 years as president he did much to support the development of the Committee in the first decades after its creation.
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