Henry Dunant

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Henri Dunant
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Henri Dunant
BornJean Henri Dunant
8 Mey 1828(1828-05-08)
Geneva, Swisserland
Died30 October 1910(1910-10-30) (aged 82)
Heiden, Swisserland
Cause o daith
Auld age
Body discovered
Restin place
NaitionalitySwiss, French[1]
ThriftSocial activist, businessman, writer
Kent forFoonder o the Reid Cross
ReleegionCalvinism (early years)
non-releegious in later life
ParentsJean-Jacques Dunant
Antoinette Dunant-Colladon
AwairdsNobel Peace Prize (1901)

Jean Henri Dunant (8 Mey 1828 – 30 October 1910), an aa kent as Henry Dunant, wis a Swiss businessman an social activist. Durin a business trip in 1859, he wis witness tae the aftermath o the Battle o Solferino in modren-day Italy. He recordit his memories an experiences in the beuk A Memory of Solferino which inspired the creation o the Internaitional Committee o the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1863. The 1864 Geneva Convention wis based on Dunant's ideas. In 1901 he received the first Nobel Peace Prize thegither wi Frédéric Passy.

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