A report on Geneva and Guillaume Henri Dufour

A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858
Portrait of General Dufour by his daughter, Anne Octavie L'Hardy Dufour (1818-1891), after 1840
L'Escalade is what Genevans call the failed surprise attack of 12 December 1602 by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, to take Geneva. This imaginative image was drawn by Matthias Quad, or the workshop of Frans Hogenberg, around 1603. Invaders are pictured crossing the moat in the center left while reinforcements are entering Plainpalais at the bottom. A column of defenders is in the center, headed toward the Savoyards. Lake Léman is at center top.
Daguerreotype of general G.H. Dufour, 1847
Aerial view (1966)
Saint Antoine Bridge as pictured by Drewry, 1832
Satellite view of Geneva; Cointrin Airport is centre left.
Equestrian statue (1884) by Alfred Lanz, at Place Neuve, Geneva
The Geneva area seen from the Salève in France. The Jura mountains are on the horizon.
20 francs note (1956)
Confluence of the Rhône and the Arve
Average temperature and precipitation 1961–1990
Coat of arms of Geneva as part of the pavement in front of the Reformation Wall, 2013
The Flowered Clock at the Quai du Général-Guisan (English Garden), during the 2012 Geneva Festival
Rue Pierre-Fatio in Geneva
Apartment buildings in the Quartier des Grottes
Geneva, with Lake Geneva in the background
Reformation Wall in Geneva; from left to right: William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and John Knox
Fireworks at the Fêtes de Genève, 2012
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
The University of Geneva.
Geneva railway station
TCMC (Tramway Cornavin – Meyrin – CERN)
Geneva Sécheron railway station
TOSA Bus at PALEXPO Flash bus stops
The World Intellectual Property Organization.
The assembly hall of the Palace of Nations.
Gustave Ador
Christiane Brunner
John Calvin, c. 1550
Isaac Casaubon
Michel Decastel, 2012
Jean Henri Dunant, 1901
Kat Graham, 2017
Francois Huber
Paul Lachenal, 1939
Lenin in Switzerland, 1916
Amelie Mauresmo, 2014
Liliane Maury Pasquier, 2007
Pierre Prévost
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Ferdinand de Saussure
Michael Schade, 2012
Michel Simon, 1964
Johann Vogel, 2006
Voltaire
St. Pierre Cathedral
Collège Calvin
International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR)
Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
Notre-Dame Church
Russian Orthodox Church
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Hôtel de Ville and the Tour Baudet
Institut et Musée Voltaire
Mallet House and Museum international de la Réforme
Tavel House
Brunswick Monument
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
The Villa La Grange

Dufour was born on 15 September 1787 in Konstanz, where his parents from Geneva were living in exile for their involvement in the Revolution of 1782.

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This rock was chosen by General Guillaume Henri Dufour as the reference point for surveying in Switzerland.

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A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858

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International Committee of the Red Cross

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Henry Dunant, author of A Memory of Solferino
Original document of the first Geneva Convention, 1864
The Red Cross in action in 1864
Memorial commemorating the first use of the Red Cross symbol in an armed conflict during the Battle of Dybbøl (Denmark) in 1864; jointly erected in 1989 by the national Red Cross societies of Denmark and Germany
French postcard celebrating the role of Red Cross nurses during the First World War, 1915.
Red Cross message from Łódź, Poland, 1940.
Marcel Junod, delegate of the ICRC, visiting POWs in Nazi Germany.
(Benoit Junod, Switzerland)
The Red Cross during liberation of Eindhoven in 1944.
A sick Polish survivor in the Hannover-Ahlem concentration camp receives medicine from a German Red Cross worker, April 1945
The ICRC Headquarters in Geneva.
Marguerite Frick-Cramer, the first ever female member of the ICRC
The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in 1963 when the prize was jointly awarded to the ICRC and the Federation. From left to right: King Olav of Norway, ICRC President Leopold Boissier, League Chairman John MacAulay.
Guillaume Dufour,
Gustave Moynier,
Gustave Ador,
Max Huber,
Carl Burckhardt,
Alexandre Hay,
Cornelio Sommaruga,
Jakob Kellenberger,
Peter Maurer,

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC; Comité international de la Croix-Rouge) is a humanitarian organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, and a three-time Nobel Prize Laureate.

The members of this committee, aside from Dunant himself, were Gustave Moynier, lawyer and chairman of the Geneva Society for Public Welfare; physician Louis Appia, who had significant experience working as a field surgeon; Appia's friend and colleague Théodore Maunoir, from the Geneva Hygiene and Health Commission; and Guillaume-Henri Dufour, a Swiss Army general of great renown.

Henry Dunant

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Swiss humanitarian, businessman and social activist.

Swiss humanitarian, businessman and social activist.

Henry Dunant in 1855
Henry Dunant at Solferino
Original cover of A Memory of Solferino
Drawing of the five founders of the International Committee.
Dunant in 1901
Grave of Henry Dunant.
Henry Dunant Monument in Wagga Wagga, Australia

Dunant was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1828 as the first son of businessman Jean-Jacques Dunant and Antoinette Dunant-Colladon.

The others were Moynier, the Swiss army general Henri Dufour, and doctors Louis Appia and Théodore Maunoir.

Gustave Moynier

Gustave Moynier

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Gustave Moynier
Monument to Moynier in Geneva's Parc des Bastions

Gustave Moynier (21 September 1826 – 21 August 1910) was a Swiss Jurist who was active in many charitable organizations in Geneva.

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.

The three emblems in use: Red Cross, Red Crescent, Red Crystal

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

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Humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide, and was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering.

Humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide, and was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering.

The three emblems in use: Red Cross, Red Crescent, Red Crystal
The three emblems in use: Red Cross, Red Crescent, Red Crystal
The Red Cross, after the Battle of Gravelotte in 1870.
Henry Dunant, author of A Memory of Solferino
Original document of the First Geneva Convention, 1864
Cross of the Serbian Red Cross Society
"Committee of the Five": Gustave Moynier, Guillaume-Henri Dufour, Henry Dunant, Louis Appia, Théodore Maunoir
Memorial commemorating the first use of the Red Cross symbol in an armed conflict during the Battle of Dybbøl (Denmark) in 1864; jointly erected in 1989 by the national Red Cross societies of Denmark and Germany
War 1914–1918. Geneva, Rath Museum. International Prisoners-of-War Agency. Researches department. German section. Express messages and communications to families.
Group picture of the volunteers – mostly women – in front of the Musée Rath in 1914
Red Cross ambulance from 1917
Ernest Hemingway in a US Red Cross Hospital in 1918
War 1939–1945. Geneva, Central Prisoners of war Agency, Electoral building / Palace of the General Council
Photo taken by Rossel at Theresienstadt. Most of the children were murdered at Auschwitz in the fall of 1944.
Marcel Junod, delegate of the ICRC, visiting POWs in Germany
Telegram by ICRC delegate Fritz Bilfinger from Hiroshima three weeks after the atomic bombing
Budapest 1945. Repatriation of 2000 Italian prisoners of war.
The ICRC Headquarters in Geneva
Henry Davison, Founding father of the League of Red Cross societies
A stamp from the Faroe Islands
A stamp from Turkey
Peace Nobel Prize ceremony in 1963. From left to right: Crown Prince Harald of Norway, King Olav of Norway, ICRC president Leopold Boissier, League Chairman John A. MacAulay.
Entry to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva
A Turkish Red Crescent staff conducting activities for children
The emblem of the International Committee of the Red Cross (French: Comité international de la Croix-rouge)
Emblem of the IFRC
Ambulance of the Italian Red Cross
An ambulance owned by the Mexican Red Cross
An Israeli stamp commemorating the 25th anniversary of Magen David Adom, issued 11 January 1955
The Logistics Centre of the Finnish Red Cross in Tampere, Finland
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The flag of Switzerland – basis of the original Red Cross
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Flag of the Ottoman Empire (later Turkey) – basis of original Red Crescent
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International emblem for Magen David Adom outside Israel.
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A Magen David Adom worker in the Tel Aviv civil defense, 1939
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Gōtarō Mikami's Red Cross flag with which in 1905 he deflected from his field hospital in Manchuria the onslaught of the Russian army
The MV Red Cross in New York harbour ca 1915

Back at his home in Geneva, he decided to write a book entitled A Memory of Solferino which he published using his own money in 1862.

The members of this committee, which has subsequently been referred to as the "Committee of the Five", aside from Dunant and Moynier were physician Louis Appia, who had significant experience working as a field surgeon; Appia's friend and colleague Théodore Maunoir, from the Geneva Hygiene and Health Commission; and Guillaume-Henri Dufour, a Swiss army general of great renown.

Théodore Maunoir (Source: www.redcross.int)

Théodore Maunoir

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Swiss surgeon and co-founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Swiss surgeon and co-founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Théodore Maunoir (Source: www.redcross.int)

Théodore Maunoir was born to a wealthy family of doctors in Geneva.

After the publication of Henry Dunant's book A Memory of Solferino in 1862, Maunoir, together with Gustave Moynier, Guillaume-Henri Dufour and Louis Appia, joined the "Committee of Five" which was founded in February 1863 as a commission of the Geneva Society for Public Welfare.