A report on Geneva and Gustave Moynier

A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858
Gustave Moynier
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.
Monument to Moynier in Geneva's Parc des Bastions
Aerial view (1966)
Satellite view of Geneva; Cointrin Airport is centre left.
The Geneva area seen from the Salève in France. The Jura mountains are on the horizon.
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

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

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Gustave Moynier (1826–1910), lawyer and co-founder of the Red Cross

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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.

Portrait of General Dufour by his daughter, Anne Octavie L'Hardy Dufour (1818-1891), after 1840

Guillaume Henri Dufour

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Swiss military officer, structural engineer and topographer.

Swiss military officer, structural engineer and topographer.

Portrait of General Dufour by his daughter, Anne Octavie L'Hardy Dufour (1818-1891), after 1840
Daguerreotype of general G.H. Dufour, 1847
Saint Antoine Bridge as pictured by Drewry, 1832
Equestrian statue (1884) by Alfred Lanz, at Place Neuve, Geneva
20 francs note (1956)

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.

In 1863 he was part of a committee with Gustave Moynier, Henry Dunant, Louis Appia and Théodore Maunoir that discussed Dunant's ideas for the creation of a voluntary care organization for the assistance of the wounded in battle.

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.

His book was largely positively received, and the President of the Geneva Society for Public Welfare, jurist Gustave Moynier, made the book and its suggestions the topic of the 9 February 1863 meeting of the organization.

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.