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Old 24.10.2016, 14:54
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Re: Famous Swiss immigrants to other parts of the world

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He tried to open a gourmet restaurant in a castle in Olten (Chateau Mosimann). Needless to say, as he didn't offer fried chicken, the restaurant didn't last very long. The white bottom shelf 7-series, which was intended to pick up ritzy folks from the trainstation in Olten and drive them up to the castle, was forever sitting at the BMW dealer.
I visited there with some colleagues. One idiot saw a big chest in the entrance hall and decided to climb into it.
Then we could not get the lid open

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Re: Famous Swiss immigrants to other parts of the world

Albert Gallatin
He served as a Representative, Senator, United States Ambassador and was the longest-serving United States Secretary of the Treasury
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Gallatin

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ...
...was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying (1969)
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....nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL).
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meryl streep. Well, her father was half swiss (or the family) from Giswil, CH.
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Old 25.10.2016, 18:17
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Re: Famous Swiss immigrants to other parts of the world

Going back further in History, the Habsburgs, erstwhile royal family of Austria and Spain and for many generations the most powerful family in Europe if not the world, hail from the Aargau village of Habsburg.

Of course before that they came from Alsace.
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