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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

Happy days, not!
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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)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisab...C3%BCbler-Ross


Ben Roethlisberger
....nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Roethlisberger
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Re: Famous Swiss immigrants to other parts of the world

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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Back to watch making, 3 top people in horology

Ferdinand Berthoud, the famous horologer who went to Paris to work for the King in 1745, published the first book on the construction of marine chronometers in 1760 and was sent to England in 63 to try and understand the earlier work of on marine chronometers by Harrison. The latter refused- and Berthoud continued to perfect chronometers without him! A new Brand has recently been created in his name, and his having much success.

Breguet, perhaps the most famous horologer ever- who did his initial apprenticeship with his step-father here- before going on to Paris around 1762, to continue his training, partly with Berthoud. Now owned by Hayek of Swatch fame... and in Vallée de Joux.

And Charles Edouard Guillaume, Nobel prize in 1920 for his invention that revolutionised the accuracy of chronometers and other scientific instuments- with his invention of new metals, like Invar- which practicall did not contract and expand with changes in atmospheric pressure and temperatures. Prior to this, on the Equator- each variation of 1 second would represent being off target by 500 metres- a mere minute or so being a matter of life or death- or win or loss of naval battle.
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Bob Lutz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Lutz_(businessman)
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