Henry Dunant

Henry Dunant

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jean Henri Dunant (May 8, 1828 - October 30, 1910), aka Henry Dunant, was a Swiss businessman and social activist. During a business trip in 1859, he was witness to the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino in modern day Italy. He recorded his memories and experiences in the book A Memory of Solferino which inspired the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1863. The 1864 Geneva Convention was based on Dunant's ideas. In 1901 he received the first Nobel Peace Prize together with Fr d ric Passy. Dunant was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the first son of businessman Jean-Jacques Dunant and Antoinette Dunant-Colladon. His family was devoutly Calvinist and had significant influence in Geneva society. His parents stressed the value of social work, and his father was active helping orphans and parolees, while his mother worked with the sick and poor.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136594145
  • 9786136594149