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1847-1902 - Woburn Square (Bloomsbury) Academies & Linguistics & Librarians & Orientalism & Swiss & place: Geneva Orientalist Charles-Pierre-Henri Rieu was born at Geneva on 8 June 1820. He studied philosophy and science at the Académie de Genève, proceeding to 1897-1929 - Strand (Covent Garden) Clubs & Collections & Food & Politics & Swiss & place: Dongio Restaurateur, theatre owner, and Conservative politician John Maria Gatti was born Giovanni Maria Emilio Gatti on 13 August 1872 in Dongio, in the 1926-1982 - Yeomans Row (Chelsea) Clubs & Fashion & Taylors & Trade & Swiss & place: Locarno Fashion designer Giuseppe Gustavo [Jo] Mattli was born in 1907 in Locarno where he grew up in a large family. Keen to develop a career in the 1723-1776 - Northumberland Court (Charing Cross) Animal Trade & Medicine & Royalty & Swiss Physician Nathaniel St André was born around 1680 in Switzerland. He came to London at a young age (the exact date is not known) and trained as a 1750-1768 - Haymarket (Westminster) Art Dealers & Watch Making & Museums & Trade & Swiss & place: Yveden Watchmaker Isaac Emmanuel Bourgeois was born in 1726 in Yveden in the canton of Berne. Details are lacking, but he must have arrived in London 1760-1792 - St Martin’s Lane (Covent Garden) Architecture & Societies & Topography & Swiss & place: Zürich Topographical draughtsman Jacob Schnebbelie was born in Duke’s Court, St Martin’s Lane, on 30 August 1760. His father was a native of Zurich who had 1764-1825 - Broad Street (Soho) Academies & Painting & Swiss & place: Zürich Painter and writer Henry Fuseli was born Johann Heinrich Füssli at Zürich on 6 February 1741, the son of Johann Caspar Füssli, portrait painter and 1783-1791 - Bartlett’s Buildings (City of London) Watch Making & Engineering & Trade & Commerce & Swiss & place: La Chaux-de-Fonds Watchmaker and mechanic Pierre Jaquet-Droz was born on 28 July 1721 at La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel. He studied mathematics and 1800-1849 - Newman Street (Fitzrovia) Animal Trade & Huguenots & Painting & Printsellers & Royalty & Swiss & place: Geneva Painter Jacques-Laurent Agasse was born on 24 March 1767 at Geneva. His family were merchants of Huguenot descent. The youngster showed an interest 1798-1870 - St John Street (Clerkenwell) Instrument Making & Science & Trade & Swiss Maker of barometers and thermometers Francesco [Francis] Amadio was born in Switzerland (details are lacking). He married his English wife Charlotte 1824-1892 - Thavies Inn (Holborn) Engineering & Transport & Swiss & place: Zürich Mechanical engineer and inventor was born on 6 December 1786 in Zurich. Having been apprenticed to a mill-wright at Haupteuil in Thurgau, he became 1868-1971 - Cannon Street (City of London) Watchmakers & Trade & Swiss & place: La Chaux-de-Fonds Import & export company Dimier Brothers & Co. was based in London and La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel. The firm was first recorded in 1868 at no. 46 1881-1937 - Waterford Road (Fulham) Sculpture & Swiss & place: Stetten Sculptor Conrad Bührer was born around 1852 in Stetten. He trained in Zurich, Frankfurt-am-Main, and Paris where he was a fellow-student of Alfred 1934-1939 - Not traced Periodicals & Politics & Printing & Swiss & place: Weggis Marxist avant-garde publisher and writer Wieland Herzfelde [Herzfeld] was born on 11 April 1896 in Weggis in the canton of Lucerne into a family of 1932-1992 Sloane Square (Chelsea) Design & Trade & Wool & Swiss & place: Amriswil Textile designer Marianne Straub was born on 23 September 1909 in Amriswil, Thurgau. Her father was a textile merchant. At fifteen she decided to 1780-1784 - Devonshire Square (City of London) Trade & Swiss Merchant Johann [John] Jacob Zornlin was born in October 1712 in Switzerland (details are lacking). He settled in the City of London about 1740 and 1956-2015 - Maresfield Gardens (Hampstead) Art Dealers & Ceramics & Galleries & Swiss & place: Zürich Art dealer Anita Claudia Besson was born in Zurich on 18 September 1933. In 1948 she began paying regular visits to London, finally settling there 1900-1904 - Hanway Street (Fitzrovia) Internment & Jewellers & Swiss & place: Lucerne Jeweller and art metal worker Josef [Joseph] Anton Hodel was born in 1874 in Lucerne. He may have received training at the Lucerne School of Arts 1929-1944 - Camden Road (Camden) Secret Agents & Swiss & place: Paris Secret agent Yolande Unternährer was born on 28 October 1911 in Paris, the daughter of Swiss parents. The family moved to England in 1929 and first 1631-1675 - St Paul’s (Covent Garden) Huguenots & Medicine & Politics & Royalty & Swiss & place: Geneva Physician Jean [John] Colladon was born on 19 March 1608 in Geneva. His father Esaïe Colladon was Professor of Philosophy at the Geneva Academy; his