List of Notable people of Davos

list of notable people of davos Notable people of Davos

Davos is an Alpine town, and a municipality in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has a permanent population of 10,899, Davos is located on the river Landwasser, in the Rhaetian Alps, between the Pleasure and Albula Range at 1,560 m (5,120 ft) above sea level.

The list of Notable people of Davos:

Art and Culture
NameKnown for
Valentin Bühlera lawyer, he wrote dictionaries about the local and Swiss dialects
Sophie Taeuber-ArpSwiss painter, sculptor, textile designer, architect and dancer
Dorothea Wiecka German theatre and film actress
Juri Elperlinwriter and German-Russian translator
Ernst HaefligerSwiss tenor
Eberhard W. Kornfeldart collector; made Honorary citizen of Davos in 2004
Jürg FederspielSwiss writer, grew up in Davos
Thomas HirschhornSwiss artist, grew up in Davos
Marc ForsterGerman and Swiss director and filmmaker, grew up in Davos made freeman of Davos in 2007
Politics, public service and business
NameKnown for
Johannes Guler von WyneckGrisonian annalist, officer, and local official
Fortunat Sprecher von Bernegglawyer, Grisonian annalist and local official
Johann Luzius Islerconfectioner and gastronomy entrepreneur in Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg
Willem Jan Holsboera Dutch entrepreneur, sponsor of Davos as a health resort. His young wife died after 2 years in Davos due to TB. He stayed in Davos, remarried, and founded the Rhaetian Railway
Wilhelm Vischera Swiss pastor, theologian, Hebraist, Old Testament scholar and amateur Lied lyricist
Ursula Wysseconomist, Swiss National Councillor 1999–2013 and current Municipal Councilor of Bern
Science & Medicine
NameKnown for
Alexander Spenglera German and Swiss physician, specialised in TB in Davos
Carl Rüedia Swiss pulmonologist, treated Robert Louis Stevenson
Lucius SpenglerSwiss physician, specialised in TB
Carl SpenglerSwiss physician, bacteriologist, inventor of immunotherapy with Spenglersan colloids. Also an ice hockey player from Davos, founded the Spengler Cup
Carl DornoGerman researcher, lived in Davos from 1904, founded the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos, a predecessor of Academia Raetica in Davos
Walter SiegenthalerSwiss physician, professor of internal medicine at Zurich University
Sports
NameKnown for
Fritz Kraatza Swiss ice hockey player, competed in the 1928 Winter Olympics
Paul Söllnera German rower, competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics
Albert Künzlera Swiss ice hockey player, competed in the 1936 Winter Olympics
Andreas Däschera ski jumping athlete, competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics and developed the Daescher technique
Franz Berrya Swiss ice hockey player, competed in the 1956 and 1964 Summer Olympics
Peter Freia Swiss former alpine skier, competed in the 1968 Winter Olympics
Nicolas Gilliarda Swiss former swimmer, competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics
Paul Accolaformer alpine skiing World Cup, overall champion
Martina Accolaa Swiss former alpine skier, competed in the 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics
Andrea Sentelera Swiss cross-country skier, competed in the 1998 Winter Olympics
Carmen Schäfera Swiss curler
Andres Ambühla Swiss professional ice hockey forward
Iouri Podladtchikova Russian-born Swiss snowboarder, brought up in Davos, gold medallist at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Dino Wiesera Swiss professional ice hockey forward
Stefanie Müllera Swiss Alpine snowboarder, competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Claude-Curdin Paschouda Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman


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