PEACE: Henri Dunant 1901 - Stuttgart, Germany, BW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi
N 48° 47.301 E 009° 11.448
32U E 514014 N 5403945
Quick Description: In the center of Stuttgart, Germany, Baden-Württemberg is a pedestrian bridge named by the Henri Dunant. He received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1901 for founding the International Red Cross Movement and initiating the Geneva Convention.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 9/23/2013 2:03:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ4NQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
In the center of Stuttgart, Germany, Baden-Württemberg is a pedestrian bridge named by the Henri Dunant. He received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1901 for founding the International Red Cross Movement and initiating the Geneva Convention.

Dunant was born 1828 in Swiss.
He died 1910.

'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.' [source: (visit link) ]


Dunant received the first-ever Nobel Prize for peace together with Frédéric Passy.


The year of creation of the bridge is unknown. Also the year of naming.
It spans over the street 'Am Neckartor'.
Field of Accomplishment: Peace

Year of Award: 1901

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Secondary Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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