23 June 1829–25 February 1870 (Age 40) Lotzwil, Bern, Switzerland
The Life of Christian
When Christian Wolf was born on 23 June 1829, in Lotzwil, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Hans Ulrich Wolf, was 25 and his mother, Anna Elisabeth Anderegg, was 30. He married Anna Maria Kaderli on 7 May 1852. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 25 February 1870, in his hometown, at the age of 40, and was buried in Lotzwil, Bern, Switzerland.
New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.
Made capital 1848
Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.
1 English, Danish, and German: from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with a first element wolf ‘wolf’, or a byname or nickname with this meaning. The wolf was native throughout the forests of Europe, including Britain, until comparatively recently. In ancient and medieval times it played an important role in Germanic mythology, being regarded as one of the sacred beasts of Woden. This name is widespread throughout northern, central, and eastern Europe, as well as in Britain and German-speaking countries.2 German: habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a wolf, Middle High German wolf.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Volf meaning ‘wolf’, which is associated with the Hebrew personal name Binyamin ( see Benjamin ). This association stems from Jacob's dying words ‘Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil’ (Genesis 49:27).