Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.
Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
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.
(1997: 682;2007: 1524; 2010: 2497)Some characteristic forenames: German Erwin, Hans, Hans-Peter, Johann.Swiss German and South German: topographic name for someone who lived near a ravine or gorge, from Middle High German tobel ‘gorge’ + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.