Barbara Hirsbrunner

19 January 1710–
Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Barbara

When Barbara Hirsbrunner was christened on 19 January 1710, in Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Christen Hirsbrunner, was 31 and her mother, Apollonia Reist, was 27. She was buried in Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland.

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Family Time Line

Christen Hirsbrunner
1678–
Apollonia Reist
1682–1743
Anna Hirsbrunner
1703–1766
Verena Hirsbrunner
1703–
Daniel Hirsbrunner
1704–1758
Hans Hirsbrunner
1706–
Caspar Hirsbrunner
1708–1733
Barbara Hirsbrunner
1710–
Heinrich Hirsbrunner
1712–
Christen Hirsbrunner
1714–
Apollonia Hirsbrunner
1716–1765
Jacob Hirsbrunner
1718–
Verena Hirsbrunner
1720–
Ulrich Hirsbrunner
1722–
Isaac Hirsbrunner
1725–1733

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1798
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.
1800
Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1803
"Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

Name Meaning

From Latin, meaning ‘foreign woman’ (a feminine form of barbarus ‘foreign’, from Greek, referring originally to the unintelligible chatter of foreigners, which sounded to the Greek ear like no more than bar-bar). St Barbara has always been one of the most popular saints in the calendar, although there is some doubt whether she ever actually existed. According to legend, she was imprisoned in a tower and later murdered by her father, who was then struck down by a bolt of lightning. Accordingly, she is the patron of architects, stonemasons, and fortifications, and of firework makers, artillerymen, and gunpowder magazines.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Barbra

Sources (1)

  • Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992; Sumiswald christening record of Barbara Hirßbrunner

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