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.
Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.
Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.
Swiss German (Schläppi): nickname for someone with a dangling, baggy cap or hood, from Middle High German slappe ‘baggy, hanging headdress’.