Katharina Abplanalp

1 January 1821–
Meiringen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Katharina

When Katharina Abplanalp was born on 1 January 1821, in Meiringen, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Melchior Abplanalp, was 34 and her mother, Katharina Naegali, was 30. She married Benedikt Zybach on 23 July 1844.

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Benedikt Zybach
Katharina Abplanalp
Marriage: 23 July 1844

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23 July 1844

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World Events (5)


Age 27

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.

Age 27

Made capital 1848

Age 42

Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone living high on a mountainside, from German ab- ‘below’, ‘off’ + Planalp ‘high, flat mountain-meadow’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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