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: variant spelling of Bourne .2 North German, Danish, and Dutch: from Middle Low German born ‘well’, ‘spring’, a topographic name for someone who lived beside a well or spring, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.