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 Danish: habitational name from any of several places so named from a word meaning ‘shining’, ‘clear’, with reference to a river.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in the county of Hedmark named He, from Old Norse hæð ‘hill’, ‘mound’.3 Dutch: habitational name from the common place name ten Heede, meaning ‘on the heath’.