List of Notable people of Davos

Davos is an Alpine town, and a municipality in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has a permanent population of 10,899, Davos is located on the river Landwasser, in the Rhaetian Alps, between the Pleasure and Albula Range at 1,560 m (5,120 ft) above sea level.

The list of Notable people of Davos:

Art and Culture
Name Known for
Valentin Bühler a lawyer, he wrote dictionaries about the local and Swiss dialects
Sophie Taeuber-Arp Swiss painter, sculptor, textile designer, architect and dancer
Dorothea Wieck a German theatre and film actress
Juri Elperlin writer and German-Russian translator
Ernst Haefliger Swiss tenor
Eberhard W. Kornfeld art collector; made Honorary citizen of Davos in 2004
Jürg Federspiel Swiss writer, grew up in Davos
Thomas Hirschhorn Swiss artist, grew up in Davos
Marc Forster German and Swiss director and filmmaker, grew up in Davos made freeman of Davos in 2007
Politics, public service and business
Name Known for
Johannes Guler von Wyneck Grisonian annalist, officer, and local official
Fortunat Sprecher von Bernegg lawyer, Grisonian annalist and local official
Johann Luzius Isler confectioner and gastronomy entrepreneur in Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg
Willem Jan Holsboer a Dutch entrepreneur, sponsor of Davos as a health resort. His young wife died after 2 years in Davos due to TB. He stayed in Davos, remarried, and founded the Rhaetian Railway
Wilhelm Vischer a Swiss pastor, theologian, Hebraist, Old Testament scholar and amateur Lied lyricist
Ursula Wyss economist, Swiss National Councillor 1999–2013 and current Municipal Councilor of Bern
Science & Medicine
Name Known for
Alexander Spengler a German and Swiss physician, specialised in TB in Davos
Carl Rüedi a Swiss pulmonologist, treated Robert Louis Stevenson
Lucius Spengler Swiss physician, specialised in TB
Carl Spengler Swiss physician, bacteriologist, inventor of immunotherapy with Spenglersan colloids. Also an ice hockey player from Davos, founded the Spengler Cup
Carl Dorno German researcher, lived in Davos from 1904, founded the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos, a predecessor of Academia Raetica in Davos
Walter Siegenthaler Swiss physician, professor of internal medicine at Zurich University
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Sports
Name Known for
Fritz Kraatz a Swiss ice hockey player, competed in the 1928 Winter Olympics
Paul Söllner a German rower, competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics
Albert Künzler a Swiss ice hockey player, competed in the 1936 Winter Olympics
Andreas Däscher a ski jumping athlete, competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics and developed the Daescher technique
Franz Berry a Swiss ice hockey player, competed in the 1956 and 1964 Summer Olympics
Peter Frei a Swiss former alpine skier, competed in the 1968 Winter Olympics
Nicolas Gilliard a Swiss former swimmer, competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics
Paul Accola former alpine skiing World Cup, overall champion
Martina Accola a Swiss former alpine skier, competed in the 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics
Andrea Senteler a Swiss cross-country skier, competed in the 1998 Winter Olympics
Carmen Schäfer a Swiss curler
Andres Ambühl a Swiss professional ice hockey forward
Iouri Podladtchikov a Russian-born Swiss snowboarder, brought up in Davos, gold medallist at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Dino Wieser a Swiss professional ice hockey forward
Stefanie Müller a Swiss Alpine snowboarder, competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Claude-Curdin Paschoud a Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman


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