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 (do͞o-näN′, dü-), Jean Henri 1828-1910.
Swiss philanthropist who founded the International Red Cross (1863). He shared the 1901 Nobel Peace Prize.
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(French dynɑ̃)
(Biography) Jean Henri (ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃ri). 1828–1910, Swiss humanitarian, founder of the International Red Cross (1864): shared the Nobel peace prize 1901
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(duˈnɑ̃, dyu-)

Jean Henri (ʒɑ̃) 1828–1910, Swiss banker and philanthropist: founder of the Red Cross; Nobel peace prize 1901.
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Summary: In 1859, a Swiss citizen, Henri Dunant, arrived in Solferino following a crucial battle in the Second Italian War of Independence.
1828: Jean Henri Dunant, philanthropist and founder of the International Red Cross, was born in Geneva.
In 1859 Swiss entrepreneur Jean Henri Dunant went in search of French Emperor Napoleon III, whom he hoped would help with a business venture.
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There was much enthusiasm and passion from Red Cross Youth volunteers who gathered last month at Our Lady of Fatima University, Quezon City campus, for the third annual Gawad Kabataang Dunant Outstanding Youth Humanitarian Leaders awarding ceremony.
LNRCS field officer Joseph Nyema says the exercise is held May each year to commemorate the birth of the founder of the Red Cross, aHenry Dunant.The Red Cross idea was born in 1859, when Henry Dunant, a young Swiss man, went on the scene of a bloody battle in Solferino, Italy, between the armies of imperial Austria and the Franco-Sardinian alliance.
Hammadi said,"Whatever you are living through a natural disaster, a health crisis, the effects of conflict or violence we are here to support you." The World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated every May 8, the birth date of the Movement's founder Henry Dunant. It recognises the bravery and dedication of volunteers and staff members around the world.
For years, the celebration has occurred on 8 May, which is the birthday of the founder of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant, this year being its 190th anniversary.
Indeed, on his death, at least one headline referred to him as "the merchant of death." The winners that first year included, among others, Wilhelm Rontgen in physics, for the discovery of X-rays; Emil von Behring, in medicine, for his work on serum therapy for diphtheria; and Henry Dunant, founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Download Aoun launches Lebanese Red Cross annual financial campaign NNA - President Michel Aoun on Monday launched the annual financial campaign of the Lebanese Red Cross, in a ceremony held at Baabda Palace, upon the commemoration of RC founder Henry Dunant. In a word delivered on the occasion, Aoun indicated that a law to official recognize Red Cross martyrs was drafted in order to be endorsed by the Parliament's General Assembly.