Alfred Escher, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alfred Escher

Swiss politician and railroad entrepreneur (1819-1882)

Date of Birth: 20-Feb-1819

Place of Birth: Zürich, canton of Zürich, Switzerland

Date of Death: 06-Dec-1882

Profession: politician, entrepreneur, banker

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Alfred Escher

  • Johann Heinrich Alfred Escher vom Glas, known as Alfred Escher (20 February 1819 – 6 December 1882) was a Swiss politician, business leader and railways pioneer.
  • Thanks to his numerous political posts and his significant role in the foundation and management of the Swiss Northeastern Railway, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Credit Suisse, Swiss Life and the Gotthard Railway, Escher had an unmatched influence on Switzerland's political and economic development in the 19th century.

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