Category Archives: Swiss

Hans Rudolf Werdmüller 1614-1677

Was in the service of Leopold I as a lieutenant field marshal in 1673. In the war against France he was able to achieve a number of successes, e.g. 1673 in the siege of Bonn , 1676 in the capture of the fortress of Philippsburg (As shown) and the capture of Saarbrücken the following year.

Artist: G. J.Schneider

Size 32 x 20 cms

Price £38.00

Ref: 3488

Horace Bénédict de Saussure 1740-1799

Genevan geologist, meteorologist, physicist, mountaineer and Alpine explorer, often called the founder of alpinism and modern meteorology, and considered to be the first person to build a successful solar oven.
Size 12.4 x 19 cms
Price £28.00


Hans Rudolf Werdmüller 1614-1677

Hans Rudolf Werdmüller was born in Zurich as the son of the wealthy silk merchant Johann Rudolf Werdmüller, but lost his father when he was only three years old. He received his schooling at the academy in Geneva, where his brother Hans Georg Werdmüller also studied, who later planned Zurich’s third city fortifications as a fortress engineer. Werdmüller later continued his education in Lyon, where he studied fortress construction.
Size 13 x 18 cms
Price £28.00


Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712-1778 writer

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer and composer. His political philosophy influenced the progress of the Enlightenment throughout Europe, as well as aspects of the French Revolution and the development of modern political, economic and educational thought
Size 11 x 17 cms
Price £28.00