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Vienna in Innenstadt, Wien, Austria
 

Henry Dunant and the Red Cross

1828 - 1910

 
 
Henry Dunant and the Red Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
1. Henry Dunant and the Red Cross Marker
Inscription.
In der Schlacht bei Solferino
besann sich das Weltgewissen
zur Pflicht des Erbarmens

Henry Durant der unsterbliche Samariter
schuf das Rote Kreuz

Hier stand das alte Kriegsministerium

[English translation:]

At the Battle of Solferino the world's conscience was called to the duty of compassion.

Henry Durant, the undying Samaritan, founded the Red Cross.

Here stood the old Ministry of War.
 
Location. 48° 12.636′ N, 16° 22.072′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is at the intersection of Am Hof and Bognergasse when traveling north on Am Hof. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Am Hof 2, Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pope Innocent XII (Antonio Pignatelli) (within shouting distance of this marker); Hans Christian Andersen (within shouting distance of this marker); Roman Ruins (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Der Wiener Feuerwehr / The Vienna Fire Department (about 120 meters away); Emile Jacques-Dalcroze
Henry Dunant and the Red Cross Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
2. Henry Dunant and the Red Cross Marker - Wide View
The marker is found on right corner of what is now the Park Hyatt Vienna.
(about 120 meters away); Türkenkugel / The Turkish Ball (about 120 meters away); Mozart Lived Here (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named Mozart Lived Here (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Solferino (Wikipedia). "The Battle of Solferino ... on 24 June 1859 resulted in the victory of the allied French Army under Napoleon III and Sardinian Army under Victor Emmanuel II (together known as the Franco-Sardinian Alliance) against the Austrian Army under Emperor Franz Joseph I. It was the last major battle in world history where all the armies were under the personal command of their monarchs. Perhaps 300,000 soldiers fought in the important battle, the largest since the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. There were about 130,000 Austrian troops and a combined total of 140,000 French and allied Piedmontese troops. After the battle, the Austrian Emperor refrained from further direct command of the army.... The battle led the Swiss Jean-Henri Dunant to write his book, A Memory of Solferino. Although he did not witness the battle (his statement is contained in an "unpublished page" included
Henry Dunant and the Red Cross - Commemorative Postcard image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Tombola, circa 1911
3. Henry Dunant and the Red Cross - Commemorative Postcard
The man whose vision led to the creation of the worldwide Red Cross and Red Crescent movement; he went from riches to rags but became joint recipient of the first Nobel peace prize. - The International Committee of the Red Cross
in the 1939 English edition published by the American Red Cross), he toured the field following the battle and was greatly moved by what he saw. Horrified by the suffering of wounded soldiers left on the battlefield, Dunant set about a process that led to the Geneva Conventions and the establishment of the International Red Cross." (Submitted on September 21, 2017.) 

2. Henry Dunant (1828-1910) (International Committee of the Red Cross). (Submitted on September 21, 2017.)
 
Additional keywords. Nobel
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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