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Escher, Alfred; 1819-1882   (view)   (view in production)

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"Johann Heinrich Alfred Escher vom Glas, known as Alfred Escher (20 February 1819 in Zurich – 6 December 1882 in Zurich/Enge) 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." (from Wikipedia)


Lifespan: 1819-1882
Clippings: 1924-1994
German National Library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/118830295
Wikidata: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q115569
DBpedia: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Alfred_Escher
VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/40175198

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