Realizing that thousands of lives would be lost within the following days due to a lack of surgeons, medication, nurses, bandages, and food, Dunant headed for the French headquarters and successfully persuaded Marshal MacMahon to liberate all captive Austrian surgeons so that they might be allowed to tend their wounded.
At the end of the war, Dunant traveled to London, where he sought to organize an international conference concerning the problem of prisoners of war, and even though the Tsar of Russia encouraged him, England was against such a project.
Acquaintances, however, became fewer as news of his financial breakdown spread. He created a business to be conducted in foreign countries in He also succeeded in gaining the release of Austrian doctors captured by the French.
For the next twenty years, from toDunant disappeared into solitude. Dunant was provided with financial aid for the Alliance Universelle de l'ordre et de civilisation, an institution founded to help the victims of the Siege of Paris and of the Civil War in France. Despite being appointed an honorary member of the national Red Cross societies of Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden, Prussia and Spain, he was nearly forgotten in the official discourse of the Red Cross Movement, even as it was rapidly expanding to new countries.
He died on 30 Octoberand his final words were "Where has humanity gone?
Dunant, pouring his money and time into the cause, traveled over most of Europe obtaining promises from governments to send representatives. Swiss journalist George Baumberger's article in a German magazine had revealed that Dunant was indeed alive but living a lonely life of poverty.
He also developed the idea that in the future a neutral organization should exist to provide care to wounded soldiers. Henry busied himself with a number of charitable activities.
Founder of the Red Cross Awards: Generals and field-marshals, along with princes and dukes, expressed their willingness to support Dunant's plan to improve the care of wounded soldiers. The honors that were paid to him could not avert financial bankruptcy and the loss of his reputation.
But poverty did not stop his humanitarian work. Dunant wrote a flattering book full of praise for Napoleon III with the intention to present it to the emperor, and then traveled to Solferino to meet with him personally. Paris, Librairie Fischbacher, Moynier, especially, reproved Dunant for his impetuosity and sought to curb it by appointing Dunant as secretary of the congress over which Moynier was to preside.
In his final years, he spurned and attacked Calvinism and organized religion generally. His mother passed away in February After witnessing the direct aftermath of the battle of Solferino, Dunant dedicated his time, and much of his money, to the relief of mankind from the pain incurred in war.
Despite the prizes and the honors, Dunant did not move from Room Their first meeting on 17 February is now considered the founding date of the International Committee of the Red Cross. He was born into a wealthy home but died in a hospice; in middle age he juxtaposed great fame with total obscurity, and success in business with bankruptcy; in old age he was virtually exiled from the Genevan society of which he had once been an ornament and died in a lonely room, leaving a bitter testament.
Yet it was not until that Dunant again became a topic for the public in Europe. This led to his downfall and loneliness. When they met for the first time, Dunant and Basting immediately discovered mutual interests and became close friends.
The Story of the Red Cross Movement. They were blessed with a daughter. Upon his death nine years after winning the prize, he left much of the money to various charitable organizations, as well as to the nursing home where he had been living with the stipulation that they leave one free bed open for the poorest of the community to use in times of need.
In Europe, Gustave Moynier was celebrated as the founder of the Red Cross, while Dunant gradually lost what had been his hall-marks—his energy and his faith in humanity.Henry Dunant or Jean Henri Dunant was a Swiss social and peace activist who founded the Red Cross and was the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize along with a French peacemaker Frederic Passy.
Durant had a life that was the opposite of the rags to riches story. And all of that was started by an inspired man called Jean Henri Dunant. Dunant was born in Geneva, Switzerland in May 8th, He was the first born of business lady Jean-Jacques Dunant and Antoinette Dunant-Colladon.
His family was religiously devoutly Calvinist. Henry Dunant or Jean Henri Dunant was a Swiss social and peace activist who founded the Red Cross and was the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize. This biography of Dunant profiles his childhood, life, humanitarian work, achievements & fmgm2018.com Of Birth: Geneva, Switzerland.
A Memory of Solferino – The Life of Henry Dunant November 28, Theodoros II 6 comments On May 8,the man who founded The International Committee of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant, was born. Alternative Title: Jean-Henri Dunant Henri Dunant, in full Jean-Henri Dunant, (born May 8,Geneva, Switzerland—died October 30,Heiden), Swiss humanitarian, founder of the Red Cross (now Red Cross and Red Crescent) and the World Alliance of Young Men’s Christian Associations.
Jean Henri Dunant. Jean Henri Dunant () was a Swiss merchant who, as a witness to the cruelties of the battle of Solferino, made public the inefficiency of the sanitary organizations in wartime and developed a vision for a relief society of trained volunteers that .Download