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Henry Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross // 4 Facts, 1 Fake Fact
1 | Fact. Dunant saw the aftermath of a Battle of Solferino. No one was helping the injured so he got the musket ball rolling.
2 | Fact. His book, Memory of Solferino, outlined problems and solutions regarding war casualties. Gustave Moynier, President of the Geneva Society for Public Welfare, had the power to make the Red Cross ideas happen.
3 | Fact. The homebase for all this was Geneva. Once the International Committee for Relief to the Wounded got going, others began officially joining in on the ideals. Less than a year later: Geneva Convention(s).
4 | Fact. Losing his business was a big deal in Switzerland. (Guy couldn’t even keep his card at the Y.) Like my friend Jamie always says: “No good deed goes unpunished.”
5 | Fake fact. After 30+ years with an ill rep, Dunant’s continuing legacy in human aid did earn him the (shared) award of the inaugural Nobel Peace Prize in 1901.