Alfred Escher

He was one of the most important Zurich personalities with regard to economic policies in the 19th century. But his ideas, energy and enterprise benefited not only Zurich, but the whole of Switzerland. The Swiss railway network, for example, was competently extended thanks to his initiative and connected to Europe's traffic routes. To support this development he also took into his own hands the foundation of important institutions of the financial, insurance and educational systems. Alfred Escher is meant here, to whom this video pays tribute with a brief homage.

Type of product:
online video
about 7 minutes
MoneyMuseum by Sunflower Foundation
Edition & year:
1st edition 2009
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Signet Sunflower Foundation