May 8, 1828 – October 30, 1910
Founder of the Red Cross, a founder of the Young Men’s Christian Association, and co-winner of the first Nobel Prize for Peace in 1901, he also worked to bring about the 1864 Geneva Convention.
In Un Souvenir de Solférino (1862) he proposed the formation in all countries of voluntary relief societies for the prevention and alleviation of suffering in war and peacetime, without distinction of race or creed.
Read more via Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon Jean Henri Dunant.
- World Red Cross Day (jaclynegancdp.wordpress.com)