The long nineteenth century 1815-1918 News

The Queen in Switzerland

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s visit to Switzerland. The British Queen spent five weeks in Switzerland from 7 August to 9 September 1868. After the death of her husband Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1861, the queen had largely withdrawn from public life and could no longer escape her grief. She also … Read more » “The Queen in Switzerland”

Geneva’s Choice in 1815

On December 30, 1813, the entry of the Austrian general Count Ferdinand Bubna von Littiz (1768-1825) brought an end to fifteen years of French domination of Geneva,. The city had welcomed the French revolutionary troops enthusiastically in 1798. After the fifteen years of French annexation, French-speaking Geneva stood at an important crossroads in its two … Read more » “Geneva’s Choice in 1815”

The end of French rule

The French rule over Geneva (and other parts of  Switzerland) came to an end on 30 december 1813. Geneva was liberated by the Austrian Count Ferdinand Bubna von Littiz. Although Catholic Swiss cantons resisted the accession of Geneva to the Swiss Confederation, Geneva joined the ‘Eidgenossenschaft’ on Mai 19th, 1815, together with Neuchâtel and Vallais. … Read more » “The end of French rule”