Jean Henri Dunant

Standard Name: Dunant, Jean Henri
Used Form: Henry Dunant


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24 June 1859
The battle of Solferino was fought: journalist Jean Henri Dunant documented the agonies of wounded soldiers left to die on the battlefield, and set out to prevent such suffering for the future.
Jean Henri Dunant published and distributed A Memory of Solferino, which led to the birth of the Red Cross .
22 August 1864
The Geneva Convention adopted the charter of the International Red Cross .