Schwyz: People

Interesting people from Schwyz


Oskar Camenzind

Oskar Camenzind

Oskar Camenzind was born in Schwyz on 12 September 1971 and is an ex-professional racing cyclist. He was  Road World Champion in 1998. Other victories included the Giro di Lombardia in 1998, the Tour de Suisse in 2000 and the Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2001. His career came to an end after he tested positive for EPO in August 2004, while a member of the Phonak Team.


Alois Reding

Alois Reding

Alois Josef Fridolin Reding von Biberegg, or plain Alois Reding, was born on 6 March 1755 and died on 5 February 1818. He was a soldier and a politician, and one of the belligerents in the "Stecklikrieg" (the war of the sticks), fought in 1802. Until 1794, von Reding had held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the troops at the service of Spain. After the withdrawal of the occupying French forces, the federalists revolted against the Helvetic Republic. Following the uprising, in which von Reding was an active participant, the Republic capitulated, on 18 September 1802. Power then reverted to the cantons at the Federal Diet of Schwyz, presided over by Landammann Alois von Reding.


Nadja Kamer

Nadja Kamer

Nadja Kamer, born in Schwyz on 27 July 1986, is a young Alpine skier who excels in the speed disciplines (downhill and super G). During her career, she took part in the 2004 Junior World Championships in Maribor, where she came fourth in the downhill and fifth in the super G. Since the 2006 season, she has competed in the World Cup trials, gaining her first top-ten ranking in the 2009 season. Highlights included a fourth place in the downhill in Tarvisio, Italy. The following season she gained her first podium place in the World Cup, coming second in the downhill at Haus im Ennstal, Austria, just behind America's Lindsey Vonn.


Josef Lindauer

Josef Lindauer was a former Swiss skier. He was a member of the skiing club founded in Schwyz in 1917 and was present at the 1936 Olympics as a member of the Swiss military patrol team, which achieved seventh place.



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