Thurgau: People

Interesting people from Thurgau


Carl Gustav Jung

Carl Gustav Jung

Carl Gustav Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, was born in Keisswil on 26 July 1875, the son of a Protestant pastor. From 1895, he studied medicine at Basel University. In 1900 he started work as an assistant to Eugen Bleuler, at the  Burghölzli Psychiatric Clinic in Zurich. During this time he completed his studies and, in 1906, published “Studies in Word Association.” Three years later, after the termination of his working relationship with Bleuler, Jung became a disciple of the Freudian movement in Vienna and Freud’s closest colleague. But this relationship, too, was to end in disagreement in 1912. In 1933 Jung returned to Switzerland, where he lectured, first at the Federal Institute of Technology, in Zurich, and then at Basel University. He died in Küsnacht on 6 June 1961.


Pascal Zuberbühler

Pascal Zuberbühler, known as Zubi, was born in Frauenfeld on 8 January 1971. The Swiss goalkeeper began his career in 1991 with the Grasshoppers in Zurich. Just two years later, he was invited to join the Swiss national team, serving as the team’s main goalkeeper from 2004 to 2008. The high-point of his career was the 2006 World Cup in which, thanks to Zubi, Switzerland got through all the group games without one goal scored against it. Zubi now is the goalkeeping coach for Liverpool.


Anita Buri

Anita Buri, a former Miss Switzerland, program presenter and model, was born in Münsterlingen on 3 July 1978, and grew up in the small Thurgau village of Berg. On finishing secondary school at the age of 17, she left Switzerland to work as a model in Munich and London. On her return, she completed a course in business studies at Weinfelden, before returning to her career in modelling. In 1999 she was voted Miss Switzerland. Today Anita Buri works as a program presenter and event manager.


Patrick Heuscher

Patrick Heuscher

Patrik Heuscher was born in Frauenfeld on 22 December 1976. He began his career as a volleyball player with VC Smash Winterthur. In 1996 he and Stefan Kobel formed a beach volleyball duo, whose greatest success was winning Bronze at the 2004 Summer Olympics. After Kobel’s withdrawal in 2006, Sascha Heyer became Heuscher’s new partner.



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