Louis Appia (1818 – 1898)
Portrait by François POGGI, 1859

The Louis Appia Society was founded in March 2017.

Its purpose is to bring wider recognition of the personality and work of Louis Appia (1818-1898), co-founder of the International Red Cross, in commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of his birth.

( Flyer: Main information about the Louis Appia Society , its activities, how to become a member and / or support its action)

The bicentennial commemorations took place:

  • in Geneva, 2018 October 12 – 14
  • in Hanau (Germany), 2018 November 3 – 6
  • in Paris, 2018 November 7

Other commemorations will take place in Italy in 2019.


Upcoming events  (in French)