Josef Munzinger

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Josef Munzinger

Martin Josef Munzinger (11 November 1791 – 6 February 1855) was a Swiss politician.

He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 16 November 1848, as one of the first seven Councilors. While in office he held the following departments:

and was President of the Confederation in 1851.

Munzinger died in office on 6 February 1855.


External links

  • Profile of Josef Munzinger with election results on the website of the Swiss Federal Council.
  • Hans-Rudolf Merz: Bundesrat Munzinger: Der Vater des Schweizerfrankens, 2005 (in German)
  • Josef Munzinger in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.

Media related to Josef Munzinger at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
n/a one of the first seven
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Succeeded by
Melchior Josef Martin Knüsel
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