1851 in Switzerland

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The following is a list of events, births, and deaths in 1851 in Switzerland.



  • Patek Philippe & Co. is founded
  • Swiss Federal Council first considers official representation in the Philippines[1]
  • The Eidgenössischer Stutzer 1851, the first service rifle used by the Swiss armed forces to be procured by the federal government, goes into service[2]
  • The telegraph is organized in Switzerland
  • All Swiss weights and measures are unified




  1. ^ "150 years of Philippines-Switzerland Relations". Philippine Trivia. 
  2. ^ Ernst Hostettler (1987). Hand- und Faustfeuerwaffen der Schweizer Armee von 1842 bis heute (3rd ed.). Buch-Vertriebs GmbH Zürich. p. 14. ISBN 3-905216-03-5.