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Johann David Wyss

Johann David Wyss (1743-1818) was a Swiss pastor and author who used his works to instill Christian values. He served as a clergyman in the Swiss army where he was also stationed in Italy. Wyss is famously credited with writing the adventure novel, The Swiss Family Robinson . It was originally published in German in 1812, followed by the English translation in 1814. It's one of the most popular books of all-time, with more than 200 English editions and countless film, television and stage...See more