1942 – Born on the 18th of July in Switzerland.
1987 – He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council, as member of the Swiss People’s Party from the Canton of Berne.
1988 – 1995 – Officer in charge of the Federal Department of Transport, Communications and Energy.
1996 – In charge of the Federal Military Department.
1998 – 2000 – In charge of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports.
1993 – 2000 – He was President of the Confederation twice.
2000 – He was the President and Minister of Defense of Switzerland.
2001 – He was appointed to the task of a Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace to the United Nations Secretary-General.