Adoption of the Protestant Reformation with Jean Calvin.
During the night of 11th to 12th December, the Genevans successfully repelled the troops of the Duke of Savoy who were trying to seize the city by scaling its fortifications.
Geneva was occupied by the French and became the administrative centre of the Département du Léman.
The Republic was restored on the 31st December.
Geneva became part of Switzerland.
First steamboat in Switzerland on Lake Geneva.
First Swiss stock exchange opens in Geneva.
The International Committee of the Red Cross was founded and the year following the basis of international humanitarian law was laid with the first Geneva Convention.
The wristwatch was invented in Geneva by Patek Philippe.
The headquarters of the League of Nations was moved from London to Geneva on 1 November 1920.
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established on 24 October 1945 to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was created following the Second World War to prevent another such conflict.