Summary: Swiss author and journalist who penned the 1971 best known literary work Swiss History for Heretics, which he criticized and analyzed the myth of Swiss freedom fighter William Tell, as well as the publication of his revised dissertation on the Sonderbundskrieg federal battle of 1847.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Born: April 13, 1942
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Khao Lak, Thailand