Alain Berset

Place of Birth: Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

Date of Birth: 9 April, 1972

Ethnicity: Swiss-French

Alain Berset is a Swiss politician. He has served as a member of the Swiss Federal Council, since 1 January, 2012, in which he has been the President of Switzerland, since 1 January, 2018; as well as the the Vice President of Switzerland, from 1 January, 2017 to 31 December, 2017. He has also served as the Head of the Department of Home Affairs, since 1 January, 2012.

Councillor Berset’s father, Michel Louis Berset, is a teacher. Councillor Berset’s mother, Solange (Angéloz), is a bookseller.

Councillor Berset is married to Muriel Zeender, with whom he has three children.

Councillor Berset’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandfather, Jacques Berset (died 4 November 1750, Cormérod, Fribourg).

Councillor Berset’s paternal grandfather was François Julien Berset (the son of Alphonse Berset and Marie Catherine Chavaillaz). Alphonse was the son of François Julien Berset and Marie Cérine Progin. Catherine was the daughter of

Councillor Berset’s paternal grandmother was Elise Philomène Page (the daughter of Louis Page and Louise Guisolan). Councillor Berset’s great-grandfather Pierre Isidore Page and Anne Toffel.

Councillor Berset’s maternal grandfather was François Xavier Angéloz (the son of Auguste Jacques Angéloz and Cécile Joséphine Angéloz). Councillor Berset’s great-grandfather Jacques was the son of Philippe Angéloz and Geneviève Berger. Joséphine was the daughter of Isidore Jules Angéloz and Marie Ursule Bossy.

Councillor Berset’s maternal grandmother was Céline Marceline Remy (the daughter of Louis Alphonse Remy and Alice Agnès Vonlanthen). Councillor Berset’s great-grandfather Louis was the son of Jean Marcelin Remy and Marie Léocadie Chavannaz.

Sources: Genealogies of Alain Berset –

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