Find out more about the greatest 19th Century German Scientists, including Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Alfred Wegener, Robert Koch and David Hilbert.
Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
14 March 1879
Physicist
Max PlanckMax Planck
23 April 1858
Physicist

Robert KochRobert Koch
11 December 1843
Physician

William HerschelWilliam Herschel
15 November 1738
Astronomer, Composer

Fritz HaberFritz Haber
09 December 1868
Chemist

Georg CantorGeorg Cantor
03 March 1845
Mathematician
David HilbertDavid Hilbert
23 January 1862
Mathematician

Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
29 May 1880
Philosopher

Max BornMax Born
11 December 1882
Physicist
Ernst HaeckelErnst Haeckel
16 February 1834
Biologist, Physician, Philosopher & Artist

Emmy NoetherEmmy Noether
23 March 1882
Mathematician
Wilhelm WundtWilhelm Wundt
16 August 1832
Philosopher

Otto HahnOtto Hahn
08 March 1879
Chemist

Alfred WegenerAlfred Wegener
01 November 1880
Researcher

Paul EhrlichPaul Ehrlich
14 March 1854
Scientist

Bernhard RiemannBernhard Riemann
17 September 1826
Mathematician
Heinrich HertzHeinrich Hertz
22 February 1857
Physicist

Robert BunsenRobert Bunsen
30 March 1811
Chemist

Hermann von HelmholtzHermann von Helmholtz
31 August 1821
Physicist and Physician

Otto Heinrich WarburgOtto Heinrich Warburg
08 October 1883
Physiologist & Physician
Philipp LenardPhilipp Lenard
07 June 1862
Physicist

Gustav KirchhoffGustav Kirchhoff
12 March 1824
Physicist
Hermann MinkowskiHermann Minkowski
22 June 1864
 

Arnold SommerfeldArnold Sommerfeld
05 December 1868
Physicist

Carl Gustav Jacob JacobiCarl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
10 December 1804
Mathematician
Karl WeierstrassKarl Weierstrass
31 October 1815
Mathematician

Theodor SchwannTheodor Schwann
07 December 1810
Physiologist
Peter Gustav Lejeune DirichletPeter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet
13 February 1805
Mathematician

Carl Bosch Carl Bosch
27 August 1874
Chemist & Engineer

Richard DedekindRichard Dedekind
06 October 1831
Mathematician
Max von Laue or Max bMax von Laue
09 October 1879
Physicist

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James FranckJames Franck
26 August 1882
Physicist
Adolf von BaeyerAdolf von Baeyer
31 October 1835
Chemist

Wilhelm OstwaldWilhelm Ostwald
02 September 1853
Chemist

Karl Ferdinand BraunKarl Ferdinand Braun
06 June 1850
German Physicist & Inventor

Walther NernstWalther Nernst
25 June 1864
Physicist and Chemist
Johannes StarkJohannes Stark
15 April 1874
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics
Wilhelm WienWilhelm Wien
13 January 1864
Nobel Laureate in Physics

Otto SternOtto Stern
17 February 1888
Physicist

Hermann StaudingerHermann Staudinger
23 March 1881
Chemist

Gustav Ludwig HertzGustav Ludwig Hertz
22 July 1887
Physicists
Johannes Peter MüllerJohannes Peter Müller
14 July 1801
Physiologist

Heinrich Otto WielandHeinrich Otto Wieland
04 June 1877
Father of Biochemistry

Karl ZieglerKarl Ziegler
26 November 1898
Chemist

Eduard BuchnerEduard Buchner
20 May 1860
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen Ferdinand von Richthofen
05 May 1833
Geographer, Traveler, Scientist
Walther BotheWalther Bothe
08 January 1891
Physicist

Hermann Emil FischerHermann Emil Fischer
09 October 1852
Chemist
Hans Fischer Hans Fischer
27 July 1881
Chemist

Albrecht KosselAlbrecht Kossel
16 September 1853
Biochemist

Emil Adolf von BehringEmil Adolf von Behring
15 March 1854
German physiologist
Ferdinand von MuellerFerdinand von Mueller
30 June 1825
Botanist and Geographer

Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel
31 December 1896
Mathematician
Georg WittigGeorg Wittig
16 June 1897
Organic Chemist

Otto Fritz MeyerhofOtto Fritz Meyerhof
12 April 1884
Physician and Biochemist

Hugo von MohlHugo von Mohl
08 April 1805
Botanist

Otto WallachOtto Wallach
27 March 1847
Chemist

Friedrich Karl Rudolf Bergius Friedrich Bergius
11 October 1884
Chemist
Otto DielsOtto Diels
23 January 1876
Chemist

Wilhelm WeberWilhelm Weber
24 October 1804
Physicst

Paul WaldenPaul Walden
26 July 1863
Chemist

Walter GerlachWalter Gerlach
01 August 1889
Physicist
Max VolmerMax Volmer
03 May 1885
Chemist

Otto Wilhelm von StruveOtto Wilhelm von Struve
07 May 1819
Astronomer
Hermann Klaus Hugo WeylHermann Klaus Hugo Weyl
09 November 1885
Mathematician and Theoretical Physicist

Wilhelm RontgenWilhelm Rontgen
27 March 1845
Winner of First Nobel Prize in Physics

Felix Christian KleinFelix Christian Klein
25 April 1849
Mathematician
Carl F. GaussCarl F. Gauss
30 April 1777
Mathematician

Julius Lothar MeyerJulius Lothar Meyer
19 August 1830
Chemist
Carl Friedrich GaussCarl Friedrich Gauss
30 April 1777
Mathematician, Geophysicist, Astronomer, Science

Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker
 

Johann Friedrich BlumenbachJohann Friedrich Blumenbach
11 May 1752
Physician
Gottlob FregeGottlob Frege
08 November 1848
Mathematician, Logician, Analytic philosopher,

Kurt TankKurt Tank
24 February 1898
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Scientist,
Justus von LiebigJustus von Liebig
12 May 1803
Scientist

August KekuléAugust Kekulé
07 September 1829
Chemist

Karl SchwarzschildKarl Schwarzschild
09 October 1873
Physicist, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, University

Charles Proteus SteinmetzCharles Proteus Steinmetz
09 April 1865
Mathematician, Electrical engineer, Engineer,
Edmund LandauEdmund Landau
14 February 1877
Mathematician, University teacher
Charles PfizerCharles Pfizer
22 March 1824
Chemist, Entrepreneur

Johann Philipp ReisJohann Philipp Reis
07 January 1834
Physicist, Inventor

August Wilhelm von HofmannAugust Wilhelm von Hofmann
08 April 1818
Chemist, University teacher

Matthias Jakob SchleidenMatthias Jakob Schleiden
05 April 1804
Biologist, Botanist, Philosopher, University
Rudolf ClausiusRudolf Clausius
02 January 1822
Physicist, University teacher, Mathematician,

Joseph von FraunhoferJoseph von Fraunhofer
06 March 1787
Physicist, Astronomer, Chemist

Leopold KroneckerLeopold Kronecker
07 December 1823
Mathematician, University teacher

Hans GeigerHans Geiger
30 September 1882
Physicist, Inventor, Professor

August Ferdinand MöbiusAugust Ferdinand Möbius
 
Friedrich RatzelFriedrich Ratzel
30 August 1844
Biologist, Geopolitician, Geographer, Zoologist,

Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
05 July 1874
Anthropologist, Physician, Racial hygienist,
Moritz SchlickMoritz Schlick
14 April 1882
Physicist, Philosopher, University teacher,

Gustav FechnerGustav Fechner
19 April 1801
Physicist, Psychologist, Statistician, University
Johann Wolfgang DöbereinerJohann Wolfgang Döbereiner
13 December 1780
Chemist
Richard CourantRichard Courant
08 January 1888
Mathematician, University teacher