Also known as Charles the Great, Charlemagne ruled as the king of the Franks, king of the Lombards, and emperor of the Romans at different time periods. Not surprisingly, he had a major impact during the Early Middle Ages as he went about uniting the majority of central and western Europe, for which he is called the Father of Europe.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-American architect. He is widely considered one of the many pioneers of modernist architecture. After emigrating to the United States, Mies worked on structures like the Promontory Apartments. He is best remembered for serving as the director of a popular German art school named the Bauhaus before its closure in 1933.
Thomas Orde-Lees was a German explorer and mountaineer. A member of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Orde-Lees proved to be a proficient storekeeper during the expedition. Thomas Orde-Lees was also one of the first non-Japanese men to reach the peak of Mount Fuji during the winter.