Famous People Born In Augsburg

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Bertolt Brecht
(Theatre Practitioner, Playwright, and Poet Known for His Plays: ‘The Threepenny Opera’ and ‘Life of Galileo’)
Bertolt Brecht
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 14, 1956

German playwright, poet, and theater director, Bertolt Brecht, is best known for co-writing the play, The Threepenny Opera, with Kurt Weill. Growing up in war-torn Germany in the early 20th century, he had a difficult life. A hardcore Marxist, he lived in exile during the Nazi period. He returned to Germany after the war and established a theater company.

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Hans Holbein the Younger
(One of the Greatest Portraitists of the 16th Century)
Hans Holbein the Younger
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Birthdate: 1497 AD
Died: 1543 AD

Hans Holbein the Younger was a German printmaker and painter. Regarded as one of the 16th century's greatest portraitists, Holbein was also renowned for producing Reformation propaganda, satire, and religious art. Many of his portraits are now considered cultural icons. Holbein is also credited with contributing immensely to the evolution of book design.

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Sheryl Lee
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Laura Palmer' in the Cult Classic Television Series 'Twin Peaks')
Sheryl Lee
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Birthdate: April 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus

Sheryl Lee is a German-born American actress best known for her work in film, stage, and television. Lee is well-known for playing Madeline Ferguson and Laura Palmer in the cult TV series Twin Peaks. Sheryl Lee is also renowned for her philanthropic efforts and activism. She has participated in campaigns to raise awareness and money for breast cancer.

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Jakob Fugger
(Entrepreneur, Banker)
Jakob Fugger
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 6, 1459
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 30, 1525

Jakob Fugger was a German merchant, banker, and mining entrepreneur. Born into the famous Fugger merchant family, Jakob Fugger helped expand the family business and stretched it across Europe. Thanks to his banking transactions with the House of Austria, Fugger also had a strong influence on European politics. He is counted among the wealthiest individuals of all time.    

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Bernd Schuster
(Football German Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Bernd Schuster
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Leopold Mozart
(German Composer, Violinist and Theorist Best Known as the Father and Teacher of 'Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart')
Leopold Mozart
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1719
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 28, 1787

German violinist and composer Leopold Mozart is best remembered as the father and music teacher of legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. However, Leopold was often blamed for exploiting his son’s musical talent by pushing him to perform as a child. He also had a troubled relationship with his adult son.

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Stefan Bradl
(German Professional Motorcycle Racer)
Stefan Bradl
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Wolf Blitzer
(Journalist and Anchor for CNN Who Became Famous for His Reporting on the First Gulf War.)
Wolf Blitzer
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Birthdate: March 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries

CNN journalist and news anchor Wolf Blitzer is best known for his reporting of the Persian Gulf War. Audiences know him for his show The Situation Room. He was part of the Peabody Award-winning team that covered Hurricane Katrina. He has also penned books such as Between Washington and Jerusalem.

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Philipp Kohlschreiber
(German Former Professional Tennis Player)
Philipp Kohlschreiber
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

Philipp Kohlschreiber is a German tennis player. He has won seven doubles and eight singles titles on the ATP World Tour so far in his career. His best performance at Grand Slam Singles so far has been at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships where he reached the quarterfinals. An all-court and strong baseline player, Philipp Kohlschreiber also possesses great forehand play.

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Magda Schneider
(Actress)
Magda Schneider
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Birthdate: May 17, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 30, 1996
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Benny Greb
(Drummer)
Benny Greb
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Hans Holbein the Elder
(Painter)
Hans Holbein the Elder
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Birthdate: 1460 AD
Died: 1524 AD
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Armin Veh
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Armin Veh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Ryan Smith
(American Football player)
Ryan Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Maria Anna Thekla Mozart
(Homekeeper)
Maria Anna Thekla Mozart
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 25, 1758
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 25, 1841
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Werner Haas
(German Motorcycle Racer)
Werner Haas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 13, 1956
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Johann Most
(Politician)
Johann Most
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 5, 1846
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 17, 1906
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Andreas Bourani
(Singer-songwriter)
Andreas Bourani
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Tilo Pruckner
(Television actor)
Tilo Pruckner
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Birthdate: October 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 2, 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Alexander Grimm
(German Slalom Canoeist and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Alexander Grimm
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Alexander Wesselsky
(Singer)
Alexander Wesselsky
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Theodor Reuss
(Journalist)
Theodor Reuss
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Birthdate: June 28, 1855
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 28, 1923
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Jürgen Möllemann
(Politician)
Jürgen Möllemann
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 5, 2003
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Hans Burgkmair
(Painter)
Hans Burgkmair
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Birthdate: 1473 AD
Died: 1531 AD
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Hans von Euler-Chelpin
(Swedish Biochemist)
Hans von Euler-Chelpin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 15, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 6, 1964

In 1929, German-born Swedish biochemist Hans von Euler-Chelpin was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with Arthur Harden, for their studies on the fermentation of sugar and fermentative enzymes. An alumnus of the Berlin University, he worked as a general and organic chemistry professor at Stockholm University and was later also appointed the director of its new biochemical institute.

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Arthur Brauss
(Actor)
Arthur Brauss
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Birthdate: July 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Elmar Wepper
(Actor)
Elmar Wepper
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Birthdate: April 16, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Sideris Tasiadis
(German Slalom Canoeist)
Sideris Tasiadis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Georg Zimmermann
(German Racing Cyclist)
Georg Zimmermann
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
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Maurice Stuckey
(Basketball player)
Maurice Stuckey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Tina Schubler
(German Professional Boxer, Kick Boxer and Singer)
Tina Schubler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Alexander Grau
(German Racing Driver)
Alexander Grau
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius

A talented racing driver from Germany, Alexander Grau has been part of championships such as the German Formula 3 and the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft series. The Augsburg-born ace driver has also participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. He has also competed for teams such as Zakspeed.

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August Schmidhuber
(Military officer, Criminal)
August Schmidhuber
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 19, 1947
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İbrahim Aydemir
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
İbrahim Aydemir
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Rainer Pethran
(Basketball player)
Rainer Pethran
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 2, 2019
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Ulrich Peters
(Basketball player)
Ulrich Peters
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg
(Statesman)
Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1469 AD
Died: March 30, 1540

Beginning his career as an influential counselor at the court of Emperor Frederick III of Habsburg and Maximilian I, Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg was later appointed a cardinal by Pope Julius II. Eventually, he rose to the position of Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg; but soon he became unpopular with Salzburg diocese for his arrogance, and had to fight hard to retain his post.  

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Thomas Holzer
(Racing driver)
Thomas Holzer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Saskia Atzerodt
(Reality Star as Participant on The Bachelor, The Star's Summer House and Bachelor in Paradise)
Saskia Atzerodt
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Birthdate: March 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)