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Ludwig van Beethoven
(One of the Most Admired Composers and Pianists in the History of Western Music)
Ludwig van Beethoven
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 17, 1770
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 26, 1827

German composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven, remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music even two centuries after his death. Born into a musical family, he was initially tutored by his father. He found success early as a pianist and went on to become an admired composer despite suffering from hearing-impairment.

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Natalie Horler
(German-English TV Presenter and Singer)
Natalie Horler
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Birthdate: September 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Walter Gotell
(Actor)
Walter Gotell
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Birthdate: March 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 5, 1997
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Bushido
(German Entrepreneur, Rapper, and Hip-Hop Producer)
Bushido
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Johann van Beethoven
(Musician)
Johann van Beethoven
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1740
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 18, 1792
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E. F. Schumacher
(Economist, Philosopher, Statistician)
E. F. Schumacher
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Birthdate: August 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 4, 1977

German-born British economist E. F. Schumacher was one of the significant figures behind the formation of Britain’s post-World War II welfare state plans. His ground-breaking book Small Is Beautiful explained how capitalism was detrimental to culture. He also developed the concept of intermediate technology.

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Konstanze Klosterhalfen
(German Middle- And Long-Distance Runner)
Konstanze Klosterhalfen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Moses Hess
(Philosopher)
Moses Hess
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Birthdate: June 21, 1812
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 6, 1875
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Luke Mockridge
(Comedian)
Luke Mockridge
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Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries

Luke Mockridge is a television presenter and comedian best known for presenting the popular German TV program NightWash. Mockridge has also appeared in other TV shows like TV total and Quatsch Comedy Club. In 2013, he launched his own show titled Occupy School. In the same year, Mockridge was honored with the Best Newcomer Award at the German Comedy Awards.         

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Sebastian Stahl
(German Racing Driver)
Sebastian Stahl
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Hans Riegel
(Entrepreneur)
Hans Riegel
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 15, 2013
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Oliver Mintzlaff
(German Businessman, Former Football Official and Former Long-Distance Runner)
Oliver Mintzlaff
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
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Juli Zeh
(Writer)
Juli Zeh
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Philipp von Boeselager
(Officer)
Philipp von Boeselager
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 1, 2008
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Ben Fero
(Rapper)
Ben Fero
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Ferdinand Ries
(Composer)
Ferdinand Ries
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 28, 1784
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 13, 1838

Ferdinand Ries was a German composer best remembered for his association with Ludwig van Beethoven. He studied under Beethoven before going on to become his secretary. Ries is credited with helping Beethoven with the premieres of the latter's Fifth and Sixth Symphonies which were used in the Beethoven concert of 22 December 1808. 

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Mathias Döpfner
(Businessman)
Mathias Döpfner
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Blendi Idrizi
(Kosovan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Attacking Midfielder)
Blendi Idrizi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Klaus Ludwig
(German Racing Driver)
Klaus Ludwig
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
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Kimiko Douglass-Ishizaka
(Composer, Pianist)
Kimiko Douglass-Ishizaka
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Kimiko Douglass-Ishizaka is a German Japanese pianist, composer, and former powerlifter and Olympic weightlifter. She achieved popularity in 1998 when she won a national music competition known as Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, along with her brothers Danjulo and Kiyondo Ishizaka. As a Olympic weightlifter, Kimiko competed at the 2008 German championships where she won three medals.   

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Roger Willemsen
(Author)
Roger Willemsen
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Birthdate: August 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 7, 2016

Loved for his talk shows, television presenter Roger Willemsen was also a bestseller author, a cultural correspondent and one of Germany's best known intellectuals. A student of German Philosophy and History of Art, he began his television career with 0137, later switching to Willemsens Woche, producing numerous television documentaries, interviews, portraits, and programs, concurrently authoring fifty books and numerous articles.

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Hamadi Al Ghaddioui
(Footballer forward position)
Hamadi Al Ghaddioui
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Hermann Josef Abs
(German Advisor and Banker to Chancellor Adenauer)
Hermann Josef Abs
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 15, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 5, 1994
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Johann Wilhelm Hittorf
(Physicist)
Johann Wilhelm Hittorf
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 27, 1824
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 28, 1914
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Sonja Zietlow
(Television presenter)
Sonja Zietlow
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Birthdate: May 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Juan José Linz
(Spanish Sociologist and Political Scientist Known for His Examination of Democratic and Authoritarian Governments)
Juan José Linz
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Birthdate: December 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 1, 2013

Born to Spanish parents in Germany, Juan Jose Linz studied law in Madrid and later moved to Columbia University to study sociology. He taught at various universities, such as Yale, where he was a Sterling Professor Emeritus. The Johan Skytte Prize winner had written books such as Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes.

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Olaf Manthey
(German Former Racing Driver)
Olaf Manthey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Adolf Heuser
(German Boxer)
Adolf Heuser
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 19, 1988
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Hannjo Hasse
(Actor)
Hannjo Hasse
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Birthdate: August 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 5, 1983
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Christian Knees
(German Former Professional Road Racing Cyclist)
Christian Knees
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann
(German Basketball Player Who Plays Center)
Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Alexandros Margaritis
(German Racing Driver)
Alexandros Margaritis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Phelps Phelps
(Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer)
Phelps Phelps
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 4, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 10, 1981
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Karl Joseph Simrock
(Poet)
Karl Joseph Simrock
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1802
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 18, 1876
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Anton Raaff
(Tenor)
Anton Raaff
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 6, 1714
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 28, 1797
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Max Weißkirchen
(German Badminton Player)
Max Weißkirchen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Florian Koch
(Basketball player)
Florian Koch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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David Kopp
(Cyclist)
David Kopp
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Thomas Michel
(Basketball player)
Thomas Michel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Nina Ziegenhals
(German Ice Hockey Player)
Nina Ziegenhals
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Ferdinand Zirkel
(German Geologist Remembered for His Pioneering Research on 'Microscopic Petrography')
Ferdinand Zirkel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 20, 1838
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 11, 1912

German geologist and petrographer Ferdinand Zirkel is remembered for his pioneering contribution to microscopic petrography. He also taught mineralogy at Lemberg University and penne the iconic work Lehrbuch der Petrographie, or Manual of Petrography, which is considered a classic in geology. He later chaired mineralogy at the University of Leipzig.