Famous People Born In Brandenburg

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Kurt von Schleicher
(German General and the Last Chancellor of Germany—Before Adolf Hitler—During the Weimar Republic)
Kurt von Schleicher
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 7, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 30, 1934

German general Kurt von Schleicher was the last Chancellor of the German Reich, or Weimar Republic, before Adolf Hitler came to power. He was killed on Hitler’s orders during the purge called the Night of the Long Knives. He had attempted to form an anti-Hitler coalition called the Querfront.

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Paul Hausser
(Military Leader)
Paul Hausser
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 7, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 21, 1972

Paul Hausser was a German general who played an important role in the post-war efforts in order to achieve legal and historical rehabilitation. Hausser was among many former members of the Waffen-SS who strived towards achieving rehabilitation. He also played a prominent role during World War I, serving in the Prussian Army.

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Gustav Noske
(Politician)
Gustav Noske
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 9, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 30, 1946
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Peter Weiss
(German-Born Swedish Author, Painter, and Filmmaker)
Peter Weiss
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 8, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 10, 1982

German-born novelist and playwright Peter Weiss was forced to move to England, Switzerland, and Czechoslovakia, to avoid Nazi persecution, and eventually moved to Sweden and took up Swedish citizenship. Initially a painter and photographer, he later turned to filmmaking. His best-known works include the play The Investigation and the novel The Aesthetics of Resistance.

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Loriot
(German Comedian, Cartoonist, Humorist, Film Director, Writer, and Actor)
Loriot
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Birthdate: November 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 22, 2011
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Kurt Kreuger
(Actor)
Kurt Kreuger
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Birthdate: July 23, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 12, 2006
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Rudi Dutschke
(German Sociologist and Political Activist Known for Spokesperson of the German Student Movement)
Rudi Dutschke
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 24, 1979

Rudi Dutschke was a German sociologist and political activist. He was a leading figure within the West German Socialist Students Union (SDS). He was also involved with the Federal Republic's broader “extra-parliamentary opposition” (APO). He supported a world-wide socialist revolution. He was brutally attacked by an assassin in 1968 and struggled with his injuries for years before dying in 1979. 

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Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué
(Writer)
Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 12, 1777
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 23, 1843
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Dorothea of Brandenburg
(Queen)
Dorothea of Brandenburg
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Birthdate: 1430 AD
Died: November 10, 1495
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Birgit Fischer
(German Former Canoeist and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Birgit Fischer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Anna Loos
(Actress)
Anna Loos
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Birthdate: November 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Natalia Alexeievna
(Princess)
Natalia Alexeievna
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Birthdate: June 25, 1755
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 26, 1776
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Anke von Seck
(German Sprint Canoer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Anke von Seck
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Hans Richter
(Actor)
Hans Richter
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Birthdate: January 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 5, 2008
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Karl Ludwig Hencke
(German Amateur Astronomer and Discoverer of Minor Planets)
Karl Ludwig Hencke
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 8, 1793
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 21, 1866

Karl Ludwig Hencke was a German amateur astronomer. He discovered several minor planets and two asteroids from his private observatory. As a young man, he volunteered in the Wars of Liberation for Prussia but was wounded. After that, he became a post official, later on serving as the city court judge in his city of birth. 

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Bruno Kastner
(Actor)
Bruno Kastner
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Birthdate: January 30, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 30, 1932
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Christian Konrad Sprengel
(German Botanist and Philologist Known for His Research on Plant Sexuality)
Christian Konrad Sprengel
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Birthdate: September 22, 1750
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 7, 1816

Initially a schoolmaster, Christian Konrad Sprengel rose to be a prominent botanist in Germany and is now remembered for his contribution to the study of plant fertilization. However, the initial failure of his published work made him decide not to publish any further work. In his later years, he turned to philology.

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Ursula Grabley
(Actress)
Ursula Grabley
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Birthdate: December 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 3, 1977
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Siegfried Köhler
(Cyclist)
Siegfried Köhler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
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Mike David Ortmann
(Racing driver)
Mike David Ortmann
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Carla Nyenhuis
(German Badminton Player)
Carla Nyenhuis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Kathrin Freitag
(Cyclist)
Kathrin Freitag
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
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Erna Bürger
(German Artistic gymnast)
Erna Bürger
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 26, 1958
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Hans-Joachim Brauske
(Boxer)
Hans-Joachim Brauske
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
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Adolf Krause
(Field hockey player)
Adolf Krause
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius