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George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven
(Military Leader)
George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 6, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 8, 1938
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Markus Ruhl
(German Professional Bodybuilder)
Markus Ruhl
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Justus von Liebig
(German Chemist Who is Considered One of the Principal Founders of Organic Chemistry)
Justus von Liebig
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Birthdate: May 12, 1803
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 18, 1873

German chemist Justus von Liebig is best known for his research on organic compounds and his contribution to biochemistry and agriculture. The Copley Medal-winning scientist initially studied pharmacy but later switched to chemistry. As a professor, he stressed on laboratory-based teaching of chemistry and separating it from pharmacy, opposing traditional methods.

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Maria Alexandrovna
(Empress Consort of Russia (1855 - 1880))
Maria Alexandrovna
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1824
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 3, 1880

Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse was the daughter of Prince Hereditary Ludwig of Hesse and Princess Wilhelmine of Baden. She was the first wife of Russian Emperor Alexander II. She was a co-founder of the Russian Red Cross and established Russia's first all-female schools. She also helped her husband end serfdom in Russia. She suffered from tuberculosis and died in 1880. 

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August Kekulé
(German Organic Chemist Known for His Theory of Chemical Structure and the Tetravalence of Carbon)
August Kekulé
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 7, 1829
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 13, 1896

August Kekulé was a German organic chemist. Regarded as one of the most important chemists in Europe, Kekulé is credited with founding the theory of chemical structure, including the Kekulé structure of benzene. Kekulé is also credited with teaching future Nobel Prize winners, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff Jr., Hermann Emil Louis Fischer, and Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer.

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Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse
(Artist)
Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse
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Birthdate: November 25, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 9, 1937
Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse was the son of Louis IV and Princess Alice and the grandson of Queen Victoria of England. An art lover, he established the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony for artists and craftsmen, and patronized the artists of the art nouveau Jugendstil movement. 
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Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
(German Princess Who Married Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia and Eventually Became a Nun)
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 18, 1918

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine was a princess of the House of Hesse-Darmstadt and one of the granddaughters of Queen Victoria. She later married Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia and became well-known for her philanthropic activities. Following her husband’s murder, she became a nun and established a Moscow-based convent.

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Karl Wolff
(Politician, Officer)
Karl Wolff
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 13, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 17, 1984

Karl Wolff was a German SS official during World War II. By the end of the war, Wolff was serving as the Supreme SS and Police Leader in Italy, where he played a major role in bringing the war to an end sooner than in the rest of Europe. Wolff was prosecuted in 1962 for the deportation of Italian Jews.

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Alexandra Feodorovna
(Empress Consort of Russia (1894 - 1917))
Alexandra Feodorovna
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Birthdate: June 6, 1872
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 17, 1918

Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Emperor Nicholas II, was the last Russian tsarina and reigned from 1894 to 1917. She suffered from hemophilia. Alexandra and her entire family were murdered by the Bolshevik revolutionaries. In 2000, the Russian Orthodox Church canonized her as Saint Alexandra the Passion Bearer.

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Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine
(Prince)
Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 15, 1823
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 15, 1888
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Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine
(Princess of Hesse and by Rhine Who Became the Princess of Prussia by Marriage to Prince Henry)
Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine
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Birthdate: July 11, 1866
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 11, 1953

The third daughter of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, and Princess Alice of the UK, Princess Irene lost 2 of her sisters, Ella and Alix, to the Bolsheviks. She and her husband, Prince Henry of Prussia, were named The Very Amiables, because of their polite nature.

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Karlheinz Böhm
(Actor Known for His Role as 'Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria' in the 'Sissi' Film Trilogy)
Karlheinz Böhm
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Birthdate: March 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 29, 2014

Karlheinz Böhm was an Austrian-German philanthropist and actor. He is best remembered for playing a psychopathic named Mark in the 1960 British psychological horror-thriller film Peeping Tom. In 2003, the Ethiopian government honored Karlheinz Böhm with honorary citizenship for his work as the founder of an organization named Humans for Humans, which aims at helping Ethiopian people in need.

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Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine
(Princess)
Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine
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Birthdate: May 24, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 16, 1878
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Roberto Soriano
(Footballer midfielder position)
Roberto Soriano
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Karl-Otto Koch
(First Commandant of the Nazi Concentration Camps at Buchenwald and Sachsenhausen)
Karl-Otto Koch
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 2, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 5, 1945

Karl-Otto Koch was a German military officer who served in the Nazi regime's paramilitary organization Schutzstaffel (SS). Koch was the first commandant of the concentration camps at Sachsenhausen and Buchenwald. As the commandant of Majdanek in occupied Poland, Koch stole huge amounts of money and valuables from murdered Jews.

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Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
(Schoolchild)
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
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Birthdate: March 11, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 16, 1903
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Georg von Hertling
(Politician)
Georg von Hertling
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1843
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 4, 1919
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Heinrich Hofmann
(Painter)
Heinrich Hofmann
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Birthdate: March 19, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 23, 1911
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Hans Christian Blech
(Film actor)
Hans Christian Blech
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Birthdate: February 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 5, 1993
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Bruno Labbadia
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Bruno Labbadia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Beno Gutenberg
(Seismologist)
Beno Gutenberg
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 25, 1960
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Karl Muck
(Swiss Conductor)
Karl Muck
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 22, 1859
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 3, 1940

German conductor Karl Muck had started performing at piano events by 11. He continued pursuing his passion for music while also earning a PhD in classical philology. One of the greatest interpreters of Wagner ever, he was also associated with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.

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Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt
(Princess)
Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt
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Birthdate: August 20, 1752
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 22, 1782
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Karl Weyprecht
(Austro-Hungarian Explorer and Navy Officer)
Karl Weyprecht
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 8, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 29, 1881

Karl Weyprecht was an Austro-Hungarian explorer. He served as an officer in the Austro-Hungarian Navy and played an important role in the Austro-Sardinian War. He also achieved popularity as an Arctic explorer and co-led the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition of 1872-1874 along with Julius von Payer. In 1875, Karl Weyprecht was honored with the prestigious Royal Geographical Society's Gold Medal.

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Elsbeth Juda
(Photographer, Art collector, Opinion journalist)
Elsbeth Juda
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 2, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 5, 2014

Elsbeth Juda was a British photographer best remembered for her pioneering fashion photographs. Juda is also remembered for her work as photographer and associate editor for The Ambassador magazine, where she worked between 1940 and 1965. A portraitist, Elsbeth Juda is also credited with photographing several British artists like Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland, Sir Peter Thomas Blake, and Kenneth Armitage.

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Ludwig Büchner
(German Philosopher, Physiologist and Physician)
Ludwig Büchner
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 29, 1824
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 30, 1899

Ludwig Büchner was a German philosopher, physiologist, and physician. He was one of the exponents of 19th-century scientific materialism. He studied at the University of Strasbourg, the University of Würzburg, and the University of Vienna before becoming a lecturer in medicine. As an exponent of scientific materialism, he founded the "German Freethinkers League" ("Deutsche Freidenkerbund") in Frankfurt.  

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Hansi Gnad
(Basketball player)
Hansi Gnad
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Johann Jacob Dillenius
(Botanist)
Johann Jacob Dillenius
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1684 AD
Died: April 2, 1747
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Richard von Frankenberg
(Journalist)
Richard von Frankenberg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 11, 1973
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Johannes Herber
(Former German Basketball Player Who Played as Shooting Guard)
Johannes Herber
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Kai Schäfer
(German Badminton Player)
Kai Schäfer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Johann Heinrich Merck
(Author)
Johann Heinrich Merck
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 11, 1741
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 27, 1791
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Lola Mathel
(Actress)
Lola Mathel
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Birthdate: March 9, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 11, 2011
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Sascha Bert
(Racing driver)
Sascha Bert
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Daniel Winkler
(Gymnast)
Daniel Winkler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Christian Mager
(Cyclist)
Christian Mager
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)