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Elisabeth Rohm
(Best Known for Her Roles in TV Series: ‘Angel’ and ‘Law & Order’)
Elisabeth Rohm
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Birthdate: April 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Elisabeth Röhm is best known as Kate Lockley from Angel and as Serena Southerlyn from Law & Order. Fans also loved in movies such as American Hustle. She was named to Maxim’s Hot 100 in 2002 and was also a skilled horseback rider earlier but quit it after an accident.
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Luise Rainer
(The First Actress to Win Consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actress)
Luise Rainer
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Birthdate: January 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 30, 2014

Luise Rainer, the first actor to win consecutive Academy Awards, had decided to make a career as an actor after watching a circus performance at age 6. A prominent stage actor in Germany, she secured an MGM movie deal and move to the U.S. during the Nazi regime.

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Heike Makatsch
(Actress)
Heike Makatsch
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Birthdate: August 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo

The daughter of former German ice-hockey player Rainer Makatsch, Heike Makatsch initially apprenticed as a dressmaker. She began her entertainment career hosting shows such as Interaktiv. She later appeared in movies such as Love Actually and Am I Beautiful? She also earned an Emmy nomination for Margarete Steiff.

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Jürgen Habermas
(German Philosopher and Sociologist Best Known for His Theory of ‘Communicative Action')
Jürgen Habermas
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Birthdate: June 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini

German philosopher and sociologist Jürgen Habermas is counted among the most influential philosophers across the world and is identified with the tradition of critical theory and pragmatism. He influenced many disciplines through his work which addresses communicative rationality and the public sphere, and includes topics starting from social-political theory to aesthetics, language to philosophy of religion, and epistemology.

 5 
Monika Dannemann
(German Figure Skater and Painter)
Monika Dannemann
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 5, 1996

Monika Dannemann was a German painter and figure skater whose professional achievements were overshadowed by her relationship with legendary guitar player Jimi Hendrix; she is often referred to as the last girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix. A year before her death, Monika Dannemann published a book titled The Inner World of Jimi Hendrix.   

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Heinrich Heine
(German Poet & Literary Critic Know for His Works 'Germany. A Winter's Tale' and 'Buch der Lieder')
Heinrich Heine
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1797
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 17, 1856

Heinrich Heine was a German poet, literary critic, and writer. He is known internationally for his lyric poetry, which was popularized by composers like Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann who adapted Heine's lyric poetry into art songs. Heinrich Heine's radical political views forced the German authorities to ban his works, which only added to his popularity.

 7 
Florian Schneider
(Musician)
Florian Schneider
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 21, 2020
 8 
Uli Jon Roth
(German Guitarist)
Uli Jon Roth
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 9 
Tetsuya Kakihara
(Japanese Voice Actor and Pop Singer Known for Voicing Roles as Young Boys with Fiery Personalities)
Tetsuya Kakihara
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Birthdate: December 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Born in Germany, Tetsuya Kakihara later established himself as a fine voice actor in Japan. He now also owns his own agency. Best known for his performances in manga/anime productions such as Fairy Tail, he later also released singles. He has also worked in adult media as Raku Kaiou.

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Maduka Okoye
(Nigerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Maduka Okoye
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 11 
Malick Thiaw
(Centre-Back)
Malick Thiaw
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 2001
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 12 
John Ericson
(Actor)
John Ericson
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Birthdate: September 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 3, 2020
 13 
Felix Christian Klein
(Mathematician)
Felix Christian Klein
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 25, 1849
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 22, 1925

Felix Christian Klein was a German mathematician and educator remembered for his work on complex analysis, group theory, and non-Euclidean geometry. He is also popular for his work on the relationship between group theory and geometry. He is credited with teaching advanced courses to students like Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, who went on to become a renowned mathematician in his own right.

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Anne of Cleves
(Former Queen Consort of England (January 1540 - July 1540))
Anne of Cleves
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Birthdate: September 22, 1515
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 16, 1557

Anne of Cleves was the Queen of England for 6 months in 1540, as the fourth wife of King Henry VIII. Their unconsummated marriage deprived led to the annulment of the marriage, following which she received a settlement and came to be known as the King's Beloved Sister.

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Amin Younes
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Amin Younes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Doro
(Singer)
Doro
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 17 
Viola Herms Drath
(Socialite)
Viola Herms Drath
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 11, 2011
 18 
Wim Wenders
(German Film Director Who was a Major Figure in New German Cinema)
Wim Wenders
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Birthdate: August 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo

Wim Wenders is a German filmmaker and playwright. He is considered to be a major figure in New German Cinema.  Buena Vista Social Club and Pina are among his best-known works. He has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Besides filmmaking, he is also active as a photographer and has published several books. 

 19 
Maria Anna of Neuburg
(Queen Consort of Spain)
Maria Anna of Neuburg
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Birthdate: October 28, 1667
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 16, 1740
 20 
Martin Kaymer
(Golfer)
Martin Kaymer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Gustaf Gründgens
(Actor)
Gustaf Gründgens
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Birthdate: December 22, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 7, 1963
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William, Prince of Hohenzollern
(Prince)
William, Prince of Hohenzollern
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 7, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 22, 1927
 23 
Greta Schröder
(Actress)
Greta Schröder
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Birthdate: June 27, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 8, 1980
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 24 
Eugenie Schumann
(Pianist)
Eugenie Schumann
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 1, 1851
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 25, 1938

Born to pianist parents Robert and Clara Schumann, Eugenie Schumann grew up to be not just a fine pianist but also an author, who had penned her memoir, The Schumanns and Johannes Brahms. It is believed, she was in a long-term lesbian relationship with Austrian singer Marie Fillunger.

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David Zawada
(German Mixed Martial Artist)
David Zawada
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Conor Noss
(Irish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Conor Noss
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 27 
Maria Radner
(Opera singer)
Maria Radner
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 24, 2015
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Amalia of Cleves
(Princess)
Amalia of Cleves
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 17, 1517
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 1, 1586
 29 
Heino
(Singer)
Heino
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi
(Philosopher)
Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi
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Birthdate: January 25, 1743
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 10, 1819
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Benjamin Kleibrink
(German Left-Handed Foil Fencer)
Benjamin Kleibrink
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Stevie Kremer
(American Ski Mountaineer and Long-Distance Runner)
Stevie Kremer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1982 AD
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Antonis Remos
(Singer)
Antonis Remos
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini

Antonis Remos is a Greek singer best known for releasing several multi-platinum studio albums like Kleista Ta Stomata and Kardia Mou Min Anisiheis. Over the course of his illustrious music career, Antonis Remos has won several prestigious awards, such as Arion Music Awards, Cyprus Music Awards, MAD Video Music Awards, and Pop Corn Music Awards. 

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Kurt Franz
(torturer)
Kurt Franz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 4, 1998

Kurt Franz was a German SS officer. Franz was one of the most influential personalities in the Treblinka extermination camp, where he served as one of the commanders. A major perpetrator of genocide, Kurt Franz also played an important role during the Holocaust. Although he was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1965, Kurt Franz was granted release in 1993.

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Ayesha Kapur
(Actress)
Ayesha Kapur
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Birthdate: September 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine
(Emperor)
Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine
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Birthdate: April 19, 1658
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 8, 1716
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Jakob Sporrenberg
(Military leader)
Jakob Sporrenberg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 12, 1952
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Hanns Heinz Ewers
(Actor)
Hanns Heinz Ewers
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 3, 1871
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 12, 1943
 39 
Marius Muller-Westernhagen
(German Actor and Musician)
Marius Muller-Westernhagen
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Birthdate: December 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Marie Baumer
(Actress)
Marie Baumer
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Birthdate: May 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 41 
Thomas Middelhoff
(Businessman)
Thomas Middelhoff
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
 42 
Oswald Achenbach
(Painter)
Oswald Achenbach
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Birthdate: February 2, 1827
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 1, 1905
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Bo Kanda Lita Baehre
(German Athlete)
Bo Kanda Lita Baehre
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Paul Natorp
(Philosopher)
Paul Natorp
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 24, 1854
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 17, 1924
 45 
Richard Adjei
(German Bobsledder)
Richard Adjei
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 26, 2020
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Sibylle of Cleves
(Electress consort)
Sibylle of Cleves
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Birthdate: January 17, 1512
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 21, 1554
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Prince George of Prussia
(Poet)
Prince George of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 12, 1826
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 2, 1902
 48 
Peter von Cornelius
(Painter)
Peter von Cornelius
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Birthdate: September 23, 1784
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 6, 1867
 49 
Campino
(Singer)
Campino
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Helmut Käutner
(Director)
Helmut Käutner
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Birthdate: March 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 20, 1980