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J. Cole
(One of the Most Influential Rappers of His Generation)
J. Cole
63
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius

German born American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer J. Cole is considered one of the most respected and influential rappers of his generation. Interested in music from a young age, he decided to become a singer when he was just 12. His debut mixtape was a hit, and he went on to release many other successful mixtapes and albums.

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Hans Zimmer
(Film Score Composer and Music Producer Known for His Work in the Films: ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Dune’)
Hans Zimmer
31
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo

German film score composer and record producer Hans Zimmer has composed music for over 150 films so far. He developed a love for music as a child and started playing professionally when he was in his teens. He eventually ventured into films. He is the recipient of four Grammy Awards and three Classical BRIT Awards.

 3 
Martin Lawrence
(Known for His Roles in the Sitcom 'Martin' & 'Bad Boys' Movie Franchise)
Martin Lawrence
16
Birthdate: April 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries

Martin Lawrence is a German born-American actor and comedian. Despite being traumatized after witnessing his parents' divorce at the age of eight, Lawrence went on to succeed as a comedian and later as a leading Hollywood actor. After a problematic 1990s, which included episodes of arrests, lawsuits, and health problems, he bounced back with several hit films.

 4 
Anne Frank
(Diarist)
Anne Frank
102
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 12, 1945

One of the numerous Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Anne Frank gained recognition posthumously after her diary Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was published. The diary, which has been widely read and translated into numerous other languages, details the lives of Anne Frank and her family when they went into hiding for two years, after Germany occupied Netherlands.

 5 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Novelist Best Known for 'The Sorrows of Young Werther', the First Novel of The Sturm Und Drang Movement)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
25
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 22, 1832

Regarded as the greatest literary figure in Germany's modern era, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a statesman and writer. Apart from writing poetry and prose, he also wrote treatises on color, anatomy, and botany. Thanks to his literary genius, Goethe was made part of the Duke's privy council in Weimar and he implemented several reforms at the University of Jena.

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Erik Erikson
(Psychoanalyst Best Known for His Theory on Psychological Development of Human Beings)
Erik Erikson
12
Birthdate: June 15, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 12, 1994

Erik Erikson was a German-American psychoanalyst and developmental psychologist best remembered for developing a theory on the psychological development of humans. He is credited with coining the term identity crisis, the failure to achieve ego identity. Also a prolific writer, Erikson won a US National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize for his book Gandhi's Truth.

 7 
Nicole Brown Simpson
(Murdered Wife of American Footballer O. J. Simpson)
Nicole Brown Simpson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 12, 1994

Nicole Brown Simpson was the ex-wife of O. J. Simpson. Her murder led to one of the most famous criminal trials of all time, the O. J. Simpson murder case. After her murder, The Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation was established in her memory. Her story inspired several movies, such as the 1995 TV movie The O. J. Simpson Story.

 8 
Theodor W. Adorno
(German Philosopher, Sociologist, Psychologist and Composer)
Theodor W. Adorno
5
Birthdate: September 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 6, 1969

One of the most prominent intellectuals of the 20th century, Theodor Adorno was a pioneer of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory and despised the culture industry. Born to a singer mother, the German sociologist grew up amid music and could even play Beethoven on the piano by 12.

 9 
Otto Hahn
(Chemist)
Otto Hahn
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 8, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 28, 1968
Nobel Prize-winning German chemist Otto Hahn is remembered for revolutionary discovery of nuclear fission, along with Fritz Strassmann. Born to a glazier, he was pushed to study architecture but chose chemistry instead. He spent his final years grieving the death of his only son in a car accident.
 10 
Niklas Sule
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Niklas Sule
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Erich Fromm
(German Social Psychologist and Psychoanalyst & One of the Founders of The 'William Alanson White Institute')
Erich Fromm
6
Birthdate: March 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 18, 1980

Erich Fromm was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, and socialist. A German Jew, he fled the Nazi regime and settled in the United States. He was a co-founder of  The William Alanson White Institute and was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory. He is best remembered for authoring the book Escape from Freedom.

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P. J. Soles
(Regarded as a scream queen)
P. J. Soles
2
Birthdate: July 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 13 
Zaytoven
(Record producer)
Zaytoven
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 14 
Jermaine Jones
(American Former Professional Soccer Player Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Jermaine Jones
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Thorsten Kaye
(Actor)
Thorsten Kaye
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Birthdate: February 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Evelyn Sharma
(Actress who made her Bollywood debut in the 2012 film From Sydney with Love and shot to success with Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)
Evelyn Sharma
4
Birthdate: July 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 17 
Klaus Badelt
(Composer)
Klaus Badelt
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Birthdate: June 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
 18 
Inaara Aga Khan
(Aga Khan IV's ex wife)
Inaara Aga Khan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
 19 
Peter Thiel
(Co-founder of 'PayPal', First outside Investor in 'Facebook')
Peter Thiel
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra

Peter Thiel is a German-American venture capitalist and entrepreneur. As the co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel redefined the way online payments and online money transfers work in the United States and most Asian countries. He also played a major role in the development of Facebook as its first outside investor.

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Sophie, Princess of Prussia
(Princess)
Sophie, Princess of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
 21 
Karl Schwarzschild
(German Physicist and Astronomer)
Karl Schwarzschild
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 9, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 11, 1916

Karl Schwarzschild was a German astronomer and physicist. He is remembered for his contributions to the general theory of relativity; Schwarzschild came up with the first exact solution to the Albert Einstein field equations. He also contributed immensely to the theory of black holes.

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Willy Messerschmitt
(Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, University teacher)
Willy Messerschmitt
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 15, 1978
 23 
Duane Washington Jr.
(Basketball player)
Duane Washington Jr.
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 24 
Darius Butler
(American football player)
Darius Butler
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 25 
Destinee Hooker
(American Indoor Volleyball Player Who Plays as Opposite Attacker)
Destinee Hooker
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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David Wagner
(German-American Professional Football Manager and Former Player)
David Wagner
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Emre Can
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
Emre Can
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Namika
(German Rapper and Singer)
Namika
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Gustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
(Prince)
Gustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
(Entrepreneur)
Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Sabine Hossenfelder
(Author)
Sabine Hossenfelder
2
Birthdate: September 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
 32 
Nadja Benaissa
(Singer)
Nadja Benaissa
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Amschel Mayer Rothschild
(German Jewish banker)
Amschel Mayer Rothschild
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 12, 1773
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 6, 1855
 34 
Michael Gross
(Former German Competitive Swimmer)
Michael Gross
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Birgit Prinz
(Football player - Striker)
Birgit Prinz
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Robert Aumann
(Israeli-American Mathematician Known for His Work on Conflict and Cooperation Through Game Theory Analysis)
Robert Aumann
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini

Robert Aumann is an Israeli-American mathematician. He is a professor at the Center for the Study of Rationality in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. A founding member of the Stony Brook Center for Game Theory, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2005. 

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Buddy Elias
(Actor)
Buddy Elias
1
Birthdate: June 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 16, 2015
 38 
Marcus Nispel
(German Film Director and Producer)
Marcus Nispel
0
Birthdate: May 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
 39 
Ernst Udet
(Pilot)
Ernst Udet
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 26, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 17, 1941
 40 
Ellen von Unwerth
(German Photographer)
Ellen von Unwerth
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: January 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Ellen von Unwerth is a German photographer best known for her feminist approach to photography. A former fashion model, Von Unwerth makes fashion, advertising, and editorial photographs. She is Renowned for portraying women's sexuality without objectifying her models. Apart from publishing her photographs in popular magazines, Von Unwerth also directs short films for fashion designers and commercials for famous brands.

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Tony Richardson
(Football player)
Tony Richardson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 42 
Siegfried Kracauer
(German Writer, Sociologist, Journalist, Film Theorist, and Cultural Critic)
Siegfried Kracauer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 26, 1966
 43 
Jan Kirchhoff
(Association football player)
Jan Kirchhoff
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 44 
Otto Loewi
(American Pharmacologist and Psychobiologist)
Otto Loewi
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 3, 1873
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 25, 1961

Otto Loewi was a German-born American psycho-biologist and pharmacologist, whose research on neurology proved that chemicals were involved in the transmission of nerve impulses. Working with Sir Henry Dale, he established the role of acetylcholine as an endogenous neurotransmitter, co-winning the Nobel Prize for it. Later, he worked on diabetes and devised Loewi’s test for the detection of pancreatic disease.

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Wolfgang Flür
(Musician)
Wolfgang Flür
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 46 
Aymen Barkok
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Aymen Barkok
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 47 
Ernest Mandel
(One of the Most Significant Marxist Economists and Holocaust Survivor)
Ernest Mandel
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Birthdate: April 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 20, 1995

Ernest Mandel was a Belgian Trotskyist activist and theorist, Marxian economist, and Holocaust survivor. During the German occupation of Belgium, Mandel fought against the Nazis in the underground resistance. He served as an editor of Het Vrije Woord, an underground newspaper during the Second World War. During his life, Mandel published some 30 books and 2,000 articles in various languages.

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Georg Konrad Morgen
(SS Lawyer and Judge)
Georg Konrad Morgen
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 8, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 4, 1982
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Erich Hoepner
(German General During World War II)
Erich Hoepner
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 14, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 8, 1944

Erich Hoepner was a German general during World War II. He led his troops during the invasion of Poland and the Battle of France at the beginning of the war. He also commanded the 4th Panzer Group during the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. He was a participant in the failed 20 July assassination plot against Hitler.  

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Selina Mour
(German Influencer and TikTok Star)
Selina Mour
11
Birthdate: March 8, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces

Selina Mour is a German social media influencer, singer, and actress. She first gained popularity TikTok. After gaining considerable social media fame, she went on to release her original songs. She soon ventured into acting as well and played the lead role in the 2019 influencer movie Misfit.