German Celebrities Born In April

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Adolf Hitler
(Nazi Dictator and Chancellor of Germany (1933-1945))
Adolf Hitler
1345
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria
Died: April 30, 1945

One of the most powerful leaders of the 20th century, Adolf Hitler was a German dicator whose policies started the WWII that resulted in the death of millions of people. He had a visceral hatred for Jews and during his regime nearly six million Jews were killed in Holocaust.

 2 
Michael Fassbender
(German-Irish Actor and Racing Driver)
Michael Fassbender
64
Birthdate: April 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

Michael Fassbender is a critically-acclaimed Irish-German actor best known for playing a sex addict in the psychological erotic drama film Shame. Apart from being an actor, Michael is also a well-known racing driver; he started his auto racing career in 2017 and currently races for Proton Competition in the European Le Mans Series.

 3 
Charlemagne
(1st Emperor of the Romans from 800 to 814)
Charlemagne
56
Birthdate: April 2, 0747
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: January 28, 0814

Also known as Charles the Great, Charlemagne ruled as the king of the Franks, king of the Lombards, and emperor of the Romans at different time periods. Not surprisingly, he had a major impact during the Early Middle Ages as he went about uniting the majority of central and western Europe, for which he is called the Father of Europe.

 4 
Oskar Schindler
(German Industrialist and Member of Nazi Party Who Saved the Lives of 1,200 Jews During the Holocaust)
Oskar Schindler
19
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Svitavy, Czechia
Died: October 9, 1974

Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist who displayed extraordinary dedication and courage to save the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust. Oskar Schindler's act is viewed by many as the kind of act that restores faith in humanity.  His inspirational and heart-warming story was adapted into an Oscar-winning film titled Schindler's List.

 5 
Otto von Bismarck
(Chancellor of the German Empire (1871 - 1890))
Otto von Bismarck
40
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 1, 1815
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schönhausen, Germany
Died: July 30, 1898
Otto von Bismarck was a German statesman. Bismarck is credited with masterminding the unification of Germany and served as its first chancellor. He is also credited with creating the first modern welfare state in the world. Regarded as a hero by German nationalists, Otto von Bismarck's life has inspired a couple of TV series.
 6 
Immanuel Kant
(One of the Greatest Philosophers of All Time)
Immanuel Kant
20
Birthdate: April 22, 1724
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Died: February 12, 1804

Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher whose works in fields like aesthetics and metaphysics have made him an important and influential personality in Western philosophy. His views continue to influence contemporary philosophy. Kant has had a major influence on prominent philosophers like Hegel, Schelling, Reinhold, and Fichte. Kant's work on mathematics is cited by Albert Einstein as an early influence.

 7 
Carl F. Gauss
(One of the Greatest Mathematicians of All Tim)
Carl F. Gauss
20
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 30, 1777
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brunswick, Germany
Died: February 23, 1855

German mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss is remembered for his work in math and science. Known as the Princeps mathematicorum, he laid down tenets such as the Gauss's Law. He had exhibited his talent since an early age and had completed writing Disquisitiones Arithmeticae by 21.

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Max Planck
(German Theoretical Physicist and Originator of 'Quantum Theory')
Max Planck
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 23, 1858
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kiel, Germany
Died: October 4, 1947

German theoretical physicist Max Planck is remembered for originating the quantum theory of physics, which earned him the 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics. He laid down concepts such as the Planck constant and the Planck postulate. The Kaiser Wilhelm Society was later renamed Max Planck Society in his honor.

 9 
Max Weber
(Sociologist)
Max Weber
13
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 21, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Died: June 14, 1920

Max Weber was a German historian, political economist, jurist, and sociologist. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and important theorists, Weber's ideas had a profound influence on social research and social theory. Although he did not see himself as a sociologist, Weber is often counted among the fathers of sociology alongside Émile Durkheim, Auguste Comte, and Karl Marx.

 10 
Marc-André ter Stegen
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Marc-André ter Stegen
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mönchengladbach, Germany
 11 
Elisabeth Rohm
(Best Known for Her Roles in TV Series: ‘Angel’ and ‘Law & Order’)
Elisabeth Rohm
15
Birthdate: April 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
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.
 12 
Alexander Zverev
(German Professional Tennis Player)
Alexander Zverev
36
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Alexander Zverev is a German tennis player. He won the 2018 ATP Finals, becoming the youngest champion at the year-end championship in 10 years. Zverev won the gold medal in the singles event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Alexander Zverev's backhand play is often regarded as one of the best in the game.

 13 
Max Ernst
(Primary Pioneer of the 'Dada Movement' and 'Surrealism' Known for His Work 'A Week of Kindness')
Max Ernst
6
Birthdate: April 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brühl, Germany
Died: April 1, 1976

Max Ernst was a German painter, graphic artist, sculptor, and poet. A pioneer of the Dada movement, Ernst played an important role in popularizing surrealism during the early-20th century. He is also credited with inventing a couple of techniques, namely frottage and grattage. In 2005, the Max Ernst Museum was opened in his honor in Brühl, Germany.

 14 
Erich Hartmann
(Aviator, Officer)
Erich Hartmann
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Weissach
Died: September 20, 1993

Remembered as the most successful fighter pilot in the history of aerial warfare, Erich Hartmann completed 1,400 missions in his Messerschmitt Bf 109 and shot down 352 Allied planes. Known for his dogfighting strategy, he inspired the popular biography The Blond Knight of Germany and became a flight instructor post-retirement.

 15 
Erich Ludendorff
(German General, Politician and Military Theorist)
Erich Ludendorff
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kruszewnia, Poland
Died: December 20, 1937

German military leader Erich Ludendorff gained fame with the victories at Liège and Tannenberg during World War I. He promoted the theory that Marxists, Jews, and Freemasons were responsible for Germany’s defeat in the war. He later became a military theorist, writing books such as The Total War.

 16 
Louis The Pious
(King of Aquitaine, King of Franks & Co-Emperor (Holy Roman Empire))
Louis The Pious
3
Birthdate: April 16, 0778
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
Died: June 20, 0840
Son of Charlemagne, Louis The Pious, became the king of Aquitaine at age 3. He crowned himself the emperor of the Franks immediately after his father’s death. His reign was riddled with three civil wars, while his death caused another civil war, which finally culminated in the Treaty of Verdun.
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Helmut Kohl
(Former Chancellor of Germany)
Helmut Kohl
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ludwigshafen
Died: June 16, 2017
Christian Democratic Union politician Helmut Kohl was the Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998. He had also served as the chairman of the CDU earlier. His tenure witnessed the end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the formation of the European Union.
 18 
Kurt von Schleicher
(German General and the Last Chancellor of Germany—Before Adolf Hitler—During the Weimar Republic)
Kurt von Schleicher
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 7, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brandenburg, Germany
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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Samuel Hahnemann
(Founder of Homeopathy)
Samuel Hahnemann
4
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 10, 1755
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meissen
Died: July 2, 1843

The founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann was a qualified physician but disapproved of medical practices such as bloodletting that were used back then. He thus formed his system of alternative medicine. The apathy of his fellow physicians in Leipzig forced him to move first to Köthen and then to Paris.

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Luz Long
(Olympic long-jumper)
Luz Long
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: July 14, 1943
 21 
Rudi Völler
(German Former Professional Football Player and Manager)
Rudi Völler
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
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Henning Wehn
(Stand-up Comedian)
Henning Wehn
2
Birthdate: April 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hagen, Germany
Known as the German Comedy Ambassador in London, Henning When initially moved from Germany to the U.K. for a marketing job. A random open mic performance turned his life around. His acts on shows such as The Alternative Comedy Experience have mostly had jokes about German stereotypes.
 23 
Pope Benedict XVI
(Pope, Head of the Catholic church (2005-13))
Pope Benedict XVI
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Birthdate: April 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Markit, Germany
Pope Benedict XVI started off as a Hitler Youth member, but a finger injury prevented him from fighting in the German army. In 2005, he became the head of the Catholic Church. The liberal theologian-turned-conservative resigned in 2013, becoming the first pope to do so since the 1400s.
 24 
John Kay
(Rock Singer, Songwriter, and Guitarist Known as the Frontman of 'Steppenwolf')
John Kay
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Kaliningrad, Russia

John Kay is a German-born Canadian singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He is credited with co-forming the popular American rock band Steppenwolf for which he served as the lead vocalist. He is also credited with contributing immensely to the success of the band. In 2004, he was inducted into the Canada's Walk of Fame.

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Erich Raeder
(Admiral)
Erich Raeder
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 24, 1876
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 6, 1960

Erich Raeder was a German admiral best remembered for his role in World War II. In 1939, Raeder became the first person since Henning von Holtzendorff to hold the rank of Grand Admiral, the highest possible naval rank. Raeder led the Kriegsmarine, the navy of Nazi Germany, for the first half of the Second World War before resigning in 1943.

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Klaus Voormann
(Artist)
Klaus Voormann
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 27 
Reinhard Bonnke
(Evangelist)
Reinhard Bonnke
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Königsberg,Germany
Died: December 7, 2019

Born in Germany, Pentecostal preacher Reinhard Bonnke had become a born-again Christian at 9. He was known for his self-less preachings in Africa and made his powerful oratory a trademark. As the founder of Christ For All Nations, he was reportedly responsible for over 79 million Christian conversions.

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Ernst Thälmann
(Politician, Worker, Revolutionary, Trade unionist)
Ernst Thälmann
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: August 18, 1944
 29 
Archduke Otto of Austria
(Archduke of Austria)
Archduke Otto of Austria
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 21, 1865
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: November 1, 1906
 30 
Ingo Rademacher
(Actor)
Ingo Rademacher
1
Birthdate: April 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iserlohn, Germany
 31 
Susanne Klatten
(German Billionaire Heiress and the Richest Woman in Germany)
Susanne Klatten
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bad Homburg, Germany

Susanne Klatten is a German businesswoman and billionaire heiress. The daughter of Herbert Werner Quandt, who is credited to have saved BMW from near bankruptcy, Klatten inherited her father's 50.1% stake in chemicals and pharmaceutical manufacturer Altana after his death. According to Forbes magazine, Klatten is the richest woman in Germany.

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Lou Bega
(German Singer Best Known for His 1999 Song 'Mambo No.5')
Lou Bega
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Lou Bega became an overnight sensation with the 1999 international chartbuster Mambo No. 5, based on Pérez Prado's 1949 original. Born in Germany, Lou was the son of a Ugandan father and a Sicilian mother. Initially inspired by rap and R&B, he deviated to mambo music after a trip to Miami.

 33 
Felix Christian Klein
(Mathematician)
Felix Christian Klein
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 25, 1849
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Düsseldorf
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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William Alexander
(German Painter and Television Host )
William Alexander
4
Birthdate: April 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: East Prussia
Died: January 24, 1997

William Alexander was a German painter, television host, and art instructor. He is credited with creating the popular television series, The Magic of Oil Painting, which he hosted from 1974 to 1982 on PBS in the USA. Bill Alexander is also credited with teaching Bob Ross his signature wet-on-wet technique.

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Christiane Seidel
(German-Danish-American Actress)
Christiane Seidel
3
Birthdate: April 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
 36 
Moritz Wagner
(German Basketball Player Who Plays Center or as Power Forward )
Moritz Wagner
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 37 
Sami Khedira
(German Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Central Midfielder)
Sami Khedira
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
 38 
Oliver Riedel
(Musician)
Oliver Riedel
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schwerin, Germany
 39 
Günter Meisner
(Actor)
Günter Meisner
5
Birthdate: April 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany
Died: December 5, 1994
 40 
Lars Bender
(German Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Right Back and Defensive Midfielder)
Lars Bender
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rosenheim, Germany
 41 
Nico Schulz
(Footballer left-back position)
Nico Schulz
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 42 
Maria Sibylla Merian
(German-Born Dutch Naturalist and Scientific Illustrator Known for Her Contribution to 'Entomology')
Maria Sibylla Merian
1
Birthdate: April 2, 1647
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Free City of Frankfurt, German
Died: January 13, 1717

German-born Dutch naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian is remembered for her drawings of insects and plants. She also contributed to the development of entomology through her detailed work on insects and her documentation of a butterfly’s metamorphosis. Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium is her best-known work.

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Daniel Theis
(German Basketball Player Who Plays Center)
Daniel Theis
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salzgitter, Germany
 44 
Florian Schneider
(Musician)
Florian Schneider
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: April 21, 2020
 45 
Otto of Bavaria
(King)
Otto of Bavaria
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 27, 1848
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Munich Residenz, Munich, Germany
Died: October 11, 1916
 46 
Fritz Pfeffer
(Physician)
Fritz Pfeffer
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gießen
Died: December 20, 1944

Known as Albert Dussel in Anne Frank’s diary, Fritz Pfeffer was a successful Jewish dentist who had hid along with Anne Frank and her family in the Secret Annex during the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands. Initially deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, he later died at the Neuengamme concentration camp.

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Friedrich Froebel
(Pedagogue)
Friedrich Froebel
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 21, 1782
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oberweißbach, Germany
Died: June 21, 1852
 48 
Edmund Husserl
(German Philosopher, Mathematician and Founder of Phenomenology)
Edmund Husserl
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 8, 1859
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prostějov, Czechia
Died: April 27, 1938

Edmund Husserl was a German philosopher of Moravian origin. He established the school of phenomenology. He studied mathematics, physics, and astronomy at the University of Leipzig and worked as an assistant to mathematician Karl Weierstrass. He later became a professor of philosophy and taught for several years. He is considered a major figure in 20th-century philosophy.  

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Frederica of Hanover
(German Princess and Former Queen Consort of the Hellenes (1947 - 1964))
Frederica of Hanover
1
Birthdate: April 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blankenburg, Germany
Died: February 6, 1981

Frederica, princess of Hanover, Great Britain, Ireland, and Brunswick-Lüneburg, later became the Queen consort of the Hellenes, by her marriage to King Paul of Greece. Following the fall of the Greek monarchy, and the rise of a democratic republic, she was exiled in Spain, where she died following a cataract surgery.

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Ron MacLean
(Canadian Sportscaster)
Ron MacLean
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Birthdate: April 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zweibrucken, West Germany