German Celebrities Born In August

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Albert, Prince Consort
(Prince Consort of Queen Victoria of Great Britain (1840 - 1861))
Albert, Prince Consort
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 26, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schloss Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Rödental, Germany
Died: December 14, 1861

Albert, Prince Consort was the husband of Queen Victoria who earned a reputation for promoting public causes like the abolition of slavery worldwide and educational reform. He also helped develop Britain's constitutional monarchy by guiding his wife during her dealings with Parliament. After his untimely death at age 42, Queen Victoria started wearing black for the remainder of her life. 

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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
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goethe House, Frankfurt, Germany
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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Claudia Schiffer
(German Supermodel and Actress)
Claudia Schiffer
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rheinberg, Germany
In 2020, Claudia Schiffer stunned fans with an Instagram picture in a lacy blue gown on her 50th birthday, looking not any less desirable than a 20-something. The German model had earlier soared to fame as the face of Chanel and has graced the cover of American Vogue 16 times.
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Bastian Schweinsteiger
(German Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Central Midfielder)
Bastian Schweinsteiger
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kolbermoor, Germany

Bastian Schweinsteiger is a German former football player. Considered one of the greatest midfielders ever, Schweinsteiger was renowned for his tackling ability. Schweinsteiger represented Germany in three World Cups, playing a major role in his team's victory in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. One of the greatest German footballers of all time, Schweinsteiger is the fourth most-capped player for Germany.

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(One of the Most Important Figures in German Idealism)
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Birthdate: August 27, 1770
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: November 14, 1831
German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel worked on ideas such as absolute idealism; the philosophy of spirit, or Geist; and the master–slave dialectic. His views influenced later thinkers and intellectuals, such as Karl Popper and Karl Marx, with the latter using Hegel’s views on the civil society.
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Kim Petras
(German Pop Singer and Songwriter)
Kim Petras
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

Kim Petras is a German singer-songwriter currently based in USA. She was assigned male at birth and underwent medical gender transition as a teenager. Interested in music from a young age, she began recording music as a teenager. Her debut single topped several viral music charts on Spotify. Since then, she has released many hit albums and singles. 

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Nico Hülkenberg
(German Formula 1 Driver: Holds the Record for the Most Formula One Career Starts Without a Podium Finish)
Nico Hülkenberg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Emmerich, Germany

Nico Hülkenberg initially worked as a forwarding agent at his father’s shipping company. He had started his racing career with go-karting at age 10 and grew up to race for Formula BMW, Formula Three, and GP2, among others. He scripted history by winning the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race in his first attempt.

 8 
Meryem Uzerli
(Turkish Actress Known for Her Role as 'Hürrem Sultan’ in the TV Series 'Muhteşem Yüzyl’)
Meryem Uzerli
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Birthdate: August 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kassel, Germany

Turkish-German actor and model Meryem Uzerli soared to fame playing Hürrem Sultan in the Turkish series Muhteşem Yüzyıl, a role that earned her a Golden Butterfly Award. She has also appeared in German series such as Notruf Hafenkante and films such as Journey of No Return.

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Leni Riefenstahl
(Film Director, Photographer and Actress Known for Her Seminal Role in Producing Nazi Propaganda)
Leni Riefenstahl
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Birthdate: August 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 8, 2003

Leni Riefenstahl was a German film director and actress best remembered for her role in producing Nazi propaganda. She made her directorial debut in 1932, becoming one of the few women to direct a movie during the Weimar Period. Riefenstahl is credited with directing two of the most technically innovative propaganda films of all time, Olympia and Triumph des Willens.

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Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
(German Princess and the Mother of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom)
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 17, 1786
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: March 16, 1861

Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, mother of Queen Victoria of the U.K., was a German princess who became the Duchess of Kent and Strathearn by virtue of her marriage to Prince Edward. She was initially married to Charles, Prince of Leiningen. The Royal Chapel of All Saints was dedicated to her.

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Wilhelm Wundt
(Philosopher)
Wilhelm Wundt
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 16, 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: August 31, 1920

Wilhelm Wundt was a German physiologist, professor, and philosopher. He is often counted among the founders of modern psychology and is widely considered the father of experimental psychology. He is also credited with founding the first laboratory for psychological research, which he founded at the University of Leipzig in 1879.

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

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.

 13 
Helene Fischer
(Pop Singer Famous for Her 2013 Multi-Platinum Album ‘Farbenspiel')
Helene Fischer
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Birthdate: August 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Helene Fischer is a German singer, dancer, actress, and TV presenter. She attended the Frankfurt Stage & Musical School to study singing and acting. She made her debut in 2005 and found immediate success. Eventually, she started singing in English as well. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including 17 Echo awards and four "Krone der Volksmusik" prizes. 

 14 
Franz Wagner
(German Basketball Player Who Plays as Small Forward)
Franz Wagner
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
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Frederick William I of Prussia
(Former King of Prussia (1713 - 1740))
Frederick William I of Prussia
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Birthdate: August 14, 1688
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 31, 1740

The Soldier King Frederick William I of Prussia is remembered for transforming his nation into a prosperous state. He was known for his simple lifestyle, as opposed to his father’s kingly excesses. His experience at the War of the Spanish Succession led him to strengthen Prussia militarily, too.

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Bernhard Langer
(Golfer)
Bernhard Langer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Anhausen (today part of Diedorf municipality), Bavaria, West Germany
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Cédric Soares
(Portuguese Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Cédric Soares
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singen (Hohentwiel), Germany

Cédric Soares is a Portuguese football player who plays as a defender for the Portugal national team. He was part of the team that won the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship and also represented Portugal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Apart from his national team, Cédric Soares is also currently a part of the Arsenal Football Club.

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Hermann von Helmholtz
(Physicist and Physician)
Hermann von Helmholtz
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Birthdate: August 31, 1821
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Potsdam
Died: September 8, 1894

A descendant of Pennsylvania founder William Penn through his mother, Hermann von Helmholtz studied medicine, pushed by his father, in spite of being interested in the natural sciences. Best known for his law of conservation of energy, he coalesced the fields of medicine, physiology, math, and physics in his studies.

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Karlheinz Stockhausen
(German Composer Best Known for His Compositional Series and Analytical Contributions to Music Theory)
Karlheinz Stockhausen
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mödrath, Kerpen, Germany
Died: December 5, 2007

Karlheinz Stockhausen was a German composer widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most prominent and controversial composers. Remembered for his pioneering work in electronic music, Stockhausen received several distinctions and prizes throughout his career. His compositions remain widely influential on jazz, popular music, and composers. 

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Nina Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
(Claus von Stauffenberg's wife)
Nina Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: April 2, 2006
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Robert Enke
(German Professional Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Robert Enke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jena, Germany
Died: November 10, 2009
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Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
(Former Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and Hanover (1830 - 1837))
Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1792
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Meiningen, Germany
Died: December 2, 1849

The queen consort of the UK and Hanover by her marriage to King William IV, Adelaide was also the daughter of George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. She miscarried twice and lost 2 more children as infants, and the royal throne eventually went to Princess Alexandrina Victoria, who later ruled as Queen Victoria.

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Johann Gottfried Herder
(Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, and Literary Critic)
Johann Gottfried Herder
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Birthdate: August 25, 1744
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Morąg, Poland
Died: December 18, 1803

German philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder is best remembered as a significant figure of the Sturm und Drang literary movement. Born into poverty and largely self-educated till 17, he later became a disciple of Immanuel Kant and was associated with Enlightenment and Weimar Classicism. He was eventually ennobled.

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Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor
(Emperor)
Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: August 6, 1697
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels
Died: January 20, 1745
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Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
(King of Germany)
Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: August 11, 1086
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goslar, Germany
Died: May 23, 1125
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Hans Oster
(Former Deputy Chief of the Abwehr (1935 - 1944) and a Leading Figure of the Anti-Nazi German Resistance)
Hans Oster
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 9, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: April 9, 1945

Hans Oster was a German military officer who served as a general in Wehrmacht, the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany. Oster was one of the most important members involved in the German resistance to Nazism. One of the key participants of the Oster Conspiracy, Oster was also involved in the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler on 20 July 1944.

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Lars Stindl
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder and Forward)
Lars Stindl
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Speyer, Germany
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Alice Sara Ott
(Classical pianist)
Alice Sara Ott
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

German-Japanese classical pianist Alice Sara Ott began learning the piano at age 5. At 13, she was the youngest finalist of the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition ever. She has also designed bags and app stickers. In 2019, she announced on Instagram that she had been suffering from multiple sclerosis.

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Rudolf Schenker
(German Guitarist)
Rudolf Schenker
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hildesheim, Germany
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Carl Bosch
(Chemist & Engineer)
Carl Bosch
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 27, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: April 26, 1940

Carl Bosch was a German engineer and chemist. He is credited with founding IG Farben, which went on to become one of the largest chemical companies in the world. He is also credited with developing the Haber–Bosch process, which is used even today for the production of ammonia. Carl Bosch was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1931.

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Wilhelm von Homburg
(German Boxer and Actor)
Wilhelm von Homburg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: March 10, 2004
 32 
Meshell Ndegeocello
(German-born American Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, and Bassist)
Meshell Ndegeocello
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 33 
Jan Frodeno
(German Triathlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Jan Frodeno
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
 34 
Herta Müller
(German-Romanian Author, Who Received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature for Her Novel 'The Hunger Angel')
Herta Müller
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nitchidorf, Romania

Nobel Prize-winning author Herta Müller grew up under the dictatorial regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu in Romania. She was fired from her first job for not co-operating with the Romanian secret police. Her works, such as Oppressive Tango and The Passport, mirror the oppression of Germans she has witnessed in Romania.

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Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici
(Art collector)
Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 11, 1667
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy
Died: February 18, 1743
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Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
(Aristocrat)
Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
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Birthdate: August 30, 1808
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: January 25, 1892
 37 
Werner Forssmann
(Physician from Germany Who Shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Werner Forssmann
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 1, 1979

German physician Werner Forssmann is best-known for developing a method that allowed cardiac catheterization. This led him to jointly receive the 1956 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Forssmann started clinical application of cardiac catheterization in 1929, when he inserted a catheter into a vein of his forearm and safely passed it into his heart and took an X-ray picture of it.

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Namika
(German Rapper and Singer)
Namika
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
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Cinta Laura
(Actress)
Cinta Laura
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quakenbruck, Germany
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Marianne Koch
(German Actress Best Known for Her Appearances in Spaghetti Westerns and Adventure Films of the 1960s)
Marianne Koch
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Birthdate: August 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Known for her roles in numerous German films like Des Teufels General, Heldinnen, and Hollywood cinemas like Four Girls in Town, Interlude and A Fistful of Dollars,, actress Marianne Koch was also successful television host, serving as a panelist in Was bin ich for many years. Also a qualified doctor, she served as a specialist for internal medicine in Munich.

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Carl Ritter
(Co-founder of Modern Geography)
Carl Ritter
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Birthdate: August 7, 1779
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quedlinburg, Germany
Died: September 28, 1859

Carl Ritter was a German geographer considered one of the founders of modern geography. He taught history at the University of Berlin and was one of the mentors of the explorer Heinrich Barth, who traveled in Northern and Western Africa. A prolific researcher and writer, Ritter produced a staggering amount of geographical literature in his lifetime. 

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Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein
(Writer)
Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein
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Birthdate: August 12, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cumberland Lodge, Old Windsor
Died: December 8, 1956
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Victoria of Baden
(Queen)
Victoria of Baden
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Birthdate: August 7, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: April 4, 1930
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Roman Weidenfeller
(German Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Roman Weidenfeller
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Diez, Germany Diez, West Germany
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Stefanie Giesinger
(Model)
Stefanie Giesinger
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 27, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Richard von Krafft-Ebing
(German Psychiatrist)
Richard von Krafft-Ebing
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 14, 1840
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: December 22, 1902

Known for his ground-breaking research on sexual psychopathology, German psychologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing worked on varied subjects such as sexual aberration and hypnosis. His Psychopathia Sexualis was one of the first written works that discussed LGBT sex and also spoke about taboo topics such as sadism, necrophilia, and masochism.

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Friedrich List
(German-American Economist and Political Theorist)
Friedrich List
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Birthdate: August 6, 1789
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Reutlingen, Germany
Died: November 30, 1846

German-American economist Friedrich List is remembered as one of the pioneers of the historical school of economics. He supported tariffs on imported goods to help the domestic market. He is also known for his pamphlet Outlines of American Political Economy and his book The National System of Political Economy.

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Werner Haase
(German Physician and Medicine Professor)
Werner Haase
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 2, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Köthen, Germany
Died: November 30, 1950

Originally professor of medicine, Werner Haase served as the deputy personal physician of German Chancellor Adolf Hitler from 1933 until the latter’s death in 1945, remaining with him in the Führerbunker to the very end. After Hitler committed suicide, he continued serving wounded soldiers and civilians until he was made a prisoner of war and died while serving his term.

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Jaden Bojsen
(German Actor, Singer, DJ and Former Member of the American Boy Band ‘New District’)
Jaden Bojsen
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Birthdate: August 1, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sylt, Germany

The son of Danish cook Brian Bojsen, Jaden Bojsen was initially featured regularly on cookery programs on the German channel ZDF. Aa child actor, he began his career playing the younger Tarzan in the musical Tarzan. He later joined the boy band New District and also performed as a DJ.

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Ellen Kessler
(Actress)
Ellen Kessler
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Birthdate: August 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nerchau, Germany

Ellen Kessler is one-half of the popular Kessler Twins. Ellen and her twin sister Alice Kessler are among the well-known twin entertainers in Europe. After achieving popularity as dancers and actors, the Kessler Twins appeared on the cover of one of the editions of Playboy, at the age of 40. That edition became the fastest-selling Playboy in Italy.