German Celebrities Born In November

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Martin Luther
(German Theologian, Religious Reformer and Key Figure in Protestant Reformation)
Martin Luther
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1483
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eisleben, Germany
Died: February 18, 1546

German monk Martin Luther challenged the dogmas of Roman Catholicism and the authority of the pope, in his Ninety-five Theses, and was thus excommunicated. His German translation of the Bible enriched the German culture, and his marriage set an example for clerical marriage. His teachings are now known as Lutherans.

 2 
Adolf Dassler
(German Entrepreneur and Founder of ‘Adidas')
Adolf Dassler
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Herzogenaurach, Germany
Died: September 6, 1978

Adolf Dassler was a German cobbler-turned-entrepreneur who established the German sportswear company Adidas. His older brother, Rudolf Dassler, established Puma. The two brothers initially operated the Dassler Brothers Sports Shoe Factory. Adolf was a pioneer in designing athletic shoes and in selling them through endorsements from athletes.

 3 
Gerd Müller
(One of the Greatest Football Goal Scorers of All Time)
Gerd Müller
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nördlingen, Germany
Died: August 15, 2021
German footballer Gerd Müller, also known as "Bomber der Nation," had a successful stint with Bayern Munich. His score of 85 goals in a single year was broken by Lionel Messi after 4 decades. He scored the winning goal for West Germany in the 1974 FIFA World Cup.
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Claus von Stauffenberg
(German Army Officer Who Failed in His Attempt to Assassinate Adolf Hitler)
Claus von Stauffenberg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jettingen, Germany
Died: July 1, 1944

German army officer Claus von Stauffenberg, a significant figure of the German Resistance Movement within the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany, attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in July 1944, but failed. He was executed by a firing squad soon after Operation Valkyrie. He had earlier actively participated in World War II.

 5 
Erwin Rommel
(General)
Erwin Rommel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany
Died: October 14, 1944

Known as The Desert Fox, Nazi field marshal Erwin Rommel led the Axis forces during World War II. For his plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944, he was given a choice to either commit suicide by consuming a cyanide pill or face a trial and execution. He chose the former.

 6 
Philipp Lahm
(German Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Full-Back)
Philipp Lahm
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
 7 
Friedrich Schiller
(Playwright and Poet Known for His Works 'The Robbers', 'Don Carlos' and 'Mary Stuart')
Friedrich Schiller
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Birthdate: November 10, 1759
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marbach am Neckar, Germany
Died: May 9, 1805

Friedrich Schiller was a German poet, physician, philosopher, playwright, and historian. Schiller is best remembered for his friendship with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the two discussed issues concerning aesthetics. Schiller's discussions with Goethe paved the way for a period, which came to be known as Weimar Classicism. Friedrich Schiller is also widely regarded as Germany's most prominent classical playwright.

 8 
Roland Emmerich
(Director Best Known as 'Master of Disaster' for His Science Fiction and Disaster Films)
Roland Emmerich
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Birthdate: November 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
German director/producer Roland Emmerich is best known for his blockbuster disaster/war films such as The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day, Godzilla, and The Patriot. The LGBT activist is also openly gay. He is also an avid art collector. He has also worked for women’s rights and environmental causes.
 9 
Victoria, Princess Royal
(German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1888))
Victoria, Princess Royal
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Birthdate: November 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 5, 1901

Victoria, Princess Royal was the Queen of Prussia and German Empress from 9 March 1888 to 15 June 1888. Victoria, Princess Royal had an opportunity to influence the German Empire's policy, but the death of her husband German Emperor Frederick III, just 99 days after his accession, ruined her opportunity. Victoria has been portrayed in several movies and TV series.

 10 
Alfred Wegener
(German Climatologist and Geophysicist Known for His 'Continental Drift Theory')
Alfred Wegener
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Birthdate: November 1, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 1, 1930

In the early 1900s, meteorologist Alfred Wegener did not find too many takers for his theory that all the continents of the world had initially been a single mass named Pangaea and that continental drift had caused them to split apart. Wegener died on his fourth expedition in Greenland.

 11 
Elke Sommer
(Actress)
Elke Sommer
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Birthdate: November 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 12 
William Herschel
(Astronomer Known for His Discovery of 'Uranus' and 'Infrared Radiation')
William Herschel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 15, 1738
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: August 23, 1822

William Herschel was a German-born British astronomer and composer. He pioneered the use of astronomical spectrophotometry and discovered infrared radiation. Impressed by his work, King George III appointed him the Court Astronomer. Herschel often collaborated with his sister, Caroline Lucretia Herschel, a fellow astronomer. In 1816, he was made a Knight of the Royal Guelphic Order. 

 13 
Lise Meitner
(Austrian-Swedish Physicist Who Discovered the Element Protactinium)
Lise Meitner
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 7, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 27, 1968

Lise Meitner was an Austrian-Swedish physicist best remembered for her contributions that led to the discoveries of nuclear fission and the element protactinium. Nicknamed the German Marie Curie by Albert Einstein, Lise Meitner became the second woman in the world to receive a doctorate in physics in 1905. In 1997, chemical element 109 meitnerium was named in her honor.

 14 
Karl Benz
(Entrepreneur)
Karl Benz
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 25, 1844
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mühlburg, Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: April 4, 1929

Karl Benz was a German engine designer, automotive engineer, and entrepreneur.  He designed the Benz Patent Motorcar, for which he received a patent in 1886. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe before venturing into developing motorcars. His Benz Patent Motorcar is widely regarded as the world's first production automobile. 

 15 
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor (962 - 973))
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: November 23, 0912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wallhausen, Germany
Died: May 7, 0973

Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, known for his ruthlessness, not only united the German empire by crushing all rebellious vassals, but also put an end to the attacks by the Magyars of Hungary. His strategy of making the German bishops feudal lords helped his cause of stabilizing his empire.

 16 
Leopold Mozart
(German Composer, Violinist and Theorist Best Known as the Father and Teacher of 'Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart')
Leopold Mozart
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1719
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Died: May 28, 1787

German violinist and composer Leopold Mozart is best remembered as the father and music teacher of legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. However, Leopold was often blamed for exploiting his son’s musical talent by pushing him to perform as a child. He also had a troubled relationship with his adult son.

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Ricardo Eichmann
(German Archaeologist)
Ricardo Eichmann
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Birthdate: November 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ricardo Eichmann is an archaeologist who worked as a professor at the University of Tübingen. From 1996 to 2020, Eichmann served as the director of the Orient Department, which is located within the German Archaeological Institute. Over the years, he has played an important role in the field of music archaeology.

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Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: November 11, 1050
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Goslar
Died: August 7, 1106
 19 
Johann van Beethoven
(Musician)
Johann van Beethoven
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1740
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: December 18, 1792
 20 
Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl
(One of the Most Famous and Skilled Mathematicians of the 20th Century)
Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 9, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elmshorn, Germany
Died: December 8, 1955

Hermann Klaus Hugo Wey is remembered for his contribution to both physics and math. He was one of the first scientists to think of merging the concepts of electromagnetism and relativity. He moved from the University of Göttingen to Princeton in the wake of the rise of the Nazi reign.

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Gottlob Frege
(Philosopher)
Gottlob Frege
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Birthdate: November 8, 1848
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wismar, Germany
Died: July 26, 1925
 22 
Jens Lehmann
(German Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Jens Lehmann
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
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Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha
(Princess)
Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 30, 1719
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gotha, Germany
Died: February 8, 1772
 24 
Carl Maria von Weber
(A Significant Composer of the Romantic Era & Crucial Figure in the Development of German 'Romantische Oper')
Carl Maria von Weber
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 18, 1786
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eutin, Germany
Died: June 5, 1826

Carl Maria von Weber was a German composer, virtuoso pianist, guitarist, and conductor. A significant musical figure in the Romantic era, he played a key role in the development of the German Romantische Oper (German Romantic opera). He also made significant contributions to vocal and choral music. He was a music critic as well and wrote music journalism. 

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Emilia Schüle
(Actress)
Emilia Schüle
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Birthdate: November 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: goveshchensk, Russia
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Paul Hindemith
(German Composer and Music Theorist)
Paul Hindemith
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 16, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
Died: December 28, 1963

Although German composer and violinist Paul Hindemith had collaborated with leftist and Jewish musicians, his apolitical stance made him a favorite of the Nazis initially. However, he was later forced to comply with Nazi dictatorship. He moved to the U.S. after his performances were banned in Germany.

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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
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
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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Willi Orbán
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Willi Orbán
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kaiserslautern, Germany
 29 
Julia Görges
(German Former Professional Tennis Player)
Julia Görges
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bad Oldesloe, Germany

Julia Görges is a retired tennis player who won five doubles and seven singles titles on the WTA Tour. She also won six doubles and six singles titles on the ITF Circuit. Görges had more Grand Slam success in doubles, reaching the semifinals three times. She also reached the finals of the 2014 French Open in the mixed doubles event.

 30 
Selma Ergeç
(Actress)
Selma Ergeç
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Birthdate: November 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamm, Germany
 31 
André Schürrle
(German Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
André Schürrle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ludwigshafen, Germany
 32 
Karl von Frisch
(German-Austrian Ethologist and 1973 Winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology / Medicine)
Karl von Frisch
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 20, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 12, 1982

Nobel Prize-winning ethologist Karl von Frisch is best remembered for his research on communication among bees. He was the first to observe that bees communicate the location of food to other bees by a form of “dance.” He penned down his studies in books such as The Dancing Bees.

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Friedrich Engels
(German Philosopher Who Developed 'Marxism' Together With Karl Max)
Friedrich Engels
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 28, 1820
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barmen, Germany
Died: August 5, 1895

Friedrich Engels was a German philosopher, political scientist, and revolutionary socialist. Along with Karl Marx, Engels helped develop Marxism, which has had a profound impact on fields like philosophy and anthropology. Engels is credited with helping Marx publish Das Kapital, a foundational theoretical work in politics, economics, and materialist philosophy. He also co-authored influential political documents like The Communist Manifesto.

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Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia
(Prince)
Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: September 26, 1994
 35 
Michael Ende
(Writer)
Michael Ende
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Died: August 28, 1995
 36 
Kristina Vogel
(Former German Track Cyclist and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Kristina Vogel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leninskoye, German
 37 
Claude of France
(French Princess and Former Duchess Consort of Lorraine (1559 - 1575))
Claude of France
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Birthdate: November 12, 1547
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fontainebleau, France
Died: February 21, 1575

French princess Claude of France, who was the daughter of King Henry II of France, later became the duchess consort of Lorraine by her marriage to Charles III, Duke of Lorraine. She is known to have suffered from a club foot and a hunchback, traits she inherited from her mother, Catherine de' Medici.

 38 
Peter Lindbergh
(Photographer)
Peter Lindbergh
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: November 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leszno

Best remembered as a fashion photographer, Peter Lindbergh was also a successful film director, credited with several films and documentaries. Also known for creating covers for several music albums, he began his career as an assistant to photographer Hans Lux before opening his own studio and joining Stem Magazine. His works have been displayed in several exhibitions across the world.

 39 
Jil Sander
(German Minimalist Fashion Designer and the Founder of the 'Jil Sander Fashion House')
Jil Sander
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wesselburen, Germany

German designer Jil Sander had been a fashion editor for Petra before she launched her own boutique. She is known for her signature minimalist aesthetic and her association with Prada, which had acquired 75% shares of her company. She later collaborated with Fast Retailing to design for Uniqlo.

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Marlene Schmidt
(Actress, TV host and beauty queen who won Miss Universe 1961)
Marlene Schmidt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
 41 
Mary Wigman
(German Dancer Who Is Considered One of the Most Important Figures in the History of Modern Dance)
Mary Wigman
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 13, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: September 18, 1973

Mary Wigman was a German dancer best remembered for pioneering dance therapy and expressionist dance. Also a choreographer, Wigman is also credited with pioneering movement training sans pointe shoes. Widely regarded as one of the most prominent personalities in modern dance history, Mary Wigman is also considered an iconic figure of Weimar German culture.

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Maria Höfl-Riesch
(German Former Alpine Skier)
Maria Höfl-Riesch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
 43 
Isaac Bonga
(German Basketball Player Who Plays as Point Guard)
Isaac Bonga
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Neuwied, Germany
 44 
Martin Bucer
(German Protestant Reformer and Theologian)
Martin Bucer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1491
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sélestat, France
Died: February 28, 1551

Martin Bucer was a German Protestant reformer in the Reformed tradition who was active in the 16th century. He is credited to have deeply influenced Lutheran, Calvinist, and Anglican doctrines and practices. His work resulted in his excommunication from the Roman Catholic Church, and he was exiled to England. He is considered an early pioneer of ecumenism.

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Eva Renzi
(Actress)
Eva Renzi
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Birthdate: November 3, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: August 16, 2005
 46 
Heinrich Brüning
(German Politician and Academic)
Heinrich Brüning
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Birthdate: November 26, 1885
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Münster, Germany
Died: March 30, 1970

Heinrich Brüning was a German academic and politician. From 1930 to 1932, he served as the chancellor of Germany. Brüning lost his popularity when his measures to tackle the economic crisis instigated by the Great Depression increased unemployment in the Weimar Republic. To this day, he remains a controversial figure in the history of Germany.

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Aylin Tezel
(Actress)
Aylin Tezel
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Birthdate: November 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bünde, Germany
 48 
Diego Demme
(Football defensive midfielder)
Diego Demme
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Herford, Germany
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Julia Stegner
(Model)
Julia Stegner
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
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Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover
(Ruler)
Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover
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Birthdate: November 20, 1629
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Herzberg am Harz, Göttingen, Germany
Died: January 23, 1698