Famous German Architects

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 1 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aachen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died: August 17, 1969

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-American architect. He is widely considered one of the many pioneers of modernist architecture. After emigrating to the United States, Mies worked on structures like the Promontory Apartments. He is best remembered for serving as the director of a popular German art school named the Bauhaus before its closure in 1933.

 2 Walter Gropius

Walter Gropius.
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: May 18, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, German Empire
Died: July 5, 1969

Walter Gropius was a German architect. Along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto, and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is regarded as a pioneer in modernist architecture. Gropius founded the Bauhaus School. The large-scale housing projects he designed in Berlin, Karlsruhe, and Dessau in the late 1920s and early 1930s became major contributions to the New Objectivity movement.  

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 3 Dieter Rams

Dieter Rams.
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Famous As: Architect, Designer, University teacher
Birthdate: May 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wiesbaden

 4 Hermann Tilke

Hermann Tilke.
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Famous As: Racecar driver, Architect
Birthdate: December 31, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Olpe

 5 Fritz Todt

Fritz Todt.
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Famous As: Engineer, Politician, Civil engineer, Architect
Birthdate: September 4, 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pforzheim
Died: February 8, 1942

 6 Peter Behrens

Peter Behrens
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Famous As: Poster artist, Architect, Typographer, Painter, Designer, Graphic designer, University teacher
Birthdate: April 14, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: February 27, 1940

Considered one of the pioneers of industrial design, German architect Peter Behrens had built his own house and all his furniture at the Darmstadt artists’ colony. The AEG Turbine Factory was one of his best-known works, and he had also designed their electric fans, lamps, and retail shops.

 7 Arno Breker

Arno Breker
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: July 19, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Elberfeld, Wuppertal, Germany
Died: February 13, 1991

Arno Breker was a German architect and sculptor who was active during Nazi rule. The authorities endorsed his work as the antithesis of degenerate art. He created the statue Die Partei, representing the spirit of the Nazi Party. Hitler exempted Breker from military service and provided him several amenities for being the Nazi’s official sculptor. 

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 8 Albert Speer

Albert Speer.
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Famous As: German Architect
Birthdate: March 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mannheim, Baden, Germany
Died: September 1, 1981
Albert Speer was the Minister of Armaments and War Production of the Third Reich during World War II. After his 20-year sentence following his conviction in the Nuremberg Trials, he authored the memoirs Inside the Third Reich and Spandau: The Secret Diaries, claiming to regret his association with the Nazis.

 9 Albert Kahn (Architect)

Albert Kahn (Architect)
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 21, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rhaunen, Germany
Died: December 8, 1942

Foremost industrial architect and planner of his time, Albert Kahn began his career as an apprentice under a leading Michigan architect. Having little schooling, he mostly learned on the job, eventually establishing his own company, designing most of the large automobile companies in USA, including the Ford River Rouge automobile complex.  Working abroad, he also designed 521 factories in  U.S.S.R.

 10 Ole Scheeren

Ole Scheeren
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Famous As: architect
Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Karlsruhe

 11 Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Karl Friedrich Schinkel
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Famous As: architect, painter
Birthdate: January 13, 1781
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Neuruppin
Died: October 9, 1841

 12 Frei Otto

Frei Otto
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Famous As: Architect, Engineer, University teacher
Birthdate: May 31, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Siegmar
Died: March 9, 2015

 13 Luigi Colani

Luigi Colani
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Famous As: Architect, Engineer, University teacher
Birthdate: August 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin

 14 Erich Topp

Erich Topp
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Famous As: Engineer, Submariner, Architect
Birthdate: July 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hanover
Died: December 26, 2005

 15 Bruno Taut

Bruno Taut
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Famous As: Architect, Urban planner
Birthdate: May 4, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Königsberg
Died: December 24, 1938

 16 Gottfried Semper

Gottfried Semper
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: November 29, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Altona, Hamburg, Germany
Died: May 15, 1879

 17 Franz Stuck

Franz Stuck
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter, University teacher, Architect
Birthdate: February 23, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tettenweis
Died: August 30, 1928

 18 Erich Mendelsohn

Erich Mendelsohn
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 21, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Olsztyn, Poland
Died: September 15, 1953

 19 Gerdy Troost

Gerdy Troost
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: January 30, 2003

 20 Gottfried Böhm

Gottfried Böhm
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: January 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Offenbach, Germany

 21 Hans Scharoun

Hans Scharoun
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: September 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany
Died: November 25, 1972

 22 Hans Poelzig

Hans Poelzig
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: April 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 14, 1936

 23 Lilly Reich

Lilly Reich
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Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: June 16, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: December 14, 1947

 24 Leo von Klenze

Leo von Klenze
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 29, 1784
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Schladen, Germany
Died: January 26, 1864

 25 Balthasar Neumann

Balthasar Neumann
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Famous As: German architect
Birthdate: January 27, 1687
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cheb
Died: August 19, 1753

 26 Ludwig Hilberseimer

Ludwig Hilberseimer
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: September 14, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: May 6, 1967

 27 Luis Trenker

Luis Trenker
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: October 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Urtijëi, Italy
Died: April 13, 1990

 28 Wilhelm Dörpfeld

Wilhelm Dörpfeld
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 26, 1853
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barmen, Germany
Died: April 25, 1940

 29 Egon Eiermann

Egon Eiermann
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: September 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: July 19, 1970

 30 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann

Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: May 3, 1662
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Herford, Germany
Died: January 17, 1736

 31 James Ingo Freed

James Ingo Freed
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
Died: December 15, 2005

 32 Manfred Ramminger

Manfred Ramminger
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saratovskoye, Russia
Died: November 1, 1997

 33 Dominikus Zimmermann

Dominikus Zimmermann
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 30, 1685
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wessobrunn, Germany
Died: November 16, 1766

 34 Max Berg

Max Berg
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: April 17, 1870
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Szczecin, Poland
Died: January 22, 1947

 35 Konrad Wachsmann

Konrad Wachsmann
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: May 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Germany
Died: November 26, 1980

 36 Bernhard Hoetger

Bernhard Hoetger
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Architect
Birthdate: May 4, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dortmund
Died: July 18, 1949

 37 Carl Humann

Carl Humann
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 4, 1839
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
Died: April 12, 1896

 38 George Bähr

George Bähr
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 15, 1666
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fürstenwalde, Geising, Germany
Died: March 16, 1738

 39 Nicodemus Tessin, the Elder

Nicodemus Tessin, the Elder
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 7, 1615
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stralsund, Germany
Died: May 24, 1681

 40 Johann Michael Fischer

Johann Michael Fischer
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Famous As: German architect
Birthdate: February 18, 1692
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Burglengenfeld, Germany
Died: May 6, 1766

 41 Christoph Dientzenhofer

Christoph Dientzenhofer
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: July 7, 1655
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brannenburg, Germany
Died: June 20, 1722

 42 Georg von Dollmann

Georg von Dollmann
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 21, 1830
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ansbach, Germany
Died: March 31, 1895

 43 József Hild

József Hild
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 8, 1789
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: March 6, 1867

 44 Fritz August Breuhaus

Fritz August Breuhaus
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 9, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Solingen, Germany
Died: December 2, 1960