Famous German Economists

Find out more about the greatest German Economists, including Karl Marx, Helmut Schmidt, Friedrich Engels, Rosa Luxemburg and Martin Winterkorn.

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 1 Karl Marx

Karl Marx.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 5, 1818
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trier, Germany
Died: March 14, 1883

Karl Marx, the philosopher, economist, political theorist and socialist revolutionary, is best-known for the 1848 pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto and the three-volume Das Kapital. His theories, called Marxism, maintained that class conflict leads to the development of human societies and that internal tension were inherent in capitalism, which would ultimately be replaced by the socialist mode of production.

 2 Max Weber

Maximilian Carl Emil Weber.
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Famous As: Sociologist
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.

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 3 Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg.
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Famous As: Marxist Theorist
Birthdate: March 5, 1871
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zamos'c'
Died: January 15, 1919
Polish Marxist and socialist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg was a member of parties such as the SPD, the USPD, and the KPD. Luxemburg was an anti-war activist and taught economics and Marxism at SPD's Berlin training center. She was assassinated by the Freikorps troops during the German Revolution

 4 Anita Bose Pfaff

Anita Bose Pfaff.
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: November 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Anita Bose Pfaff is an economist and the only daughter of Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his Austrian wife/companion Emilie Schenkl. Anita was just 4 months old when Netaji left them to fight against the British with Japan’s help. Anita was singlehandedly raised by Emilie.

 5 Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab.
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Famous As: Economist, Educationist, University teacher
Birthdate: March 30, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ravensburg

 6 Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk

Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk
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Famous As: Politician, Jurist, Diplomat, Economist
Birthdate: August 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rathmannsdorf
Died: April 3, 1977

 7 Ludwig Erhard

Ludwig Erhard
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, University teacher
Birthdate: February 4, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fürth
Died: May 5, 1977
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 8 Martin Winterkorn

Martin Winterkorn
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Famous As: Economist, University teacher
Birthdate: May 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leonberg

 9 Otto Ohlendorf

Otto Ohlendorf
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Military personnel
Birthdate: February 4, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hoheneggelsen
Died: June 7, 1951

 10 Sahra Wagenknecht

Sahra Wagenknecht
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jena, Germany

 11 Walther Funk

Walther Funk
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Famous As: Journalist, Banker, Economist, Politician
Birthdate: August 18, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yasnaya Polyana
Died: May 31, 1960

 12 Carl Friedrich Goerdeler

Carl Friedrich Goerdeler
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 31, 1884
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Piła, Poland
Died: February 2, 1945

 13 Eduard Bernstein

Eduard Bernstein
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Famous As: Politician, Philosopher, Writer, Economist
Birthdate: January 6, 1850
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: December 18, 1932

 14 Ferdinand Lassalle

Ferdinand Lassalle
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Famous As: Writer, Politician, Economist, Lawyer, Philosopher
Birthdate: April 11, 1825
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wrocław
Died: August 31, 1864

 15 Friedrich List

Friedrich List
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Famous As: Economist, University teacher, Journalist
Birthdate: August 6, 1789
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Reutlingen
Died: November 30, 1846

 16 Johann Heinrich von Thünen

Johann Heinrich von Thünen
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 24, 1783
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wangerland, Germany
Died: September 22, 1850

 17 Alfred Weber

Alfred Weber
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Famous As: Economist, Educationist, Sociologist, University teacher
Birthdate: July 30, 1868
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Erfurt
Died: May 2, 1958

 18 Ferdinand Tönnies

Ferdinand Tönnies
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: July 26, 1855
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oldenswort, Germany
Died: April 9, 1936

 19 Wilhelm Röpke

Wilhelm Röpke
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: October 10, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schwarmstedt, Germany
Died: February 12, 1966

 20 Andre Gunder Frank

Andre Gunder Frank
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Famous As: Economist, Writer, Sociologist, University teacher
Birthdate: February 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: April 23, 2005

 21 Gottfried Feder

Gottfried Feder
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, University teacher
Birthdate: January 27, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Würzburg
Died: September 24, 1941

 22 Werner Sombart

Werner Sombart
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Famous As: Economist, Sociologist, University teacher
Birthdate: January 19, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ermsleben
Died: May 18, 1941

 23 Axel A. Weber

Axel A. Weber
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Famous As: Economist, Banker, University teacher
Birthdate: March 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kusel

 24 Thilo Sarrazin

Thilo Sarrazin
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gera, Germany

 25 Hans Modrow

Hans Modrow
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Famous As: Politician, Economist
Birthdate: January 27, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jasienica, Police

 26 Ernest Mandel

Ernest Mandel
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: April 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: July 20, 1995

 27 Theodore Levitt

Theodore Levitt
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: March 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vollmerz, Germany
Died: June 28, 2006

 28 Samuel von Pufendorf

Samuel von Pufendorf
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Famous As: Jurist, Philosopher, Historian, University teacher, Economist
Birthdate: January 8, 1632
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dorfchemnitz
Died: October 13, 1694

 29 Silvio Gesell

Silvio Gesell
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Famous As: Economist, Merchant, Politician, Entrepreneur, Esperantist
Birthdate: March 17, 1862
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sankt Vith
Died: March 11, 1930

 30 Bernd Lucke

Bernd Lucke
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Berlin, West Germany

 31 Rudolf Hilferding

Rudolf Hilferding
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Writer
Birthdate: August 10, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: February 11, 1941

 32 Rudi Dornbusch

Rudi Dornbusch
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Krefeld, Germany
Died: July 25, 2002

 33 Hans-Werner Sinn

Hans-Werner Sinn
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: March 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brake, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

 34 Eugen Dühring

Eugen Dühring
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: January 12, 1833
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 21, 1921

 35 Ludwig Bamberger

Ludwig Bamberger
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: July 22, 1823
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: March 14, 1899

 36 Ernst Engel

Ernst Engel
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: March 26, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: December 8, 1896

 37 Lujo Brentano

Lujo Brentano
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: December 18, 1844
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Died: September 9, 1931

 38 Johann Karl Rodbertus

Johann Karl Rodbertus
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: August 12, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany
Died: December 6, 1875

 39 Peter Struve

Peter Struve
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: February 7, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Perm, Russia
Died: February 26, 1944

 40 Karl Otto Pöhl

Karl Otto Pöhl
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: December 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hannover, Germany
Died: December 9, 2014

 41 Albert Schäffle

Albert Schäffle
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: February 24, 1831
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nürtingen, Germany
Died: December 25, 1903

 42 Egor Frantsevich, Count Kankrin

Egor Frantsevich, Count Kankrin
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 7, 1774
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
Died: October 3, 1845