Famous German Judges

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Max Weber
(Sociologist)
Max Weber
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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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Hans Morgenthau
(Judge, Political scientist, Writer, Philosopher, University teacher)
Hans Morgenthau
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Birthdate: February 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coburg
Died: July 19, 1980

German-born American political scientist and historian Hans Morgenthau, a leading twentieth-century figure in the study of international relations, is noted for his contributions in international relations theory and the study of international law. His book Politics Among Nations introduced the concept of political realism that played an instrumental role in the foreign policy of the US.

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Roland Freisler
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Birthdate: October 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Celle, Germany
Died: February 3, 1945

Roland Freisler was a German Nazi judge, jurist, and politician. From 1942 to 1945, he served as the president of the People's Court. As a jurist, Freisler had a major influence on the Nazification of Germany's legal system. He also played an influential role in the Wannsee Conference, which brought about the Holocaust.

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Georg Konrad Morgen
(Judge, Jurist)
Georg Konrad Morgen
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Birthdate: June 8, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: February 4, 1982
Fabian von Schlabrendorff
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Birthdate: July 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halle (Saale), Germany
Died: September 3, 1980
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Roman Herzog
(President of Germany (1994 - 1999))
Roman Herzog
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Birthdate: April 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Landshut, Germany
Died: January 10, 2017

A doctorate in law, Roman Herzog had initially been a teaching assistant and then a political science professor. Stepping into politics later, he was elected as the first German president following the reunification of Germany. Apart from an honorary knighthood, he also won the Charlemagne Prize.

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Wilhelm Marx
(Politician, Judge)
Wilhelm Marx
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Birthdate: January 15, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cologne
Died: August 5, 1946

Roman Catholic Centre Party leader and two-time German chancellor Wilhelm Marx was a jurist and the founder of the Catholic Schools Organization. Best known for accepting the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations, he was charged with the Volksvereinsprozeß during the Nazi regime.

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Wilhelm Stuckart
(Lawyer, Judge, Politician, Jurist)
Wilhelm Stuckart
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Birthdate: November 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wiesbaden
Died: November 15, 1953
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Hans Lammers
(Judge, Politician, Jurist)
Hans Lammers
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Birthdate: May 27, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lubliniec
Died: January 4, 1962
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Gerhard Klopfer
(Judge, Politician, Jurist, Lawyer)
Gerhard Klopfer
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Birthdate: February 18, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Schreibersdorf
Died: January 29, 1987
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Samuel von Pufendorf
(Jurist and Political Philosopher Known for His Commentaries & Revisions of the Natural Law Theories)
Samuel von Pufendorf
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Birthdate: January 8, 1632
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zwönitz, Germany
Died: October 26, 1694

Samuel von Pufendorf was a German jurist, economist, political philosopher, and historian. Among Pufendorf's major achievements are his revisions and commentaries of the natural law theories of Hugo Grotius and Thomas Hobbes. In Germany, Samuel von Pufendorf is best remembered as a precursor of an intellectual and philosophical movement called the Age of Enlightenment

Friedrich Carl von Savigny
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Birthdate: February 21, 1779
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: October 25, 1861
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Daniel Paul Schreber
(Judge, Writer, Autobiographer)
Daniel Paul Schreber
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Birthdate: July 25, 1842
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leipzig
Died: April 14, 1911
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Elke Budenbender
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Birthdate: January 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Weidenau, West Germany
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Rudolf von Jhering
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Birthdate: August 22, 1818
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aurich, Germany
Died: September 17, 1892
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Günther Oettinger
(Politician, Jurist, Lawyer, Judge)
Günther Oettinger
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Birthdate: October 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stuttgart
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John Peter Altgeld
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Birthdate: December 30, 1847
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Selters (Westerwald), Germany
Died: March 12, 1902
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Manfred Gerlach
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Birthdate: May 8, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: October 17, 2011
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Georg Jellinek
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Birthdate: June 16, 1851
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: January 12, 1911
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Justus Möser
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Birthdate: December 14, 1720
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Osnabrück, Germany
Died: January 8, 1794
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Christian Thomasius
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Birthdate: January 1, 1655
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: September 23, 1728
Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder
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Birthdate: July 13, 1773
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: February 13, 1798
Georg Friedrich Puchta
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Birthdate: August 31, 1798
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cadolzburg, Germany
Died: January 8, 1846
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Eduard Gans
(Jurist)
Eduard Gans
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Birthdate: March 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 5, 1839
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Werner Maihofer
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Birthdate: October 20, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Konstanz, Germany
Died: October 6, 2009
Georg Friedrich von Martens
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Birthdate: February 22, 1756
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: February 21, 1821
Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut
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Birthdate: January 4, 1772
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamelin, Germany
Died: March 20, 1840
Ernst Ludwig von Gerlach
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Birthdate: March 7, 1795
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: February 18, 1877