List of famous German leaders with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The leaders of a nation are vested with power which they can use to guide the masses on the path of development or lead to their doom, like the infamous dictator Adolf Hitler. Similar to the dictator, the history of Germany has witnessed the rise and fall of many great leaders. These leaders have made significant contribution to the changes in socio-economic conditions both for the better and worse. Had it not been for Kaiser Frederick III, or the dictator Paul von Hidenburg, or even the great politician Helmut Kohl, the history of revolution, war and politics would have remained incomplete. It is not an easy task to motivate the masses on this magnitude for a cause but these famous German leaders have endured the tests of time and have helped attain the cumulative objective of the nation through their strength of character, determination and tenacity. The legacy is carried forward by the leaders of the modern day like Willy Brandt, Angela Merkel and Gerhard Schroder, who like their predecessors are trying to steer the nation on the path of development.Browse through the collection of biographies of some of the most famous German leaders. Read them for more information on their life stories, timeline along with some interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.

Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler

20 April 1889

Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler

07 October 1900

Martin LutherMartin Luther

10 November 1483

Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels

29 October 1897

Angela MerkelAngela Merkel

17 July 1954

Otto von BismarckOtto von Bismarck

01 April 1815

Rudolf HessRudolf Hess

26 April 1894

Reinhard HeydrichReinhard Heydrich

07 March 1904

Erwin RommelErwin Rommel

15 November 1891

Pope Benedict XVIPope Benedict XVI

16 April 1927

Martin BormannMartin Bormann

17 June 1900

Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz

16 September 1891

Rosa LuxemburgRosa Luxemburg

05 March 1871

Erich LudendorffErich Ludendorff

09 April 1865

Wilhelm KeitelWilhelm Keitel

22 September 1882

Hildegard of BingenHildegard of Bingen

16 September 1098

Konrad AdenauerKonrad Adenauer

05 January 1876

Helmut KohlHelmut Kohl

03 April 1930

Alfred JodlAlfred Jodl

10 May 1890

Hermann FegeleinHermann Fegelein

30 October 1906

Alfred RosenbergAlfred Rosenberg

12 January 1893

Willy BrandtWilly Brandt

18 December 1913

Julius StreicherJulius Streicher

12 February 1885

Johannes RauJohannes Rau

16 January 1931

Hermann GoringHermann Goring

12 January 1893

John Huss John Huss

1369 AD

Lord ActonLord Acton

10 January 1834

Louis I The PiousLouis The Pious

16 April 0778

Martin BormannMartin Bormann

Rudolf HössRudolf Höss

25 November 1901

Paul von HindenburgPaul von Hindenburg

02 October 1847

Martin Luther King IIIMartin Luther King III

23 October 1957

Ernst RöhmErnst Röhm

28 November 1887

Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr.

15 January 1929

Frederick III, German EmperorFrederick III, German Emperor

1831 AD

Heinz GuderianHeinz Guderian

17 June 1888

Leopold I of BelgiumLeopold I of Belgium

16 December 1790

Joachim von RibbentropJoachim von Ribbentrop

30 April 1893

Erich von MansteinErich von Manstein

24 November 1887

Gerd von RundstedtGerd von Rundstedt

12 December 1875

Magda GoebbelsMagda Goebbels

11 November 1901

Erich HartmannErich Hartmann

19 April 1922

Sigismund, Holy Roman EmperorSigismund, Holy Roman Emperor

14 February 1368

William the SilentWilliam the Silent

24 April 1533

Friedrich PaulusFriedrich Paulus

23 September 1890

Franz von PapenFranz von Papen

29 October 1879

Gerhard SchröderGerhard Schröder

07 April 1944

Erich HoneckerErich Honecker

25 August 1912

Frank-Walter SteinmeierFrank-Walter Steinmeier

05 January 1956

Lina HeydrichLina Heydrich

14 June 1911

Klemens von MetternichKlemens von Metternich

15 May 1773

William JoyceWilliam Joyce

24 April 1906

Sepp DietrichSepp Dietrich

28 May 1892

Hans FrankHans Frank

23 May 1900

August von MackensenAugust von Mackensen

06 December 1849

Hans-Ulrich RudelHans-Ulrich Rudel

02 July 1916


0017 BC

Otto I, Holy Roman EmperorOtto I, Holy Roman Emperor

23 November 0912

Anton DrexlerAnton Drexler

13 June 1884

Walter ModelWalter Model

24 January 1891

Friedrich EbertFriedrich Ebert

04 February 1871

Albert KesselringAlbert Kesselring

30 November 1885

Wilhelm CanarisWilhelm Canaris

01 January 1887


0337 AD

Michael WittmannMichael Wittmann

22 April 1914

Kurt von SchleicherKurt von Schleicher

07 April 1882

Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht

22 January 1877

Frederick William III of PrussiaFrederick William III of Prussia

03 August 1770

Erich RaederErich Raeder

24 April 1876

Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder

26 October 1800

Roland FreislerRoland Freisler

30 October 1893

Albertus MagnusAlbertus Magnus

1200 AD

Michel NeyMichel Ney

10 January 1769

Frederick William IV of PrussiaFrederick William IV of Prussia

15 October 1795

Helmut SchmidtHelmut Schmidt

23 December 1918

Baldur von SchirachBaldur von Schirach

09 May 1907

Walther von BrauchitschWalther von Brauchitsch

04 October 1881

Susanne KlattenSusanne Klatten

28 April 1962