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

30 April 1945

Braunau am Inn

Aries

Pope Benedict XVIPope Benedict XVI

16 April 1927

Marktl, Germany

Aries

Angela MerkelAngela Merkel

17 July 1954

Hamburg

Cancer

Martin LutherMartin Luther

10 November 1483

18 February 1546

Eisleben, Germany

Scorpio

Erwin RommelErwin Rommel

15 November 1891

14 October 1944

Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany

Scorpio

Otto von BismarckOtto von Bismarck

01 April 1815

30 July 1898

Schönhausen

Aries

Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels

29 October 1897

01 May 1945

Rheydt

Scorpio

Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler

07 October 1900

23 May 1945

Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria, Germany

Libra

Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz

16 September 1891

24 December 1980

Grünau

Virgo

Reinhard HeydrichReinhard Heydrich

07 March 1904

04 June 1942

Halle

Pisces

Martin BormannMartin Bormann

17 June 1900

02 May 1945

Wegeleben

Gemini

Hildegard of BingenHildegard of Bingen

16 September 1098

17 September 1179

Bermersheim vor der Höhe, Germany

Virgo

Helmut KohlHelmut Kohl

03 April 1930

16 June 2017

Ludwigshafen

Aries

Konrad AdenauerKonrad Adenauer

05 January 1876

19 April 1967

Cologne

Capricorn

Rosa LuxemburgRosa Luxemburg

05 March 1871

15 January 1919

Zamos'c'

Pisces

Willy BrandtWilly Brandt

18 December 1913

08 October 1992

Lübeck

Sagittarius

Alfred JodlAlfred Jodl

10 May 1890

16 October 1946

Würzburg

Taurus

Alfred RosenbergAlfred Rosenberg

12 January 1893

16 October 1946

Tallinn

Capricorn

Julius StreicherJulius Streicher

12 February 1885

16 October 1946

Fleinhausen, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire

Aquarius

Gustav StresemannGustav Stresemann

10 May 1878

03 October 1929

Berlin

Taurus

Prince Rupert of the RhinePrince Rupert of the Rhine

17 December 1619

29 November 1682

Prague

Sagittarius

Johannes RauJohannes Rau

16 January 1931

27 January 2006

Wuppertal, Rhine Province

Capricorn

Hermann GoringHermann Goring

12 January 1893

15 October 1946

Rosenheim, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire

Capricorn

Karl Von ClausewitzKarl Von Clausewitz

01 July 1780

16 November 1831

Burg bei Magdeburg

Cancer

Rudolf HessRudolf Hess

26 April 1894

17 August 1987

Alexandria

Taurus

Kurt Georg KiesingerKurt Georg Kiesinger

06 April 1904

09 March 1988

Albstadt

Aries

Helmut SchmidtHelmut Schmidt

23 December 1918

10 November 2015

Hamburg

Capricorn

Martin BormannMartin Bormann

Paul von HindenburgPaul von Hindenburg

02 October 1847

02 August 1934

Poznań

Libra

Heinz GuderianHeinz Guderian

17 June 1888

14 May 1954

Chełmno

Gemini

Günter SchabowskiGünter Schabowski

04 January 1929

01 November 2015

Anklam

Capricorn

Joachim von RibbentropJoachim von Ribbentrop

30 April 1893

16 October 1946

Wesel

Taurus

Erich von MansteinErich von Manstein

24 November 1887

10 June 1973

Berlin

Sagittarius

Franz von PapenFranz von Papen

29 October 1879

02 May 1969

Werl, Germany

Scorpio

Erich HoneckerErich Honecker

25 August 1912

29 May 1994

Neunkirchen

Virgo

Erich LudendorffErich Ludendorff

09 April 1865

20 December 1937

Swarzędz

Aries

Friedrich EbertFriedrich Ebert

04 February 1871

28 February 1925

Heidelberg, Germany

Aquarius

Gerhard SchröderGerhard Schröder

07 April 1944

Mossenberg-Wöhren

Aries

Friedrich PaulusFriedrich Paulus

23 September 1890

01 February 1957

Guxhagen, Germany

Virgo

Joachim GauckJoachim Gauck

24 January 1940

Rostock

Aquarius

Magda GoebbelsMagda Goebbels

11 November 1901

01 May 1945

Berlin

Scorpio

Gerd von RundstedtGerd von Rundstedt

12 December 1875

24 February 1953

Aschersleben

Sagittarius

Klemens von MetternichKlemens von Metternich

15 May 1773

11 June 1859

Koblenz

Taurus

Roland FreislerRoland Freisler

30 October 1893

03 February 1945

Celle

Scorpio

Martin WinterkornMartin Winterkorn

24 May 1947

Leonberg

Gemini

Hans FrankHans Frank

23 May 1900

16 October 1946

Karlsruhe

Gemini

William JoyceWilliam Joyce

24 April 1906

03 January 1946

Brooklyn

Taurus

Ursula von der LeyenUrsula von der Leyen

08 October 1958

Ixelles / Elsene

Libra

Walter ModelWalter Model

24 January 1891

21 April 1945

Genthin

Aquarius

Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht

22 January 1877

03 June 1970

Tinglev

Aquarius

Martin SchulzMartin Schulz

20 December 1955

Eschweiler

Sagittarius

Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder

26 October 1800

24 April 1891

Parchim

Scorpio

Kurt von SchleicherKurt von Schleicher

07 April 1882

30 June 1934

Brandenburg an der Havel

Aries

August von MackensenAugust von Mackensen

06 December 1849

08 November 1945

Trossin

Sagittarius

Pope Adrian VIPope Adrian VI

02 March 1459

14 September 1523

Utrecht

Pisces

Sigmar GabrielSigmar Gabriel

12 September 1959

Goslar

Virgo

Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof

07 October 1934

09 May 1976

Oldenburg

Libra

Baldur von SchirachBaldur von Schirach

09 May 1907

08 August 1974

Berlin

Taurus

Lutz Graf Schwerin von KrosigkLutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk

22 August 1887

03 April 1977

Rathmannsdorf

Leo

Anton DrexlerAnton Drexler

13 June 1884

24 February 1942

Munich

Gemini

Manfred RommelManfred Rommel

24 December 1928

07 November 2013

Stuttgart

Capricorn

Günther von KlugeGünther von Kluge

30 October 1882

17 August 1944

Poznań

Scorpio

Robert LeyRobert Ley

15 February 1890

26 October 1945

Niederbreidenbach

Aquarius

Susanne KlattenSusanne Klatten

28 April 1962

Bad Homburg vor der Höhe

Taurus

Wilhelm FrickWilhelm Frick

12 March 1877

16 October 1946

Alsenz

Pisces

Ludwig ErhardLudwig Erhard

04 February 1897

05 May 1977

Fürth

Aquarius

Fedor von BockFedor von Bock

03 December 1880

04 May 1945

Kostrzyn nad Odrą

Sagittarius

Johann Friedrich StruenseeJohann Friedrich Struensee

05 August 1737

28 April 1772

Halle

Leo

Gregor StrasserGregor Strasser

31 May 1892

01 July 1934

Geisenfeld

Gemini

Christian WulffChristian Wulff

19 June 1959

Osnabrück

Gemini

Paul von Lettow-VorbeckPaul von Lettow-Vorbeck

20 March 1870

09 March 1964

Saarlouis

Pisces

Erich von FalkenhaynErich von Falkenhayn

11 September 1861

08 April 1922

Białochowo

Virgo

Wolfgang VogelWolfgang Vogel

30 October 1925

21 August 2008

Bolesławów, Lower Silesian Voivodeship

Scorpio

Horst EhmkeHorst Ehmke

04 February 1927

12 March 2017

Free City of Danzig

Aquarius

Erhard EpplerErhard Eppler

09 December 1926

Ulm

Sagittarius

Frank-Walter SteinmeierFrank-Walter Steinmeier

05 January 1956

Detmold

Capricorn

Hasso von ManteuffelHasso von Manteuffel

14 January 1897

24 September 1978

Potsdam

Capricorn

Fritz HellwigFritz Hellwig

03 August 1912

Saarbrücken

Leo

Dieter ZetscheDieter Zetsche

05 May 1953

Istanbul

Taurus

Emil MauriceEmil Maurice

19 January 1897

06 February 1972

Westermoor

Capricorn

Fritz SauckelFritz Sauckel

27 October 1894

16 October 1946

Haßfurt

Scorpio

Ernst GuttingErnst Gutting

30 January 1919

27 September 2013

Ludwigshafen

Aquarius

Robert Ritter von GreimRobert Ritter von Greim

22 June 1892

24 May 1945

Bayreuth

Cancer

Pope Leo IXPope Leo IX

21 June 1002

19 April 1054

Eguisheim

Gemini

Richard von WeizsäckerRichard von Weizsäcker

15 April 1920

31 January 2015

New Palace

Aries

Ernst ThälmannErnst Thälmann

16 April 1886

18 August 1944

Hamburg

Aries

Hasso PlattnerHasso Plattner

21 January 1944

Berlin

Aquarius

Paul Ludwig Ewald von KleistPaul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist

08 August 1881

13 November 1954

Braunfels

Leo

Karl LiebknechtKarl Liebknecht

13 January 1871

15 January 1919

Leipzig

Capricorn

Karl Hermann FrankKarl Hermann Frank

24 January 1898

22 May 1946

Karlovy Vary

Aquarius

Juana BormannJuana Bormann

10 September 1893

13 December 1945

Germany

Virgo

Alfred von TirpitzAlfred von Tirpitz

19 March 1849

06 March 1930

Kostrzyn nad Odrą

Pisces

Markus WolfMarkus Wolf

19 January 1923

09 November 2006

Hechingen

Capricorn

Gudrun EnsslinGudrun Ensslin

15 August 1940

18 October 1977

Bartholomä

Leo

Sahra WagenknechtSahra Wagenknecht

16 July 1969

Jena

Cancer

Lina HeydrichLina Heydrich

14 June 1911

14 August 1985

Fehmarn

Gemini

Horst SeehoferHorst Seehofer

04 July 1949

Ingolstadt

Cancer

Theodor HeussTheodor Heuss

31 January 1884

12 December 1963

Brackenheim

Aquarius

Guido WesterwelleGuido Westerwelle

27 December 1961

18 March 2016

Bad Honnef

Capricorn

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