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

The Germans have always been known for their pioneering work in the field of science and technology. Over the years the Germans have brought about much technological inventions that redefined the course of modern human civilization. Be it Emile Berliner’s invention of the gramophone or the diesel engine invented by Rudolf Diesel or the contribution of Wernher Von Braun in the field of rocket science, the Germans have steered the world to the pinnacles of advancements. Their scientists have made significant contribution in the field of atomic and quantum physics, thermodynamics, anatomy, pathology, to name a few. The German automobiles are considered by many as the safest and the most sophisticated in the world. The country has been the home to many eminent scientists like the legendary Albert Einstein, whose theory E=mc2, revolutionized the world of physics. Heisenberg’s theory on the composition of atom, which is the constituent of all matter, led to many significant inventions including nuclear fission and fusion reactions. In this section we present to you a collection of biographies of the famous German scientists whose contributions have changed the world. Explore to know more about their life stories, timelines and some interesting facts and trivia related to these personalities.

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein

14 March 1879

18 April 1955

Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire

Pisces

Nicolaus CopernicusNicolaus Copernicus

19 February 1473

24 May 1543

Toruń

Aquarius

Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler

27 December 1571

15 November 1630

Weil der Stadt

Capricorn

Wernher Von BraunWernher Von Braun

23 March 1912

16 June 1977

Wyrzysk

Aries

Werner HeisenbergWerner Heisenberg

05 December 1901

01 February 1976

Würzburg

Sagittarius

Max PlanckMax Planck

23 April 1858

04 October 1947

Kiel

Taurus

Alfred WegenerAlfred Wegener

01 November 1880

31 October 1930

Berlin

Scorpio

Georg CantorGeorg Cantor

03 March 1845

06 January 1918

Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire

Pisces

David HilbertDavid Hilbert

23 January 1862

14 February 1943

Königsberg or Wehlau, Province of Prussia (today Znamensk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia)

Aquarius

Robert KochRobert Koch

11 December 1843

27 May 1910

Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Sagittarius

Heinrich HertzHeinrich Hertz

22 February 1857

01 January 1894

Hamburg

Pisces

Ernst HaeckelErnst Haeckel

16 February 1834

09 August 1919

Potsdam

Aquarius

Wilhelm WundtWilhelm Wundt

16 August 1832

31 August 1920

Mannheim

Leo

Fritz HaberFritz Haber

09 December 1868

29 January 1934

Wrocław

Sagittarius

Emmy NoetherEmmy Noether

23 March 1882

14 April 1935

Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany

Aries

Bernhard RiemannBernhard Riemann

17 September 1826

20 July 1866

Breselenz

Virgo

Max BornMax Born

11 December 1882

05 January 1970

Wrocław

Sagittarius

Theodor SchwannTheodor Schwann

07 December 1810

11 January 1882

Neuss, Germany

Sagittarius

Robert BunsenRobert Bunsen

30 March 1811

16 August 1899

Göttingen

Aries

Klaus FuchsKlaus Fuchs

29 December 1911

28 January 1988

Rüsselsheim, German Empire

Capricorn

Hermann von HelmholtzHermann von Helmholtz

31 August 1821

08 September 1894

Potsdam

Virgo

Paul EhrlichPaul Ehrlich

14 March 1854

20 August 1915

Strzelin

Pisces

Otto HahnOtto Hahn

08 March 1879

28 July 1968

Frankfurt

Pisces

Georg OhmGeorg Ohm

16 March 1789

06 July 1854

Erlangen, Brandenburg-Bayreuth

Pisces

Otto Heinrich WarburgOtto Heinrich Warburg

08 October 1883

01 August 1970

Freiburg, Baden, German Empire

Libra

Gustav KirchhoffGustav Kirchhoff

12 March 1824

17 October 1887

Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia

Pisces

Hermann MinkowskiHermann Minkowski

22 June 1864

12 January 1909

Aleksota, Kingdom of Poland

Cancer

Herbert KroemerHerbert Kroemer

25 August 1928

Weimar, Germany

Virgo

Hans Georg DehmeltHans Georg Dehmelt

09 September 1922

Görlitz, Germany

Virgo

Arnold SommerfeldArnold Sommerfeld

05 December 1868

26 April 1951

Königsberg

Sagittarius

Karl WeierstrassKarl Weierstrass

31 October 1815

19 February 1897

Ennigerloh

Scorpio

Richard DedekindRichard Dedekind

06 October 1831

12 February 1916

Braunschweig, Germany

Libra

Peter Gustav Lejeune DirichletPeter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet

13 February 1805

05 May 1859

Düren

Aquarius

Carl Gustav Jacob JacobiCarl Gustav Jacob Jacobi

10 December 1804

18 February 1851

Potsdam, Germany

Sagittarius

Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs

25 August 1900

22 November 1981

Hildesheim, Germany

Virgo

Max von Laue or Max bMax von Laue

09 October 1879

24 April 1960

Pfaffendorf, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire

Libra

Hermann Emil FischerHermann Emil Fischer

09 October 1852

15 July 1919

Euskirchen

Libra

Philipp LenardPhilipp Lenard

07 June 1862

20 May 1947

Pressburg, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire

Gemini

Caroline HerschelCaroline Herschel

16 March 1750

09 January 1848

Hanover, Germany

Pisces

Johannes StarkJohannes Stark

15 April 1874

21 June 1957

Freihung

Aries

Wilhelm OstwaldWilhelm Ostwald

02 September 1853

04 April 1932

Riga

Virgo

Adolf von BaeyerAdolf von Baeyer

31 October 1835

20 August 1917

Berlin

Scorpio

Carl Bosch Carl Bosch

27 August 1874

26 April 1940

Cologne, Germany

Virgo

Karl Ferdinand BraunKarl Ferdinand Braun

06 June 1850

20 April 1918

Fulda, Electorate of Hessen, Germany

Gemini

Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert

26 August 1728

25 September 1777

Republic of Mulhouse, Independent city-state

Virgo

Walther NernstWalther Nernst

25 June 1864

18 November 1941

Wąbrzeźno

Cancer

Carl F. GaussCarl F. Gauss

30 April 1777

23 February 1855

Braunschweig, Duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire

Taurus

James FranckJames Franck

26 August 1882

21 May 1964

Hamburg, German Empire

Virgo

Ernst RuskaErnst Ruska

25 December 1906

27 May 1988

Heidelberg

Capricorn

Johannes Peter MüllerJohannes Peter Müller

14 July 1801

28 April 1858

Koblenz, Germany

Cancer

Christiane Nüsslein-VolhardChristiane Nüsslein-Volhard

20 October 1942

Magdeburg

Libra

Wilhelm WienWilhelm Wien

13 January 1864

30 August 1928

Gaffken near Fischhausen, Province of Prussia

Capricorn

Ernst Boris ChainErnst Boris Chain

19 June 1906

12 August 1979

Berlin, Germany

Gemini

Otto SternOtto Stern

17 February 1888

17 August 1969

Żory

Aquarius

Gustav Ludwig HertzGustav Ludwig Hertz

22 July 1887

30 October 1975

Hamburg

Cancer

Gerd Binnig Gerd Binnig

20 July 1947

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Cancer

Hermann StaudingerHermann Staudinger

23 March 1881

08 September 1965

Worms, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Empire

Aries

Richard KuhnRichard Kuhn

03 December 1900

01 August 1967

Vienna, Austria-Hungary

Sagittarius

Albrecht KosselAlbrecht Kossel

16 September 1853

05 July 1927

Rostock, Germany

Virgo

Eduard BuchnerEduard Buchner

20 May 1860

13 August 1917

Munich

Taurus

Max DelbrückMax Delbrück

04 September 1906

09 March 1981

Berlin

Virgo

Erwin NeherErwin Neher

20 March 1944

Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany

Pisces

Rudolf MossbauerRudolf Mössbauer

31 January 1929

14 September 2011

Munich, Weimar Republic

Aquarius

Wolfgang PaulWolfgang Paul

10 August 1913

07 December 1993

Lorenzkirch, Saxony, German Empire

Leo

Walther BotheWalther Bothe

08 January 1891

08 February 1957

Oranienburg

Capricorn

Gerhard HerzbergGerhard Herzberg

25 December 1904

03 March 1999

Hamburg, Imperial Germany

Capricorn

Polykarp Kusch Polykarp Kusch

26 January 1911

20 March 1993

Blankenburg, District of Blankenburg, Duchy of Brunswick, German Empire

Aquarius

Manfred EigenManfred Eigen

09 May 1927

Bochum, Germany

Taurus

Karl ZieglerKarl Ziegler

26 November 1898

12 August 1973

November 26, 1898, Helsa, Germany

Sagittarius

Horst Ludwig StörmerHorst Ludwig Störmer

06 April 1949

Frankfurt, Germany

Aries

Robert HuberRobert Huber

20 February 1937

Munich, Germany

Pisces

Johannes Hans Daniel JensenJ. Hans D. Jensen

25 June 1907

11 February 1973

Hamburg, Germany

Cancer

Georg WittigGeorg Wittig

16 June 1897

26 August 1987

Berlin, Germany

Gemini

Emil Adolf von BehringEmil Adolf von Behring

15 March 1854

31 March 1917

Ławice

Pisces

Ernst Otto FischerErnst Otto Fischer

10 November 1918

23 July 2007

Solln, near Munich, German Empire

Scorpio

Kurt AlderKurt Alder

10 July 1902

20 June 1958

Königshütte (Chorzów), Silesia

Cancer

Hans Fischer Hans Fischer

27 July 1881

31 March 1945

Höchst on Main, Germany

Leo

Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen Ferdinand von Richthofen

05 May 1833

06 October 1905

Carlsruhe, Prussian Silesia

Taurus

Otto WallachOtto Wallach

27 March 1847

26 February 1931

Königsberg

Aries

Otto DielsOtto Diels

23 January 1876

07 March 1954

Hamburg, German Empire

Aquarius

Otto Fritz MeyerhofOtto Fritz Meyerhof

12 April 1884

06 October 1951

Hanover

Aries

Heinrich Otto WielandHeinrich Otto Wieland

04 June 1877

05 August 1957

Pforzheim

Gemini

Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel

31 December 1896

04 April 1981

Berlin, German Empire

Capricorn

Johann DeisenhoferJohann Deisenhofer

30 September 1943

Zusamaltheim, Bavaria, Germany

Libra

Konrad BlochKonrad Emil Bloch

21 January 1912

15 October 2000

Neisse (Nysa), Silesia, Prussia, German Empire

Aquarius

Friedrich Karl Rudolf Bergius Friedrich Bergius

11 October 1884

30 March 1949

Breslau (Wrocław), Germany

Libra

Hartmut MichelHartmut Michel

18 July 1948

Ludwigsburg, Germany

Cancer

Ferdinand von MuellerFerdinand von Mueller

30 June 1825

10 October 1896

Rostock, Germany

Cancer

Paul WaldenPaul Walden

26 July 1863

22 January 1957

Cēsis

Leo

Walter GerlachWalter Gerlach

01 August 1889

10 August 1979

Biebrich, Rhineland Palatinate

Leo

Gottfried W. LeibnizGottfried W. Leibniz

01 July 1646

14 November 1716

Leipzig, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire

Cancer

Feodor LynenFeodor Felix Konrad Lynen

06 April 1911

06 August 1979

Munich, Germany

Aries

Wilhelm RontgenWilhelm Rontgen

27 March 1845

10 February 1923

Lennep, Rhine Province, Germany

Aries

Otto Wilhelm von StruveOtto Wilhelm von Struve

07 May 1819

16 April 1905

Tartu

Taurus

Max VolmerMax Volmer

03 May 1885

03 June 1965

Hilden

Taurus

Hugo von MohlHugo von Mohl

08 April 1805

01 April 1872

Stuttgart

Aries

Felix Christian KleinFelix Christian Klein

25 April 1849

22 June 1925

Düsseldorf

Taurus

Wilhelm WeberWilhelm Weber

24 October 1804

23 June 1891

Wittenberg, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire

Scorpio

J. Georg BednorzJ. Georg Bednorz

16 May 1950

Neuenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Taurus

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