German Women Leaders

Throughout history, there have been many German women leaders who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great German female leaders such as Angela Merkel, Hildegard of Bingen, Rosa Luxemburg, Magda Goebbels, Lina Heydrich.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen.
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Famous As: President of the European Commission
Birthdate: October 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is currently serving as the first president of the European Commission. Named to Time 100 in 2020, she has previously been the first female defense minister of Germany, and has held positions such as the deputy leader of the CDU and the minister of labor.

 2 Rosa Luxemburg

Ursula von der Leyen.
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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
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 3 Angela Merkel

Ursula von der Leyen.
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Famous As: Chancellor of Germany
Birthdate: July 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

The current chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel is widely described as the world's most powerful woman. Also considered the de facto leader of the European Union (EU), Angela Merkel has played an important role in strengthening international trade agreements. In 2020, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People.

 4 Lina Heydrich

Ursula von der Leyen.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 14, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fehmarn
Died: August 14, 1985

 5 Alice Weidel

Ursula von der Leyen.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gütersloh, Germany

 6 Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 9, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Völklingen, Saarland, Germany

 7 Frauke Petry

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Member of the German Bundestag
Birthdate: June 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
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 8 Annalena Baerbock

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
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 9 Ulrike Meinhof

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Sociologist
Birthdate: October 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oldenburg
Died: May 9, 1976

 10 Gisela Stuart

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Velden, Bavaria, West Germany

 11 Juana Bormann

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Torturer
Birthdate: September 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Germany
Died: December 13, 1945

 12 Sahra Wagenknecht

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jena, Germany

 13 Gudrun Ensslin

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Teacher, Feminist
Birthdate: August 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bartholomä
Died: October 18, 1977

 14 Beatrix von Storch

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lübeck, West Germany

 15 Clara Zetkin

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: July 5, 1857
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Königshain-Wiederau, Germany
Died: June 20, 1933

 16 Alice Orlowski

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Guard
Birthdate: September 30, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 21, 1976

 17 Sabine Bergmann-Pohl

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany

A qualified doctor and a lung diseases specialist, Sabine Bergmann-Pohl had been the head of state of East Germany before the German reunification. She has also led the Volkskammer as its president and was the Federal Minister for Special Affairs under Helmut Kohl. The mother of two is a Protestant.

 18 Hilde Schramm

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 19 Julia Klöckner

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Birthdate: December 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bad Kreuznach, Germany

 20 Ursula Kuczynski

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Spy
Birthdate: May 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany
Died: July 7, 2000

 21 Andrea Nahles

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mendig, Germany

 22 Katja Kipping

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dresden, East Germany

 23 Petra Kelly

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Günzburg
Died: October 1, 1992

 24 Margot Honecker

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Halle (Saale), Germany
Died: May 6, 2016

 25 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 9, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelsheim, Germany
Died: March 24, 1999

 26 Katarina Barley

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Member of the European Parliament
Birthdate: November 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cologne, West Germany (now Germany)

 27 Henriette Reker

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: December 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

 28 Manuela Schwesig

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany

 29 Ska Keller

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guben, Germany

 30 Franziska Giffey

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany
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 31 Claudia Roth

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Member of the German Bundestag
Birthdate: May 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ulm, West Germany

 32 Leah Rabin

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: activist
Birthdate: April 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Königsberg
Died: November 13, 2000

 33 Katrin Göring-Eckardt

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Friedrichroda, Germany

 34 Nina Menegatto

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: November 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kempten, Germany

 35 Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: October 23, 1636
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Germany
Died: November 24, 1715

 36 Hannelore Kraft

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mülheim, Germany

 37 Anna of Saxony

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 23, 1544
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: December 18, 1577

 38 Amira Mohamed Ali

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 39 Margarete Buber-Neumann

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Communist
Birthdate: October 21, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: November 6, 1989

 40 Anke Domscheit-Berg

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Premnitz, Germany

 41 Anja Karliczek

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ibbenbüren, Germany

 42 Doris Schröder-Köpf

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany

 43 Barbara Rütting

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ludwigsfelde Ludwigsfelde-Wietstock, Germany
Died: March 28, 2020

 44 Elise Hampel

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Resistance fighter
Birthdate: October 27, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bismark, Germany
Died: April 8, 1943

 45 Grete Keilson

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 21, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: January 4, 1999

 46 Ruth Neudeck

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Military Supervisor
Birthdate: July 5, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Breslau, Weimar Republic, Germany
Died: July 29, 1948

 47 Emma Zimmer

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Overseer
Birthdate: August 14, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schlüchtern, Germany
Died: September 20, 1948

 48 Libertas Schulze-Boysen

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: November 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 22, 1942

 49 Sevim Dağdelen

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany

 50 Terry Reintke

Ursula von der Leyen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gelsenkirchen, Germany