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

Famous People From Germany

Germany is one of those countries whose influence on the world history has been immense. German men, be it the world renowned Nobel Prize winning physicist Albert Einstein or the ruthless Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, have indelibly marked the world and changed the course of history. German men often have to put up with the stereotypes that they are arrogant, reserved and lack a funny bone. But do they really? If Germans really lacked a sense of humour, then world famous comedians like Franz Xaver Wagner or Markus Majowski would not exist! Germans are no doubt intellectual people.

Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
(Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of Germany)

20 April 1889

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
(Father of Modern Physics)

14 March 1879

Karl MarxKarl Marx
(Economist, Philosopher)

05 May 1818

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
(Actor)

02 April 1977

Thomas MüllerThomas Müller
(Footballer)

13 September 1989

Toni KroosToni Kroos
(Footballer)

04 January 1990

Manuel Neuer Manuel Neuer
(Football Player)

27 March 1986

Oskar SchindlerOskar Schindler

28 April 1908

Michael SchumacherMichael Schumacher
(Racing driver)

03 January 1969

Friedrich NietzscheFriedrich Nietzsche
(Philosopher and Philologist)

15 October 1844

Josef MengeleJosef Mengele
(War Criminal)

16 March 1911

Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
(Composer)

16 December 1770

CharlemagneCharlemagne
(King of the Frank)

02 April 0742

ZeddZedd
(Record Producer)

02 September 1989

Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler
(Nazi Commander)

07 October 1900

Martin LutherMartin Luther
(Father of Protestantism and Church Reformer)

10 November 1483

Miroslav KloseMiroslav Klose
(German Footballer)

09 June 1978

Otto Adolf EichmannAdolf Eichmann
(One of the Main Organizers of the Holocaust)

19 March 1906

Albert, Prince ConsortAlbert, Prince Consort
(Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)

26 August 1819

Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels
(German Nazi politician)

29 October 1897

Otto von BismarckOtto von Bismarck
(German Statesman)

01 April 1815

Mario GötzeMario Götze
(Football Player)

03 June 1992

Immanuel KantImmanuel Kant
(Philosopher)

22 April 1724

Reinhard HeydrichReinhard Heydrich
(Nazi Official)

07 March 1904

Johann Sebastian BachJohann Sebastian Bach
(Composer)

31 March 1685

Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
(General)

15 November 1891

Hans ZimmerHans Zimmer
(Music Composer)

12 September 1957

Pope Benedict XVIPope Benedict XVI
(Pope)

16 April 1927

Sebastian VettelSebastian Vettel
(Racing Driver)

03 July 1987

Rudolf HessRudolf Hess
(Deputy Führer)

26 April 1894

Richard WagnerRichard Wagner
(Composer, conductor, theatre director)

22 May 1813

Albert SpeerAlbert Speer
(German Architect)

19 March 1905

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
(Poet)

16 August 1920

Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann
(Football Player)

30 July 1964

Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz
(Naval Officer)

16 September 1891

Jackson BrowneJackson Browne
(Singer-songwriter)

09 October 1948

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Poet)

28 August 1749

Lothar MatthäusLothar Matthäus
(Former German Footballer)

21 March 1961

Franz BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer
(Former German Footballer)

11 September 1945

Martin BormannMartin Bormann
(Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler)

17 June 1900

Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
(Actor, Director)

05 September 1942

Gerd MüllerGerd Müller
(Former German Footballer)

03 November 1945

Karl LagerfeldKarl Lagerfeld
(Fashion Designer)

10 September 1933

Boris  BeckerBoris Becker
(Former World No. 1 Tennis Star)

22 November 1967

Werner HeisenbergWerner Heisenberg
(Physicist)

05 December 1901

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Philosopher, Philosophy Historian)

27 August 1770

Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler
(Astronomer, Mathematician & Astrologer)

27 December 1571

Anton ChekhovAnton Chekhov

29 January 1860

Robert KochRobert Koch
(Physician)

11 December 1843

Nico RosbergNico Rosberg
(Formula One Racing Driver)

27 June 1985

Johannes GutenbergJohannes Gutenberg
(Printer)

1398 AD

Friedrich EngelsFriedrich Engels
(Philosopher)

28 November 1820

George Frideric HandelGeorge Frideric Handel
(Composer)

23 February 1685

Arthur SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
(Philosopher)

22 February 1788

Martin HeideggerMartin Heidegger
(German Philosopher)

26 September 1889

Boris KodjoeBoris Kodjoe
(Actor, Former Model)

08 March 1973

Otto FrankOtto Frank
(Father of Anne Frank)

12 May 1889

Franz LisztFranz Liszt
(Composer, pianist, conductor and teacher)

22 October 1811

Bertolt BrechtBertolt Brecht
(Poet)

10 February 1898

Johannes BrahmsJohannes Brahms
(Composer and pianist)

07 May 1833

Max RiemeltMax Riemelt

07 January 1984

Max PlanckMax Planck
(Physicist)

23 April 1858

Dietrich BonhoefferDietrich Bonhoeffer

04 February 1906

Schoolboy QSchoolboy Q
(Hip-hop Artist)

26 October 1986

Hermann HesseHermann Hesse
(Poet)

02 July 1877

Erich LudendorffErich Ludendorff
(General of German Army)

09 April 1865

Klaus BarbieKlaus Barbie
(Nazi Leader)

25 October 1913

Robert SchumannRobert Schumann
(Composer, Aesthete and Music Critic)

08 June 1810

Wilhelm KeitelWilhelm Keitel
(German Commanding Officer)

22 September 1882

Konrad AdenauerKonrad Adenauer
(Former Chancellor of Germany)

05 January 1876

Erik EriksonErik Erikson
(American-German psychologist)

15 June 1902

Paul Thomas MannThomas Mann
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

06 June 1875

Ludwig Mies van der RoheLudwig Mies van der Rohe
(Architect)

27 March 1886

Alfred WegenerAlfred Wegener
(Researcher)

01 November 1880

David HilbertDavid Hilbert
(Mathematician)

23 January 1862

Alexander von HumboldtAlexander von Humboldt
(Geographer)

14 September 1769

Paul KleePaul Klee
(Painter)

18 December 1879

Fritz HaberFritz Haber
(Chemist)

09 December 1868

Roland EmmerichRoland Emmerich
(Film Director, Screenwriter)

10 November 1955

Georg CantorGeorg Cantor
(Mathematician)

03 March 1845

Helmut KohlHelmut Kohl
(Former Chancellor of Germany)

03 April 1930