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.

Karl LagerfeldKarl Lagerfeld
(Fashion Designer)

10 September 1933

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

J. Cole J. Cole
(Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter)

28 January 1985

Dirk NowitzkiDirk Nowitzki
(Basketball Player)

19 June 1978

Josef MengeleJosef Mengele
(War Criminal)

16 March 1911

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

26 August 1819

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

19 March 1906

Kevin-Prince BoatengKevin-Prince Boateng
(Football Player)

06 March 1987

Michael SchumacherMichael Schumacher
(Racing driver)

03 January 1969

Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
(Composer)

16 December 1770

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Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
(Actor)

02 April 1977

Jürgen KloppJürgen Klopp
(Football Manager)

16 June 1967

George I of Great BritainGeorge I of Great Britain
(King of Britain)

28 May 1660

Friedrich NietzscheFriedrich Nietzsche
(Philosopher and Philologist)

15 October 1844

CharlemagneCharlemagne
(King of the Frank)

02 April 0742

Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler
(Nazi Commander)

07 October 1900

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Martin LutherMartin Luther
(Father of Protestantism and Church Reformer)

10 November 1483

Oskar SchindlerOskar Schindler

28 April 1908

Christoph WaltzChristoph Waltz
(Actor)

04 October 1956

George II of Great BritainGeorge II of Great Britain
(Former King of Great Britain & Ireland)

30 October 1683

Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels
(German Nazi politician)

29 October 1897

Johann Sebastian BachJohann Sebastian Bach
(Composer)

31 March 1685

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Reinhard HeydrichReinhard Heydrich
(Nazi Official)

07 March 1904

Immanuel KantImmanuel Kant
(Philosopher)

22 April 1724

Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
(General)

15 November 1891

Hans ZimmerHans Zimmer
(Music Composer)

12 September 1957

Otto von BismarckOtto von Bismarck
(German Statesman)

01 April 1815

Pope Benedict XVIPope Benedict XVI
(Pope)

16 April 1927

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Paul KleePaul Klee
(Painter)

18 December 1879

Rudolf HessRudolf Hess
(Deputy Führer)

26 April 1894

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
(Poet)

16 August 1920

Peter ThielPeter Thiel
(Co-founder of PayPal)

11 October 1967

Richard WagnerRichard Wagner
(Composer, conductor, theatre director)

22 May 1813

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Poet)

28 August 1749

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Albert SpeerAlbert Speer
(German Architect)

19 March 1905

Tom KaulitzTom Kaulitz
(Musician)

01 September 1989

ZeddZedd
(Record Producer)

02 September 1989

Heinrich HertzHeinrich Hertz
(Physicist)

22 February 1857

Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz
(Naval Officer)

16 September 1891

André PrevinAndré Previn
(Musician)

06 April 1929

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Werner HeisenbergWerner Heisenberg
(Physicist)

05 December 1901

George Frideric HandelGeorge Frideric Handel
(Composer)

23 February 1685

Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
(Actor, Director)

05 September 1942

Boris KodjoeBoris Kodjoe
(Actor, Former Model)

08 March 1973

Martin BormannMartin Bormann
(Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler)

17 June 1900

Marco ReusMarco Reus
(Footballer)

31 May 1989

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Paul von HindenburgPaul von Hindenburg
(General, Second President of Weimar Republic)

02 October 1847

Jackson BrowneJackson Browne
(Singer-songwriter)

09 October 1948

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

22 October 1811

Jawed KarimJawed Karim
(Co-Founder of YouTube)

28 October 1979

Anton ChekhovAnton Chekhov

29 January 1860

Eckhart TolleEckhart Tolle
(Spiritual Speaker & Author)

16 February 1948

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

27 August 1770

Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler
(Astronomer, Mathematician & Astrologer)

27 December 1571

Johannes GutenbergJohannes Gutenberg
(Printer)

1398 AD

Bill KaulitzBill Kaulitz
(Singer)

01 September 1989

Arthur SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
(Philosopher)

22 February 1788

Toni KroosToni Kroos
(Footballer)

04 January 1990

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Martin HeideggerMartin Heidegger
(German Philosopher)

26 September 1889

Mario GötzeMario Götze
(Football Player)

03 June 1992

Manuel Neuer Manuel Neuer
(Football Player)

27 March 1986

Friedrich EngelsFriedrich Engels
(Philosopher)

28 November 1820

Johannes BrahmsJohannes Brahms
(Composer and pianist)

07 May 1833

Bertolt BrechtBertolt Brecht
(Poet)

10 February 1898

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Klaus BarbieKlaus Barbie
(Nazi Leader)

25 October 1913

Thomas MüllerThomas Müller
(Footballer)

13 September 1989

Robert SchumannRobert Schumann
(Composer, Aesthete and Music Critic)

08 June 1810

Max PlanckMax Planck
(Physicist)

23 April 1858

Lukas PodolskiLukas Podolski
(Footballer)

04 June 1985

Sebastian VettelSebastian Vettel
(Racing Driver)

03 July 1987

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Roland EmmerichRoland Emmerich
(Film Director, Screenwriter)

10 November 1955

Otto FrankOtto Frank
(Father of Anne Frank)

12 May 1889

Hermann HesseHermann Hesse
(Poet)

02 July 1877

Dietrich BonhoefferDietrich Bonhoeffer

04 February 1906

Sandro KoppSandro Kopp
(Visual Artist)

14 February 1978

Schoolboy QSchoolboy Q
(Hip-hop Artist)

26 October 1986

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Heinz GuderianHeinz Guderian
(German General)

17 June 1888

Joachim von RibbentropJoachim von Ribbentrop
(Nazi Minister)

30 April 1893

Rob PilatusRob Pilatus
(Singer)

08 June 1965