Heidelberg University

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Discover the notable alumni of Heidelberg University. The list includes people like Brian Regan, William Walker, Prince Maximilian of Baden, Richard von Krafft-Ebing & George H. Pendleton. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, intellectuals & academics, leaders, scientists and writers etc.
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 1 
Max Weber
(Sociologist)
Max Weber
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 21, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Died: June 14, 1920
 2 
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(One of the Most Important Figures in German Idealism)
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Birthdate: August 27, 1770
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: November 14, 1831
 3 
Hannah Arendt
(One of the Most Influential Political Theorists of the 20th Century)
Hannah Arendt
3
Birthdate: October 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Linden - Mitte, Hanover, Germany
Died: December 4, 1975
 4 
Max Born
(German Physicist Who Won Nobel Prize for His Contribution to Quantum Mechanics)
Max Born
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: January 5, 1970
 5 
Mileva Marić
(Serbian Physicist, Mathematician and the First Wife of Albert Einstein)
Mileva Marić
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Titel, Serbia
Died: August 4, 1948
 6 
Otto Frank
(German Businessman and Father of ‘Anne Frank', the Author of 'The Diary of a Young Girl’)
Otto Frank
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Province of Hesse-Nassau
Died: August 19, 1980
 7 
Franz Boas
(German–American Anthropologist and a Pioneer of Modern Anthropology)
Franz Boas
2
Birthdate: July 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minden, Germany
Died: December 21, 1942
 8 
Constantine I
(Former King of Greece (1913 - 1917))
Constantine I
4
Birthdate: August 2, 1868
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: January 11, 1923
 9 
Erich Fromm
(German Social Psychologist and Psychoanalyst & One of the Founders of The 'William Alanson White Institute')
Erich Fromm
2
Birthdate: March 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: March 18, 1980
 10 
William Maugham
(Novelist & Playwright)
William Maugham
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 15, 1965
 11 
Muhammad Iqbal
(One of the Most Important Figures in Urdu and Persian Literature)
Muhammad Iqbal
25
Birthdate: November 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sialkot, Pakistan
Died: April 21, 1938
 12 
Ricardo Eichmann
(German Archaeologist)
Ricardo Eichmann
4
Birthdate: November 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
 13 
Ludwig Feuerbach
(German Philosopher and Anthropologist Best Known for His Work, 'The Essence of Christianity')
Ludwig Feuerbach
1
Birthdate: July 28, 1804
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Landshut, Germany
Died: September 13, 1872
 14 
John Amos Comenius
(Czech Philosopher and Pedagogue Regarded as the 'Father of Modern Education')
John Amos Comenius
0
Birthdate: March 28, 1592
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nivnice, Moravia, Czech Republic
Died: November 15, 1670
 15 
Prince Maximilian of Baden
(Last Chancellor of the German Empire and Minister-President of Prussia (1918))
Prince Maximilian of Baden
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 10, 1867
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baden-Baden, Germany
Died: November 6, 1929
 16 
Wilhelm Dilthey
(Philosopher Known for the Way He Distinguished Between the Natural and Human Sciences)
Wilhelm Dilthey
0
Birthdate: November 19, 1833
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Biebrich, Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: October 1, 1911
 17 
William Walker
(President)
William Walker
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 8, 1824
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: September 12, 1860
 18 
Richard von Krafft-Ebing
(German Psychiatrist)
Richard von Krafft-Ebing
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 14, 1840
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: December 22, 1902
 19 
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk
(Austrian Economist Who Made Important Contributions to the Development of the Austrian School of Economics)
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk
0
Birthdate: February 12, 1851
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia
Died: August 27, 1914
 20 
Ossip Bernstein
(Chess Player)
Ossip Bernstein
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Died: November 30, 1962
 21 
Howard K. Smith
(Journalist)
Howard K. Smith
2
Birthdate: May 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States
Died: February 15, 2002
 22 
Nicholas of Cusa
(Mathematician, Philosopher)
Nicholas of Cusa
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1401 AD
Birthplace: Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
Died: August 11, 1464
 23 
Brian Regan
(Comedian)
Brian Regan
2
Birthdate: June 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
 24 
Hugo Ball
(German Author, Poet, and the Founder of the Dada Movement in European Art in Zürich)
Hugo Ball
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pirmasens, Germany
Died: September 14, 1927
 25 
Norbert Elias
(German Sociologist Famous for His Theory of Civilizing/Decivilizing Processes)
Norbert Elias
0
Birthdate: June 22, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: August 1, 1990
 26 
Emanuel Lasker
(Chess player)
Emanuel Lasker
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 24, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barlinek, Poland
Died: January 11, 1941
 27 
George H. Pendleton
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 19, 1825
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: November 24, 1889
 28 
Jan Assmann
(Egyptologist)
Jan Assmann
0
Birthdate: July 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Langelsheim, Germany
 29 
Golo Mann
(Historian)
Golo Mann
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 7, 1994
 30 
Wolfgang Iser
(Literary critic)
Wolfgang Iser
0
Birthdate: July 22, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marienberg, Germany
Died: January 24, 2007
 31 
Philip Melanchthon
(German Lutheran Reformer and the First Systematic Theologian of the Protestant Reformation)
Philip Melanchthon
2
Birthdate: February 16, 1497
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bretten, Germany
Died: April 19, 1560
 32 
Hans Werner Henze
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gütersloh, Germany
Died: October 27, 2012
 33 
Hermann Detzner
(German Explorer and Engineer Who Explored German New Guinea as a Schutztruppe Member)
Hermann Detzner
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 16, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Speyer, Bavarian Palatinate, German Empire
Died: December 1, 1970
 34 
Karl Jaspers
(One of the Most Important Representatives of Existential Philosophy)
Karl Jaspers
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oldenburg, Germany
Died: February 26, 1969
 35 
Auma Obama
(Kenyan-British Journalist, Community Activist and Half-Sister of Barack Obama)
Auma Obama
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
 36 
Anna Seghers
(Writer)
Anna Seghers
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: June 1, 1983
 37 
Jakob Steiner
(Swiss Mathematician Who Was One of the Founders of Modern Synthetic and Projective Geometry)
Jakob Steiner
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 18, 1796
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Utzenstorf, Switzerland
Died: April 1, 1863
Helmuth James von Moltke
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 11, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Krzyżowa, Poland
Died: January 23, 1945
 39 
Osip Mandelstam
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 14, 1891
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: December 27, 1938
 40 
Rudolf von Jhering
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 22, 1818
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aurich, Germany
Died: September 17, 1892
 41 
Maurice, Prince of Orange
(Prince of Orange (1618 - 1625))
Maurice, Prince of Orange
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 14, 1567
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dillenburg, Germany
Died: April 23, 1625
 42 
Johann Eck
(German Catholic Theologian, Scholastic, Prelate, and a Pioneer of the Counter-Reformation)
Johann Eck
0
Birthdate: November 13, 1486
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Egg an der Günz, Germany
Died: February 10, 1543
 43 
Markus Gabriel
(Philosopher)
Markus Gabriel
0
Birthdate: April 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Remagen, Germany
 44 
Wolfhart Pannenberg
0
Birthdate: October 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Szczecin, Poland
Died: September 4, 2014
 45 
Heinrich Hoffmann
(German physician and writer)
Heinrich Hoffmann
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 13, 1809
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: September 20, 1894
 46 
Karl Mannheim
(Sociologist)
Karl Mannheim
1
Birthdate: March 27, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 9, 1947
 47 
Abraham Geiger
(Former rabbi and scholar, considered the founding father of Reform Judaism)
Abraham Geiger
0
Birthdate: May 24, 1810
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: October 23, 1874
 48 
Friedrich von Wieser
(Former Austrian Minister of Commerce and Economist)
Friedrich von Wieser
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1851
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 22, 1926
 49 
Felix Adler
(American Philosopher and Educator Who Founded the Ethical Culture Movement)
Felix Adler
0
Birthdate: August 13, 1851
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alzey, Germany
Died: April 24, 1933
James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce
1
Birthdate: May 10, 1838
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: January 22, 1922