Famous People Born In Karlsruhe

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Oliver Kahn
(German Football Executive and Former Professional Player Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Oliver Kahn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Sead Kolašinac
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Sead Kolašinac
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Sebastian Koch
(Actor)
Sebastian Koch
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Birthdate: May 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Karl Benz
(Entrepreneur)
Karl Benz
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 25, 1844
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 4, 1929

Karl Benz was a German engine designer, automotive engineer, and entrepreneur.  He designed the Benz Patent Motorcar, for which he received a patent in 1886. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe before venturing into developing motorcars. His Benz Patent Motorcar is widely regarded as the world's first production automobile. 

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Princess Alexandrine of Baden
(Aristocrat)
Princess Alexandrine of Baden
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Birthdate: December 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 20, 1904
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Peter Sloterdijk
(Philosopher)
Peter Sloterdijk
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Birthdate: June 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Victoria of Baden
(Queen)
Victoria of Baden
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Birthdate: August 7, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 4, 1930
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Berthold, Margrave of Baden
(Ruler)
Berthold, Margrave of Baden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 24, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 27, 1963
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Mehmet Scholl
(Football player)
Mehmet Scholl
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Hans Frank
(German Politician and Lawyer Who Served as Governor-General of Poland During World War II)
Hans Frank
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 16, 1946

Hitler’s legal advisor Hans Frank was made the governor-general of Poland after World War II broke out. Known as the Butcher of Poland for his atrocities against the Jews, he was hanged at the end of the Nuremberg Trials. He penned his autobiography while awaiting his execution.

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Oliver Bierhoff
(German Football Official and Former Player Who Played as a Forward)
Oliver Bierhoff
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Dennis Aogo
(Association football player)
Dennis Aogo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Friedrich Ratzel
(Biologist, Geopolitician, Geographer, Zoologist, Political scientist, University teacher)
Friedrich Ratzel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 30, 1844
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 9, 1904

Friedrich Ratzel was a German ethnographer and geographer. He was the first person to use the term Lebensraum, which would later become an important and popular word among the National Socialists. Also an influential writer, Friedrich Ratzel's works served as a justification for imperial expansion. 

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Karl Drais
(German Forest Official and Significant Inventor)
Karl Drais
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Birthdate: April 29, 1785
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 10, 1851
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Walther von Reichenau
(Officer)
Walther von Reichenau
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 17, 1942
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Caroline of Baden
(Queen)
Caroline of Baden
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Birthdate: July 13, 1776
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 13, 1841
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Ole Scheeren
(German Urbanist and Architect)
Ole Scheeren
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Ole Scheeren is a German urbanist and architect. Best known as the chief of the Büro Ole Scheeren Group, Scheeren has received several awards including the Global Urban Habitat Award, International Highrise Award, and Scheffel Medal. Scheeren is also known for his association with the University of Hong Kong, where he has been serving as a visiting professor since 2010.

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Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden
(Sovereign)
Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 9, 1857
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 9, 1928
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Andi Deris
(Singer)
Andi Deris
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
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Gustav Landauer
(Politician, Translator, Writer, Journalist)
Gustav Landauer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1870
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 2, 1919
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Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
(Prince)
Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 1755
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 16, 1801
 22 
Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
(Grand Duke)
Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1728
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 10, 1811
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Regina Halmich
(German Professional Boxer)
Regina Halmich
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Pietro Lombardi
(Singer)
Pietro Lombardi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Frederica of Baden
(Queen)
Frederica of Baden
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Birthdate: March 12, 1781
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 25, 1826
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Vincent Feigenbutz
(German Professional Boxer)
Vincent Feigenbutz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden
(Sovereign)
Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 9, 1826
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 28, 1907
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Charles, Grand Duke of Baden
(Ruler)
Charles, Grand Duke of Baden
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1786
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 8, 1818
 29 
Eugen Fischer
(German Professor of Medicine, Anthropology and Eugenics)
Eugen Fischer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 5, 1874
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 9, 1967

Nazi leader Eugen Fischer co-wrote Human Hereditary Teaching and Racial Hygiene, which became one of the definitive texts of the Nazi policies. Hitler also made him the rector of the University of Berlin. His memoir diluted his role in the mass extermination of the Jews in the Holocaust.

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Friedrich Hund
(Physicist, University teacher, Non-fiction writer)
Friedrich Hund
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 31, 1997
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Wolfgang Rihm
(Composer)
Wolfgang Rihm
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Richard Willstätter
(Chemist)
Richard Willstätter
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 13, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 3, 1942

German chemist Richard Willstätter is best remembered for his Nobel Prize-winning research on chlorophyll and the structures of other plant pigments. He taught at ETH Zürich and the universities of Berlin and Munich but later resigned from his post at Munich as a protest against anti-Jew attacks.

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Nino de Angelo
(Singer)
Nino de Angelo
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Princess Wilhelmine of Baden
(Princess)
Princess Wilhelmine of Baden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 21, 1788
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 27, 1836
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Ludwig Hilberseimer
(Architect)
Ludwig Hilberseimer
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 14, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 6, 1967
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Sebastian Strobel
(Actor)
Sebastian Strobel
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Birthdate: February 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Winold Reiss
(Artist)
Winold Reiss
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 23, 1953
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Marie Luise Kaschnitz
(German Short Story Writer, Novelist, Essayist and Poet)
Marie Luise Kaschnitz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 31, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 10, 1974

Marie Luise Kaschnitz was a German writer of short stories, essays, and novels. She is counted among the leading post-war German poets. Most of her short stories were inspired by her life experiences. Her stories often dealt with particular stages in a woman's life. She was the recipient of many prizes, including the Georg Büchner Prize. 

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Joseph Victor von Scheffel
(Poet)
Joseph Victor von Scheffel
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 16, 1826
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 9, 1886
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Peter Blos
(German-American Psychoanalyst)
Peter Blos
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 12, 1997

Peter Blos is considered a pioneer of child and adolescent psychology. The German-born psychoanalyst earned a degree in education and then a PhD in biology from Vienna. He later moved to the U.S. during the rise of the Nazis. He is also known for his work with psychoanalyst Erik Erikson.

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Lina Radke
(German Track and Field Athlete)
Lina Radke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 14, 1983
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ellen Auerbach
(German-American Photographer Best Known for Her Innovative Artwork for the 'Ringl+Pit Studio')
Ellen Auerbach
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 20, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 30, 2004

Ellen Auerbach was a photographer best remembered for her work with the ringl+pit studio in Berlin, which she co-founded with Argentine photographer Grete Stern. The studio, which specialized in fashion, advertising, and portrait photography, was one of the first female-run photographic businesses in the world. 

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Imke Duplitzer
(German épée Fencer)
Imke Duplitzer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Fabian Roth
(German Badminton Player)
Fabian Roth
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Christa Riffel
(Sport cyclist)
Christa Riffel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
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Otto Behaghel
(Professor)
Otto Behaghel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 9, 1936
 47 
Simon Gegenheimer
(Sport cyclist)
Simon Gegenheimer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Uwe Sauer
(Basketball player)
Uwe Sauer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Anna Klinski
(Instagram Model)
Anna Klinski
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Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: January 22, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)