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Max Planck
(German Theoretical Physicist and Originator of 'Quantum Theory')
Max Planck
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 23, 1858
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 4, 1947

German theoretical physicist Max Planck is remembered for originating the quantum theory of physics, which earned him the 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics. He laid down concepts such as the Planck constant and the Planck postulate. The Kaiser Wilhelm Society was later renamed Max Planck Society in his honor.

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Dieter Laser
(Actor)
Dieter Laser
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Birthdate: February 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 29, 2020
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Rainer Bock
(German Actor and Voice Over Artist)
Rainer Bock
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Birthdate: July 31, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Prince Sigismund of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Sigismund of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 14, 1978
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Andreas Köpke
(German Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Andreas Köpke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces

Andreas Köpke is a German retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Germany from 1990 to 1998. In 1996, he helped Germany win the UEFA European Football Championship. He was also part of the national team at the 1990, 1994, and 1998 World Cup. Andreas Köpke was named Best European Goalkeeper and the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper in 1996.

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Prince Waldemar of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Waldemar of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 2, 1945
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Peter III of Russia
(Emperor of Russia (January 1762 - July 1762))
Peter III of Russia
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Birthdate: February 21, 1728
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 17, 1772

Peter III of Russia reigned over Russia as the emperor for just six months in 1762 before being deposed by people loyal to his wife Catherine II, who then succeeded him. In his short reign, Peter made progressive reforms, including the abolishment of the secret police, which was renowned for its extreme violence. Peter is often portrayed in films.

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Kim Dotcom
(The Founder and Former CEO of the Now-Defunct File Hosting Service "Megaupload")
Kim Dotcom
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Kim Dotcom is a German-Finnish internet entrepreneur and political activist. He first gained fame in the 1990s as an internet entrepreneur. He is the founder of the now-defunct file hosting service Megaupload. He is a controversial person and was once convicted on charges of computer fraud. He loves music and has released one album and a few singles. 

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Judith Malina
(Actress)
Judith Malina
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Birthdate: June 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 10, 2015
 10 
Ulrich Schnauss
(Electronic Musician)
Ulrich Schnauss
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Wolf Kahler
(German Film, Television, Stage, and Voice Actor)
Wolf Kahler
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Birthdate: April 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Sidney Sam
(Association football player)
Sidney Sam
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
(Physicist)
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 28, 2007
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Prince Waldemar of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Waldemar of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 10, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 27, 1879
 15 
Ulric Neisser
(German-American Psychologist)
Ulric Neisser
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Birthdate: December 8, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 17, 2012
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Prince Sigismund of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Sigismund of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 15, 1864
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 18, 1866
 17 
Harro Schulze-Boysen
(German Publicist and Military Officer Who was Active During the Second World War)
Harro Schulze-Boysen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 2, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 22, 1942

Harro Schulze-Boysen was a German publicist and military officer who was active during the Second World War. He is credited with publishing a left-leaning political magazine called Der Gegner (The Opponent). Personalities like Karl Korsch, Ernst von Salomon, and Raoul Hausmann among others contributed to the content of the magazine.

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Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
(Princes)
Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1855
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 21, 1934
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Prince Wilhelm Victor of Prussia
Prince Wilhelm Victor of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 7, 1989
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Erna Flegel
(Nurse)
Erna Flegel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 16, 2006
 21 
George Eyser
(German-American Gymnast Who Won Three Gold Medals in the 1904 Olympics)
George Eyser
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1870
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 6, 1919

Born in Germany, George Eyser moved to the US with his family at 14. After losing his left leg in a train accident, he walked with a wooden prosthesis. The first amputee to participate in the Olympics, he scripted history by winning 6 medals in a day, including three gold medals.

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Ernst von Salomon
(Writer)
Ernst von Salomon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 25, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 9, 1972
 23 
Ernst Busch
(Senior officer)
Ernst Busch
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 6, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 17, 1945
 24 
Wera Engels
(Actress)
Wera Engels
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Birthdate: May 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 16, 1988
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Rune Dahmke
(German Professional Handball Player)
Rune Dahmke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Ernst Busch
(Singer)
Ernst Busch
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 8, 1980
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Axel Milberg
(Actor)
Axel Milberg
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Birthdate: August 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Jana Bieger
(Artistic gymnast)
Jana Bieger
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio

German-origin American gymnast Jana Bieger is not only a Pan American champion but has also won 3 silver medals at the World Championships. She was also named an alternate for the 2008 Olympics. The daughter of German Olympic gymnast Andrea Bieger, she had  started training at age 2.

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Hans Sohnker
(Actor)
Hans Sohnker
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Birthdate: October 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 20, 1981
 30 
Margit Carstensen
(Actress)
Margit Carstensen
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Birthdate: February 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Heinz Reincke
(Actor)
Heinz Reincke
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Birthdate: May 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 13, 2011
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Otto Jahn
(Archaeologist)
Otto Jahn
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Birthdate: June 16, 1813
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 9, 1869
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August Leskien
(Linguist)
August Leskien
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Birthdate: July 8, 1840
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 20, 1916
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Detlev von Liliencron
(Poet)
Detlev von Liliencron
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 3, 1844
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 22, 1909
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Martin Henry Fischer
(German-American Physiologist)
Martin Henry Fischer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 10, 1879
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 19, 1962

Physiologist Martin Henry Fischer, known for his expertise in colloid chemistry, had been a professor at the University of Cincinnati for 40 years. His medical quotes and aphorisms were collected in the book Fischerisms. A painter and art lover too, he designed the interiors of his lecture hall.

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Eduard Schwartz
(Classical philologist, University teacher)
Eduard Schwartz
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Birthdate: August 22, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 13, 1940
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Bernhard Minetti
(Actor)
Bernhard Minetti
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Birthdate: January 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 12, 1998
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Johannes Weiss
(Theologian)
Johannes Weiss
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 24, 1914
 39 
Anita Bärwirth
(German Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Anita Bärwirth
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 13, 1994
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Andrea Bieger
(German Former Gymnast)
Andrea Bieger
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
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Herbert Nürnberg
(Boxer)
Herbert Nürnberg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 24, 1995
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Stephan Katt
(Motorcycle racer)
Stephan Katt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Kristof Hopp
(German Badminton Player)
Kristof Hopp
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Emil Willer
(Boxer)
Emil Willer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo