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Immanuel Kant
(One of the Greatest Philosophers of All Time)
Immanuel Kant
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Birthdate: April 22, 1724
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 12, 1804

Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher whose works in fields like aesthetics and metaphysics have made him an important and influential personality in Western philosophy. His views continue to influence contemporary philosophy. Kant has had a major influence on prominent philosophers like Hegel, Schelling, Reinhold, and Fichte. Kant's work on mathematics is cited by Albert Einstein as an early influence.

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David Hilbert
(Mathematician)
David Hilbert
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 23, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 14, 1943

German mathematician David Hilbert was first drawn to math inspired by his mother, who was a budding math enthusiast. He contributed to a host of concepts, theories, and postulates, such as Hilbert space, Hilbert's program, and Hilbert's problems. He died in oblivion, with a handful of people at his funeral.

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Gustav Kirchhoff
(Physicist)
Gustav Kirchhoff
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 12, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 17, 1887

Gustav Kirchhoff was a German physicist who is credited with coining the term black-body radiation. He is best remembered for his contribution to the basic understanding of spectroscopy, electrical circuits, and the emanation of black-body radiation. In 1862, he received the prestigious Rumford Medal. The Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award is named after Gustav Kirchhoff and German chemist Robert Bunsen.

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Frederick I of Prussia
(Former King of Prussia (1701 - 1713))
Frederick I of Prussia
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Birthdate: June 11, 1676
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 25, 1713

Frederick I of Prussia reigned as the King of Prussia from 1701 until his death in 1713. He crowned himself in 1701 in Königsberg and proclaimed himself King in Prussia. A patron of learning and arts, Frederick I is credited with founding the Academy of Arts in 1696 as well as the Academy of Sciences in 1700.

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Reinhard Bonnke
(Evangelist)
Reinhard Bonnke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 7, 2019

Born in Germany, Pentecostal preacher Reinhard Bonnke had become a born-again Christian at 9. He was known for his self-less preachings in Africa and made his powerful oratory a trademark. As the founder of Christ For All Nations, he was reportedly responsible for over 79 million Christian conversions.

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Käthe Kollwitz
(German Artist Known for Depicting Poverty, Hunger and War in Her Works 'The Weavers' and 'The Peasant War')
Käthe Kollwitz
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Birthdate: July 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 22, 1945

Noted for series like Weavers’ Revolt and Peasants’ War, sculptor and graphic artist, Käthe Kollwitz, came in contact with the urban poor when she moved into Berlin's working class area. Touched by their plight, she soon started portraying them through her etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, and drawings, quickly becoming a powerful advocate for those suffering from social injustice, war, and inhumanity.

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Arnold Sommerfeld
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 5, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 26, 1951

German physicist Arnold Sommerfeld initially taught math and theoretical physics and later came to be known for his groundbreaking work on atomic and quantum physics and wave mechanics. He also laid down the magnetic quantum number. Many of the doctoral and post-doctoral students he supervised later won the Nobel Prize.

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Veruschka von Lehndorff
(Model)
Veruschka von Lehndorff
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Gerhard Barkhorn
(Aviator, Officer)
Gerhard Barkhorn
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 8, 1983

Gerhard Barkhorn was a German military aviator who served as the wing commander in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was a fighter ace and is counted among the most successful fighter pilot of all time, with over 300 victories. He received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords for his outstanding achievements.

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Regiomontanus
(Mathematician & Astrologer Known for Founding the World’s First Scientific Printing Press and the First Trigonometric Tables)
Regiomontanus
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 6, 1436
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 6, 1476

Regiomontanus was an astrologer, astronomer, and mathematician of the German Renaissance. The development of Copernican heliocentrism was possible because of Regiomontanus' significant contributions to the field of astronomy. Regiomontanus is also credited with designing his own astrological house system which went on to become one of the most famous systems in Europe.

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Prince Albert of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Albert of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1809
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 14, 1872
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Oskar von Hindenburg
(German Military Personnel)
Oskar von Hindenburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 12, 1960
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Hans-Georg Anscheidt
(German Retired Motorcycle Racer)
Hans-Georg Anscheidt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 23, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Prince Albert of Prussia
(General field marshal)
Prince Albert of Prussia
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 8, 1837
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 13, 1906
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Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg
(Princess)
Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1599
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 28, 1655
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Herta Heuwer
(Chef Who Invented Currywurst Dish)
Herta Heuwer
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: June 30, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 13, 1999
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Lilli Henoch
(German Track and Field Athlete)
Lilli Henoch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 8, 1942
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Otto Wallach
(German Chemist Who was Awarded Nobel Prize for His Work on Alicyclic Compounds)
Otto Wallach
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 27, 1847
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 26, 1931

Otto Wallach was a German chemist best remembered for winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1910. He won the award for his work on alicyclic compounds. Wallach is also remembered for developing the Wallach rearrangement, the Leuckart-Wallach reaction, Wallach degradation, and Wallach's rule. In 1912, Otto Wallach was honored with the prestigious Davy Medal.

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Jürgen Moser
(Mathematician)
Jürgen Moser
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 17, 1999
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Harry Liedtke
(Actor)
Harry Liedtke
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Birthdate: October 12, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 28, 1945
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Christa Williams
(Singer)
Christa Williams
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 5, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 29, 2012
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Siegfried Passarge
(German Geographer and Geomorphologist)
Siegfried Passarge
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Birthdate: November 28, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 26, 1958

Born to renowned travel writer Ludwig Passarge, Siegfried Passarge was naturally interested in geography and studied the subject in Jena and Berlin. Initially a military physician, he later became a geologist and surveyor and eventually a professor. Known for his research on southern Africa, he also pioneered racial geography.

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Antje Weisgerber
(Actress)
Antje Weisgerber
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Birthdate: May 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 29, 2004
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Charlott Daudert
(Actress)
Charlott Daudert
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Birthdate: December 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 19, 1961
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Clemens Hasse
(Actor)
Clemens Hasse
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Birthdate: April 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 28, 1959
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Immanuel Jakobovits, Baron Jakobovits
(Rabbi)
Immanuel Jakobovits, Baron Jakobovits
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 31, 1999

Immanuel Jakobovits made headlines when he became the first rabbi to be part of the House of Lords, as Baron Jakobovits. He invited criticism when, in spite of being a Jew, he spoke against Israeli occupation of Arab lands. He was also knighted and made a life peer.

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Siegfried Reischies
(Basketball player)
Siegfried Reischies
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 12, 1982