Famous People Born In Magdeburg

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Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
(German Military Officer Who Served as a Major General of the Continental Army During the American Revolutionary War)
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 17, 1730
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 28, 1794
At a time when homosexuality was illegal, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben was openly gay. The Prussian military officer and hero of the American Revolutionary War, reportedly had a romantic relationship with his fellow military man Benjamin Walker. He is also known as someone who singlehandedly trained the Continental Army.
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Georg Philipp Telemann
(Composer)
Georg Philipp Telemann
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 14, 1681
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 25, 1767
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Karl Wallenda
(German-American High Wire Artist)
Karl Wallenda
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Birthdate: January 21, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 22, 1978
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Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
(German Developmental Biologist and Winner of 1995 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
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Birthdate: October 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard is a German developmental biologist. She studied at the University of Tübingen where she earned a Ph.D. for her research on protein–DNA interactions. Together with biologist Eric Wieschaus and geneticist Edward B. Lewis, she received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995. She is also a recipient of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. 

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Jessica Boehrs
(Actress)
Jessica Boehrs
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Birthdate: March 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Marcel Schmelzer
(German Former Professional Footballer Who Last Played as a Left-Back)
Marcel Schmelzer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Philip Wiegratz
(Actor)
Philip Wiegratz
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Birthdate: February 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Otto von Guericke
(German Scientist, Inventor, Mathematician and Physicist)
Otto von Guericke
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Birthdate: November 30, 1602
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 21, 1686

Otto von Guericke was a German inventor, scientist, and politician. He made several significant contributions to the development of the Scientific Revolution. He is also credited with inventing the first air pump which he used effectively to study the phenomenon of vacuum. His studies and observation helped reveal the fact that light unlike sound can travel through a vacuum.

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Lothar von Trotha
(Military personnel)
Lothar von Trotha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 3, 1848
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 31, 1920
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Henning Fritz
(German Retired Handball Goalkeeper)
Henning Fritz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Heinz Hitler
(Son of Alois Hitler Jr. and His Second Wife Hedwig Heidemann)
Heinz Hitler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 21, 1942

Heinz Hitler was a German Unteroffizier who served between 1939 and 1942 in the unified armed forces of Germany, Bundeswehr. Heinz belonged to the infamous Hitler family and was widely regarded as Adolf Hitler's favorite nephew. An ardent supporter of the Nazis, Heinz Hitler joined the Wehrmacht, the armed forces of Nazi Germany, at the dawn of World War II.

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Christian Friedel
(Actor)
Christian Friedel
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Birthdate: March 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Frank Giering
(Actor)
Frank Giering
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Birthdate: November 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 23, 2010
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Gertrud von Hindenburg
(Noblewoman)
Gertrud von Hindenburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1860
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 14, 1921
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Petra Schmidt-Schaller
(Actress)
Petra Schmidt-Schaller
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Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Georg Kaiser
(Dramatist)
Georg Kaiser
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 25, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 4, 1945
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Jürgen Gröbler
(German Rowing Coach Reputed as the Most Successful Olympic Coach)
Jürgen Gröbler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo

Known as the world’s most successful Olympic coach for any sport, German rowing coach Jürgen Gröbler has led teams to medals at every Olympic games from 1972 to 2016, except 1984. He coached both the East German and British national rowing teams and has also received the Order of the British Empire.

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Antje Harvey
(Former German Cross-Country Skier and Biathlete)
Antje Harvey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Henny Porten
(Actress)
Henny Porten
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Birthdate: January 7, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 15, 1960
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Sven Martinek
(Actor)
Sven Martinek
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Birthdate: February 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Olaf Heukrodt
(German Sprint Canoer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Olaf Heukrodt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Felix Jacoby
(Philologist, Historian)
Felix Jacoby
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Birthdate: March 19, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 10, 1959
 23 
Yul Oeltze
(German Sprint Canoeist)
Yul Oeltze
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Pauline Grabosch
(German Track Cyclist)
Pauline Grabosch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ekkehard Schall
(Actor)
Ekkehard Schall
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Birthdate: May 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 3, 2005
 26 
Rolf Herricht
(East German Comedian and Actor)
Rolf Herricht
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Birthdate: October 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 23, 1981
 27 
Hans Cloos
(German Geologist Known for His Research on Granite Tectonics and Rock Deformation Models)
Hans Cloos
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 8, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 26, 1951

German geologist Hans Cloos pioneered the study of granite tectonics and rock deformation models. He had also taught at the universities of Breslau and Bonn. He had worked in Indonesia and Namibia, before exploring regions of Scandinavia, North America, and England. The prestigious The Hans Cloos medal is named after him.

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Theodor Krancke
(Naval commander)
Theodor Krancke
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 18, 1973
 29 
Hermann Hirt
(Philologist)
Hermann Hirt
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Birthdate: December 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 12, 1936
 30 
Friedrich Spielhagen
(Novelist)
Friedrich Spielhagen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1829
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 25, 1911
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Margarete Schon
(Stage actor, Film actor)
Margarete Schon
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Birthdate: April 7, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 26, 1985
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Robert Wagner
(Sport cyclist)
Robert Wagner
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ursula Lillig
(Actress)
Ursula Lillig
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Birthdate: September 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 16, 2004
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Michael Krause
(German Former Field Hockey Player)
Michael Krause
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Otto Weckerling
(Cyclist)
Otto Weckerling
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 6, 1977
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Horst Brennecke
(Field hockey player)
Horst Brennecke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Paul Beckers
(German Comedian and Actor)
Paul Beckers
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Birthdate: November 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 27, 1965
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Karl Leberecht Immermann
(Dramatist)
Karl Leberecht Immermann
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 24, 1796
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 25, 1840
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Lothar Lippert
(Hockey player)
Lothar Lippert
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jan-Peter Nikiferow
(Artistic gymnast)
Jan-Peter Nikiferow
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Wilhelm Rabe
(Cyclist)
Wilhelm Rabe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1876
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 9, 1958
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Wilhelm Marr
(Antisemitism)
Wilhelm Marr
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 16, 1819
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 17, 1904
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Dieter Klauss
(Field hockey player)
Dieter Klauss
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 8, 2010
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Dieter Krause
(Field hockey player)
Dieter Krause
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Elfriede Vey
(Sport cyclist)
Elfriede Vey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 28, 1997
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Heiko Winter
(Boxer)
Heiko Winter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces