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Johannes Gutenberg
(German Inventor and Printer Who Introduced Printing to Europe With His Mechanical Movable-Type Printing Press)
Johannes Gutenberg
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Birthdate: 1400 AD
Died: February 3, 1468

Credit goes to Johannes Gutenberg for transforming book-making from manuscripts to the printed form as he introduced the movable-type printing press in the 15th century. The German printer and publisher’s invention contributed to mass communication during the Renaissance. He was not successful in his business and was exiled during the later years of his life.  He was also a goldsmith.

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Jochen Rindt
(German-Born Austrian Racer Who Became the First Posthumous F-1 Champion)
Jochen Rindt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 5, 1970

Though born in Germany, racer Jochen Rindt competed for Austria throughout his illustrious career, which saw him score 6 Grand Prix wins. At 28, he was killed in a practice race for the Italian Grand Prix. He later became the only racer to be posthumously named the F-1 World Champion.

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Mario Pašalić
(Croatian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Mario Pašalić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Wolf Hoffmann
(German Musician)
Wolf Hoffmann
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Walter Hallstein
(German Diplomat, Academic, and Statesman)
Walter Hallstein
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 29, 1982
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Ridle Baku
(Footballer right-back or midfielder position)
Ridle Baku
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Niklas Kaul
(German Decathlete)
Niklas Kaul
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Alexander Wendt
(Political Scientist)
Alexander Wendt
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Birthdate: June 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Julian Weber
(German Javelin Thrower)
Julian Weber
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Vincent Keymer
(German Chess Grandmaster)
Vincent Keymer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 2004
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Joseph Karl Stieler
(Former painter who is known for creating Neoclassical portraits and was the royal court painter of the Bavarian kings from 1820 until 1855)
Joseph Karl Stieler
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Birthdate: November 1, 1781
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 9, 1858
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Paula Beer
(Actress)
Paula Beer
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Birthdate: February 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Ferdinand Mannlicher
(Austrian Small Arms Designer and Engineer)
Ferdinand Mannlicher
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 30, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 20, 1904
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Rabanus Maurus
(Frankish Benedictine Monk, Theologian and Author of Encyclopaedia 'De rerum naturis')
Rabanus Maurus
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0780 AD
Died: February 4, 0856

Apart from being a Benedictine monk, Rabanus Maurus was also a talented author and is remembered for his 22-volume encyclopaedia On the Natures of Things. He enriched German language and literature and this gained the nickname Teacher of Germany. His works also include translations and commentaries.

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Ferdy Mayne
(Actor)
Ferdy Mayne
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Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 30, 1998
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Walter Renneisen
(Actor)
Walter Renneisen
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Birthdate: March 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Franz Bopp
(Linguist)
Franz Bopp
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Birthdate: September 14, 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 23, 1867
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Franco Foda
(German Former Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Franco Foda
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus

Franco Foda is a German former football player and the current coach of the Swiss club, FC Zürich. After playing for teams like Bayer Leverkusen and VfB Stuttgart, he went on to establish himself as a manager. As a manager, Franco Foda had success with Sturm Graz, helping them win the 2010 Austrian Cup and the 2011 Austrian Football Bundesliga.

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Heinrich von Vietinghoff
(Military personnel)
Heinrich von Vietinghoff
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 23, 1952
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Johann Fust
(Printer)
Johann Fust
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Birthdate: 1400 AD
Died: October 30, 1466
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Anna Seghers
(Writer)
Anna Seghers
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 1, 1983
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Ludwig Bamberger
(German Economist, Politician and Revolutionary)
Ludwig Bamberger
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1823
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 14, 1899

A qualified lawyer, Ludwig Bamberger became inspired by radicalism during the Revolutions of 1848 but turned into a moderate liberal during Otto von Bismarck’s reign. He represented the National Liberal Party in the Reichstag. He not only standardized German coinage but also established the Reichsbank and adopted the gold currency.

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Ulrike Holzner
(German Former Athlete and Bobsledder)
Ulrike Holzner
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
 24 
Laura Tomlinson
(German-British Dressage Rider)
Laura Tomlinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Gottschalk Of Orbais
(Theologian)
Gottschalk Of Orbais
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Birthdate: 0808 AD
Died: October 30, 0867
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Jason Osborne
(German Rower)
Jason Osborne
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Otto Brunfels
(Theologian)
Otto Brunfels
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1488 AD
Died: November 23, 1534
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Manuel Reuter
(German Former Race Car Driver)
Manuel Reuter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Sven Muller
(German-Swiss Racing Driver)
Sven Muller
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Peter Cornelius
(Composer)
Peter Cornelius
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 24, 1824
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 26, 1874
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Kimberly Julsing
(Model)
Kimberly Julsing
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Patrick Heckmann
(German Basketball Player Who Plays as Small Forward)
Patrick Heckmann
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Johann Philipp Stadion, Count von Warthausen
(Statesman)
Johann Philipp Stadion, Count von Warthausen
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 18, 1763
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 15, 1824
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Ludwig Fischer
(Opera Singer)
Ludwig Fischer
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 18, 1745
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 10, 1825
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Emmerich Joseph de Dalberg
(German Diplomat)
Emmerich Joseph de Dalberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 31, 1773
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 27, 1833
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Patrick Schulz
(German Professional Wrestler)
Patrick Schulz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Denis Wucherer
(Retired German Football Player and Coach)
Denis Wucherer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus

Retired German footballer and coach Denis Wucherer has represented clubs such as Frankfurt Skyliners and Benetton Treviso as a player. A promising shooting guard, he, however, went undrafted by the NBA in 1995. He was part of the 2005 European Championships silver-winning German squad.

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Victor Mordechai Goldschmidt
(Mineralogist)
Victor Mordechai Goldschmidt
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 10, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 8, 1933
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Katrin Schultheis
(Cyclist)
Katrin Schultheis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Sandra Sprinkmeier
(Cyclist)
Sandra Sprinkmeier
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Eleazar of Worms
(Rabbi)
Eleazar of Worms
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1176 AD
Died: 1238 AD

Thirteenth-century rabbi and mystic Eleazar of Worms is best known for his copious works such as Sefer Ḥasidim, which offer detailed accounts of the Hasidei Ashkenaz movement of German Jews. His work on Jewish ethics, Ha-Roḳeaḥ, or The Perfumer, earned him the nickname Eleazar Rokeaḥ.

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Kathrin Hammes
(Sport cyclist)
Kathrin Hammes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Herbert Krug
(German Equestrian and Olympic Champion)
Herbert Krug
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 1, 2010
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Wolfgang Schmitt
(Boxer)
Wolfgang Schmitt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 13, 2017
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Kurt Hasse
(German Equestrian)
Kurt Hasse
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 9, 1944
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Christian Mayerhofer
(Hockey player)
Christian Mayerhofer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Georg Drescher
(Sport cyclist)
Georg Drescher
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 17, 1870
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 23, 1938
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Friedrich Karl von Schönborn
(Vice Chancellor)
Friedrich Karl von Schönborn
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 3, 1674
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 26, 1746

Apart from being the bishop of Bamberg and Würzburg, Friedrich Karl von Schönborn had also served as the vice chancellor of the Holy Roman Empire for almost 3 decades. He made Bamberger Akademie into a university and introduced new regulations for the University of Würzburg.

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Fritz Schmidt
(Field hockey player)
Fritz Schmidt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Dietrich Keller
(Basketball player)
Dietrich Keller
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 7'2" (218 cm)