Famous People Born In Mönchengladbach

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Marc-André ter Stegen
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Marc-André ter Stegen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Nick Heidfeld
(German Professional Racing Driver)
Nick Heidfeld
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus

Nick Heidfeld is a German professional racing driver known for scoring the most podium finishes without a Grand Prix win (13). He began racing karts as an 11-year-old and moved into the German Formula Ford series as a young man. He had a successful junior career and began his Formula One career in 2000. 

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Heinz-Harald Frentzen
(Retired German Formula-1 Racing Driver)
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus

Former German racing driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen is best known for ending up as the 1997 Formula One World Drivers' Championship runner-up. He is part of the elite club of 7 German drivers who have ever won the country a Grand Prix. He also had a 3-year racing stint at DTM.

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Joseph Pilates
(Physical Trainer and Inventor of the 'Pilates' Method of Physical Fitness)
Joseph Pilates
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 9, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 9, 1967

Joseph Pilates was a German physical trainer. He is credited with developing and popularizing the Pilates method of physical training. Originally a bodybuilder and gymnast, Pilates studied the movements of animals, especially cats, and modeled his fitness training based on this. He was featured in a documentary movie titled A Movement of Movement.

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Günter Netzer
(Football player - Attacking midfielder)
Günter Netzer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Joseph Goebbels
(German Nazi Politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda (1933 – 1945))
Joseph Goebbels
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 29, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 1, 1945

As one of Adolf Hitler's most devoted and closest associates, Joseph Goebbels played an important role in making the Holocaust happen. He even urged Hitler to introduce measures, such as the shutting down of businesses which were not useful to the war effort, that eventually gave rise to total war. Subsequently, Hitler appointed him as Reich Plenipotentiary for Total War.

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Marcell Jansen
(Association football player)
Marcell Jansen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jupp Heynckes
(German Retired Professional Footballer and Manager)
Jupp Heynckes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus

Retired Borussia footballer and manager Jupp Heynckes is known as the man who turned Bayern Munich’s fortunes around, with his combination of discipline and tactics, winning four Bundesliga titles with them as a coach. He has also won two UEFA Champion Leagues, one with Bayern and another with Real Madrid.

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Hans Jonas
(Philosopher)
Hans Jonas
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Birthdate: May 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 5, 1993
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Walter Moers
(Comic creator)
Walter Moers
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Birthdate: May 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Hans Heyer
(German Formula One Driver)
Hans Heyer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces

Hans Heyer went down in history for a funny incident at his only attempt at Formula 1. He, apparently, wasn’t qualified to race at the 1977 German Grand Prix, for being too slow, but began the race anyway and was then disqualified. He was also known for his signature Tyrolean hat.

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Petra Schürmann
(Actress)
Petra Schürmann
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 14, 2010
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Joko Winterscheidt
(Television host)
Joko Winterscheidt
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Birthdate: January 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Joscho Stephan
(German Jazz Guitarist)
Joscho Stephan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Sven Heidfeld
(Racing driver)
Sven Heidfeld
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Mats Grambusch
(German Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Midfielder or Forward)
Mats Grambusch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Tom Grambusch
(German Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Defender)
Tom Grambusch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Uli Vos
(German Field Hockey Player)
Uli Vos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 1, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Michael Hilgers
(German Former Field Hockey Player)
Michael Hilgers
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
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Gunther Krauss
(Field hockey player)
Gunther Krauss
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)