Albrecht Durer was a German painter, theorist, and printmaker of the German Renaissance. During his 20s, Durer established his reputation as a popular printmaker across Europe, thanks to his high-quality woodcut prints. His popularity enabled him to work with major Italian artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Giovanni Bellini, and Raphael. Albrecht Durer also influenced generations of artists, especially in printmaking.
Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor reigned as the king of Hungary and Croatia from 1387 to 1437. He also served as the king of Germany, king of Bohemia, king of Italy, and emperor of the Romans. Sigismund is best remembered for playing a key role in bringing about the Council of Constance, which ended the Papal Schism.
Kiki Smith is a German American artist who lives and works in New York State. Smith's work focuses on themes like regeneration, sex, and birth. An influential artist, Smith's work also discusses subjects like gender and AIDS. Over the years, she has won several prestigious awards, such as the Nelson A. Rockefeller Award and Women in the Arts Award.
German-American architect Helmut Jahn was a significant figure of postmodern movement and is remembered for his steel-and-glass structures. His best-known works include Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and Germany’s Munich Airport Center. A yachting enthusiast, he owned three yachts named after his nickname, Flash Gordon. He died in a bicycle accident.
Nicole Vaidišová is a Czech retired tennis player best known for her powerful serve and groundstrokes. Her best Grand Slam result came in 2006 and 2007 when she qualifid for the semi-finals of the 2006 French Open and the 2007 Australian Open. Nicole Vaidišová won six WTA Tour singles titles before announcing her retirement for the second time in 2016.
Belarusian-origin Austrian tennis player Jurij Rodionov has had a career-high ranking of 124 in singles and 268 in doubles. He scored his 1st ranking point at age 16, back in 2015, and broke into the top 200 in January 2019. Though initially interested in football, he started playing tennis at age 4.
Fritz Riess won the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 1952, representing Mercedes, along with fellow racer Hermann Lang. He also competed in the German Grand Prix the same year, which was his only Formula 1 championship and in which he finished seventh.