Albrecht Kossel was a German biochemist whose work in ascertaining nucleic acids' chemical composition earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1910. Kossel is also remembered for conducting prominent research into protein's composition. His work influenced several other important researchers like Henry Drysdale Dakin, Edwin B. Hart, Friedrich Miescher, and Felix Hoppe-Seyler.
Ferdinand von Mueller was a German-Australian geographer, physician, and botanist. He is credited with founding the National Herbarium of Victoria, the oldest scientific institution in Victoria. He is also credited with naming several Australian plants. Such is his popularity that many plants, animals, journals, and places in Australia are named after him.
Anna Leopoldovna, or Anna Carlovna, was the wife of Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, and is best known for her reign as a regent for their son, Ivan VI, for a year. She was eventually imprisoned by Peter the Great’s daughter, Elizabeth, and died in exile.
Joachim Gauck is a German civil rights activist and politician. From 2012 to 2017, Gauck served as the president of Germany. Joachim Gauck is credited with co-founding a political movement called New Forum in 1989, which played a critical role in the undoing of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany. A multi-talented personality, Joachim Gauck has authored many influential books.
Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher was a Prussian military officer and field marshal. He is best remembered for successfully leading his army against Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Leipzig and the Battle of Waterloo in 1813 and 1815 respectively. Renowned for his aggressive approach in warfare, Blücher is one of the most revered Prussian-German military officers of all time.
Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe was a German field hockey and tennis player. As a tennis player, Rahe won the runner-up trophy at the 1913 Wimbledon doubles event. He also represented his country in Davis Cup. As a hockey player, Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe helped his team finish fifth in the field hockey tournament at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.