Famous People Born In Würzburg

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Dirk Nowitzki
(Former German Basketball Player and One of the Greatest Power Forwards of All Time)
Dirk Nowitzki
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
The 7-foot-tall former Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki led his team to 15 NBA play-offs, including their only NBA championship, in 2011. He is the only player to continue with a single NBA team for 21 seasons and first European-born to be the NBA Finals MVP.
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Werner Heisenberg
(German Theoretical Physicist and One of the Main Pioneers of the Theory of Quantum Mechanics)
Werner Heisenberg
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 1, 1976
German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg is best known for pioneering quantum mechanics. He received the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics. He had also helped Germany plan nuclear weapon strategies during World War II and was the director of what is now known as the Max Planck Institute for Physics.
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Brittney Powell
(German-American Actress)
Brittney Powell
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Birthdate: March 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Best known for her relationship with the late pint-sized actor Verne Troyer of Austin Powers fame, Brittney Powell gained popularity with Celebrity Wife-Swap. She has also appeared in single-episode or cameo roles in a number of series, such as Friends and Titans. She has a son from a previous marriage.
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Franz Halder
(Chief of the General Staff of the German Army High Command)
Franz Halder
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 30, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 2, 1972

Franz Halder, the son of an army officer, became the Chief of General Staff of the German army, replacing General Ludwig Beck. He later became the Commander in Chief but was replaced due to disagreements with Hitler. He later testified against major Nazi officials in the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial.

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Thomas Bach
(German Former Olympic Foil Fencer and 9th President of the International Olympic Committee)
Thomas Bach
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Anthony Randolph
(Basketball Player)
Anthony Randolph
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer

Anthony Randolph is an American-Slovenian basketball player who was part of the Slovenian national team that win the 2017 EuroBasket  title . He is also known for his association with Real Madrid, winning the 2017 Spanish Cup, 2018 EuroLeague, and three Spanish Supercups with the team.

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Maxi Kleber
(German Basketball Player Who Plays as Power Forward)
Maxi Kleber
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Florian Munteanu
(Actor known for his role of the boxer Viktor Drago in Creed 2, the son of former Soviet boxer Ivan Drago, from 1985's Rocky IV)
Florian Munteanu
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Birthdate: October 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Matthias Grünewald
(German Renaissance Painter)
Matthias Grünewald
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Birthdate: 1470 AD
Died: August 31, 1528

German Renaissance painter Matthias Grünewald, also known as Master Mathis, was the court painter of the elector of Mainz. His drawings were mostly made in black chalk. Of his religious works, the Isenheim Altarpiece still survives, though most of his works were destroyed in the Thirty Years' War.

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Andreas Pietschmann
(Actor)
Andreas Pietschmann
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Birthdate: March 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Yehuda Amichai
(Israeli Poet and Author)
Yehuda Amichai
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 22, 2000

One of Israel’s most significant poets, Yehuda Amichai was born to Jewish parents in Germany and later moved to Jerusalem, where he fought for the British Army during World War II. His works, such as Now and in Other Days, carry themes of war, Jewish history, and the philosophy of life.

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Silke Nowitzki
(Former German Basketball Player)
Silke Nowitzki
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Fritz Bayerlein
(Military personnel)
Fritz Bayerlein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 30, 1970
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Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria
(Ruler)
Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria
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Birthdate: March 12, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 12, 1912
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Philipp Franz von Siebold
(German Physician and Botanist Known for Pioneering Western Medicine in Japan)
Philipp Franz von Siebold
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 17, 1796
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 18, 1866

German physician and botanist Philipp Franz von Siebold was considered a pioneer of Western medicine in Japan. His works include the iconic book Flora Japonica. He fathered a daughter with a Japanese courtesan, who grew up to be Kusumoto Ine, Japan’s first female doctor with knowledge in Western medicine.

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Josef Neckermann
(German Equestrian and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Josef Neckermann
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 13, 1992
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Alfred Jodl
(Chief of the Operations Staff of the German Armed Forces High Command (1939 - 1945))
Alfred Jodl
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 16, 1946

Alfred Jodl was a German colonel-general who played an important role throughout World War II by serving as Chief of the Operations Staff of a German Armed Forces High Command called the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht. After the war, Jodl was tried at the Nuremberg trials and was found guilty on charges, such as crimes against humanity and war crimes.

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Gottfried Feder
(German Civil Engineer and One of the Early Key Members of the Nazi Party)
Gottfried Feder
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 27, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 24, 1941

Gottfried Feder was a German economist and civil engineer. One of the most important members of the Nazi Party, Feder served as the party's economic theoretician during its formative years. In 1919, Gottfried Feder delivered one of his most famous lectures that lured Adolf Hitler into the Nazi Party.

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Jeff Knapple
(American football player)
Jeff Knapple
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Friedrich Dollmann
(Military General)
Friedrich Dollmann
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 28, 1944
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Joseph Lange
(Austrian Painter)
Joseph Lange
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Birthdate: April 1, 1751
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 17, 1831

Eighteenth-century actor and painter Joseph Lange is also remembered as legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s brother-in-law. Mozart, who had married Lange’s wife Aloysia Weber’s sister, appeared in an iconic portrait painted by Lange, which was later affixed to an unfinished artwork. Lange also appeared in Mozart’s operas.

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Albert Renger-Patzsch
(Photographer)
Albert Renger-Patzsch
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 22, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 27, 1966

Albert Renger-Patzsch was a German photographer who started capturing mind-blowing images when he was just 12 years old. Albert had his debut museum exhibition in 1927 after publishing a book titled The choir stalls of Cappenberg in 1925. In 1928, Albert Renger-Patzsch came up with his best known book Die Welt ist schön, a collection of 100 photographs.

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Leonhard Frank
(German Expressionist Novelist and Playwright)
Leonhard Frank
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 18, 1961

Leonhard Frank was a German writer who gained recognition after publishing his debut novel The Robber Band. Among his best-known novels were Carl and Anna, which was adapted into a film titled Desire Me by MGM in 1947. Frank, who also studied graphic art and painting, lived in places like Switzerland, London, Paris, and the United States for various reasons.

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R.J. Harris
(American football player)
R.J. Harris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Karl Gegenbaur
(Anatomist)
Karl Gegenbaur
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 21, 1826
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 14, 1903
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Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
(German Zoologist and Physiologist)
Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 16, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 7, 1885

Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold was a German zoologist and physiologist. He is best remembered for introducing the taxa Rhizopoda and Arthropoda and defining the taxon Protozoa, especially for single-celled organisms. Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold is also remembered for his best-known work, Manual of Comparative Anatomy

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Regina von Habsburg
(Archduchess)
Regina von Habsburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 3, 2010
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Konrad von Würzburg
(Poet)
Konrad von Würzburg
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1225 AD
Died: August 31, 1287
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Michael Fuchs
(German Retired Badminton Player)
Michael Fuchs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Eva Maria Pracht
(Canadian Equestrian)
Eva Maria Pracht
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 15, 2021
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Anna Ottendorfer
(Journalist)
Anna Ottendorfer
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Birthdate: February 13, 1815
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 1, 1884
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Joseph Hergenröther
(German Church Historian and the First Cardinal-Prefect of the Vatican Archive)
Joseph Hergenröther
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Birthdate: September 15, 1824
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 3, 1890
German theologian Joseph Hergenröther was a major supporter of papal infallibility. Born to a professor of medicine at the University of Würzburg, Joseph himself grew up to teach ecclesiastical law and history at the university. A church historian, too, he had also organized the first Vatican Council.
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Molly Jackson
(American Actress and Activist)
Molly Jackson
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Birthdate: November 22, 2001
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Sabine Bau
(Former German Foil Fencer)
Sabine Bau
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Christiane Nielsen
(Actress)
Christiane Nielsen
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Birthdate: September 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 8, 2007
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Regina Schleicher
(Sport cyclist)
Regina Schleicher
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
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Bjorn Emmerling
(German Field Hockey Player)
Bjorn Emmerling
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Felix Hoffmann
(Basketball player)
Felix Hoffmann
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)