Celebrities in Germany

Konrad Adenauer former chancellor
Alois Alzheimer psychiatirst, neuropathologist, identified alzheimer disease
Arminius (Hermann) military commander, tribal warlord
Johann Sebastian Bach composer
Karl Baedeker publisher, travel guide author
Michael Ballhaus cinematographer
Anton de Bary surgeon, botanist, microbiologist
Bruno Bauer political theorist and philosopher
Franz Beckenbauer football player
Boris Becker tennis player
Ludwig van Beethoven composer
Peter Behrens architect, designer
Carl Benz co-inventor gasoline-powered auto
Otto von Bismarck imperial chancellor
Dietrich Bonhoeffer pastor, theologian, martyr
Hugo Boss fashion designer
Johannes Brahms composer
Willy Brandt politician, chancellor, nobel laureate
Wernher von Braun engineer, rocket scientist
Bertolt Brecht playwright, poet
Max Bruch composer
Charlemagne (Karl der Grobe) emperor holy roman empire; king of the franks
Gottlieb Daimler co-inventor gasoline-powered auto
Adolf "Adi" Dassler founder adidas sportswear
Rudolf Diesel inventor of diesel engine
Marlene Dietrich actress, singer
Albrecht Durer painter
Rudi Dutschke leader german student movement
Carl Friedrich Echtermeier sculptor
Egon Eiermann architect, designer
Albert Einstein scientist, theoretical physicist
Hanns Eisler composer
Roland Emmerich director, screenwriter, producer
Michael Ende author fantasy novels, children's books
Friedrich Engels philosopher, political economist
William Entenmann baker, founder entenmann's bakery
Erik Erikson psychologist, psychoanalyst, coined phrase "identity crisis"
Max Ernst surrealist painter
Gabriel Fahrenheit physicist, engineer, inventor fahrenheit temperature scale
Adolf Eugen Fick inventor of contact lenses
Siegfried Fischbacher illusionist, magician
Friedrich von Flotow composer
Theodor Fontane novelist and poet
Anne Frank diarist, holocaust victim
Wilhelm Siegmund Frei dermatologist
Erich Fromm psychologist
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe author, poet
Steffi Graf tennis player
Gunter Grass author
Brothers Grimm collectors/publishers of fairy tales
Walter Adolph Gropius architect, founder bauhaus
Johannes Gutenberg inventor printing press
Gunther von Hagens anatomist, inventor plastination
Georg Friedrich Handel opera composer
Georg Wilhelm Hegel philosopher
Heinrich Heine journalist, essayist, poet
Werner Karl Heisenberg physicist, nobel prize laureate, founder quantum mechanics
Fanny Hensel composer
Alfred Herrhausen banker, chairman deutsche bank
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz physicist, mechanician
Hermann Hesse author
Paul Hindemith composer
Adolf Hitler politician, Nazi party leader (born in Austria)
E.T.A. Hoffmann author
Hans Holbein illustrator, painter
Erich Honecker politician
August Horch car designer and manufacturer
Roy Horn illusionist, animal conservationist
Karen Horney psychoanalyst
Alexander von Humboldt naturalist, explorer
Wilhelm von Humboldt diplomat, philosopher, linguist
Helmut Jahn architect, designer
Ernst Junger writer, novelist
Hugo Junkers aircraft engineer
Immanuel Kant philosopher
Bill Kaulitz singer
Tom Kaulitz musician
Friedrich Kellner diarist
Johannas Kepler mathematician, astronomer, astrologer
Henry Kissinger diplomat, noble prize winner
Ludwig Klages philosopher
Paul Klee artist
Heinrich von Kleist poet, dramatist, author
Heidi Klum actress, model
Robert Koch physician,bacteriologist, nobel prize laureate; founder bacteriology
Horst Kohler former president
Karl Lagerfield fashion designer
Fritz Lang film director
Bernhard Langer golfer
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz philosopher, mathmatician
Max Liebermann painter
Otto Lilienthal aviation pioneer
Till Lindemann musician, poet
Hans Lippershey lensmaker, inventor of telescope
Georg Listing musician
Ludwig II of Bavaria king of bavaria; "swan king"
Markus Lupertz painter and sculptor
Martin Luther priest, professor, reformer, theologian
Thomas Mann author
Heinrich Mann author
Siegfried Marcus automobile pioneer
Christian Friedrich Martin inventor steel-string guitar
Karl Marx philosopher, sociologist
Karl May author
Ulrike Marie Meinhof journalist, co-founder red army
Felix Mendelssohn composer
Moses Mendelssohn philosopher
Gerardus Mercator cartographer
Ottmar Mergenthaler inventor linotype
Angela Merkel german chancellor
Heinrich Meyerfreund founder garoto chocolate co.
Thomas Nast caricaturist, cartoonist
Helmut Newton fashion photographer
Friedrich Nietzche philosopher
Adolph Northen artist
Novalis poet and novelist
Dirk Nowitzki nba basketball player
Jacques Offenbach composer
Georg Simon Ohm physicist, educator
Wilhelm Ostwald chemist, philosopher
Frei Otto architect, research scientist
Nikolaus Otto inventor
Johann Pachelbel organist, composer
Wolfgang Petersen film director
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche automobile designer
Ferry Porsche founder of porsche automobiles
Franka Potente actress
Karl Rahner theologian
Leopold von Ranke historian, author
Josef Alois Ratzinger pope benedict xvi
Paul Reuter journalist, founder reuters news agency
Erwin Johannes Eugen "Desert Fox" Rommel field marshall world war II
Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen physicist, inventor electromagnetic radiation (X-rays), nobel laureate
Karl-Heinz "Kalle" Rummenigge football player
Gustav Schafer musician
Friedrich Schelling philosopher
Claudia Schiffer model
Friedrich Schiller poet, playwright
Peter Schilling musician
Oskar Schindler industrialist, world war II hero
Max Schmeling boxing champion
Carl Schmitt political theorist
Arthur Schopenhauer philosopher
Detlef Schrempf basketball player
Gerhard Schroder former german chancellor
Fritz Schumacher architect, urban designer
Michael Schumacher seven-time F1 world champion race car driver
Robert Schumann composer
Carl Schurz u.s. senator
Heinrich Schutz composer
Albert Schweitzer physician, humanitarian
Carl Semper ecologist
Henry Shultz entreprenuer
Georg Simmel philosopher, sociologist
Heidi Simonis first woman govenor of german state
Elke Sommer actress
William Stern psychologist, philosopher
Levi Strauss founder levi strauss jeans
Richard Strauss opera composer
Bernd Ullrich painter, sculptor
Max Vasmer linguist
Jesco von Puttkamer space scientist, engineer
Manfred von Richthofen world war I pilot (Red Baron)
Rudolph Virchow pioneer of medicine
Klaus Voormann artist, musician, record producer
Richard Wagner composer
Felix Wankel inventor of wankel engine
August von Wassermann pathologist
Kurt Weill composer
Mats Wilander tennis player
Katerina Witt ice skater
Christian Wilhelm Walter Wulff former president
Wilhelm Wundt psychologist
Carl Zeiss optician, zeiss lenses
Ferdinand von Zeppelin airship inventor
Hans Zimmer composer
Konrad Zuse computer pioneer