50 Famous People from Germany

Can you name 50 famous people from Germany?
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Last updated: March 8, 2021
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Rose to fame in the 1990s as one of the world's most successful supermodels.
Claudia Schiffer
Physicist, who won the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his Theory of Relativity.
Albert Einstein
Philosopher who proposed the theory of dialectical materialism and wrote "Das Kapital."
Karl Marx
Composer famous for writing symphonies, and continued to write after becoming deaf at the age of 29.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Politician who has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005
Angela Merkel
Professor of theology and a seminal figure in the Reformation.
Martin Luther
Seven time Formula One world champion.
Michael Schumacher
One of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the sport.
Manuel Neuer
Industrialist who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.
Oskar Schindler
Most capped German player of all time, retiring with a total of 150 appearances.
Lothar Matthäus
Politician, who was Führer from 1933 to 1945.
Adolf Hitler
Tennis player, who was ranked world No.1 and won 22 Grand Slam singles.
Steffi Graf
Chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005.
Gerhard Schröder
A former world ATP No.1 and winner of six Grand Slam tournaments
Boris Becker
Played his entire 21-year NBA career in Dallas Mavericks.
Dirk Nowitzki
Four time Formula One world champion.
Sebastian Vettel
Composer during the barock period who wrote musical works for the church.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Former professional footballer and manager, who was nicknamed 'Der Kaiser.'
Franz Beckenbauer
Catholic Church pope from 2005 until his resignation in 2013.
Benedict XVI
Model, TV host, businesswoman, fashion designer, and occasional actress.
Heidi Klum
Footballer who holds the record for the most goals scored in FIFA World Cup tournaments.
Miroslav Klose
Reichsführer of the Protection Squadron and a leading member of the Nazi Party.
Heinrich Himmler
A former world WTA No.1 and winner of three Grand Slam tournaments
Angelique Kerber
Mathematician, physicist and astronomer who has a magnetic unit of measure named after him.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
During his life pursued the idea of German unification. Known as 'Iron Chancellor.'
Otto von Bismarck
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Actress and singer, who was popular during WWII and for the remainder of her long career.
Marlene Dietrich
Inventor of moveable-type for the printing press from the city of Mainz.
Johannes Gutenberg
Composer whose most famous work "Hallelujah Choir" appears every year at Christmas time.
George Frideric Händel
Politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Joseph Goebbels
Actress and former fashion model who played Helen in the epic war film "Troy."
Diane Kruger
Last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, reigning from 1888 until 1918.
Wilhelm II
Philosopher and the author of "Ode to Joy."
Friedrich von Schiller
Inventor of the famous engine.
Rudolf Diesel
Musician and composer of a famous lullaby.
Johannes Brahms
Her competitive record makes her one of the most successful figure skaters of all time.
Katarina Witt
Convicted war criminal, who was one of the most powerful figures in the Nazi Party.
Hermann Göring
Philosopher, who wrote "Critique of Pure Reason."
Immanuel Kant
Linguist and researcher who collected fairy tales and published them into books.
Jakob Grimm
Philosopher of "pessimism."
Friedrich Nietzsche
Scientist, poet, statesman and writer, considered as the greatest German writer.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Inventor and technician, who along with Gottlieb Daimler, invented the first car.
Karl Benz
Composer of "Der Ring des Nibelungen" and "Ride of the Valkyries."
Richard Wagner
Physicist and creator of the quantum theory.
Max Planck
Top goal scorer of 1970 FIFA World Cup with 10 goals.
Gerd Müller
German–American poet, novelist, and short story writer.
Charles Bukowski
Novelist and short-story writer whose novels often had several levels of meaning.
Thomas Mann
Composer and music educator, best known for his cantata "Carmina Burana."
Carl Orff
Writer who wrote mainly wild west books set in the American West.
Karl May
Astronomer who established the laws of planetary motion.
Johannes Kepler
Physicist who discovered X-rays.
Wilhelm Konrad von Röntgen
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Level 72
Mar 8, 2021
Beethoven became deaf, not tone-deaf. Kepler lived around 1600, that's not the middle ages. Luther didn't start a new religion but reformed an existing one. Gauss was primarily a mathematician.
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Level 50
Mar 8, 2021
Thanks for making corrections. I will check those questions.
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Level 73
Mar 8, 2021
Could you accept "Roentgen"?
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Level 50
Mar 8, 2021
Sure, why not :)