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Famous Germans by Picture

Based on picture, can you name these famous German people from history and the present?
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Last updated: November 23, 2019
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First submittedNovember 22, 2019
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Level 93
Nov 23, 2019
Good quiz. But not the most (in)famous German of all? Too obvious maybe? Yeah, I know - he was really Austrian.
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Level ∞
Nov 23, 2019
I imagine that Germans get sick of hearing about that guy so I make an effort to leave him out sometimes.
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Level 93
Nov 25, 2019
Plenty of scope for other Germans: Heisenberg, Gauss, Oppenheimer, Leibniz, Planck, Kepler and Haber off the top of my head. Always good to have more women represented though so maybe Diane Kruger, Anne Frank, Kirsten Dunst, Marlene Dietrich or Emmy Noether?
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Level 84
Nov 25, 2019
Kirsten Dunst would be a stretch, even with German parents. She did that mainly to make it easier to do films in Europe. While they are undoubtedly famous and accomplished, most of the guys on your first list would be next to impossible to get on a picture quiz.
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Level 78
Dec 28, 2019
Sometimes I get sick of Germans saying they're getting sick of hearing about that guy.
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Level 80
Dec 28, 2019
Thanks for not including him, pleasant surprise.

Although I would not have minded a lot if he was included,

it's still nice that he's not

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Level 74
Jan 28, 2020
It is fair to leave out that Austrian and German guy because with Von Brawn we already have the nazi one.
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Level 43
May 18, 2020
You'll probably have to come back if you ever make a quiz "most famous painter by country".
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Level 86
Nov 25, 2019
Anne Frank was Dutch.
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Level 81
Nov 30, 2019
She was a refugee from Germany.
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Level 71
Dec 16, 2020
He's Austrian not german
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Level 76
Nov 24, 2019
Still waiting on that Famous Nauruans by Picture quiz
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Level 89
Nov 24, 2019
Everyone on Nauru would keep saying, "Hey, I know that guy too!".
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Level 67
Dec 28, 2019
Please accept "Steve, who works at Jiffy Lube."
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Level 75
Dec 29, 2019
Or, "Hey, how did you get my picture?"
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Level 78
Nov 24, 2019
Where is David Hasselhoff ? Just kidding... And Schumacher ?
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Level 72
Nov 24, 2019
Tough selection. You seemed to have an amazing ability to pick people I recognised, but whose name I had no idea on. Lol
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Level 79
Nov 25, 2019
I have made an equivalent quiz that has some overlap but also offers additional suggestions you might wish to use for this quiz.

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/106934/famous-germans-by-pictures

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Level 86
Nov 27, 2019
Frederick the Great? More like Frederick the Confused.
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Level 86
Dec 31, 2019
You try fighting three wars in a row for Silesia while keeping Voltaire as a pen pal.
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Level 85
Nov 27, 2019
I'll throw in my vote for Fritz Haber. Quoting 'Interesting Facts' (#288), "Before Fritz Haber figured out how to fix nitrogen directly from the atmosphere, the world was running out of fertilizer. If his discovery had never been made, the world population would be much, much lower today."
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Level ∞
Nov 27, 2019
I read an entire book about Fritz Haber but I have no clue what he looked like.
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Level 78
Dec 28, 2019
He looked very... ahem, classy.
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Level 62
Dec 4, 2019
Konrad Zuse - inventor of the first "computer",

Johannes Gutenberg - invented the printing,

Rudolf Diesel - invented the Diesel-motor,

Carl Benz - more or less invented the car,

Levi Strauss!! - everyone knows what HE invented

There are so many more famous germans. Your list is not yet completed!

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Level 78
Dec 28, 2019
If we include every German that is famous in the broadest sense of the word, the list would have hundreds of entries. Besides, I've never seen a picture of Diesel or Strauss, and I'm German.
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Level 77
Dec 28, 2019
I had to use Google to find out who the heck is Dirk Nowitzki :) But then again, no-one stated that the quiz would be about INTERNATIONALLY famous Germans...
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Level 66
Sep 3, 2020
He's pretty famous in Germany, the US and pretty much anywhere the NBA is popular (China, Philippines, chunks of Europe, etc...), I'd say that counts.
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Level 83
Jun 3, 2021
You´ll find his name in a lot of NBA statistics, maybe your problem was that you don´t know much about Basketball?
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Level 74
Dec 28, 2019
Beethoven, Bach, Luther and Frederick died before Germany developed; Einstein and von Braun switched to American Citizenship; and Nietzsche would probably be very mad to be included in a Quiz listening any Germans.
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Level 78
Dec 28, 2019
The concept of Germany existed centuries before it first united into a state. And so what if some people switch citizenships?
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Level 86
Dec 31, 2019
Yeah, if you're saying that renouncing German citizenship makes you ineligible, Nietzsche renounced his in the early 1870s when he went to teach in Basel and never picked up Swiss citizenship, so was technically a stateless individual for his career.
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Level 68
Dec 28, 2019
"once ze rockets are up, who cares where zey come down? Its not my department, says Werner von Braun"
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Level 84
Dec 28, 2019
Thank you, Tom Lehrer!
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Level 68
Dec 28, 2019
I think Michael Schumacher could make the list. Maybe even Sebastian Vettel

And no complaints about the spelling of Nietzsche? How so?

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Level 89
Dec 28, 2019
I'm surprised he's so low in the correct answer pile. As oft quoted and influential a philosopher he was, he looked like a total weirdo.
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Level 89
Dec 28, 2021
But not as much as that last guy.
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Level 66
Dec 28, 2019
I didn't get Wernher von Braun even though he's sitting in front of models of rockets. I feel like an idiot. Sad that he was given an amnesty to work in the USA after the war even though he had developed the V1 and V2 which killed Brits during World War 2. The facilities in Piedmont in the Netherlands which built and launched those rockets were also built and maintained with Nazi slave labour -- Jews, Slavs, Communists, Romani, and anyone who resisted the Nazis -- many of whom were worked to death there.
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Level 73
Feb 27, 2021
When countries go to war, they do horrible things to one another. It is not considered a 'murder' when a killing is done in the name of and at the request of the state, as long as the dead person was in the 'enemy' country. Look, von Braun joined the Nazi party. So did a lot of people. It kind of had to be done in a lot of industries. Sure, you could refuse - and von Braun did for a while. He continued to get pressured by a fascist dictatorship government, albeit one that was initially democratically elected. He was a rocket scientist. He was a very good one. He wanted to put men into space. When the Third Reich's days were coming to an end, he saw to it that his work remained in Western hands. He could have gone a lot further, a lot faster if he'd taken his skills to Stalin. If he was a murderer, he would have. He was a rocket scientist.
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Level 73
Dec 28, 2019
You're missing Nena
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Level 39
Dec 28, 2019
Please accept "Stephen Fry" as a type-in for Richard Wagner.
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Level 82
Dec 28, 2019
That's a deity-smothering moustache right there.
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Level 86
Dec 31, 2019
You can fit so many dead gods in that bad boy.
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Level 67
Dec 28, 2019
I've never heard of Karl Lagerfeld, but I could tell he was in fashion because, for some reason I'll never understand, people in the fashion industry are always the worst dressers of all.
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Level 71
Dec 28, 2019
Good to see 'Bismarck' included, the inventor of the crash helmet.
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Level 75
Dec 29, 2019
Couldn't remember Claudia's name even though I just watched Love Actually. Grrr.
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Level 86
Dec 31, 2019
Good list, though I'm disappointed not to see Kant or Schopenhauer.
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Level 85
Sep 8, 2023
Remember always: Kublai Khan but Immanuel Kant.
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Level 82
Feb 17, 2020
Got most, knew of almost all once the few I'd missed were revealed, but never in my life heard of Dirk Nowitzki.
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Level 60
Oct 8, 2020
Wasn't Frederick the great from Prussia?
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Level 78
Nov 15, 2020
Prussia was a German kingdom.
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Level 44
Nov 16, 2020
>_< Where is Hitler!?
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Level 78
Dec 5, 2020
Working as a shift führer in a VW factory in Argentina.
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Level 85
Sep 8, 2023
Roasting in Hell, one would suppose.
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Level 88
Oct 6, 2021
Would have scored higher but for all the celebrities
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Level 58
Nov 19, 2022
Frederick the Great looks surprised!
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Level 85
Sep 8, 2023
A fancy, self-serving way of saying "I know politics but not culture".
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Level 60
Feb 3, 2023
I'm surprised Michael Schumacher isn't on here
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Level 33
Sep 15, 2023
I was so scared to look at all of them in fear of that one guy being on the list