50 Famous People from Germany

Can you name 50 famous people from Germany?
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Last updated: November 27, 2023
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One of the world's most successful supermodels in 1990s
Claudia Schiffer
Physicist, who won the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his Theory of Relativity
Albert Einstein
Philosopher who wrote Das Kapital
Karl Marx
Composer who continued to write after becoming deaf at the age of 29
Ludwig van Beethoven
Chancellor of Germany from 2005 to 2021
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 football goalkeepers in the history
Manuel Neuer
Industrialist who saved the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust
Oskar Schindler
Most capped German player of all time with a total of 150 appearances
Lothar Matthäus
Führer of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945
Adolf Hitler
Female tennis player who won 22 Grand Slam singles
Steffi Graf
Chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005
Gerhard Schröder
Male tennis player who won 6 Grand Slam singles
Boris Becker
Played his entire 21-year NBA career in Dallas Mavericks
Dirk Nowitzki
Four time Formula One world champion
Sebastian Vettel
Composer who wrote musical works for the church
Johann Sebastian Bach
Footballer and manager who was nicknamed 'Der Kaiser'
Franz Beckenbauer
Pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 until his resignation in 2013
Benedict XVI
Model, TV host, fashion designer, and occasional actress
Heidi Klum
Footballer who scored most goals in FIFA World Cup history
Miroslav Klose
Reichsführer and a leading member of the Nazi Party
Heinrich Himmler
Second president of the German Weimar Republic from 1925 to 1934
Paul von Hindenburg
Mathematician who has a magnetic unit of measure named after him
Carl Friedrich Gauss
'Iron Chancellor ' who pursued the idea of German unification
Otto von Bismarck
Actress and singer, who was popular during WWII
Marlene Dietrich
Inventor of moveable-type for the printing press
Johannes Gutenberg
Composer whose most famous work is Hallelujah Choir
George Frideric Händel
Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945
Joseph Goebbels
Actress and fashion model who played Helen in the epic war film Troy
Diane Kruger
Last German Emperor (Kaiser) 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
One of the most successful female figure skaters of all time.
Katarina Witt
Convicted war criminal and a member of the Nazi Party
Hermann Göring
Philosopher who wrote Critique of Pure Reason
Immanuel Kant
Linguist who collected fairy tales and published them into books
Jakob Grimm
Philosopher of "pessimism"
Friedrich Nietzsche
Scientist and poet who is also considered as the greatest German writer
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Inventor 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
Nazi field marshal known as The Desert Fox
Erwin Rommel
Novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature
Thomas Mann
Composer best known for his cantata Carmina Burana
Carl Orff
Writer who wrote mainly 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
Level 76
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.
Level 53
Mar 8, 2021
Thanks for making corrections. I will check those questions.
Level 77
Mar 8, 2021
Could you accept "Roentgen"?
Level 53
Mar 8, 2021
Sure, why not :)
Level 76
Mar 13, 2022
Thomas Mann is mainly known for his - oftern very long - novels, not short stories. Maybe you could give the clue that he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Level 53
Mar 13, 2022
Thank you for that. I changed it.
Level 62
Dec 7, 2023
Great stuff! So many fantastic Germans, and a few nefarious ones.