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Historical Germans

Many people throughout history define it by their actions, beliefs, and works. Can you name 22 historical people from Germany?
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Last updated: April 21, 2021
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Discovered the general theory of relativity
Albert Einstein
His Ninety-Five Theses helped create the Protestant sect of Christianity
Martin Luther
Chancellor who unified the German State
Otto von Bismarck
Deaf composer who is famous for his symphonies
Ludwig van Beethoven
Known for his many won battles for the Empire of Prussia
Frederick II
Great composer during the Baroque period, composed "Mass in B Minor"
Johann Sebastian Bach
Invented the movable type printing in Europe
Johannes Gutenberg
Admired for making Germany a democratic nation after World War II
Konrad Adenauer
Wrote the "Communist Manifesto" with Friedrich Engels
Karl Marx
Polymath who led work on botanical geography and described the idea of human-induced climate change
Alexander von Humboldt
Known for this scientific work "Metamorphosis of Plants" and author of "The Sorrows of Young Werther"
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Philosopher and author of the book "Critique of Pure Reason"
Immanuel Kant
Last German Emperor who under his reign made Germany the largest manufacturer in Europe
Wilhelm II
Physician who identified the causative agents of Anthrax, Tuberculosis and Cholera
Robert Koch
Composer known for his operas and his work "Der Ring des Nibelungen"
Richard Wagner
Transformed the church in Germany and stopped the Hungarian invasions of Western Europe
Otto I
Astronomer and mathematician who developed the laws of planetary motion
Johannes Kepler
Reunited Germany in 1991 and founded the European Union
Helmut Kohl
Holy Roman Emperor who established the Roman rule of law in Germany
Frederick Barbarossa
Mechanical engineer who created an engine named after himself
Rudolf Diesel
Physicist who developed quantum theory
Max Planck
Popularized tales such as Cinderella, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin and Rapunzel
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
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