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Oct 21 2010
1 Adolf Hitler (1889–1945), combining legally both offices, President and Chancellor ("Führer und Reichskanzler") 1934–1945 60942
2 Albert Einstein (1879–1955), physicist 42876
3 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), composer 27513
4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), composer and musician 22457
5 Karl Marx (1818–1883), philosopher and sociologist 20366
6 Martin Luther (1483–1546), of the Protestant Reformation 19666
7 Sandra Bullock (born 1964), actor 18362
8 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), composer 18251
9 Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), early existentialist philosopher 17087
10 Rammstein 14144
11 Heidi Klum (born 1973), model and host of Project Runway and Germany's Next Topmodel 13963
12 Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543), astronomer<!-- do not remove! he definitely spoke and wrote German. Also included in List_of_Polish_people#Astronomy --> 13627
13 Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), philosopher 12279
14 Anne Frank (1929–1945), diarist and victim of the Holocaust 12187
15 Pope Benedict XVI, a.k.a. Joseph Ratzinger (born 1927) 9896
16 Heinrich Himmler (1900–1945), Nazi head of the SS 8433
17 Richard Wagner (1813–1883), composer 8407
18 Max Weber, sociologist 7258
19 Angela Merkel (born 1954), Federal Chancellor since 2005 (CDU) 6855
20 Joseph Goebbels (1897–1945), Chancellor of Germany, propaganda chief for the Nazis 6525
21 Charles V (1500–1558), King of Spain 1516, King of Germany 1519, Holy Roman Emperor 1530–1556 6319
22 Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898), Imperial Chancellor 6201
23 Hans Zimmer (born 1957), film-composer 6170
24 Miroslav Klose (born 1978), football player 6100
25 Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759), composer, opera composer 5879
26 Johannes Kepler (1571–1630), astronomer 5772
27 Brothers Grimm, famous collectors of fairy tales 5614
28 Eva Braun (1912–1945), Hitler's mistress and finally his wife 5454
29 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), philosopher 5233
30 Erwin Rommel (1891–1944), field marshal and commander of Afrika Korps (1942–43) and Army Group B (1944) 5219
31 Michael Schumacher (born 1969), racing driver (7-times Formula One World Champion) 5191
32 Tokio Hotel 5112
33 Manfred von Richthofen, also known as the Red Baron, (1892–1918), fighter pilot and air ace 5078
34 Germans 5058
35 Gottfried Leibniz (1646–1716), physicist, philosopher 4957
36 Bill Kaulitz, lead singer of Tokio Hotel 4929
37 Diane Kruger (born 1976) model turned actress 4804
38 Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777–1855), mathematician. 4697
39 Frederick II of Prussia (1712–1786), King of Prussia (1740–1786) 4554
40 Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956), playwright, poet 4469
41 Carl von Ossietzky (1889–1938), journalist and pacifist 4455
42 German Americans 4380
43 Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), composer 4344
44 Marlene Dietrich (1901–1992), actress 4320
45 Martin Heidegger (1889–1976), philosopher 4127
46 Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901–1976), physicist 4080
47 Werner Herzog (born 1942), film director 3945
48 Uwe Boll, film director 3818
49 Nico (1938–1988), model, singer and actress 3725
50 Max Planck (1858–1947), physicist 3708
51 Nastassja Kinski (born 1959), actress, daughter of Klaus Kinski 3601
52 Hugo Boss, fashion designer 3597
53 Robert Schumann (1810–1856), composer, songwriter 3558
54 Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860), philosopher 3510
55 Friedrich Engels (1820–1895), philosopher, political economist 3422
56 Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179), abbess, mystic 3400
57 Wernher von Braun (1912–1977), space engineer, rocket scientist 3394
58 Accept 3212
59 Albert Speer (1905–1981), "Hitler's architect", Minister of Armaments 3208
60 Bastian Schweinsteiger (born 1984),football player 3099
61 Rudolf Hess (1894–1987), Hitler's private secretary, later Deputy Führer 3071
62 Reinhard Heydrich (1904–1942), Nazi officer, head of the Sicherheitsdienst and Gestapo 3030
63 Hermann Hesse (1877–1962), author 3018
64 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) architect, designer 3009
65 Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945–1982), film director 2974
66 Steffi Graf (born 1969), tennis player 2953
67 Claudia Schiffer (born 1970), supermodel 2924
68 Sophie Scholl (1921–1943), member of the German resistance in WW2 2769
69 Michael Ballack (born 1976), football player 2729
70 Alfred Wegener (1880–1930), geologist, meteorologist 2682
71 Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965), physician, humanitarian 2525
72 Richard Strauss (1864–1949), composer, opera composer 2518
73 Klaus Barbie (1913–1991), the "Butcher of Lyon" 2391
74 Paul von Hindenburg (1847–1934), Field Marshal, President 1925–1934 2368
75 Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945), Theologian 2335
76 Thomas Mann (1875–1955), author (brother of Heinrich Mann) 2327
77 Max Ernst (1891–1976), surrealist painter 2219
78 Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926), poet 2147
79 Ludwig II (1845–1886), King of Bavaria (1864–1886) 2131
80 Helmut Kohl (born 1930), Federal Chancellor from 1982 to 1998 (CDU) 2116
81 Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706), composer 2088
82 Martin Bormann (1900–1945), nazi leader 2059
83 Dirk Nowitzki (born 1978), NBA star 2013
84 Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) 1983
85 Wilhelm Keitel (1882–1946), Field Marshal, head of the OKW (1939–45) 1953
86 Rudolf Virchow (1821–1902), pioneer of medicine 1943
87 Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805), poet, playwright 1935
88 David Hilbert (1862–1943), mathematician 1876
89 ATB 1873
90 Leni Riefenstahl (1902–2003), female film director 1873
91 Levi Strauss (1829–1902), jeans 1848
92 Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), political theorist 1832
93 Karl Benz (1844–1929), inventor and engineer 1784
94 Hans Holbein the Younger (c. 1497–1543), illustrator, painter 1770
95 Georg Cantor (1845–1918), mathematician 1743
96 Carl von Clausewitz (1780–1831), Prussian professional soldier, military historian, and influential military theorist 1733
97 Willy Brandt (1913–1992), Federal Chancellor from 1969 to 1974 (Social Democratic Party, SPD) 1699
98 Wilhelm Wundt (1832–1920), physiologist, psychologist 1694
99 Franka Potente (born 1974), actress 1679
100 Franz Beckenbauer (born 1945), football player 1676
101 Robert Koch (1843–1910), physician 1665
102 Roland Emmerich, film director 1649
103 Theodor Schwann (1810–1882), physiologist 1626
104 Rosa Luxemburg (1870–1919), left wing Social Democratic leader 1600
105 Erich Fromm (1900–1980) 1596
106 Klaus Kinski (1926–1991), actor, Polish-German father, German mother 1570
107 Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840), painter 1559
108 Nena (born 1960) 1546
109 Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919), physician 1523
110 Fritz Lang (1890–1976), film director 1523
111 Frederick I Barbarossa (1122–1190), King of Germany 1152, Holy Roman Emperor 1155–1190 1521
112 Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804–1881), botanist 1487
113 Oliver Kahn (born 1969), football player 1477
114 Philipp Lahm (born 1983), football player 1456
115 Sarah Connor, pop/soul singer 1442
116 Alexander von Humboldt (1769 – 1859), explorer 1431
117 Walter Gropius (1883–1969), architect 1410
118 Carl Orff (1895–1982), composer 1404
119 Michael Schenker (born 1955), guitar player of UFO and solo career 1355
120 Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893–1946), Nazi foreign minister 1350
121 Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916–1982), Stuka dive-bomber pilot and air ace (1936–1945) 1305
122 Konrad Zuse (1910–1995), computer pioneer 1303
123 Boris Becker (born 1967), tennis player 1301
124 Sebastian Vettel, Formula One driver 1300
125 Klaus Meine vocalist scorpions (band) 1268
126 Maximilian I (1459–1519), King of Germany 1486, Holy Roman Emperor 1508–1519 1268
127 Max Schmeling (1905–2003), World Heavyweight Boxing Champion 1265
128 Erich Hartmann (1922–1993), fighter pilot and air ace (1941–1970) 1263
129 Heinz Guderian (1888–1954), Military theorist and innovative General (1907–1945) 1252
130 Konrad Adenauer (1876–1967), first democratically elected Federal Chancellor in Western Germany (after the second world war) from 1949 to 1963 (Christian-Democratic Union, CDU) 1246
131 Erich Maria Remarque (1898–1970), novelist 1245
132 Eric Braeden (born Hans Gudegast, 1941), actor 1239
133 Heinrich Schliemann (1822–1890), archaeologist 1223
134 Bernhard Riemann (1826–1866) mathematician 1219
135 Erich von Manstein (1885–1973), Field Marshal and commander of the Eleventh Army (1941–42), Army Group Don (1942–43), and Army Group South (1943–44) 1214
136 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (1811–1899), chemist 1198
137 Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007), modern composer 1178
138 Heinrich Heine (1797–1856), poet 1173
139 Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826), composer 1169
140 Romy Schneider, actress 1167
141 Klaus Fuchs (1911–1988), physicist and spy 1161
142 Joseph Beuys (1921–1986), artist 1153
143 Christian Wulff (born 1959), Federal President 2010 - present (CDU) 1144
144 Georg Ohm (1789–1854), physicist 1140
145 Max Born (1882–1970), physicist 1139
146 Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194–1250), Holy Roman Emperor and King of Jerusalem 1111
147 Otto I the Great (912–973), King of Germany 936, Holy Roman Emperor 962–973 1102
148 Klaus Nomi (1944–1983) 1098
149 Erich Honecker (1912–1994), leader of the GDR until 1989 1082
150 Franz Marc (1880–1916), painter 1079
151 Til Schweiger (born 1963), actor 1063
152 Fritz Haber (1868–1934), chemist 1061
153 Franz von Papen (1879–1969), Chancellor of the Weimar Republic 1047
154 Karen Horney, psychoanalyst 1041
155 Ulrike Meinhof (1934–1976), journalist and terrorist 1040
156 Ralf Schumacher (born 1975), racing driver, brother of Michael 1034
157 Roland Freisler (1893–1945), infamous Nazi-judge 1019
158 Wim Wenders (born 1945), film director 1013
159 Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767), composer 994
160 Ferdinand Porsche (1875–1951), designer and founder of Porsche 989
161 Rudolf Diesel (1858–1913), inventor of the Diesel engine 986
162 Albertus Magnus (c. 1193–1280), medieval philosopher and theologian 985
163 Gottlob Frege (1848–1925), mathematician, logician and philosopher 985
164 Erich Ludendorff (1865–1937), General and Quartermaster General (1916–18) 977
165 Kurt Weill (1900–1950), composer (Threepenny Opera, "September Song") 966
166 Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903–1946), Heydrich's successor at the SD 953
167 Paul Tillich, theologian, philosopher 950
168 Alfred Jodl (1890–1946), general, operations chief of the OKW 949
169 Alexandra Maria Lara (born 1978), actress 948
170 Paul Hindemith (1895–1963), composer 947
171 Gustav Stresemann (1878–1929), Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (DVP) 933
172 Frederick William I (1688–1740), King of Prussia (1713–1740) 929
173 Dieter Bohlen (born 1954), music-producer 920
174 Georg Simmel (1859–1918) philosopher and sociologist 917
175 Anselm Kiefer (born 1945), painter 883
176 Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979) 880
177 Gerd von Rundstedt (1875–1953), Field Marshal, Commander-in-Chief East (1939–40), commander of Army Group South (1939–41), Commander-in-Chief West (1942–45) 872
178 Jens Lehmann (born 1969), football player (goalkeeper) 849
179 Clara Schumann (1819–1896), composer 846
180 Kurt Schwitters, painter, poet 839
181 Katarina Witt (born 1965), figure skater 838
182 Alfred Rosenberg (1893–1946), Nazi ideologist 837
183 Heike Makatsch (born 1971), actress 832
184 Gottlieb Daimler (1834–1900), inventor and engineer 815
185 Johann Gottfried Herder (1744–1803), essayist and poet 813
186 Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880), composer 810
187 Michael Wittmann (1914–1944), SS-Captain and celebrated tank ace (1934–1944) 800
188 George Dzundza (born 1945), actor 797
189 Wolfgang Petersen (born 1941), film director 793
190 Otto Hahn (1879–1968), chemist 783

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