Famous German - German Celebrities

When we talk about famous Germans, which is the first name that comes to our mind? Albert Einstein, the great scientist; Adolf Hitler, the most notorious dictator; or the philosopher and socialist, Karl Marx? The contributions of the Germans to the technological, literary, political and spiritual developments of the world have been so immense that it is difficult to express in words. Creative, focused, efficient and reserved, the Germans are considered to be among the world’s most disciplined and hardworking people. From ancient times, Germans have enriched the world heritage in one way or the other. Way back in the 15th century, Nicholas of Kues became one of the first proponents of Renaissance humanism and thus making spiritual and political contributions to not just European history, but to the world.

Find out more about the greatest Germans, including Adolf Hitler, Albert Einstein, Karl Marx, Anne Frank and Michael Fassbender.

The Most Famous German

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Jürgen KloppJune 16, 1967GermanJürgen Klopp is a German football manager, and a former professional football player
Jordan CarverJanuary 30, 1986GermanJordan Carver is a famous German model
Jawed KarimOctober 28, 1979German, AmericanJawed Karim is a German-American internet entrepreneur, technologist and co-founder of the video-sharing website, YouTube
Irma GreseOctober 7, 1923GermanIrma Grese was a notorious German Nazi concentration camp guard during the Second World War
Juliane KoepckeOctober 10, 1954German, PeruvianJuliane Koepcke is a German-Peruvian biologist, who was the lone survivor among the 92 passengers and crew of the ill-fated LANSA Flight 508 that crashed in the Peruvian rainforest on 24 December 1971
Charles BukowskiAugust 16, 1920German, AmericanCharles Bukowski was a German-born American novelist, short story writer and poet
Monika DannemannJune 24, 1945GermanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Monika Dannemann, the famous German Figure Skater & Painter; her birthday, her family and personal life, her boyfriends, fun trivia facts and more.
Boris KodjoeMarch 8, 1973Austrian, German, GhanaianBoris Kodjoe is a German-Ghanaian actor from Austria
Jackson BrowneOctober 9, 1948German, AmericanJackson Browne is an acclaimed American musician, songwriter and environmental activist
Gerd MüllerNovember 3, 1945GermanGerd Muller is a former German footballer and regarded as one of the greatest goalscorers of all time
Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski was a German-born American novelist, short story writer and poet

GermanAugust 16, 19201,767 views

Erich Ludendorff

Erich Ludendorff was a well-known German General

GermanApril 9, 1865123 views

Irma Grese

Irma Grese was a notorious German Nazi concentration camp guard during the Second World War

GermanOctober 7, 19232,292 views

Martin Luther

Martin Luther is known as the Founder of Protestant Reformation

GermanNovember 10, 1483148 views

Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer is a German film composer and record producer

GermanSeptember 12, 1957230 views

Boris Becker

Boris Franz Becker is a former German tennis player and one of the most successful tennis players

GermanNovember 22, 1967183 views

John Huss

Jon Huss was a noted academic, priest and church reformer, born in the latter half of the 14 century in the Bohemian town of Husinec

Czech1369143 views

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI is a prominent religious figure as the Pope Emeritus

GermanApril 16, 1927100 views

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht was a German poet, playwright and theatre personality

GermanFebruary 10, 1898199 views

Reinhard Heydrich

Reinhard Heydrich was a high-ranking German Nazi official during the World War II

GermanMarch 7, 1904362 views