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Find info on world-famous people of German origin. Famous German writers, artists, actors, philosophers and other German celebrities made a great contribution to the development of our civilization.

German Celebrities  

Albert Einstein
Find here the infos on the greatest German scientist Albert Einstein.

Albrecht Duerer
Here is the info on Albrecht Duerer, the brightest star on the Renaissance sky of Germany.

Celebrity Entertainment News
Find out other great celebrity contributions to the development of civilization from celebrity entertainment news across the world.

Adolf Hitler
Here is info on life and political activities of Adolf Hitler - one of the most odious personalities in German history.


Arthur Schopenhauer
Learn about Arthur Schopenhauer and his philosophy of Pessimism.

Bertolt Brecht
Here is a list of great links to websites about Bertolt Brecht - German playwright, theatrical reformer, and a great personality in general.

Boris Becker
Boris Becker is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany and a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, an Olympic gold medalist, the youngest-ever winner of the men's singles title at Wimbledon at the age of 17.

Claudia Schiffer
Germany is not only the land of scientists, writers and philosophers. One of the most beautiful women of our time - Claudia Schiffer - is of German origin.

Carl von Clausewitz - A Man Of War!
Carl Clausewitz was a famous Prussian soldier and military strategist. Find here key biographic facts and the best quotes of Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz.

Erich Maria Remarque
Review life and works of one of the most popular and readable German authors of the 20th century.

Gerhard Richter - the Famous German Artist
Find here everything about Gerhard Richter as a personality, his biography and works. Gerhard Richter's art, exhibitions and prizes.

Man of the millennium.

Hermann Hesse
Hermann Hesse is the famous German writer, poet, novelist, and painter. In 1946 he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Hermann Hesse is the author of The Glass Bead Game, Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund.

He Was the First, or Happy Birthday, Computer!
The first fully digital programmable machine was completed in 1941 by Konrad Zuse. It was called Z3, and like its younger brothers Z1 and Z2, was destroyed during the WWII. Later, however, these models were reconstructed, and many more new computers were built.

Horst Koehler -- the New IMF Head
A German has obtained the top job in the international lending organization.

The Irrational Genius, or Why Am I so Wise?
Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most influential German philosophers of the 19th century. All his life he suffered from various ailments, and died after 11 years of insanity.

The Iron Chancellor of Germany
During his life Otto von Bismarck pursued the idea of German unification. As a result, Germany grew into a powerful empire under its iron chancellor.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Get here the info on the greatest poet of Germany.

Kaethe Kollwitz -- the Artist of Grief
Kaethe Kollwitz is considered to be the brightest German artist of the 20th century. She represented German Expressionism movement of 1890s-1920. Tragedy and death dominated her life, and were the main topic of her works.

The Origin of Levi's Denim Blue Jeans
Get the full story of Levi's Denim Blue Jeans and their creator - German-born American entrepreneur Levi Strauss.

Lotte Reiniger
Famous German silhouette film maker. Story by William Moritz.

Lubitsch: a German Who Conquered Hollywood
Ernst Lubitsch was a great master of the sophisticated comedy. He brought his special "Lubitsch touch" into the film industry which has become an unsurpassed standard for his successors.

Marlene Dietrich
Discover the most glamorous German actress - Marlene Dietrich, the sultry queen of the 20th-century cinema.

Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher is a five-time World Champion F1 driver and tops the list of most Grand Prix wins in the history of Formula One.

Oscar Schindler, the bad conscience of German people
Oscar Schindler outwitted the Nazis and saved more Jews from the gas chambers than any other during World War II. Oscar Schindler was all that stood between the Schindler-Jews and the SS and he managed to keep all of them alive.

The Phillip Melanchthon Quinquennial
Official site on the 'teacher of Germany', his life, historical background, role in reformations.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Rainer Werner Maria Fassbinder was a German movie director, screenwriter and actor. He is one of the most important representatives of the New German Cinema.

The Revolutionary War General von Steuben
American war for independence was led by the German General Baron von Steuben. It was he who turned a gang of rugged people into a serious military force that won the victory in the most important war.

Richard Kruspe - Father and Lead-Guitarist of Rammstein
Richard Z. Kruspe started Rammstein that has become Germany's number one music export.

Richard Wagner and the Spirit of Germany
His long life was full of music and passion. Often described as the Bismarck of art, Richard Wagner carried the German mission in his works and dreamt to "marry" art and power.

Rudolf Diesel
Rudolf Diesel was an exceptional German inventor of the famous Diesel engine, talented engineer, and “the James Watt of the late nineteenth century”.

Weird Tales of the Weird Man
E.T.A. Hoffmann was the first writer who added the sinister flavor to his works. He turned fairy-tales to scary-tales!

Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and opera director. He is often associated with the German New Wave movement.

Wim Wenders
Ernst Wilhelm "Wim" Wenders is a German film director, playwright, author, photographer, and producer.

Who Wants to be an Expert in German Celebrities?
What would a mega-popular TV-show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" be like if it contained only the questions concerning German celebrities? Take this quiz and you will find out how you would cope with it!..

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