List of honorary citizens of Munich

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The honorary citizenship (Ehrenbürgerrecht) is the highest decoration of the city of Munich.[1] Since 1881, 49 people have been awarded honorary citizenship. The honorary citizenships of Paul von Hindenburg, Franz Ritter von Epp, Franz Xaver Schwarz, Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring were revoked in 1946.

The honorary citizenship is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the city of Munich. It is not restricted to people living in Munich. A posthumous grant is not allowed. It is a symbolic honour; the recipient does not receive any rights, privileges or duties.[1]

The following list is ordered according to the year of bestowal:[1]

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  1. Georg Friedrich Freiherr von Zentner (27 August 1752 in Straßenheim – 21 October 1835 in Munich)
    granted 1820
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  2. Joseph Ritter von Fraunhofer (6 March 1787 in Straubing – 7 June 1826 in Munich)
    granted 1824
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  3. Ludwig Fürst von Oettingen-Wallerstein (31 January 1791 in Wallerstein – 22 June 1870 in Luzern)
    granted 1837
    Leo von Klenze 2.jpg
  4. Leo von Klenze (29 February 1784 in Buchladen near Schladen – 27 January 1864 in Munich)
    granted 1862
    Justus von Liebig.jpg
  5. Justus von Liebig (12 May 1803 in Darmstadt – 18 April 1873 in Munich)
    granted 1870
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  6. Ludwig von der Tann-Rathsamhausen (18 June 1815 in Darmstadt – 26 April 1881 in Meran)
    granted 1871
    Max von Pettenkofer.jpg
  7. Max von Pettenkofer (3 December 1818 in Lichtenheim near Neuburg/Donau – 10 February 1901 in Munich)
    granted 1872
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  8. Johann Nepomuk von Nussbaum (2 September 1829 Munich – 31 October 1890 in Munich)
    granted 1880
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  9. Adolf Friedrich von Schack (2 August 1815 in Brüsewitz – 14 April 1894 in Rome)
    granted 1881
    Franz Lachner.jpg
  10. Franz Lachner (2 April 1803 in Rain (Lech) – 20 January 1890 in Munich)
    granted 1883
    Franz Xaver von Gietl - Arzt.jpg
  11. Franz Xaver von Gietl (27 August 1803 in Höchstädt/Donau – 19 March 1888)
    granted 1883
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  12. Carl Wilhelm von Gümbel (11 February 1823 in Dannenfels, Pfalz – 18 June 1898 in Munich)
    granted 1889
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  13. Hermann Lingg (22 January 1820 Lindau/Bodensee – 18 June 1905 in Munich)
    granted 1890
    Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke.jpg
  14. Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke (26 October 1800 in Parchim – 24 April 1891 in Berlin)
    granted 1890
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  15. Sigmund von Pfeufer (24 February 1824 in Bamberg – 23 September 1894 in Munich)
    granted 1894
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  16. Otto von Bismarck (1 April 1815 in Schönhausen – 30 July 1898 in Friedrichsruh)
    granted 1895
  17. Hugo von Ziemssen (13 December 1829 in Greifswald – 21 February 1902 in Munich)
    granted 1899
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  18. Emil Freiherr von Riedel (6 April 1832 in Kurzenaltheim – 13 August 1906 in Munich)
    granted 1902
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  19. Maximilian von Feilitzsch (12 August 1834 in Trogen – 19 June 1913 in Munich)
    granted 1903
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  20. Franz Defregger (30 April 1835 in Ederhof near Stronach – 2 January 1921 in Munich)
    granted 1905
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  21. Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin (8 July 1838 in Konstanz – 8 March 1917 in Berlin)
    granted 1909
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  22. Carl Theodor in Bayern (9 August 1839 in Possenhofen – 30 November 1909 in Kreuth)
    granted 1909
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  23. Paul von Heyse (15 March 1830 in Berlin – 2 April 1914 in Munich)
    granted 1910
    Ferdinand von Miller der Jüngere - Erzgießer.jpg
  24. Ferdinand Freiherr von Miller (8 June 1842 in Munich – 18 December 1929 in Munich)
    granted 1912
    Karl Theodor von Heigel - Historiker.jpg
  25. Karl Theodor von Heigel (23 August 1842 in Munich – 23 March 1915 in Munich)
    granted 1912
    Gabriel von Seidl.jpg
  26. Gabriel von Seidl (9 December 1848 in Munich – 27 April 1913 in Bad Tölz)
    granted 1913
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  27. Wilhelm von Borscht (3 April 1857 in Speyer – 30 July 1943 in Munich)
    granted 1919
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  28. Georg von Hauberrisser (19 March 1841 in Graz – 17 May 1922 in Munich)
    granted 1921
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  29. Richard Strauss (11 June 1864 in Munich – 8 September 1949 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen)
    granted 1924
  30. Friedrich von Müller (17 September 1858 in Augsburg – 18 November 1941 in Munich)
    granted 1927
    granted 1929, revoked 1946
    Oskar von Miller
  31. Oskar von Miller (7 May 1855 in Munich – 9 April 1934 in Munich)
    granted 1930
  32. Eduard Schmid (15 October 1861 in Ostrach – 8 June 1933 in Munich)
    granted 1931
    granted 1933, revoked 1946
    granted 1935, revoked 1946
    Führer des Deutschen Reichs
    granted 1939, revoked 1946
    • Hermann Göring (12 January 1893 in Rosenheim – 15 October 1946 in Nürnberg)
    granted 1943, revoked 1946
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  33. Michael von Faulhaber (5 March 1869 in Heidenfeld – 12 June 1952 in Munich),
    granted 1949
  34. Thomas Wimmer (7 January 1887 in Siglfing – 18 January 1964 in Munich)
    granted 1957
  35. Wilhelm Hoegner (23 September 1887 in Munich – 5 March 1980 in Munich)
    granted 1957
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  36. Hans Ehard (10 November 1887 in Bamberg – 18 October 1980)
    granted 1957
    Hans Knappertsbusch.jpg
  37. Hans Knappertsbusch (12 March 1888 Elberfeld – 25 October 1965 in Munich)
    granted 1963
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  38. Alfons Goppel (1 October 1905 in Reinhausen – 24 December 1991 in Johannesberg)
    granted 1965
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  39. Hans-Jochen Vogel (born 3 February 1926 in Göttingen)
    granted 1972
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  40. Carl Orff (10 July 1895 in Munich – 29 March 1982 in Munich)
    granted 1975
    Werner Egk (timbre allemand).jpg
  41. Werner Egk (17 May 1901 in Auchsesheim today: Donauwörth – 10 July 1983 in Inning/Ammersee)
    granted 1981
    Franz Josef Strauß.jpg
  42. Franz Josef Strauß (6 September 1915 in Munich – 3 October 1988 in Regensburg)
    granted 1981
  43. Adolf Butenandt (24 March 1903 in Lehe – 18 January 1995 in Munich)
    granted 1985
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  44. Sergiu Celibidache (11 July 1912 in Roman – 14 August 1996 in Paris)
    granted 1992
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  45. Georg Kronawitter (born 21 April 1928 in Oberthann)
    granted 1993
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  46. Hildegard Hamm-Brücher (born 11 May 1921 in Essen)
    granted 1995
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  47. Charlotte Knobloch (born 29 October 1932 in Munich)
    granted 2005
  48. Otto Meitinger (born 8 May 1927 in Munich)
    granted on the 7 November 2005
  49. Hans-Peter Dürr (born 7 October 1929 in Stuttgart)
    granted on the 25 January 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "List of Honorary Citizens" (in German). muenchen.de (official Webpage of the city of Munich). Retrieved 2011-09-14. 

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