List of Germans

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This is a list of notable Germans or German-speaking or -writing persons. Persons of mixed heritage have their respective ancestries credited.

Architects[edit]

Artists[edit]

Häusliche Szene by Johann Gottlieb Hantzsch, 1831

A–M[edit]

N–Z[edit]

Company founders[edit]

A–M[edit]

N–Z[edit]

Fashion models[edit]

Fashionmakers[edit]

Film and theatre[edit]

Actresses and actors[edit]

A–M[edit]

N–Z[edit]

Filmmakers[edit]

Literature[edit]

Classic[edit]

Major[edit]

Contemporary[edit]

Humorists, cabaret performers and comedians[edit]

Journalists[edit]

Mathematicians[edit]

Military[edit]

Music[edit]

Composers[edit]

Conductors, instrumentalists and singers[edit]

A–M[edit]

N–Z[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Classic[edit]

Major[edit]

Contemporary[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Chancellors of Germany 1871–1945[edit]

Chancellors of Germany (after World War II)[edit]

(in chronological order)

Presidents of Germany[edit]

(in chronological order)

  • Friedrich Ebert (1871–1925), first president of the Weimar Republic (SPD) 1919–25
  • Paul von Hindenburg (1847–1934), field marshal, president 1925–34
  • Adolf Hitler (1889–1945), combining legally both offices, president and chancellor ("Führer und Reichskanzler") 1934–45
  • Karl Dönitz (1891–1980), Admiral of the Fleet, after Hitler's death, president for 22 days, 1945

Presidents of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1949:
(in chronological order)

Politicians of the East German Communist Party and regime[edit]

Personalities of the Nazi Party and regime[edit]

Royalty[edit]

Scientists and engineers[edit]

A–G[edit]

Nicolaus Copernicus, Tornaeus Borussus Mathematicus (N.C.,Prussian mathematician from Thorn/Torun). Copper engraving from 1597

H–J[edit]

K–L[edit]

M–R[edit]

S–V[edit]

W–Z[edit]

Sportspeople[edit]

A–G[edit]

H–M[edit]

N–R[edit]

S–Z[edit]

Theologians, saints and beatified persons[edit]

Militants[edit]

Others[edit]

More lists of Germans[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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