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Niebuhr is a German surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Barthold Georg Niebuhr, (1776–1831), 19th-century German statesman and historian
  • Carsten Niebuhr, 18th-century German traveller, explorer and surveyor, and father of Barthold Georg Niebuhr (sometimes mistakenly called by his son's first name)
  • H. Richard Niebuhr (1894–1962), Christian ethicist
  • Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971), Christian theologian (brother of H. Richard Niebuhr)

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