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Decker Famous Germans/Austrians g-p

Helmut Jahn (1940- ) German-American architect with offices in Chicago
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychoanalyst
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Austrian writer born in Prague
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) German philosopher
Karl der Grosse (Charlemagne, 747-814) The first unifier of Europe, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (800-814)
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) German astronomer and mathematician who calculated the planetary orbits
Henry A. Kissinger (1923- ) German-American politician, Secretary of State under Nixon
Paul Klee (1879-1940) Swiss artist
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) Austrian artist
Robert Koch (1843-1910) German medical researcher, inventor of TB vaccine, Nobel Prize 1905
Helmut Kohl (1930- ) Former German Kanzler (1982-1998)
Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) Austrian artist
Karl Lagerfeld (1938- ) German fashion designer
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) German philosopher and mathematician
Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896) German aviator and glider pilot whose pioneering work inspired the Wright Brothers
"Mad" Ludwig II (King of Bavaria, 1864-1886) > Web Link
Martin Luther (1483-1546) German religious reformer
Ernst Mach (1838-1916) Austrian physicist
Heinrich Mann (1871-1950) German writer
Thomas Mann (1875-1955) German writer, Nobel Prizze
Maria Theresia (1717-1780) Habsburg Austrian empress (1745-80) who had 16 children
Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) Daughter of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph who married the French king Louis XVI
Karl Marx (1818-1883) German philosopher and co-founder of the communist movement (Marxism)
Kurt Masur (1927- ) German musical director, Leipzig (1970-1996), New York (1991-2000)
Paul (1838-1914) and Wilhelm Mauser (1834-1882) German gun inventors, weapons manufacturers
Karl May (1842-1912) German author of westerns and other adventure stories
Lise Meitner (1878-1968) Austrian physicist who coined the term "nuclear fission" (Kernspaltung)
Phillip Melanchthon (Phillip Schwartzerd, 1497-1560) German religious reformer
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) German-American writer, journalist
Gregor Johann Mendel (1822-1884) Austrian biologist and genetics researcher (Mendel's Laws)
Felix Mendelsohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) German composer and musical director (Leipzig)
Ulf Merbold (1941- ) German physicist who flew on missions aboard the American Columbia (1983) and Discovery (1992) space shuttles as well as the Russian Mir space station (1994)
Gerhard Mercator (Kremer, 1512-1594) German cartographer, inventor of the Mercator projection for sea charts and maps
Ottmar Mergenthaler (1854-1899) German-american inventor of the Linotype typesetting system (1886)
Matthäus Merian (1593-1650) Swiss engraver who began publishing "Topographia" in Frankfurt in 1642, a 30-volume collection of European city view etchings
Angela Merkel (1954- ) German politician, chairperson of the CDU party since 2000, current German chancelor
Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815) German inventor of magnetotherapy and source of the term "mesmerize"
Willy Messerschmidt (1898-1978) German aircraft designer
Rheinhold Messner (1944- ) Italian (South Tyrol) mountain climber, first to climb all 14 peaks above 8000 meters
Prince Metternich (Klemens Wenzel Lothar Fürst von M., 1773-1859) Austrian chancellor (1810-48), leading figure at the Congress of Vienna in 1815
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) German architect considered one of the most influential in modern history; went to the U.S. in 1937
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Austrian composer
Robert Musil (1880-1942) Austrian writer
Anne-Sophie Mutter (1963- ) Internationally recognized German violinist
Thomas Nast (1840-1902) German-American journalist, political cartoonist; see The 'Nasty' Myth
Richard Josef Neutra (1892-1970) Austrian-American architect
Helmut Newton (Neustädter, 1920-2004) Internationally recognized German fashion and glamour photographer; born in Berlin as Helmut Neustädter, died in an auto accident in Los Angeles on January 24, 2004
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German writer and philosopher
Georg Simon Ohm (1789-1854) German physicist (Ohm's Law, 1826)
Carl Orff (1895-1982) German composer ("Carmina Burana")
Otto Many Germanic princes, kings, and emperors have borne this name, from Otto I (der Grosse, 912-973) to Otto I (Bavaria, 1848-1916)
Nikolaus August Otto (1832-1891) German engineer, inventor of the four-stroke internal combustion (Otto) engine (1862), which was used for the first motor cars invented by Benz and Daimler.
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) German composer and organist
Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958) Austrian physicist, one of the developers of the quantum theory, discoverer of the Pauli principle for electrons in an atom
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-1827) Swiss educational reformer
Wolfgang Petersen (1941- ) German film director (Das Boot, In the Line of Fire, Air Force One, The Perfect Storm) WEB > Petersen
Phillip Many Germanic counts, dukes and kings have borne this name, from Phillip von Schwaben (1178-1208) to Phillip I (der Grossmütige, 1504-1567)
Max Planck (1858-1947) German physicist, quantum theory, Nobel prize 1918
Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger, 1927- ) German cardinal who became pope on April 19, 2005.
Louis Prang (1824-1909) German-American printer born in Breslau, Silesia (then in Prussia, now Wroclaw, Poland) to a French Huguenot father and a German mother. Considered the "father of the American Christmas card," Prang founded a printing company (L. Prang Co.) in
Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911) Austrian-American journalist and newspaper publisher
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