100 Notable alumni of
University of Munster

The University of Munster is 330th in the world, 108th in Europe, and 19th in Germany by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Munster sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 2 individuals affiliated with the University of Munster won Nobel Prizes in Physics and Physiology or Medicine.

  1. Ursula von der Leyen

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    Ursula von der Leyen
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    physicianpoliticianequestrian
    Biography

    Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is a German politician and physician who has been President of the European Commission since 1 December 2019.

  2. Ulrike Meinhof

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    Ulrike Meinhof
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1934-1976 (aged 42)
    Occupations
    journalistwritersociologist
    Biography

    Ulrike Marie Meinhof was a German left-wing journalist and founding member of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in West Germany, commonly referred to in the press as the "Baader-Meinhof gang". She is the reputed author of The Urban Guerilla Concept (1971). The manifesto acknowledges the RAF's "roots in the history of the student movement"; condemns "reformism" as "a brake on the anti-capitalist struggle"; and invokes Mao Zedong to define "armed struggle" as "the highest form of Marxism-Leninism".

  3. Judith Rakers

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    Judith Rakers
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Enrolled in the University of Munster
    Studied in 1995-2001
    Occupations
    journalistactortelevision presenternews presenterradio personality
    Biography

    Judith Rakers is a German journalist and television presenter.

  4. Katarina Barley

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    Katarina Barley
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politicianjuristJusticiarjudge
    Biography

    Katarina Barley is a German politician and lawyer who has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2019. She served as Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection and as Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in the fourth Cabinet of Angela Merkel. Prior to that, she had served as acting Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs from 28 September 2017, both until 14 March 2018.

  5. Thomas de Maizière

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    Thomas de Maizière
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    juristpoliticianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Karl Ernst Thomas de Maizière is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who served as Federal Minister of the Interior from 2009 to 2011 and 2013 to 2018, as well as Federal Minister of Defence from 2011 to 2013. He previously served as Head of the Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Affairs in the First Merkel cabinet from 2005 to 2009. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Bundestag for Meißen.

  6. Gilmar Mendes

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    Gilmar Mendes
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    judgepoliticianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Gilmar Ferreira Mendes is a Brazilian Justice of the Supremo Tribunal Federal (Brazilian Supreme Federal Court), appointed by then President Fernando Henrique Cardoso in 2002. Mendes was also the Chief Justice for the 2008–2010 term and the Attorney General from 2000 to 2002.

  7. Selma Ergeç

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    Selma Ergeç
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    actorpsychologistmodelfilm actor
    Biography

    Selma Ergeç is a Turkish-German actress, beauty pageant titleholder, model, designer, philologist, psychologist and doctor.

  8. Oliver Welke

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    Oliver Welke
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    comedianvoice actortelevision presenter
    Biography

    Oliver Welke is a German television presenter, actor, comedian, voice actor and sports journalist.

  9. Paul Ziemiak

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    Paul Ziemiak
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Paul Ziemiak is a German politician of the CDU who has been serving as Secretary General of his party since 8 December 2018, under the leadership of chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. He is a member of the Bundestag.

  10. Thomas Middelhoff

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    Thomas Middelhoff
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Thomas Middelhoff is a German retired corporate manager. He was on the board of directors of Bertelsmann from 1990–2002, being CEO from 1998. From 2004 to March 2009, Middelhoff was chairman of the supervisory board of Arcandor (previously KarstadtQuelle), and CEO of the company.

  11. Karl Weierstraß

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    Karl Weierstraß
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1815-1897 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in the University of Munster
    1838-1840 studied mathematics and physics
    Occupations
    mathematicianteacheruniversity teacherphysicist
    Biography

    Karl Theodor Wilhelm Weierstrass was a German mathematician often cited as the "father of modern analysis". Despite leaving university without a degree, he studied mathematics and trained as a school teacher, eventually teaching mathematics, physics, botany and gymnastics. He later received an honorary doctorate and became professor of mathematics in Berlin.

  12. Miriam Meckel

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    Miriam Meckel
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Enrolled in the University of Munster
    Studied in 1986-1993
    Occupations
    opinion journalistuniversity teacherjournalistwritereditor-at-large
    Biography

    Miriam Meckel is a German journalist and professor for Corporate Communication, editor and publisher of the German magazine Wirtschaftswoche and Director of the Institute for Media and Communication Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

  13. Kim Jong-in

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    Kim Jong-in
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    professorpoliticianeconomist
    Biography

    Kim Chong-in is a South Korean economist and politician. He was the interim chairman of the Minjoo Party of Korea from January to August 2016 and a member-elect of the National Assembly on the party's proportional list since the April 2016 parliamentary election. He was previously a member of the Assembly from 1981 to 1988, 1992 to 1994, and 2004 to 2008, each time elected by party list. He served as Minister of Health and Social Affairs under President Roh Tae-woo from 1989 to 1990. Since May 2020, he has been the leader of the main opposition People Power Party.

  14. Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst

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    Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    writertheologianuniversity teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst is a German prelate of the Catholic Church and theologian. He was a vicar and an auxiliary bishop in Münster before becoming the Bishop of Limburg in January 2008. Pope Francis removed him from the exercise of his episcopal office on 23 October 2013 and on 26 March 2014 accepted his resignation as Bishop of Limburg, following a long-standing public dispute about the costs and financing of a diocesan construction project.

  15. Kai Diekmann

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    Kai Diekmann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    journalistauthorwriter
    Biography

    Kai Diekmann is a German journalist. From 1998 until 2000 he was editor of Welt am Sonntag (English: World on Sunday). From January 2001 to December 2015 he was chief editor of Bild. He is also a member of the executive board of the Turkish daily Hürriyet.

  16. Franz Brentano

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    Franz Brentano
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1838-1917 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    philosopherpsychologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Franz Clemens Honoratus Hermann Josef Brentano was an influential German philosopher, psychologist, and Catholic priest whose work strongly influenced not only students Edmund Husserl, Sigmund Freud, Tomáš Masaryk, Rudolf Steiner, Alexius Meinong, Carl Stumpf, Anton Marty, Kazimierz Twardowski, and Christian von Ehrenfels, but many others whose work would follow and make use of his original ideas and concepts.

  17. Hans-Werner Sinn

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    Hans-Werner Sinn
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Hans-Werner Sinn is a German economist and was President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research from 1999 to 2016. He serves on the German economy ministry’s advisory council. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Finance at the University of Munich.

  18. Rita Süssmuth

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    Rita Süssmuth
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teachersociologistpsychologist
    Biography

    Rita Süssmuth is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). She served as the 10th President of the Bundestag.

  19. Josep Maria Terricabras i Nogueras

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    Josep Maria Terricabras i Nogueras
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politicianphilosopherwriteruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Josep Maria Terricabras i Nogueras is a Catalan philosopher, professor and politician. He was elected Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Republican Left of Catalonia in the 2014 European Parliament election.

  20. Wolfgang Clement

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    Wolfgang Clement
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1940-2020 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticianjuristmanager
    Biography

    Wolfgang Clement was a German politician and a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). He was the 7th Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia from 27 May 1998 to 22 October 2002 and Federal Minister of Economics and Labour from 2002 to 2005. He was an Honorary Member of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.

  21. Katja Suding

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    Katja Suding
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Katja Suding is a German politician of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) who has been a member of the German Bundestag since the 2017 national elections. She served as chairwoman of her party's parliamentary group in the Hamburgische Bürgerschaft from 2010 until 2017.

  22. Marina Weisband

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    Marina Weisband
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Enrolled in the University of Munster
    In 2013 studied psychology
    Occupations
    politicianpsychologistnon-fiction writerbloggercolumnist
    Biography

    Marina Weisband is a German politician. From May 2011 until April 2012 she was a member of the senior leadership of the Pirate Party Germany. In 2018 she joined the Green Party of Germany.

  23. Hermann Löns

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    Hermann Löns
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1866-1914 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    poetjournalistauthorscreenwriterwriter
    Biography

    Hermann Löns was a German journalist and writer. He is most famous as "The Poet of the Heath" for his novels and poems celebrating the people and landscape of the North German moors, particularly the Lüneburg Heath in Lower Saxony. Löns is well known in Germany for his famous folksongs. He was also a hunter, natural historian and conservationist. Despite being well over the normal recruitment age, Löns enlisted and was killed in World War I and his purported remains were later used by the German government for celebratory purposes.

  24. Erwin Sellering

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    Erwin Sellering
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Erwin Sellering is a German politician. From 2008 to 2017, he was the 4th Minister President of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

  25. Peter Hyballa

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    Peter Hyballa
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    Peter Hyballa is a German football manager.

  26. Gerd Faltings

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    Gerd Faltings
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Gerd Faltings is a German mathematician known for his work in arithmetic geometry.

  27. Reinhard Mohn

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    Reinhard Mohn
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1921-2009 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurdonor
    Biography

    Reinhard Mohn was a German-born international entrepreneur and philanthropist. Under his leadership, Bertelsmann, once a medium-sized printing and publishing house, established in 1835, developed into a global media conglomerate. In 1977, he founded the non-profit Bertelsmann Stiftung, which is today one of the largest operating foundations in Germany, with worldwide reach.

  28. Monika Grütters

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    Monika Grütters
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Monika Grütters is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has been serving as Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel since 2013. She has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2005 and was chairwoman of the Committee on Culture and Media Affairs from 2009 to 2013. Since December 2016, Grütters has also been the chairwoman of the CDU Berlin and an elected member of the CDU Federal Executive Board.

  29. Ulrike Guérot

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    Ulrike Guérot
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the University of Munster
    Studied political science
    Occupations
    political scientistopinion journalist
    Biography

    Ulrike Beate Guérot is a Berlin-based German political thinker and Founder and Director of the European Democracy Lab (EDL). In April 2016, Danube University Krems appointed Ulrike Guérot as Professor for European Policy and the Study of Democracy. She is the head of the Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy.

  30. Klaus Töpfer

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    Klaus Töpfer
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teachereconomist
    Biography

    Klaus Töpfer is a German politician (CDU) and environmental politics expert. From 1998 to 2006 he was executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

  31. Klaus Hurrelmann

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    Klaus Hurrelmann
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    social scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Klaus Hurrelmann is Professor of Public Health and Education at the Hertie School in Berlin, Germany.

  32. Wera Hobhouse

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    Wera Hobhouse
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Wera Benedicta Hobhouse is a British Liberal Democrat politician who has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bath since 2017. She has served as the Liberal Democrat Leader of the House of Commons and the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Justice and Women and Equalities under Sir Ed Davey since 2020.

  33. Heinrich August Winkler

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    Heinrich August Winkler
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    historian of the modern agehistorianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Heinrich August Winkler is a German historian.

  34. Ramona Pop

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    Ramona Pop
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ramona Pop is a Romanian-born German politician and a member of the Alliance '90/The Greens party. Since 8 December 2016, she serves as a deputy mayor of Berlin and Senator for Economy, Energy, and Enterprises (Senatorin für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe).

  35. Brigitte Hamann

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    Brigitte Hamann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1940-2016 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    writerhistorianjournalistbiographer
    Biography

    Brigitte Hamann was a German-Austrian author and historian based in Vienna.

  36. Daniel Bahr

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    Daniel Bahr
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Daniel Bahr is a German politician and member of the FDP. From May 2011 to December 2013 he was Federal Minister of Health.

  37. Burkhard Jung

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    Burkhard Jung
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Burkhard Jung is a German politician, of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) who has been the 21st lord mayor (Oberbürgermeister) of Leipzig (Saxony) since March 29, 2006. In addition, he has been serving as president of the Association of German Cities since 2019; he is the first representative of an East German city in that office.

  38. Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde

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    Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1930-2019 (aged 89)
    Enrolled in the University of Munster
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in law
    Occupations
    judgepedagogue
    Biography

    Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde was a German legal scholar and a judge on Germany's Federal Constitutional Court. He was a professor at the University of Freiburg and the author of more than 20 books and 80 articles dealing with legal and constitutional theory, as well as political theory, political philosophy and Catholic political thought. Böckenförde was considered a member of the Ritter School.

  39. Katharina Nocun

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    Katharina Nocun
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    politicianbloggernon-fiction writeractivistopinion journalist
    Biography

    Katharina Nocun is a Polish-German politician and author who, from May 2013 to October 2016, has been the policy coordinator of the Pirate Party of Germany.

  40. Reiner Klimke

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    Reiner Klimke
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1936-1999 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    politiciannon-fiction writerdressage riderevent riderlawyer
    Biography

    Reiner Klimke was a German equestrian, who won six gold and two bronze medals in dressage at the Summer Olympics — a record for equestrian events that has since been surpassed. He appeared in six Olympics from 1960 to 1988, excluding the 1980 Games that were boycotted by West Germany.

  41. Ruprecht Polenz

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    Ruprecht Polenz
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in the University of Munster
    1968-1973 studied jurisprudence
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ruprecht Polenz is a German politician and member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) political party.

  42. Georg Bednorz

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    Georg Bednorz
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1987
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Johannes Georg Bednorz is a German physicist who, together with K. Alex Müller, discovered high-temperature superconductivity in ceramics, for which they shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics.

  43. Thomas Bellut

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    Thomas Bellut
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the University of Munster
    1975-1982 graduated with Doctor in political science, study of history, and science of journalism
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Thomas Bellut is a German journalist. Since March 2012, he is the director (German: Intendant) of the public TV channel ZDF.

  44. Rudolf Seiters

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    Rudolf Seiters
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Rudolf Seiters is a German politician of the CDU (Christian Democratic Union) party.

  45. Andreas Kemper

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    Andreas Kemper
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Andreas Kemper is a German sociologist and author specializing in Classism.

  46. Theodor Blank

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    Theodor Blank
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1905-1972 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Theodor Anton Blank was a German politician of the CDU. He was one of the founders of the CDU in 1945.

  47. Peter Kohlgraf

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    Peter Kohlgraf
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    university teacherCatholic priestphilosophertheologian
    Biography

    Peter Kohlgraf is a German Roman Catholic bishop. He is the current Bishop of Mainz.

  48. Joxe Azurmendi

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    Joxe Azurmendi
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    authorphilosopherwriterpoetuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Joxe Azurmendi Otaegi is a Basque writer, philosopher, essayist and poet. He has published numerous articles and books on ethics, politics, the philosophy of language, technique, Basque literature and philosophy in general.

  49. Walter Baade

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    Walter Baade
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1893-1960 (aged 67)
    Enrolled in the University of Munster
    Studied in 1912-1913
    Occupations
    astronomerastrophysicist
    Biography

    Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade was a German astronomer who worked in the United States from 1931 to 1959.

  50. Kamla Bhasin

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    Kamla Bhasin
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Kamla Bhasin is an Indian developmental feminist activist, poet, author and social scientist. Bhasin's work, that began in 1970, focuses on gender, education, human development and the media. She lives in New Delhi, India. She is best known for her work with Sangat - A Feminist Network and for her poem Kyunki main ladki hoon, mujhe padhna hai. In 1995, she recited a refurbished, feminist version of the popular poem Azadi (Freedom) in a conference. She is also the South Asia coordinator of One Billion Rising.

  51. Friedrich Hirzebruch

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    Friedrich Hirzebruch
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1927-2012 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Friedrich Ernst Peter Hirzebruch ForMemRS was a German mathematician, working in the fields of topology, complex manifolds and algebraic geometry, and a leading figure in his generation. He has been described as "the most important mathematician in Germany of the postwar period."

  52. Hans Tietmeyer

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    Hans Tietmeyer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1931-2016 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    economisttable tennis playerpolitician
    Biography

    Hans Tietmeyer was a German economist and regarded as one of the foremost experts on international financial matters. He was president of Deutsche Bundesbank from 1993 until 1999 and remained afterwards one of the most important figures in finance of the European Union.

  53. Brigitte Mohn

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    Brigitte Mohn
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    political scientistAgriculteur
    Biography

    Brigitte Mohn is a German entrepreneur and a member of the Mohn family that has a significant influence on Bertelsmann group and the Bertelsmann Stiftung. Mohn is also chairwoman of the German Stroke Foundation 's executive board.

  54. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

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    Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacherfeminist
    Biography

    Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza is a Romanian-born German, Roman Catholic feminist theologian, who is currently the Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School.

  55. Snježana Kordić

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    Snježana Kordić
    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the University of Munster
    Graduated with habilitation in Slavic studies
    Occupations
    linguistpedagoguescience writersociolinguistgrammarian
    Biography

    Snježana Kordić; born 29 October 1964) is a Croatian linguist. In addition to her work in syntax, she has written on sociolinguistics. Kordić is known among non-specialists for numerous articles against the puristic and prescriptive language policy in Croatia. Her 2010 book on language and nationalism popularises the theory of pluricentric languages in the Balkans.

  56. Stephan Burger

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    Stephan Burger
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Stephan Burger is a German Roman Catholic clergyman. Since 2014 he has been Archbishop of Freiburg and Metropolitan Bishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Freiburg, succeeding Robert Zollitsch. His younger brother Tutilo Burger has been archabbot of Beuron Archabbey since 2011.

  57. Georg Milbradt

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    Georg Milbradt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Georg Milbradt is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who served as Minister-President of Saxony from 2002 to 2008.

  58. Lujo Brentano

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    Lujo Brentano
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1844-1931 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacherphilosopher
    Biography

    Ludwig Joseph Brentano was an eminent German economist and social reformer.

  59. Linda Stahl

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    Linda Stahl
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    javelin throwerathletics competitor
    Biography

    Linda Stahl is a retired German track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw.

  60. Ludger Stühlmeyer

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    Ludger Stühlmeyer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    composermusic directormusic historianconductorchoir director
    Biography

    Ludger Stühlmeyer is a German cantor, composer, docent and musicologist.

  61. Laurenz Meyer

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    Laurenz Meyer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Laurenz Meyer is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union or CDU. From 2000 to 2004, he was General Secretary of the CDU.

  62. Nikolaus Schneider

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    Nikolaus Schneider
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    pastortheologian
    Biography

    Nikolaus Schneider was from 9 November 2010 to 10 November 2014 president of the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD).

  63. Peter Löw

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    Peter Löw
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    juristuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Peter Werner Maria Löw is a German lawyer and entrepreneur.

  64. Hermann Lübbe

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    Hermann Lübbe
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1926-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Hermann Lübbe is a German philosopher. He is considered a member of the Ritter School.

  65. Wilhelmine Lübke

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    Wilhelmine Lübke
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1885-1981 (aged 96)
    Biography

    Wilhelmine Lübke was a German teacher and the wife of Heinrich Lübke. When he became President of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1959, she represented the country internationally. She founded the Kuratorium Deutsche Altershilfe and was president of the Müttergenesungswerk. The Wilhelmine-Lübke-Preis is named after her.

  66. Franz Hengsbach

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    1910-1991 (aged 81)
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    Catholic priest
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    Franz Hengsbach was a German Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Bishop of Essen from 1957 to 1991, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1988.

  67. Franz Kamphaus

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    1932-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacherCatholic priest
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    Franz Kamphaus is a German Catholic priest, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Limburg. He was bishop of the diocese from 1982 to 2007. He was the only German bishop to oppose Pope John Paul II in the matter of counseling pregnant women in conflict situations. Before being bishop, he taught pastoral theology and homiletics at the University of Münster; afterwards he became minister of a home for people with physical and mental disabilities in Aulhausen.

  68. Wilhelm Killing

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    1847-1923 (aged 76)
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    mathematicianuniversity teacher
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    Wilhelm Karl Joseph Killing was a German mathematician who made important contributions to the theories of Lie algebras, Lie groups, and non-Euclidean geometry.

  69. Hermann Volk

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    1903-1988 (aged 85)
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    university teacherCatholic priest
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    Hermann Volk was a German Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Mainz from 1962 to 1982, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1973.

  70. Julius von Ficker

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    1826-1902 (aged 76)
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    legal historianmedievalisthistorianuniversity teacher
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    Julius von Ficker, or Johann Kaspar Julius Ficker von Feldhaus was a Roman Catholic German historian. In 1898 he was awarded the Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts.

  71. Ortwin Runde

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    1944-.. (age 77)
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    politician
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    Ortwin Runde is a German politician from the Social Democratic party. He was the First Mayor (Erster Bürgermeister) of the Free and Hanseatic City Hamburg from 1997 to 2001.

  72. Andreas Dombret

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    1960-.. (age 61)
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    economistbankeruniversity teacher
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    Andreas Raymond Dombret is German-American banker who served as member of the executive board of the Deutsche Bundesbank from 2010 until 2018. In that capacity, he held responsibility for Banking and Financial Supervision, Risk Controlling and the Bundesbank's Representative Offices abroad.

  73. Karl A. Lamers

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    1951-.. (age 70)
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    politicianlawyer
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    Karl A. Lamers is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), currently serving as Deputy Chairman of the Defence Committee of the German Parliament. From 2010 to 2012 he was the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

  74. Diana Sorbello

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    1979-.. (age 42)
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    singer
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    Diana Sorbello is a German schlager singer.

  75. Ahmad Milad Karimi

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    1979-.. (age 42)
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    authortranslatorwriter
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    Ahmad Milad Karimi is an Afghan-born German philosopher of religion, scholar of Islam, translator of the Koran, and poet. Karimi is professor of Islamic Philosophy at the University of Münster.

  76. Sascha Vogt

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    1980-.. (age 41)
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    politician
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    Sascha Vogt is a German politician. From June 2010 until December 2013 he was chairperson of the Young Socialists in the SPD (also called "Jusos"), a division of the German Social Democratic Party.

  77. Annette Kurschus

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    1963-.. (age 58)
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    theologian
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    Annette Kurschus is a German Protestant theologian and pastor. Since March 2012 she has been Praeses (or in German Präses) of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia and since November 2015 she has also been Vice-President of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD).

  78. Lutz Hachmeister

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    1959-.. (age 62)
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    journalistfilm directorfilm producermedia historiansociologist
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    Lutz Hachmeister is a German media historian, award-winning filmmaker and journalist. He particularly gained international attention for directing the 2005 film The Goebbels Experiment, co-produced by the BBC and the Canadian History channel, and featuring Kenneth Branagh as the narrator for the Goebbels Diaries. In 2006 Hachmeister established the Institute for Media and Communication Policy (IfM) in Berlin and Cologne, which is strongly tied to the Anglo-American media scene.

  79. Wolfgang Kubin

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    1945-.. (age 76)
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    writeruniversity teachertranslatorpoet
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    Wolfgang Kubin is a German poet, essayist, sinologist and translator of literary works. He is the former director of the Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies at the University of Bonn, Germany. Kubin has frequently been a guest professor at universities in China, for instance at Beijing Foreign Studies University, but also in Madison, Wisconsin and in Jerusalem. Since 1989, Kubin has been the editor of the journals ORIENTIERUNGEN: Zeitschrift zur Kultur Asiens and Minima sinica: Zeitschrift zum chinesischen Geist.

  80. Heinrich Mussinghoff

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    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Most Reverend Dr. Heinrich Mussinghoff was the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Aachen, Germany, from 11 February 1995 until the acceptance of his resignation on 8 December 2015.

  81. Friedrich Ostermann

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    1932-2018 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
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    Friedrich Ostermann was an Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Münster.

  82. Leo J. O'Donovan

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    1934-.. (age 87)
    Enrolled in the University of Munster
    In 1971 graduated with Doctor of Theology
    Occupations
    Catholic priestacademic administratortheologian
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    Leo Jeremiah O'Donovan III is an American Catholic priest, Jesuit, and theologian who served as the president of Georgetown University from 1989 to 2001. Born in New York City, he graduated from Georgetown, and while studying in France, decided to enter the Society of Jesus. He went on to receive advanced degrees from Fordham University and Woodstock College, and received his doctorate in theology from the University of Münster, where he studied under Karl Rahner. Upon returning to the United States, he became a professor at Woodstock College and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, before becoming the president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and a senior administrator in the Jesuit Maryland Province.

  83. Thomas Hoeren

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    1961-.. (age 60)
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    judgeuniversity teacher
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    Thomas Hoeren is a German law professor and a former Court of appeal judge with focus on Information and Media Law.

  84. Anton Hubert Fischer

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    1840-1912 (aged 72)
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    theologianCatholic priestpolitician
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    Anton Hubert Fischer was a Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cologne and Cardinal.

  85. Herbert Giersch

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    1921-2010 (aged 89)
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    economistuniversity teacher
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    Herbert Giersch was a German economist. He was one of the initial members of the German Council of Economic Experts in 1964, serving on the council until 1970, and also was president of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy 1969–1989. Giersch was considered the most influential German economist during the chancellorships of Willy Brandt, Helmut Schmidt, and Helmut Kohl.

  86. Karl Steinhoff

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    1892-1981 (aged 89)
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    politicianuniversity teacher
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    Karl Steinhoff was a Minister-president (Ministerpräsident) of the German state (Land) of Brandenburg, then part of East Germany, and later served as East Germany's Minister of the Interior.

  87. Jens Seipenbusch

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    1968-.. (age 53)
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    physicistpolitician
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    Jens Peter Seipenbusch is a German politician and physicist who was leader of the Pirate Party Germany.

  88. Franz Etzel

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    1902-1970 (aged 68)
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    politiciannotarylawyerbanker
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    Franz Etzel was a German politician of the CDU.

  89. Lars Clausen

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    1935-2010 (aged 75)
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    sociologistuniversity teacher
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    Lars Michael Clausen was a German sociologist and professor at the University of Kiel.

  90. Wolfgang Fikentscher

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    1928-2015 (aged 87)
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    anthropologistuniversity teacherjurist
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    Wolfgang Fikentscher was a German jurist and legal anthropologist.

  91. Gisbert Hasenjaeger

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    1919-2006 (aged 87)
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    logicianmathematicianphilosopher
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    Gisbert F. R. Hasenjaeger was a German mathematical logician. Independently and simultaneously with Leon Henkin in 1949, he developed a new proof of the completeness theorem of Kurt Gödel for predicate logic. He worked as an assistant to Heinrich Scholz at Section IVa of Oberkommando der Wehrmacht Chiffrierabteilung, and was responsible for the security of the Enigma machine.

  92. Reinhold Remmert

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    1930-2016 (aged 86)
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    mathematicianuniversity teacher
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    Reinhold Remmert was a German mathematician. Born in Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, he studied mathematics, mathematical logic and physics in Münster. He established and developed the theory of complex-analytic spaces in joint work with Hans Grauert. Until his retirement in 1995, he was a professor for complex analysis in Münster.

  93. Hans Grauert

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    1930-2011 (aged 81)
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    mathematicianuniversity teacher
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    Hans Grauert was a German mathematician. He is known for major works on several complex variables, complex manifolds and the application of sheaf theory in this area, which influenced later work in algebraic geometry. Together with Reinhold Remmert he established and developed the theory of complex-analytic spaces. He became Professor at the University of Göttingen in 1958, as successor to C. L. Siegel. The lineage of this chair traces back through an eminent line of mathematicians: Weyl, Hilbert, Riemann, and ultimately to Gauss. Until his death, he was professor emeritus at Göttingen.

  94. Klaus Mainzer

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    1947-.. (age 74)
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    philosopheruniversity teacher
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    Klaus Mainzer is a German philosopher and scientist. Mainzer is the president of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is the author of the widely translated, cited, and reviewed book Thinking in Complexity.

  95. Barbara Stühlmeyer

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    1964-.. (age 57)
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    journalistauthormusic historianwriterchildren's writer
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    Barbara Stühlmeyer OblOSB is a German theologian, musicologist, writer and contributing editor, especially a Hildegard scholar.

  96. Karl Stein

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    1913-2000 (aged 87)
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    mathematicianuniversity teacher
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    Karl Stein was a German mathematician. He is well known for complex analysis and cryptography. Stein manifolds and Stein factorization are named after him.

  97. Hans-Heinrich Bass

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    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    university teachereconomic historianeconomist
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    Hans Heinrich Bass is a German Economist and Economic Historian and professor at the City University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany.

  98. Sybille Benning

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    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Sybille Benning is a German landscape designer and politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). In the 2013 federal election she was elected to the German Bundestag, representing the city of Münster.

  99. Ferdi Schüth

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    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    chemistuniversity teacher
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    Ferdi Schüth is a German chemist.

  100. Johannes Janssen

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    1829-1891 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    historiantheologianpolitician
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    Johannes Janssen was a Catholic priest and German historian born in Xanten. After graduating from the Rektoratsschule in Xanten (today's Stiftsgymnasium), he was educated at the universities of Münster, Leuven, Bonn and Berlin, afterwards becoming a teacher of history in Frankfurt-am-Main.