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University of Cologne

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Established 1388, charter by Pope Urban VI. Closed in the late 1790's by French invasion, reopened on 19th May 1919, by Mayor Konrad Adenauer.

Location:
Cologne, Germany

Founding Date:
1388

Enrollment:
47,203 (2005)

Official Website:
http://www.uni-koeln.de/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Cornelius Agrippa
Magician
14-Sep-1486 18-Feb-1535 Three Books of Occult Philosophy
Rainer Barzel
Politician
20-Jun-1924 26-Aug-2006 CDU Chairman, 1971-73
Heinrich Böll
Novelist
21-Dec-1917 16-Jul-1985 The Train Was On Time
Uwe Boll
Film Director
22-Jun-1965   Alone in the Dark
Johann Eck
Religion
13-Nov-1486 10-Feb-1543 Martin Luther's Catholic opponent
Peter Grünberg
Physicist
18-May-1939   Giant magnetoresistance
Klaus Kinkel
Politician
17-Dec-1936   German Foreign Minister, 1992-98
Otto Lambsdorff
Politician
20-Dec-1926 5-Dec-2009 German Economic Minister, 1977-84
Nam June Paik
Artist
20-Jul-1932 29-Jan-2006 Korean-American video artist
Karolos Papoulias
Head of State
4-Jun-1929   President of Greece
J. Pedro Reinhard
Business
?   CFO of Dow Chemical, 1995-2005
Ronaldo H. Schmitz
Business
30-Oct-1938   CFO of BASF, 1984-90
Kaspar Schwenkfeld
Religion
1489 10-Dec-1561 Vergötterung
Johann Sleidan
Historian
1506 31-Oct-1556 De statu religionis et republicae
Brother Theodore
Comic
11-Nov-1906 5-Apr-2001 Stand-up Tragedist

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kurt Alder
Chemist
10-Jul-1902 20-Jun-1958 Diels-Alder Reaction
Raymond Aron
Philosopher
14-Mar-1905 17-Oct-1983 Political philosopher, social theorist
Heinrich Bruening
Head of State
26-Nov-1885 30-Mar-1970 Chancellor of Germany, 1930-32
Karl Carstens
Head of State
14-Dec-1914 30-May-1992 President of Germany, 1979-84
Peter Grünberg
Physicist
18-May-1939   Giant magnetoresistance
Oskar Minkowski
Doctor
13-Jan-1858 18-Jul-1931 Linked pancreas to diabetes


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