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University of Heidelberg

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1386 by Rupert I of Wittelsbach, Count Palatinate and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.

Location:
Heidelberg, Germany

Founding Date:
1386

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Herbert Baxter Adams
Historian
16-Apr-1850 30-Jul-1901 Coined term political science
Felix Adler
Educator
13-Aug-1851 24-Apr-1933 Ethical Culture
Louis Agassiz
Paleontologist
28-May-1807 14-Dec-1873 Ichthyologist at Harvard
Hannah Arendt
Philosopher
14-Oct-1906 4-Dec-1975 Origins of Totalitarianism
Albert C. Barnes
Curator
2-Jan-1872 24-Jul-1951 Barnes Foundation
Auguste Beernaert
Diplomat
26-Jul-1829 6-Oct-1912 Belgian Prime Minister, Nobel recipient
Daniel Bernoulli
Mathematician
8-Feb-1700 27-Mar-1782 Fluid dynamics
Manfred Bischoff
Business
22-Apr-1942   Chairman of EADS
Franz Boas
Anthropologist
9-Jul-1858 22-Dec-1942 Father of American Anthropology
Max Born
Physicist
11-Dec-1882 5-Jan-1970 Pioneer of quantum mechanics
Egon Brecher
Actor
16-Feb-1880 12-Aug-1946 So Dark the Night
James Bryce
Historian
10-May-1838 22-Jan-1922 The Holy Roman Empire
Walter Christaller
Scientist
21-Apr-1893 9-Mar-1969 Central Place Theory
Constantine I
Royalty
2-Aug-1868 11-Jan-1923 King of Greece, 1913-17 and 1920-22
Wilhelm Cuno
Head of State
2-Jul-1876 3-Jan-1933 German Chancellor 1922-23
Michael DeBakey
Doctor
7-Sep-1908 11-Jul-2008 Father of cardiovascular surgery
Wilhelm Dilthey
Philosopher
19-Nov-1833 1-Oct-1911 Methodology of the humanities
Jürgen Dormann
Business
12-Jan-1940   Chairman of ABB
Johann Eck
Religion
13-Nov-1486 10-Feb-1543 Martin Luther's Catholic opponent
Richard T. Ely
Economist
13-Apr-1854 4-Oct-1943 Introduction to Political Economy
Ludwig Feuerbach
Philosopher
28-Jul-1804 13-Sep-1872 Das Weses des Christentums
James Franck
Physicist
26-Aug-1882 21-May-1964 Franck-Hertz experiment
Sebastian Franck
Religion
c. 1499 c. 1542 German freethinker
Wilhelm Frick
Government
12-Mar-1877 16-Oct-1946 Authored the Nuremberg Laws
Erich Fromm
Psychologist
23-Mar-1900 18-Mar-1980 Psychoanalyst, Humanist
J. Willard Gibbs
Physicist
11-Feb-1839 28-Apr-1903 Elementary Principles in Statistical Mathematics
Albert Gobat
Politician
21-May-1843 16-Mar-1914 International Peace Bureau
Joseph Goebbels
Government
29-Oct-1897 1-May-1945 Reich Minister of Propaganda
Fritz Haber
Chemist
9-Dec-1868 29-Jan-1934 Synthesized ammonia, chemical warfare
Theodor W. Hänsch
Physicist
30-Oct-1941   Quantum optics
Edwin J. Houston
Inventor
9-Jul-1847 1-Mar-1914 Thomson-Houston Electric Company
Karl Jaspers
Philosopher
23-Feb-1883 26-Feb-1969 Existential thinker
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
Physicist
21-Sep-1853 21-Feb-1926 Liquefied helium and discovered superconductivity
James E. Keeler
Astronomer
10-Sep-1857 12-Aug-1900 Composition of Saturn's rings
Jerome Kern
Composer
27-Jan-1885 12-Nov-1945 Show Boat
Wolfgang Ketterle
Physicist
21-Oct-1957   Bose-Einstein condensates
Gustav Krupp
Business
7-Aug-1870 16-Jan-1950 Industrialist, Nazi war criminal
Hans Heinrich Lammers
Government
27-May-1879 4-Jan-1962 Chief of the Reich Chancellery
Philipp Lenard
Physicist
7-Jun-1862 20-May-1947 Investigations of cathode rays
Fritz Lipmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1899 24-Jul-1986 Carbohydrate oxidation
Klaus J. Mangold
Business
6-Jun-1943   Executive Advisor to Diamler Chrysler
W. Somerset Maugham
Novelist
25-Jan-1874 16-Dec-1965 Of Human Bondage
Michael McMahon
Politician
12-Sep-1957   Congressman from New York, 2009-11
Philipp Melanchthon
Religion
15-Feb-1497 19-Apr-1560 Confession of Augsburg
Dmitri Mendeleev
Chemist
8-Feb-1834 2-Feb-1907 Periodic Table of the Elements
Otto Meyerhof
Scientist
12-Apr-1884 6-Oct-1951 Glycogen-lactic acid cycle
Albert A. Michelson
Physicist
19-Dec-1852 9-May-1931 Measured the speed of light
F. W. Murnau
Film Director
28-Dec-1888 11-Mar-1931 Nosferatu, Sunrise
Robert E. Park
Sociologist
14-Feb-1864 7-Feb-1944 Race and Culture
Talcott Parsons
Sociologist
13-Dec-1902 8-May-1979 The Structure of Social Action
Julius Plücker
Mathematician
16-Jul-1801 22-May-1868 Analytical geometry
Sir William Ramsay
Chemist
2-Oct-1852 23-Jul-1916 Discovered noble gases
José Rizal
Activist
19-Jun-1861 30-Dec-1896 Philippine national hero
Matthias Jakob Schleiden
Botanist
5-Apr-1804 23-Jun-1881 Principles of Scientific Botany
Hans Spemann
Scientist
27-Jun-1869 9-Sep-1941 Experimental embryology
Carl Spitteler
Poet
24-Apr-1845 29-Dec-1924 The Olympic Spring
Gianni Vattimo
Philosopher
4-Jan-1936   Postmodern philosopher
Gunther von Hagens
Artist
10-Jan-1945   Popularized cadaver art
Hermann von Helmholtz
Physicist
31-Aug-1821 8-Sep-1894 Law of Conservation of Energy
William Walker
Military
8-May-1824 12-Sep-1860 American "filibuster"
Otto Warburg
Scientist
8-Oct-1883 1-Aug-1970 Effect of oxygen on cancer
Max Weber
Sociologist
21-Apr-1864 14-Jun-1920 The Protestant Ethic
Alfred Wegener
Scientist
1-Nov-1880 Nov-1930 Continental drift
John Sharp Williams
Politician
30-Jul-1854 27-Sep-1932 US Senator, Representative from Mississippi
Friedrich Wöhler
Chemist
31-Jul-1800 23-Sep-1882 Artificial creation of urea
Manfred Wörner
Diplomat
24-Sep-1934 13-Aug-1994 NATO Secretary General, 1988-94
Wilhelm Wundt
Psychologist
16-Aug-1832 31-Aug-1920 Father of Experimental Psychology

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ludwig Boltzmann
Physicist
20-Feb-1844 5-Sep-1906 Atoms and molecules
Walther Bothe
Physicist
8-Jan-1891 8-Feb-1957 Coincidence method
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
Chemist
31-Mar-1811 16-Aug-1899 Spectrum analysis, bunsen burner
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Philosopher
11-Feb-1900 13-Mar-2002 Truth and Method
Jürgen Habermas
Philosopher
18-Jun-1929   The Theory of Communicative Action
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Philosopher
27-Aug-1770 14-Nov-1831 Phenomenology of Spirit
Walter Hieber
Chemist
18-Dec-1895 29-Nov-1976 Metal carbonyl chemistry
Wilhelm Hofmeister
Botanist
18-May-1824 12-Jan-1877 Alternation of generations in plants
Karl Jaspers
Philosopher
23-Feb-1883 26-Feb-1969 Existential thinker
J. Hans D. Jensen
Physicist
25-Jun-1907 11-Feb-1973 Shell nuclear model
Friedrich August Kekulé
Chemist
7-Sep-1829 13-Jul-1896 Theory of chemical structure
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff
Physicist
12-Mar-1824 17-Oct-1887 Theory of spectrum analysis
Albrecht Kossel
Scientist
16-Sep-1853 5-Jul-1927 Chemistry of tissues and cells
Emil Kraepelin
Psychiatrist
15-Feb-1856 7-Oct-1926 Manic depression and schizophrenia
Richard Kuhn
Chemist
3-Dec-1900 1-Aug-1967 Carotenoids, and vitamins B2 and B6
Philipp Lenard
Physicist
7-Jun-1862 20-May-1947 Investigations of cathode rays
Karl Mannheim
Sociologist
27-Mar-1893 9-Jan-1947 Ideology and Utopia
Rudy Rucker
Novelist
22-Mar-1946   Author of Wetware series
Bert Sakmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1942   Cellular ion channels
Max Weber
Sociologist
21-Apr-1864 14-Jun-1920 The Protestant Ethic
Georg Wittig
Chemist
16-Jun-1897 26-Aug-1987 Wittig Reaction
Friedrich Wöhler
Chemist
31-Jul-1800 23-Sep-1882 Artificial creation of urea
Karl Ziegler
Chemist
26-Nov-1898 12-Aug-1973 Researcher in plastics

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walther Bothe
Physicist
8-Jan-1891 8-Feb-1957 Coincidence method
J. Hans D. Jensen
Physicist
25-Jun-1907 11-Feb-1973 Shell nuclear model
Albrecht Kossel
Scientist
16-Sep-1853 5-Jul-1927 Chemistry of tissues and cells
Philipp Lenard
Physicist
7-Jun-1862 20-May-1947 Investigations of cathode rays
Georg Wittig
Chemist
16-Jun-1897 26-Aug-1987 Wittig Reaction


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