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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Freie Universität Berlin, all mixed together until we can unjumble them.

Location:
Berlin, Germany

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roger Adams
Chemist
2-Jan-1889 6-Jul-1971 Organic chemist at Illinois
Kurt Alder
Chemist
10-Jul-1902 20-Jun-1958 Diels-Alder Reaction
Ernst F. W. Alexanderson
Inventor
25-Jan-1878 14-May-1975 Developed radio and television at GE and RCA
Gordon W. Allport
Psychologist
11-Nov-1897 9-Oct-1967 Personality: A Psychological Interpretation
Alois Alzheimer
Doctor
14-Jun-1864 19-Dec-1915 Alzheimer's Disease
Michelle Bachelet
Head of State
29-Sep-1951   President of Chile, 2006-10
Adolf von Baeyer
Chemist
31-Oct-1835 20-Aug-1917 Synthesized indigo
Emily Greene Balch
Activist
8-Jan-1867 9-Jan-1961 Peace activist, Nobel Prize recipient
Albert C. Barnes
Curator
2-Jan-1872 24-Jul-1951 Barnes Foundation
Karl Barth
Religion
10-May-1886 9-Dec-1968 Church Dogmatics
Auguste Beernaert
Diplomat
26-Jul-1829 6-Oct-1912 Belgian Prime Minister, Nobel recipient
Perry Belmont
Politician
28-Dec-1851 25-May-1947 Congressman from New York, 1881-88
Theodor Billroth
Doctor
26-Apr-1829 6-Feb-1894 Viennese surgeon
Boris Blacher
Composer
19-Jan-1903 30-Jan-1975 Die Nachtschwalbe
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Religion
4-Feb-1906 9-Apr-1945 Lutheran theologian, opponent of Hitler
Walther Bothe
Physicist
8-Jan-1891 8-Feb-1957 Coincidence method
Karl Brandt
Economist
9-Jan-1899 8-Jul-1975 Council of Economic Advisers, 1958-61
Ferdinand Braun
Physicist
6-Jun-1850 20-Apr-1918 Rectifier effect in semiconductors
James Henry Breasted
Archaeologist
27-Aug-1865 2-Dec-1935 A History of Egypt
Martin Buber
Philosopher
8-Feb-1878 13-Jun-1965 Ich und Du
Hans von Bülow
Conductor
8-Jan-1830 12-Feb-1894 German conductor, proponent of Wagner
Jacob Burckhardt
Historian
25-May-1818 8-Aug-1897 The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
Georg Cantor
Mathematician
3-Mar-1845 6-Jan-1918 Founder of set theory
Robert Capa
Photographer
22-Oct-1913 25-May-1954 War photographer
Rudolf Carnap
Philosopher
18-May-1891 14-Sep-1970 The Logical Syntax of Language
Ernst Cassirer
Philosopher
28-Jul-1874 13-Apr-1945 The Myth of the State
Austen Chamberlain
Politician
16-Oct-1863 16-Mar-1937 British pol, Nobel Prize recipient
Rudolf Clausius
Physicist
2-Jan-1822 24-Aug-1888 Second Law of Thermodynamics
Frederick G. Cottrell
Inventor
10-Jan-1877 16-Nov-1948 Smokestack filters to fight pollution
Wilhelm Cuno
Head of State
2-Jul-1876 3-Jan-1933 German Chancellor 1922-23
Max Delbrück
Scientist
4-Sep-1906 10-Mar-1981 Molecular structure of viral genes (phages)
Otto Diels
Chemist
23-Jan-1876 7-Mar-1954 Diels-Alder Reaction
Wilhelm Dilthey
Philosopher
19-Nov-1833 1-Oct-1911 Methodology of the humanities
Alfred Döblin
Novelist
10-Aug-1878 26-Jun-1957 Berlin Alexanderplatz
Engelbert Dollfuss
Head of State
4-Oct-1892 25-Jul-1934 Austrian Chancellor murdered by Nazis
W. E. B. Du Bois
Sociologist
23-Feb-1868 27-Aug-1963 Civil rights activist
Christiaan Eijkman
Scientist
11-Aug-1858 5-Nov-1930 Research led to discovery of vitamins
Hans von Euler-Chelpin
Chemist
15-Feb-1873 7-Nov-1964 Enzymes of sugar fermentation
Ludwig Feuerbach
Philosopher
28-Jul-1804 13-Sep-1872 Das Weses des Christentums
Hanno C. Fiedler
Business
24-Jun-1945   CEO of Ball Packaging Europe, 2002-05
Fritz Fischer
Historian
5-Mar-1908 1-Dec-1999 Blamed Germany for World War I
Abraham Flexner
Educator
13-Nov-1866 21-Sep-1959 The American College
James Franck
Physicist
26-Aug-1882 21-May-1964 Franck-Hertz experiment
Wilhelm Frick
Government
12-Mar-1877 16-Oct-1946 Authored the Nuremberg Laws
Walther Funk
Government
18-Aug-1890 31-May-1960 Reich economic minister
Timothy Garton Ash
Historian
12-Jul-1955   In Europe's Name: Germany and the Divided Continent
J. Willard Gibbs
Physicist
11-Feb-1839 28-Apr-1903 Elementary Principles in Statistical Mathematics
Maurice Goldhaber
Physicist
18-Apr-1911 11-May-2011 Neutrons
Eugen Goldstein
Physicist
5-Sep-1850 25-Dec-1930 Cathode rays
Theodore F. Green
Politician
2-Oct-1867 19-May-1966 Governor and Senator from Rhode Island
Romano Guardini
Religion
17-Feb-1885 1-Oct-1968 Roman Catholic theologian
Fritz Haber
Chemist
9-Dec-1868 29-Jan-1934 Synthesized ammonia, chemical warfare
Ernst Haeckel
Zoologist
16-Feb-1834 9-Aug-1919 Proponent of evolution
Odd Hassel
Chemist
17-May-1897 11-May-1981 Conformational analysis
Gustav Hertz
Physicist
22-Jul-1887 30-Oct-1975 Franck-Hertz experiment
Heinrich Hertz
Physicist
22-Feb-1857 1-Jan-1894 Discoverer of electromagnetic radiation
Karl M. von der Heyden
Business
?   Vice Chairman of Pepsi, 1996-2001
Paul von Heyse
Author
15-Mar-1830 2-Apr-1914 L'Arrabbiata
John Grier Hibben
Educator
19-Apr-1861 16-May-1933 President, Princeton University, 1912-32
Karen Horney
Psychologist
16-Sep-1885 4-Dec-1952 Disputed Freud's concept of "penis envy"
Edwin J. Houston
Inventor
9-Jul-1847 1-Mar-1914 Thomson-Houston Electric Company
Zakir Hussain
Head of State
8-Feb-1897 3-May-1969 President of India, 1967-69
Edmund Husserl
Philosopher
8-Apr-1859 26-Apr-1938 Phenomenological philosopher
Karl Gustav Jacobi
Mathematician
10-Dec-1804 18-Feb-1851 Investigated elliptical functions
Karl Jaspers
Philosopher
23-Feb-1883 26-Feb-1969 Existential thinker
Nicholas Kaldor
Economist
12-May-1908 30-Sep-1986 An Expenditure Tax
James E. Keeler
Astronomer
10-Sep-1857 12-Aug-1900 Composition of Saturn's rings
George F. Kennan
Diplomat
16-Feb-1904 17-Mar-2005 Architect of US policy of Soviet containment
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Head of State
6-Apr-1904 9-Mar-1988 German Chancellor, 1966-69
Hans Krebs
Scientist
25-Apr-1900 22-Nov-1981 Tricarboxylic acid cycle
Alfried Krupp
Business
13-Aug-1907 30-Jul-1967 Nazi munitions maker, convicted war criminal
Nicholas Kurti
Physicist
14-May-1908 24-Nov-1998 Molecular gastronomy
Max von Laue
Physicist
9-Oct-1879 23-Apr-1960 X-ray crystallography
Morris E. Leeds
Business
6-Mar-1869 8-Feb-1952 Leeds & Northrup Co.
Philipp Lenard
Physicist
7-Jun-1862 20-May-1947 Investigations of cathode rays
Wassily Leontief
Economist
5-Aug-1906 5-Feb-1999 Structure of the American Economy
Richard Lepsius
Historian
23-Dec-1810 10-Jul-1884 German Egyptologist
Armin O. Leuschner
Astronomer
16-Jan-1868 22-Apr-1953 Astronomer at Berkeley
Kurt Lewin
Psychologist
9-Sep-1890 12-Feb-1947 Field theorist, group dynamicist
Willy Ley
Author
2-Oct-1906 24-May-1969 The Conquest of Space
Frederick Lindemann
Government
5-Apr-1886 3-Jul-1957 Churchill's scientific and war advisor
Fritz Lipmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1899 24-Jul-1986 Carbohydrate oxidation
Alain Locke
Author
13-Sep-1886 9-Jun-1954 Leader in the Harlem Renaissance
Karl Mannheim
Sociologist
27-Mar-1893 9-Jan-1947 Ideology and Utopia
Ernst Mayr
Biologist
5-Jul-1904 3-Feb-2005 Evolutionary biologist
Lise Meitner
Physicist
7-Nov-1878 27-Oct-1968 Discovered nuclear fission
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
Robert A. Millikan
Physicist
22-Mar-1868 19-Dec-1953 Determined the charge of an electron
Hermann Minkowski
Mathematician
22-Jun-1864 12-Jan-1909 Minkowski space
Robert Musil
Novelist
6-Nov-1880 15-Apr-1942 Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften
Charles Nagel
Government
9-Aug-1849 5-Jan-1940 US Secy. of Commerce & Labor, 1909-13
Walther Nernst
Chemist
25-Jun-1864 18-Nov-1941 Third Law of Thermodynamics
Ernest Fox Nichols
Physicist
1-Jun-1869 29-Apr-1924 Infrared radiation
Erwin Panofsky
Historian
30-Mar-1892 14-Mar-1968 Studies in Iconology
Robert E. Park
Sociologist
14-Feb-1864 7-Feb-1944 Race and Culture
Emin Pasha
Explorer
28-Mar-1840 23-Oct-1892 German colonial traveller in Africa
Rudolf Peierls
Physicist
5-Jun-1907 19-Sep-1995 Frisch-Peierls Memorandum
Max Planck
Physicist
23-Apr-1858 4-Oct-1947 Originator of quantum theory
Julius Plücker
Mathematician
16-Jul-1801 22-May-1868 Analytical geometry
Johann Christian Poggendorff
Physicist
29-Dec-1796 24-Jan-1877 Annalen der Physik und Chemie
Franz Reuleaux
Mathematician
30-Sep-1829 20-Aug-1905 Father of modern kinematics
Bernhard Riemann
Mathematician
17-Sep-1826 20-Jul-1866 Topologist, also Riemann Hypothesis
Bert Sakmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1942   Cellular ion channels
George Santayana
Philosopher
16-Dec-1863 26-Sep-1952 The Realms of Being
Hjalmar Schacht
Government
22-Jan-1877 3-Jun-1970 Reich Minister of Economics
Moritz Schlick
Philosopher
14-Apr-1882 22-Jun-1936 Positivist philosopher, Vienna Circle
Gershom Scholem
Historian
5-Dec-1897 21-Feb-1982 Revolutionized the study of Kabbalah
Arthur Schopenhauer
Philosopher
22-Feb-1788 21-Sep-1860 Philosopher of Pessimism
Walter Schottky
Physicist
23-Jul-1886 4-Mar-1976 Solid-state physics and electronics
Frederick Hanley Seares
Astronomer
17-May-1873 20-Jul-1964 Astronomer at Mt. Wilson Observatory
Zalman Shazar
Head of State
6-Oct-1889 5-Oct-1974 President of Israel, 1963-73
Werner von Siemens
Business
13-Dec-1816 6-Dec-1892 Founder of Siemens AG
Georg Simmel
Sociologist
1-Mar-1858 26-Sep-1918 Philosophy of Money
Richard Sorge
Spy
4-Oct-1895 7-Nov-1944 Warned Stalin of Operation Barbarossa
Hans Speidel
Military
28-Oct-1897 28-Nov-1984 German general, NATO commander
Oswald Spengler
Historian
29-May-1880 8-May-1936 The Decline of the West
Max Stirner
Philosopher
25-Oct-1806 26-Jun-1856 Existential German nihilo-anarchist
Gustav Stresemann
Head of State
10-May-1878 3-Oct-1929 German Chancellor 1923
Albert Szent-Györgyi
Scientist
16-Sep-1893 22-Oct-1986 Vitamins C and B2
Leo Szilard
Physicist
11-Feb-1898 30-May-1964 Nuclear chain reaction
Garrick Utley
Journalist
19-Nov-1939   NBC correspondent for 30 years
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg
Head of State
29-Nov-1856 1-Jan-1921 German Chancellor 1909-17
Wernher von Braun
Scientist
23-Mar-1912 16-Jun-1977 German-American rocket scientist
Bernhard von Bulow
Head of State
3-May-1849 28-Oct-1929 German Chancellor, 1900-09
Hermann von Helmholtz
Physicist
31-Aug-1821 8-Sep-1894 Law of Conservation of Energy
Georg von Hertling
Head of State
31-Aug-1843 4-Jan-1919 German Chancellor 1917-18
John von Neumann
Mathematician
28-Dec-1903 8-Feb-1957 Computing pioneer, inventor of Game Theory
Konstantin von Neurath
Diplomat
2-Feb-1873 15-Aug-1956 Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs
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
William H. Welch
Scientist
8-Apr-1850 30-Apr-1934 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Heinrich Wieland
Chemist
4-Jun-1877 5-Aug-1957 Studied acids of bile
Wilhelm Wien
Physicist
13-Jan-1864 30-Aug-1928 Blackbody radiation
Robert Wiene
Film Director
24-Apr-1873 17-Jul-1938 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Adolf Windaus
Chemist
25-Dec-1876 9-Jun-1959 Investigated cholesterol, Vitamin D
Robert W. Wood
Physicist
2-May-1868 11-Aug-1955 Physical Optics

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Adolf von Baeyer
Chemist
31-Oct-1835 20-Aug-1917 Synthesized indigo
Ludwig Biermann
Astronomer
13-Mar-1907 12-Jan-1986 Solar winds
Ludwig Boltzmann
Physicist
20-Feb-1844 5-Sep-1906 Atoms and molecules
Franz Bopp
Linguist
14-Sep-1791 23-Oct-1867 Comparative Grammar
Walther Bothe
Physicist
8-Jan-1891 8-Feb-1957 Coincidence method
Karl Brandt
Economist
9-Jan-1899 8-Jul-1975 Council of Economic Advisers, 1958-61
Eduard Buchner
Chemist
20-May-1860 13-Aug-1917 Cell-free fermentation
Erwin Chargaff
Biologist
11-Aug-1905 20-Jun-2002 Biochemist at Columbia University
Peter Debye
Physicist
24-Mar-1884 2-Nov-1966 Studied molecular structure, dipoles
Otto Diels
Chemist
23-Jan-1876 7-Mar-1954 Diels-Alder Reaction
Wilhelm Dilthey
Philosopher
19-Nov-1833 1-Oct-1911 Methodology of the humanities
Paul Ehrlich
Doctor
14-Mar-1854 20-Aug-1915 Father of chemotherapy
Albert Einstein
Physicist
14-Mar-1879 18-Apr-1955 Theory of relativity
Emil Fischer
Chemist
9-Oct-1852 15-Jul-1919 Peptide bond
Hans Fischer
Chemist
27-Jul-1881 31-Mar-1945 Synthesized hemin
James Franck
Physicist
26-Aug-1882 21-May-1964 Franck-Hertz experiment
Romano Guardini
Religion
17-Feb-1885 1-Oct-1968 Roman Catholic theologian
Fritz Haber
Chemist
9-Dec-1868 29-Jan-1934 Synthesized ammonia, chemical warfare
Otto Hahn
Chemist
8-Mar-1879 28-Jul-1968 Demonstrated fission
Arvid Harnack
Spy
24-May-1901 22-Dec-1942 Hanged by the Nazis for espionage
Mildred Fish Harnack
Spy
16-Sep-1902 16-Feb-1943 Guillotined by the Gestapo
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Philosopher
27-Aug-1770 14-Nov-1831 Phenomenology of Spirit
Werner Heisenberg
Physicist
5-Dec-1901 1-Feb-1976 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Gustav Hertz
Physicist
22-Jul-1887 30-Oct-1975 Franck-Hertz experiment
Roman Herzog
Head of State
5-Apr-1934   President of Germany, 1994-99
Jacobus H. van 't Hoff
Chemist
30-Aug-1852 1-Mar-1911 Three-dimensional molecular properties
August Wilhelm von Hofmann
Chemist
8-Apr-1818 2-May-1892 Organic chemist, researched aniline
Karl Gustav Jacobi
Mathematician
10-Dec-1804 18-Feb-1851 Investigated elliptical functions
Pascual Jordan
Physicist
18-Oct-1902 31-Jul-1980 Founder of Quantum Mechanics
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff
Physicist
12-Mar-1824 17-Oct-1887 Theory of spectrum analysis
Martin Heinrich Klaproth
Chemist
1-Dec-1743 1-Jan-1817 Discovered uranium, zirconium, titanium
Robert Koch
Doctor
11-Dec-1843 27-May-1910 Germ theory of disease
Nicholas Kurti
Physicist
14-May-1908 24-Nov-1998 Molecular gastronomy
Wolf Lepenies
Sociologist
11-Jan-1941   Melancholy and Society
Richard Lepsius
Historian
23-Dec-1810 10-Jul-1884 German Egyptologist
Karl Lohmann
Chemist
10-Apr-1898 22-Apr-1978 Discovered ATP
Lise Meitner
Physicist
7-Nov-1878 27-Oct-1968 Discovered nuclear fission
Walther Nernst
Chemist
25-Jun-1864 18-Nov-1941 Third Law of Thermodynamics
Max Planck
Physicist
23-Apr-1858 4-Oct-1947 Originator of quantum theory
Julius Plücker
Mathematician
16-Jul-1801 22-May-1868 Analytical geometry
Johann Christian Poggendorff
Physicist
29-Dec-1796 24-Jan-1877 Annalen der Physik und Chemie
Johannes Popitz
Government
2-Dec-1884 2-Feb-1945 Prussian finance minister 1933-44
Leopold von Ranke
Historian
12-Dec-1795 23-May-1886 Prominent 19th century German historian
Franz Reuleaux
Mathematician
30-Sep-1829 20-Aug-1905 Father of modern kinematics
Arthur Schopenhauer
Philosopher
22-Feb-1788 21-Sep-1860 Philosopher of Pessimism
Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist
12-Aug-1887 4-Jan-1961 Schrödinger's wave equation
Reinhard Selten
Economist
5-Oct-1930   Game theory
Georg Simmel
Sociologist
1-Mar-1858 26-Sep-1918 Philosophy of Money
Leo Szilard
Physicist
11-Feb-1898 30-May-1964 Nuclear chain reaction
Rudolf Virchow
Doctor
13-Oct-1821 5-Sep-1902 Pathology and progressive politics
John von Neumann
Mathematician
28-Dec-1903 8-Feb-1957 Computing pioneer, inventor of Game Theory
Max Weber
Sociologist
21-Apr-1864 14-Jun-1920 The Protestant Ethic
Wilhelm Wien
Physicist
13-Jan-1864 30-Aug-1928 Blackbody radiation
Richard Willstätter
Chemist
13-Aug-1872 3-Aug-1942 Plant pigments

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
W. Michael Blumenthal
Government
3-Jan-1926   US Secretary of the Treasury, 1977-79
Werner Heisenberg
Physicist
5-Dec-1901 1-Feb-1976 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Max von Laue
Physicist
9-Oct-1879 23-Apr-1960 X-ray crystallography
Karl Lohmann
Chemist
10-Apr-1898 22-Apr-1978 Discovered ATP
Walther Nernst
Chemist
25-Jun-1864 18-Nov-1941 Third Law of Thermodynamics
Franz Reuleaux
Mathematician
30-Sep-1829 20-Aug-1905 Father of modern kinematics


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