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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Munich, Germany

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lord Acton
Historian
10-Jan-1834 19-Jun-1902 British historian
Valdas Adamkus
Head of State
3-Nov-1926   President of Lithuania, 2004-09
Walter S. Adams
Astronomer
20-Dec-1876 11-May-1956 Long-time director of Mt. Wilson Observatory
Konrad Adenauer
Politician
5-Jan-1876 19-Apr-1967 Chancellor of West Germany, 1949-61
Louis Agassiz
Paleontologist
28-May-1807 14-Dec-1873 Ichthyologist at Harvard
Richard V. Allen
Government
1-Jan-1936   Reagan National Security Advisor
Hans Bethe
Physicist
2-Jul-1906 6-Mar-2005 Atomic scientist
Ludwig Biermann
Astronomer
13-Mar-1907 12-Jan-1986 Solar winds
Günter Blobel
Scientist
21-May-1936   Protein signaling in cells
Heinrich Bruening
Head of State
26-Nov-1885 30-Mar-1970 Chancellor of Germany, 1930-32
Joseph Campbell
Author
26-Mar-1904 31-Oct-1987 The Power of Myth
Walter Christaller
Scientist
21-Apr-1893 9-Mar-1969 Central Place Theory
Peter Debye
Physicist
24-Mar-1884 2-Nov-1966 Studied molecular structure, dipoles
Paul Peter Ewald
Physicist
23-Jan-1888 22-Aug-1985 X-Ray crystallographer
Bernard Fall
Journalist
19-Nov-1926 21-Feb-1967 Scholar of the Vietnam conflict
Hans Filbinger
Politician
15-Sep-1913 1-Apr-2007 Disgraced German politician
Hans Fischer
Chemist
27-Jul-1881 31-Mar-1945 Synthesized hemin
Hans Frank
Military
23-May-1900 16-Oct-1946 Nazi King of Poland
Wilhelm Frick
Government
12-Mar-1877 16-Oct-1946 Authored the Nuremberg Laws
Erich Fromm
Psychologist
23-Mar-1900 18-Mar-1980 Psychoanalyst, Humanist
Naum Gabo
Sculptor
5-Aug-1890 23-Aug-1977 Constructivist, Realistic Manifesto
Hans Geiger
Physicist
30-Sep-1882 24-Sep-1945 Co-Inventor of the Geiger Counter
Hermann Goering
Military
12-Jan-1893 15-Oct-1946 Founder of the Gestapo
Romano Guardini
Religion
17-Feb-1885 1-Oct-1968 Roman Catholic theologian
Franz Guertner
Government
26-Aug-1881 29-Jan-1941 Reich Minister of Justice
Otto Hahn
Chemist
8-Mar-1879 28-Jul-1968 Demonstrated fission
Edith Hamilton
Educator
12-Aug-1867 31-May-1963 The Greek Way
Haldan K. Hartline
Scientist
22-Dec-1903 17-Mar-1983 Physiology of the retina
Werner Heisenberg
Physicist
5-Dec-1901 1-Feb-1976 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
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
Roman Herzog
Head of State
5-Apr-1934   President of Germany, 1994-99
Werner Herzog
Film Director
5-Sep-1942   Fitzcarraldo
Rudolf Hess
Government
26-Apr-1894 17-Jul-1987 Deputy Fuhrer flew unauthorized to Scotland
Theodor Heuss
Head of State
31-Jan-1884 12-Dec-1963 President of Germany, 1949-59
Felix Hoffmann
Chemist
21-Jan-1868 8-Feb-1946 Aspirin and heroin
Scott Horton
Attorney
11-Aug-1955   Human rights attorney
Karl Jaspers
Philosopher
23-Feb-1883 26-Feb-1969 Existential thinker
Wolfgang Ketterle
Physicist
21-Oct-1957   Bose-Einstein condensates
Paul Kollsman
Inventor
22-Feb-1900 17-Mar-1982 Barometric altimeter
Alfried Krupp
Business
13-Aug-1907 30-Jul-1967 Nazi munitions maker, convicted war criminal
Richard Kuhn
Chemist
3-Dec-1900 1-Aug-1967 Carotenoids, and vitamins B2 and B6
Karl Landsteiner
Scientist
14-Jun-1868 26-Jun-1943 Discovered blood typing
Max von Laue
Physicist
9-Oct-1879 23-Apr-1960 X-ray crystallography
Kurt Lewin
Psychologist
9-Sep-1890 12-Feb-1947 Field theorist, group dynamicist
Otto Loewi
Scientist
3-Jun-1873 25-Dec-1961 Acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Historian
14-Jan-1882 11-Mar-1944 Juvenile historian, Story of Mankind
Feodor Lynen
Scientist
6-Apr-1911 6-Aug-1979 Cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism
Klaus J. Mangold
Business
6-Jun-1943   Executive Advisor to Diamler Chrysler
Josef Mengele
Doctor
16-Mar-1911 7-Feb-1979 The Angel of Death
Paul V. Niemeyer
Judge
5-Apr-1941   4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Nam June Paik
Artist
20-Jul-1932 29-Jan-2006 Korean-American video artist
Helmut Panke
Business
31-Aug-1946   Chairman of BMW, 2002-06
Erwin Panofsky
Historian
30-Mar-1892 14-Mar-1968 Studies in Iconology
George Papanicolaou
Scientist
13-May-1883 19-Feb-1962 Pap smear
Karolos Papoulias
Head of State
4-Jun-1929   President of Greece
Wolfgang Pauli
Physicist
25-Apr-1900 15-Dec-1958 Pauli Exclusion Principle
Linus Pauling
Chemist
28-Feb-1901 19-Aug-1994 Scientist and peacenik
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
Ludwig Prandtl
Physicist
4-Feb-1875 15-Aug-1953 Father of Aerodynamics
Bert Sakmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1942   Cellular ion channels
Hjalmar Schacht
Government
22-Jan-1877 3-Jun-1970 Reich Minister of Economics
Maximilian Schell
Actor
8-Dec-1930   Judgment at Nuremberg
Gershom Scholem
Historian
5-Dec-1897 21-Feb-1982 Revolutionized the study of Kabbalah
Karl Schwarzschild
Astronomer
9-Oct-1873 11-May-1916 Black holes, Schwarzschild radius
Wilfrid Sellars
Philosopher
20-May-1912 2-Jul-1989 Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
Hans Spemann
Scientist
27-Jun-1869 9-Sep-1941 Experimental embryology
Oswald Spengler
Historian
29-May-1880 8-May-1936 The Decline of the West
Wendell M. Stanley
Chemist
16-Aug-1904 15-Jun-1971 First to crystallize a virus
Johannes Stark
Physicist
15-Apr-1874 21-Jun-1957 Discovered the Stark Effect
Hermann Staudinger
Chemist
23-Mar-1881 8-Sep-1965 Macromolecular chemistry
Otto Stern
Physicist
17-Feb-1888 17-Aug-1969 Molecular beam experiment
Marie Stopes
Scientist
15-Oct-1880 2-Oct-1958 Scientist and birth control advocate
Richard Strauss
Composer
11-Jun-1864 8-Sep-1949 Also sprach Zarathustra
Patrick Süskind
Author
26-Mar-1949   Perfume, The Story of a Murderer
Georg von Hertling
Head of State
31-Aug-1843 4-Jan-1919 German Chancellor 1917-18
Baldur von Schirach
Government
9-Mar-1907 8-Aug-1974 Hitler-Jugend, Gauleiter of Vienna
Henry C. Wallich
Economist
10-Jun-1914 16-Sep-1988 Council of Economic Advisers, 1959-61
August von Wassermann
Biologist
21-Feb-1866 16-Mar-1925 Syphilis test
Heinrich Wieland
Chemist
4-Jun-1877 5-Aug-1957 Studied acids of bile
Richard Willstätter
Chemist
13-Aug-1872 3-Aug-1942 Plant pigments
Manfred Wörner
Diplomat
24-Sep-1934 13-Aug-1994 NATO Secretary General, 1988-94
Richard Zsigmondy
Chemist
1-Apr-1865 23-Sep-1929 Ultramicroscope

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Adolf von Baeyer
Chemist
31-Oct-1835 20-Aug-1917 Synthesized indigo
Ludwig Boltzmann
Physicist
20-Feb-1844 5-Sep-1906 Atoms and molecules
Eduard Buchner
Chemist
20-May-1860 13-Aug-1917 Cell-free fermentation
Peter Debye
Physicist
24-Mar-1884 2-Nov-1966 Studied molecular structure, dipoles
Paul Peter Ewald
Physicist
23-Jan-1888 22-Aug-1985 X-Ray crystallographer
Emil Fischer
Chemist
9-Oct-1852 15-Jul-1919 Peptide bond
Ernst Otto Fischer
Chemist
10-Nov-1918 23-Jul-2007 Organometallic "sandwich" compounds
Hans Fischer
Chemist
27-Jul-1881 31-Mar-1945 Synthesized hemin
Karl von Frisch
Zoologist
20-Nov-1886 12-Jun-1982 Researched bee communications
Riccardo Giacconi
Astronomer
6-Oct-1931   Discovered cosmic X-ray sources
Theodor W. Hänsch
Physicist
30-Oct-1941   Quantum optics
Werner Heisenberg
Physicist
5-Dec-1901 1-Feb-1976 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Walter Hieber
Chemist
18-Dec-1895 29-Nov-1976 Metal carbonyl chemistry
Johannes Holtfreter
Zoologist
9-Jan-1901 13-Nov-1992 Chemotaxis
Emil Kraepelin
Psychiatrist
15-Feb-1856 7-Oct-1926 Manic depression and schizophrenia
Max von Laue
Physicist
9-Oct-1879 23-Apr-1960 X-ray crystallography
Justus Liebig
Chemist
12-May-1803 18-Apr-1873 Reformed pedagogy of chemistry
Hans Luther
Head of State
10-Mar-1885 11-May-1962 German Chancellor 1925-26
Feodor Lynen
Scientist
6-Apr-1911 6-Aug-1979 Cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism
Georg Simon Ohm
Physicist
16-Mar-1789 6-Jul-1854 Ohm's Law
Helmut Panke
Business
31-Aug-1946   Chairman of BMW, 2002-06
Jean Piccard
Aviator
28-Jan-1884 28-Jan-1963 Extreme balloonist
Max Planck
Physicist
23-Apr-1858 4-Oct-1947 Originator of quantum theory
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Physicist
27-Mar-1845 10-Feb-1923 Discovered X-Rays
Karl Schwarzschild
Astronomer
9-Oct-1873 11-May-1916 Black holes, Schwarzschild radius
Arnold Sommerfeld
Physicist
5-Dec-1868 26-Apr-1951 Fine-structure constant
Johannes Stark
Physicist
15-Apr-1874 21-Jun-1957 Discovered the Stark Effect
Robert Strausz-Hupé
Diplomat
25-Mar-1903 24-Feb-2002 US Ambassador to Turkey, 1981-89
Georg von Hertling
Head of State
31-Aug-1843 4-Jan-1919 German Chancellor 1917-18
Max Weber
Sociologist
21-Apr-1864 14-Jun-1920 The Protestant Ethic
Heinrich Wieland
Chemist
4-Jun-1877 5-Aug-1957 Studied acids of bile
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
Werner Heisenberg
Physicist
5-Dec-1901 1-Feb-1976 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle


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