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University of Freiburg

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

Location:
Freiburg, Germany

Founding Date:
1457

Motto:
Die Weisheit hat sich ein Haus erbaut

Enrollment:
20,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Konrad Adenauer
Politician
5-Jan-1876 19-Apr-1967 Chancellor of West Germany, 1949-61
Richard V. Allen
Government
1-Jan-1936   Reagan National Security Advisor
Hannah Arendt
Philosopher
14-Oct-1906 4-Dec-1975 Origins of Totalitarianism
Robert Bárány
Doctor
22-Apr-1876 8-Apr-1936 Studied inner ear, equilibrium system
Hildegard Behrens
Singer
9-Feb-1937 18-Aug-2009 Operatic soprano
Ludwig Biermann
Astronomer
13-Mar-1907 12-Jan-1986 Solar winds
Rudolf Carnap
Philosopher
18-May-1891 14-Sep-1970 The Logical Syntax of Language
Gerhard Casper
Educator
25-Dec-1937   President of Stanford University, 1992-2000
Alfred Döblin
Novelist
10-Aug-1878 26-Jun-1957 Berlin Alexanderplatz
Johann Eck
Religion
13-Nov-1486 10-Feb-1543 Martin Luther's Catholic opponent
Paul Ehrlich
Doctor
14-Mar-1854 20-Aug-1915 Father of chemotherapy
Konstantin Fehrenbach
Head of State
11-Jan-1852 26-Mar-1926 German Chancellor 1920-21
Hans Filbinger
Politician
15-Sep-1913 1-Apr-2007 Disgraced German politician
Romano Guardini
Religion
17-Feb-1885 1-Oct-1968 Roman Catholic theologian
Ludwig Haetzer
Religion
c. 1500 4-Feb-1529 Translator of Prophets
Martin Heidegger
Philosopher
26-Sep-1889 26-May-1976 Being and Time
Philip S. Hench
Scientist
28-Feb-1896 30-Mar-1965 Adrenocortical hormones
George de Hevesy
Chemist
1-Aug-1885 5-Jul-1966 Radioisotope researcher
Johannes Holtfreter
Zoologist
9-Jan-1901 13-Nov-1992 Chemotaxis
Karen Horney
Psychologist
16-Sep-1885 4-Dec-1952 Disputed Freud's concept of "penis envy"
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
Hans Jonas
Philosopher
10-May-1903 5-Feb-1993 Gnostic philosopher
Georges J.F. Köhler
Scientist
17-Apr-1946 1-Mar-1995 Hybridoma technique (monoclonal antibodies)
Hans Krebs
Scientist
25-Apr-1900 22-Nov-1981 Tricarboxylic acid cycle
Kurt Lewin
Psychologist
9-Sep-1890 12-Feb-1947 Field theorist, group dynamicist
Karl Mannheim
Sociologist
27-Mar-1893 9-Jan-1947 Ideology and Utopia
Herbert Marcuse
Philosopher
19-Jul-1898 29-Jul-1979 One-Dimensional Man
Otto Meyerhof
Scientist
12-Apr-1884 6-Oct-1951 Glycogen-lactic acid cycle
Mario J. Molina
Chemist
19-Mar-1943   Ozone depletion
Cameron Munter
Diplomat
1954   US Ambassador to Serbia
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
Scientist
20-Oct-1942   Embryonic development of fruit flies
Erwin Panofsky
Historian
30-Mar-1892 14-Mar-1968 Studies in Iconology
Karl Rahner
Religion
5-Mar-1904 30-Mar-1984 Leading Roman Catholic theologian
Johann Reuchlin
Scholar
22-Feb-1455 6-Jun-1522 German humanist and Hebraist
James Harvey Robinson
Historian
29-Jun-1863 16-Feb-1936 The Mind in the Making
Bert Sakmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1942   Cellular ion channels
Wolfgang Schäuble
Politician
18-Sep-1942   CDU Chairman, 1998-2000
Zalman Shazar
Head of State
6-Oct-1889 5-Oct-1974 President of Israel, 1963-73
Otto Stern
Physicist
17-Feb-1888 17-Aug-1969 Molecular beam experiment
Leo Strauss
Philosopher
20-Sep-1899 18-Oct-1973 Patron saint of Neoconservatism
Chaim Weizmann
Head of State
27-Nov-1874 9-Nov-1952 First President of Israel
Adolf Windaus
Chemist
25-Dec-1876 9-Jun-1959 Investigated cholesterol, Vitamin D
Joseph Wirth
Head of State
6-Sep-1879 3-Jan-1956 German Chancellor

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Harald zur Hausen
Scientist
11-Mar-1936   Papilloma virus
F. A. Hayek
Economist
8-May-1899 23-Mar-1992 Austrian economist
Martin Heidegger
Philosopher
26-Sep-1889 26-May-1976 Being and Time
George de Hevesy
Chemist
1-Aug-1885 5-Jul-1966 Radioisotope researcher
Hans Krebs
Scientist
25-Apr-1900 22-Nov-1981 Tricarboxylic acid cycle
Friedrich Mohs
Geologist
29-Jan-1773 29-Sep-1839 Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness
Hans Spemann
Scientist
27-Jun-1869 9-Sep-1941 Experimental embryology
Hermann Staudinger
Chemist
23-Mar-1881 8-Sep-1965 Macromolecular chemistry
Max Weber
Sociologist
21-Apr-1864 14-Jun-1920 The Protestant Ethic
August Weismann
Biologist
17-Jan-1834 5-Nov-1914 Theory of Germ Plasm
Chaim Weizmann
Head of State
27-Nov-1874 9-Nov-1952 First President of Israel
Heinrich Wieland
Chemist
4-Jun-1877 5-Aug-1957 Studied acids of bile
Georg Wittig
Chemist
16-Jun-1897 26-Aug-1987 Wittig Reaction


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