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Hamburg, Germany

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.hamburg.de/

Population:
1,800,000

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Hamburg
 

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Hamburger Symphoniker
1957
NDR Symphony Orchestra
1945
Philharmoniker Hamburg
1828
Hamburg State Opera
1678

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Bauer Media Group
1875

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sig Arno
Actor
27-Dec-1895 17-Aug-1975 The Palm Beach Story
Peter Behrens
Architect
14-Apr-1868 27-Feb-1940 Invented corporate identity
John Brahm
Film Director
17-Aug-1893 12-Oct-1982 The Lodger
Johannes Brahms
Composer
7-May-1833 3-Apr-1897 Ein deutsches Requiem
Gerhard Casper
Educator
25-Dec-1937   President of Stanford University, 1992-2000
Otto Diels
Chemist
23-Jan-1876 7-Mar-1954 Diels-Alder Reaction
Johann Franz Encke
Astronomer
23-Sep-1791 26-Aug-1865 Investigated comets and asteroids
James Franck
Physicist
26-Aug-1882 21-May-1964 Franck-Hertz experiment
Michael S. Greve
Activist
c. 1958   Co-Founder, Center for Individual Rights
Helmut Griem
Actor
6-Apr-1932 19-Nov-2004 Cabaret
Friedrich von Hagedorn
Poet
23-Apr-1708 28-Oct-1754 German Anacreontic poet
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
Gerhard Herzberg
Physicist
25-Dec-1904 3-Mar-1999 Molecular spectroscopy
Luc Holste
Scholar
27-Sep-1596 2-Feb-1661 German humanist and librarian
J. Hans D. Jensen
Physicist
25-Jun-1907 11-Feb-1973 Shell nuclear model
Sascha Konietzko
Electronic Musician
21-Jun-1961   KMFDM
Dagmar Krause
Singer
4-Jun-1950   Slapp Happy, Henry Cow
Karl Lagerfeld
Fashion Designer
10-Sep-1938   Chanel, Lagerfeld
Susanne Lothar
Actor
15-Nov-1960 25-Jul-2012 The Reader
Johann Mattheson
Composer
28-Sep-1681 17-Apr-1764 German baroque composer, theorist
Felix Mendelssohn
Composer
3-Feb-1809 4-Nov-1847 Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Angela Merkel
Head of State
17-Jul-1954   Chancellor of Germany
Brigitte Mira
Actor
20-Apr-1910 8-Mar-2005 Fassbinder actress
Lisel Mueller
Poet
8-Feb-1924   The Need to Hold Still
Steven Muller
Educator
22-Nov-1927 19-Jan-2013 President of Johns Hopkins, 1972-90
Johann Christian Poggendorff
Physicist
29-Dec-1796 24-Jan-1877 Annalen der Physik und Chemie
Sig Ruman
Actor
11-Oct-1884 14-Feb-1967 Stalag 17
Matthias Jakob Schleiden
Botanist
5-Apr-1804 23-Jun-1881 Principles of Scientific Botany
Helmut Schmidt
Head of State
23-Dec-1918   Chancellor of Germany, 1974-82
Douglas Sirk
Film Director
26-Apr-1897 14-Jan-1987 Written on the Wind
Jürgen Vogel
Actor
29-Apr-1968   Life Is All You Get
Carl von Ossietzky
Activist
3-Oct-1889 4-May-1938 German pacifist, Nobel Prize recipient
Paul M. Warburg
Business
10-Aug-1868 24-Jan-1932 The Federal Reserve System

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Karl Doenitz
Military
16-Sep-1891 2-Dec-1980 U-Boat admiral
Fritz Fischer
Historian
5-Mar-1908 1-Dec-1999 Blamed Germany for World War I
Frederick VIII
Royalty
3-Jun-1843 14-May-1912 King of Denmark, 1906-12
Friedrich von Hagedorn
Poet
23-Apr-1708 28-Oct-1754 German Anacreontic poet
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
Poet
2-Jul-1724 14-Mar-1803 Messias
Johann Mattheson
Composer
28-Sep-1681 17-Apr-1764 German baroque composer, theorist
Max Ophüls
Film Director
6-May-1902 25-Mar-1957 Letter from an Unknown Woman
Stuart Sutcliffe
Musician
23-Jun-1940 10-Apr-1962 Briefly a Beatle
Georg Philipp Telemann
Composer
14-Mar-1681 25-Jun-1767 German Baroque composer
Walther von Brauchitsch
Military
4-Oct-1881 18-Oct-1948 Nazi general, failed to capture Moscow
Aby Warburg
Scholar
13-Jun-1866 26-Oct-1929 Founder of the Warburg Institute



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