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Cologne, Germany

LOCATION

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

Population:
969,709 (2004)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Cologne
1388

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne
1947

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Lufthansa
1926

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Konrad Adenauer
Politician
5-Jan-1876 19-Apr-1967 Chancellor of West Germany, 1949-61
Cornelius Agrippa
Magician
14-Sep-1486 18-Feb-1535 Three Books of Occult Philosophy
Michael Bohnen
Singer
2-May-1887 26-Apr-1965 Operatic bass baritone
Heinrich Böll
Novelist
21-Dec-1917 16-Jul-1985 The Train Was On Time
Carl Bosch
Chemist
27-Aug-1874 26-Apr-1940 Chairman of I. G. Farben
Max Bruch
Composer
6-Jan-1838 2-Oct-1920 Kol Nidrei
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Film Director
2-May-1973   The Lives of Others
Fred Fisher
Songwriter
30-Sep-1875 14-Jan-1942 Dardanella
H. Robert Heller
Economist
8-Jan-1940   Federal Reserve Governor, 1986-89
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Novelist
7-May-1927 3-Apr-2013 Heat and Dust
Udo Kier
Actor
14-Oct-1944   Hans in My Own Private Idaho
Werner Klemperer
Actor
22-Mar-1920 6-Dec-2000 Col. Klink on Hogan's Heroes
Wilhelm Marx
Head of State
15-Jan-1863 5-Aug-1946 German Chancellor 1923-25, 1926-28
Nico
Musician
16-Oct-1938 18-Jul-1988 The Velvet Underground and Nico
Jacques Offenbach
Composer
20-Jun-1819 5-Oct-1880 Inventor of the the opérette
Gustav Otto
Business
12-Jan-1883 28-Feb-1926 Founder of BMW and Flottweg AG
William Steinberg
Conductor
1-Aug-1899 16-May-1978 Music Director, Pittsburgh Symphony, 1952-76
Eric Voegelin
Philosopher
3-Jan-1901 19-Jan-1985 Order and History

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kurt Alder
Chemist
10-Jul-1902 20-Jun-1958 Diels-Alder Reaction
George Cassander
Religion
1513 3-Feb-1566 Worked towards Christian unity
John Duns Scotus
Religion
c. 1265 8-Nov-1308 14th century Scottish scholar
Pope Gregory VI
Religion
? 1048 Roman Catholic Pope, 1045-46
Mauricio Kagel
Composer
24-Dec-1931 18-Sep-2008 Absurdist composer
Marie de Medici
Royalty
26-Apr-1573 3-Jul-1642 Regent of France, 1610-17
Nikolaus Otto
Engineer
14-Jun-1832 26-Jan-1891 Four-stroke internal-combustion engine
Theodor Schwann
Scientist
7-Dec-1810 11-Jan-1882 Cell Theorist



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