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Berlin, Germany

LOCATION

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

Population:
3,426,000 (2005)

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Berliner Morgenpost
Die Welt

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Berlin
 

ZOO

ZooFounded
Berlin Zoological Garden
1844

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
1946
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
1923
Berlin Philharmonic
1882

OPERA

OperaFounded
Komische Oper Berlin
1947
Deutsche Oper Berlin
1911
Berlin State Opera
1742

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
SoundCloud
2007
Ableton
1999

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Adolf von Baeyer
Chemist
31-Oct-1835 20-Aug-1917 Synthesized indigo
Steven C. Beering
Educator
20-Aug-1932   President of Purdue, 1983-2000
Walter Benjamin
Philosopher
15-Jul-1892 26-Sep-1940 The Arcades Project
Eduard Bernstein
Politician
6-Jan-1850 18-Dec-1932 Evolutionary Socialism
W. Michael Blumenthal
Government
3-Jan-1926   US Secretary of the Treasury, 1977-79
Curt Bois
Actor
5-Apr-1901 25-Dec-1991 Pickpocket in Casablanca
Rudy Boschwitz
Business
7-Nov-1930   US Senator from Minnesota, 1978-91
Horst Buchholz
Actor
4-Dec-1933 3-Mar-2003 The Magnificent Seven
Ernst B. Chain
Scientist
19-Jun-1906 12-Aug-1979 Isolated penicillin
Katharine Cornell
Actor
16-Feb-1898 9-Jun-1974 The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Max Delbrück
Scientist
4-Sep-1906 10-Mar-1981 Molecular structure of viral genes (phages)
Marlene Dietrich
Actor
27-Dec-1901 6-May-1992 The Blue Angel
Karl Doenitz
Military
16-Sep-1891 2-Dec-1980 U-Boat admiral
Klaus Eppler
Attorney
8-May-1930   Retired Partner, Proskauer Rose
Paul Peter Ewald
Physicist
23-Jan-1888 22-Aug-1985 X-Ray crystallographer
Hans Eysenck
Psychologist
4-Mar-1916 4-Sep-1997 Intelligence and personality
Fritz Feld
Actor
15-Oct-1900 18-Nov-1993 Bringing Up Baby
Friedrich Karl Flick
Business
3-Feb-1927 5-Oct-2006 Richest man in Austria
Werner Forssmann
Doctor
29-Aug-1904 2-Jun-1979 Cardiac catheterization
Lukas Foss
Conductor
15-Aug-1922 1-Feb-2009 Director, Buffalo Philharmonic, 1963-71
Frederick the Great
Royalty
24-Jan-1712 17-Aug-1786 King of Prussia 1740-86
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Conductor
25-Jan-1886 30-Nov-1954 Pre-War German conductor
Peter Gay
Historian
20-Jun-1923   The Enlightenment: An Interpretation
Götz George
Actor
23-Jul-1938   Schtonk!
Magda Goebbels
Relative
11-Nov-1901 1-May-1945 Wife of Joseph Goebbels
Bill Graham
Business
8-Jan-1931 25-Oct-1991 Rock & roll promoter
Walter Gropius
Architect
18-May-1883 5-Jul-1969 Founder of the Bauhaus school
George Grosz
Artist
26-Jul-1893 6-Jul-1959 German social caricaturist
Alexander Grothendieck
Mathematician
28-May-1928   Grothendieck topologies
Albert Hague
Composer
13-Oct-1920 12-Nov-2001 Redhead
Veit Harlan
Film Director
22-Sep-1899 13-Apr-1964 Jud Süss
Eduard von Hartmann
Philosopher
23-Feb-1842 5-Jun-1906 Philosophy of the Unconscious
Gordon Hessler
Film Director
12-Dec-1930   The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Karl M. von der Heyden
Business
?   Vice Chairman of Pepsi, 1996-2001
Paul von Heyse
Author
15-Mar-1830 2-Apr-1914 L'Arrabbiata
Peter B. Hirsch
Scientist
16-Jan-1925   Electron microscopy in metallurgy
Julia Jentsch
Actor
20-Feb-1978   The Edukators
Gottfried John
Actor
29-Aug-1942   GoldenEye
Nastassja Kinski
Model
24-Jan-1959   Cat People
Fritz Kolbe
Spy
25-Sep-1900 1971 Allied mole in WWII Berlin
Henry Koster
Film Director
1-May-1905 21-Sep-1988 The Bishop's Wife
Nicolette Krebitz
Actor
2-Sep-1971   The Tunnel
Willy Ley
Author
2-Oct-1906 24-May-1969 The Conquest of Space
Arthur O. Lovejoy
Historian
10-Oct-1873 30-Dec-1962 The Great Chain of Being
Ernst Lubitsch
Film Director
28-Jan-1892 30-Nov-1947 To Be or Not To Be
Christa Ludwig
Singer
16-Mar-1928   Operatic mezzo-soprano
Hans Luther
Head of State
10-Mar-1885 11-May-1962 German Chancellor 1925-26
Herbert Marcuse
Philosopher
19-Jul-1898 29-Jul-1979 One-Dimensional Man
Peter Max
Artist
19-Oct-1937   Psychedelic art has featured Statues of Liberty
Audra McDonald
Actor
3-Jul-1970   A Raisin in the Sun
Kurt Mendelssohn
Mathematician
7-Jan-1906 18-Sep-1980 Cryogenics and pyramids
Inge Meysel
Actor
30-May-1910 11-Jul-2004 Popular German TV actress
Stephan Minikes
Attorney
29-Aug-1938 24-Sep-2011 US Ambassador to the OSCE, 2001-05
Dominic Monaghan
Actor
8-Dec-1976   Charlie on Lost
Me'Shell NdegéOcello
Singer
29-Aug-1969   Eclectic R&B singer and bassist
Helmut Newton
Photographer
31-Oct-1920 23-Jan-2004 Celebrity photographer
Mike Nichols
Film Director
6-Nov-1931   Primary Colors
Meret Oppenheim
Artist
6-Oct-1911 15-Nov-1985 Fur-covered teacup
Gerd Oswald
Film Director
9-Jun-1919 22-May-1989 A Kiss Before Dying
Pief Panofsky
Physicist
24-Apr-1919 24-Sep-2007 Stanford Linear Accelerator
Christiane Paul
Actor
8-Mar-1974   In July
Rudolf Peierls
Physicist
5-Jun-1907 19-Sep-1995 Frisch-Peierls Memorandum
John C. Polanyi
Chemist
23-Jan-1929   Infrared chemiluminescence
André Previn
Pianist
6-Apr-1929   Concert pianist and orchestral conductor
Hermann Prey
Singer
11-Jul-1929 22-Jul-1998 Operatic baritone, Figaro
John Price
Diplomat
18-Aug-1933   US Ambassador to Mauritius, 2002-05
Jürgen Prochnow
Actor
10-Jun-1941   Das Boot
Rex Reason
Actor
30-Nov-1928   Adam MacLean on Man Without a Gun
Natacha Régnier
Actor
11-Apr-1972   The Dreamlife of Angels
Andrew Sachs
Actor
7-Apr-1930   Manuel on Fawlty Towers
Nelly Sachs
Poet
10-Dec-1891 12-May-1970 O the Chimneys
Moritz Schlick
Philosopher
14-Apr-1882 22-Jun-1936 Positivist philosopher, Vienna Circle
Alexander von Schlippenbach
Pianist
7-Apr-1938   Improv pianist and bandleader
Karl Schnabel
Pianist
6-Aug-1909 27-Aug-2001 Modern Technique of the Pedal
Gershom Scholem
Historian
5-Dec-1897 21-Feb-1982 Revolutionized the study of Kabbalah
Klaus Schulze
Electronic Musician
4-Aug-1947   Synthesizer pioneer
Peter Sebastian
Diplomat
19-Jun-1926 22-Mar-2011 US Ambassador to Tunisia, 1984-87
Georg Simmel
Sociologist
1-Mar-1858 26-Sep-1918 Philosophy of Money
Elke Sommer
Actor
5-Nov-1940   Deadlier Than the Male
Willi Stoph
Head of State
9-Jul-1914 13-Apr-1999 East German leader, 1973-76
Gustav Stresemann
Head of State
10-May-1878 3-Oct-1929 German Chancellor 1923
Ludwig Tieck
Novelist
31-May-1773 28-Apr-1853 Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen
Walther von Brauchitsch
Military
4-Oct-1881 18-Oct-1948 Nazi general, failed to capture Moscow
Christoph von Dohnányi
Conductor
8-Sep-1929   Conductor, Cleveland Orchestra, 1984-2002
Erich von Manstein
Military
24-Nov-1887 10-Jun-1973 Nazi general
Baldur von Schirach
Government
9-Mar-1907 8-Aug-1974 Hitler-Jugend, Gauleiter of Vienna
Karl-Heinrich von Stuelpnagel
Military
2-Jan-1886 30-Aug-1944 Nazi general, tried to overthrow Hitler
Henry C. Wallich
Economist
10-Jun-1914 16-Sep-1988 Council of Economic Advisers, 1959-61
Bruno Walter
Conductor
15-Sep-1876 17-Feb-1962 Conductor, Leipzig Gewandhaus, 1929-33
Alfred Wegener
Scientist
1-Nov-1880 Nov-1930 Continental drift
Joseph Weizenbaum
Computer Programmer
8-Jan-1923 5-Mar-2008 ELIZA
Kaiser Wilhelm
Head of State
27-Jan-1859 4-Jun-1941 Last of the German emperors
Adolf Windaus
Chemist
25-Dec-1876 9-Jun-1959 Investigated cholesterol, Vitamin D
Georg Wittig
Chemist
16-Jun-1897 26-Aug-1987 Wittig Reaction
Werner F. Wolfen
Attorney
15-May-1930   Former Partner, Irell & Manella
Dana Wynter
Actor
8-Jun-1931 5-May-2011 Sink the Bismarck!
Konrad Zuse
Engineer
22-Jun-1910 18-Dec-1995 Built first Turing-complete computer

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Anderson
Diplomat
3-Jan-1937 4-Jul-1997 US Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1981-85
Artur Axmann
Government
18-Feb-1913 24-Oct-1996 Hitler Youth leader
Rudolf Bahro
Philosopher
18-Nov-1935 5-Dec-1997 The Alternative in Eastern Europe
Ludwig Beck
Military
29-Jun-1880 20-Jul-1944 Supported failed coup against Hitler
Peter Behrens
Architect
14-Apr-1868 27-Feb-1940 Invented corporate identity
Gottfried Benn
Poet
2-May-1886 7-Jul-1956 Postwar Germany's T. S. Eliot
Anita Berber
Actor
10-Jun-1899 10-Nov-1928 Scarlet whore of Berlin
Eduard Bernstein
Politician
6-Jan-1850 18-Dec-1932 Evolutionary Socialism
Boris Blacher
Composer
19-Jan-1903 30-Jan-1975 Die Nachtschwalbe
Michael Bohnen
Singer
2-May-1887 26-Apr-1965 Operatic bass baritone
Curt Bois
Actor
5-Apr-1901 25-Dec-1991 Pickpocket in Casablanca
Franz Bopp
Linguist
14-Sep-1791 23-Oct-1867 Comparative Grammar
Martin Bormann
Government
17-Jun-1900 2-May-1945 Adolf Hitler's adjutant
Horst Buchholz
Actor
4-Dec-1933 3-Mar-2003 The Magnificent Seven
Ferruccio Busoni
Pianist
1-Apr-1866 27-Jul-1924 Fantasia Contrappuntistica
Eric Dolphy
Jazz Musician
20-Jun-1928 29-Jun-1964 Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist
Marion Dönhoff
Journalist
2-Dec-1909 11-Mar-2002 Die Zeit
Friedrich Ebert
Head of State
4-Feb-1871 28-Feb-1925 German Chancellor, 1918-19
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Philosopher
19-May-1762 27-Jan-1814 Critique of Revelation
Emil Fischer
Chemist
9-Oct-1852 15-Jul-1919 Peptide bond
Theodor Fontane
Author
30-Dec-1819 20-Sep-1898 Before the Storm
Roland Freisler
Government
30-Oct-1893 3-Feb-1945 Headed the Reich Ministry of Justice
Klaus Fuchs
Spy
29-Dec-1911 28-Jan-1988 Manhattan Project scientist, spy for USSR
Mikhail Glinka
Composer
21-May-1804 3-Feb-1857 Ruslan and Lyudmila
Magda Goebbels
Relative
11-Nov-1901 1-May-1945 Wife of Joseph Goebbels
Carl Goerdeler
Politician
31-Jul-1884 2-Feb-1945 Politician, hanged by the Nazis
Eugen Goldstein
Physicist
5-Sep-1850 25-Dec-1930 Cathode rays
George Grosz
Artist
26-Jul-1893 6-Jul-1959 German social caricaturist
Franz Guertner
Government
26-Aug-1881 29-Jan-1941 Reich Minister of Justice
Hugo Haase
Politician
29-Sep-1863 7-Nov-1919 German parliamentarian, Marxist, pacifist
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Philosopher
27-Aug-1770 14-Nov-1831 Phenomenology of Spirit
Gustav Hertz
Physicist
22-Jul-1887 30-Oct-1975 Franck-Hertz experiment
Georg Heym
Poet
30-Oct-1887 16-Jan-1912 Der ewige Tag
E. T. A. Hoffmann
Author
24-Jan-1776 25-Jun-1822 Das Fräulein van Scuderi
August Wilhelm von Hofmann
Chemist
8-Apr-1818 2-May-1892 Organic chemist, researched aniline
Friedrich von Holstein
Politician
24-Apr-1837 8-May-1909 Ran the German foreign office
Daniel Ernst Jablonski
Religion
20-Nov-1660 25-May-1741 Worked to unite protestantism
Karl Gustav Jacobi
Mathematician
10-Dec-1804 18-Feb-1851 Investigated elliptical functions
Joseph Joachim
Violinist
28-Jun-1831 15-Aug-1907 Virtuoso violinist, Joachim Quartet
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
Hildegard Knef
Actor
28-Dec-1925 1-Feb-2002 The Murderers Are Among Us
Johann Heinrich Lambert
Mathematician
26-Aug-1728 25-Sep-1777 Pyrometrie
Melvin J. Lasky
Journalist
15-Jan-1920 19-May-2004 Editor of journal Encounter
Max von Laue
Physicist
9-Oct-1879 23-Apr-1960 X-ray crystallography
Lilli Lehmann
Singer
24-Nov-1848 17-May-1929 Operatic, Wagnerian soprano
Richard Lepsius
Historian
23-Dec-1810 10-Jul-1884 German Egyptologist
Karl Lohmann
Chemist
10-Apr-1898 22-Apr-1978 Discovered ATP
Rosa Luxemburg
Activist
5-Mar-1871 15-Jan-1919 Co-Founder, Communist Party of Germany
Anthony Mann
Film Director
30-Jun-1906 29-Apr-1967 El Cid
Moses Mendelssohn
Philosopher
26-Sep-1729 4-Jan-1786 Brilliant German-Jewish philosopher
Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist
22-Apr-1916 12-Mar-1999 Child prodigy violinist, conductor
Brigitte Mira
Actor
20-Apr-1910 8-Mar-2005 Fassbinder actress
Karl Philipp Moritz
Novelist
15-Sep-1757 26-Jul-1793 Anton Reiser
Hermann Mueller
Head of State
18-May-1876 20-Mar-1931 German Chancellor 1920, 1928-30
Friedrich Olbricht
Military
4-Oct-1888 20-Jul-1944 German general, failed coup plotter
Wilhelm Pieck
Head of State
3-Jan-1876 7-Sep-1960 President of East Germany, 1949-60
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
Johannes Rau
Head of State
16-Jan-1931 27-Jan-2006 President of Germany, 1999-2004
Franz Reuleaux
Mathematician
30-Sep-1829 20-Aug-1905 Father of modern kinematics
Ernst Ruska
Physicist
25-Dec-1906 27-May-1988 Inventor of the electron microscope
Giuseppe Sarti
Composer
28-Dec-1729 28-Jul-1802 I Due Litiganti
Friedrich Schleiermacher
Philosopher
21-Nov-1768 12-Feb-1834 A founder of Protestant theology
Werner von Siemens
Business
13-Dec-1816 6-Dec-1892 Founder of Siemens AG
Giuseppe Sinopoli
Conductor
2-Nov-1946 20-Apr-2001 Principal Conductor, Philharmonia, 1984-94
Max Stirner
Philosopher
25-Oct-1806 26-Jun-1856 Existential German nihilo-anarchist
Willi Stoph
Head of State
9-Jul-1914 13-Apr-1999 East German leader, 1973-76
Gustav Stresemann
Head of State
10-May-1878 3-Oct-1929 German Chancellor 1923
Peter Struck
Government
24-Jan-1943 19-Dec-2012 German Defense Minister, 2002-05
Bayard Taylor
Author
11-Jan-1825 19-Dec-1878 Europe seen with Knapsack
Ludwig Tieck
Novelist
31-May-1773 28-Apr-1853 Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen
Walter Ulbricht
Head of State
30-Jun-1893 1-Aug-1973 East German leader, 1960-73
Rudolf Virchow
Doctor
13-Oct-1821 5-Sep-1902 Pathology and progressive politics
Helmuth von Moltke
Military
26-Oct-1800 24-Apr-1891 German military strategist
Carl von Ossietzky
Activist
3-Oct-1889 4-May-1938 German pacifist, Nobel Prize recipient
Claus von Stauffenberg
Military
15-Nov-1907 20-Jul-1944 Tried to kill Hitler in 1944
Erwin von Witzleben
Military
4-Dec-1881 8-Aug-1944 German general, tried to overthrow Hitler
August von Wassermann
Biologist
21-Feb-1866 16-Mar-1925 Syphilis test
Helene Weigel
Actor
12-May-1900 6-May-1971 The Berliner Ensemble
Horst Wessel
Activist
9-Oct-1907 23-Feb-1930 Nazi martyr
Christa Wolf
Novelist
18-Mar-1929 1-Dec-2011 Divided Heaven
Arthur Zimmermann
Government
5-Oct-1864 6-Jun-1940 Zimmerman Telegram



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