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List of famous people from Munich, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Munich, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Munich you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Munich, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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Briana Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Munich
Briana Banks age 38 - Briana Banks is the stage name of a German American pornographic actress and model. She is the Penthouse Pet of the Month for June 2001.

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Rob Pilatus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Munich
Rob Pilatus Died at 34 (1964-1998) - Robert "Rob" Pilatus was a German model, dancer, and singer. Pilatus was half of the pop music duo Milli Vanilli.

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Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Munich
Richard Strauss Died at 85 (1864-1949) - Richard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include Der Rosenkavalier and Salome; his lieder, especially his ...more

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Tracey E. Bregman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Munich
Tracey E. Bregman age 53 - Tracey Elizabeth Bregman is an American soap opera actress. She is best known for the role of Lauren Fenmore on The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.

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Ernst Röhm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Munich
Ernst Röhm Died at 47 (1887-1934) - Ernst Julius Günther Röhm, sometimes spelt in English language works Roehm, was a German officer in the Bavarian Army and later an early Nazi leader. He was a co-founder of the ...more

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Klaus Mann is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Munich
Klaus Mann Died at 43 (1906-1949) - Klaus Mann was a German writer.

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Heinrich Müller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Munich
Heinrich Müller Died at 45 (1900-1945) - Heinrich Müller was a German police official under both the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. He became chief of the Gestapo, the political secret state police of Nazi Germany, and was ...more

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Marie-Louise von Franz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Munich
Marie-Louise von Franz Died at 83 (1915-1998) - Marie-Louise von Franz was a Swiss Jungian psychologist and scholar, renowned for her psychological interpretations of fairy tales and of alchemical manuscripts.

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Klaus Klostermaier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Munich
Klaus Klostermaier age 82 - Klaus K. Klostermaier is a researcher on Hinduism and Indian history and culture. He obtained a PhD in philosophy from the Gregorian University in Rome in 1961, and another in "Ancient ...more

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Michael Herbig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Munich
Michael Herbig age 48 - Michael Herbig is a German film director, actor and author. His nickname "Bully" became integral part of his stage name as Michael Bully Herbig as a comedian.

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King Ludwig II of Bavaria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Munich
King Ludwig II of Bavaria Died at 41 (1845-1886) - Ludwig II or Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm, was King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death. He is sometimes called the Swan King and der Märchenkönig, the Fairy Tale King. He also held ...more

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Nina Grosse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Munich
Nina Grosse age 57 - Nina Grosse is a film and television director, and screenwriter.

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Hans Ernst August Buchner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Munich
Hans Ernst August Buchner Died at 52 (1850-1902) - Hans Ernst August Buchner was a German bacteriologist who was born and raised in Munich. He was the older brother of Eduard Buchner, winner of the 1907 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Aviezri Fraenkel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Munich
Aviezri Fraenkel age 88 - Aviezri Siegmund Fraenkel is an Israeli mathematician who has made notable contributions to combinatorial game theory.

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Fred Schuler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Munich
Fred Schuler age 77 - Fred Schuler is a cinematographer.

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Mordechai Geldman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Munich
Mordechai Geldman age 71 - Mordechai Geldman is an Israeli artist, author, poet and psychologist.

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Thomas Hitzlsperger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Munich
Thomas Hitzlsperger age 33 - Thomas Hitzlsperger is a German former footballer who played as a midfielder. He spent the early part of his career playing for Aston Villa in England, before returning to Germany to play for ...more

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Nick Menza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Munich
Nick Menza age 52 - Nick Menza is an American drummer best known for his work in Megadeth from 1989 to 1998, appearing on five of the band's studio albums.

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Michael Haneke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Munich
Michael Haneke age 75 - Michael Haneke is an Austrian film director and screenwriter best known for films such as Caché, Funny Games, The White Ribbon and Amour. His films often document the discontent and ...more

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Hans Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Munich
Hans Ziegler Died at 89 (1910-1999) - Hans Ziegler was born in Winterthur, Switzerland, on 5 September 1910, and died in Estes Park, Colorado, on 5 August 1985. Hans Ziegler was a respected academic and was the author of a number of ...more

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Arno Allan Penzias is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Munich
Arno Allan Penzias age 83 - Arno Allan Penzias is an American physicist, radio astronomer and Nobel laureate in physics who is co-discoverer of the cosmic microwave background radiation, which helped establish the Big Bang ...more

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Craig Lefferts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Munich
Craig Lefferts age 58 - Craig Lindsay Lefferts is a former relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and California Angels between 1983 and 1994. He ...more

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Dominik Graf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Munich
Dominik Graf age 64 - Dominik Graf is a German film director.

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Joseph Vilsmaier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Munich
Joseph Vilsmaier age 78 - Joseph Vilsmaier is a German film director.

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Alina Freund is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Munich
Alina Freund age 19 - Alina Freund is an actress.

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Sabrina Fox-Lallinger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Munich
Sabrina Fox-Lallinger age 57 - Sabrina Fox-Lallinger is an actress, presenter and reporter.

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Franz Xaver Kroetz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Munich
Franz Xaver Kroetz age 71 - Franz Xaver Kroetz is a German author, playwright, actor and film director. His plays have been translated and performed internationally.

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Carl Orff is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Munich
Carl Orff Died at 87 (1895-1982) - Carl Orff was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana. In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential approach toward music education ...more

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Nina Ruge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Munich
Nina Ruge age 59 - Nina Ruge is a German journalist, TV presenter and author.

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Markus Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Munich
Markus Kuhn age 44 - Markus Guenther Kuhn is a German computer scientist, currently working at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

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Ursula Franklin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Munich
Ursula Franklin age 95 - Ursula Martius Franklin, CC OOnt FRSC, is a Canadian metallurgist, research physicist, author and educator who has taught at the University of Toronto for more than 40 years. She is the author ...more

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Christa Kinshofer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Munich
Christa Kinshofer age 56 - Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein is a retired German alpine skier. She won a silver medal in the slalom event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Eight years later at the 1988 Winter ...more

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Franz Seitz, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Munich
Franz Seitz, Jr. Died at 85 (1921-2006) - Franz Seitz, Jr. was a German film producer, screenwriter and film director. He produced 74 films between 1951 and 2006. He was a member of the jury at the 16th Berlin International Film ...more

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Marcel Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Munich
Marcel Nguyen age 29 - Marcel Nguyen is a German artistic gymnast.

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Abraham Fraenkel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Munich
Abraham Fraenkel Died at 74 (1891-1965) - Abraham Halevi Fraenkel, known as Abraham Fraenkel, was a German-born Israeli mathematician. He was an early Zionist and the first Dean of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He ...more

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Xaver Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Munich
Xaver Hoffmann age 41 - Xaver Hoffmann is a professional snowboarder.

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Frank Shorter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Munich
Frank Shorter age 69 - Frank Charles Shorter is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics. His victory is credited with igniting the running boom in the ...more

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Bastian Clevé is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Munich
Bastian Clevé age 65 - Bastian Clevé, born 1 January 1950 in Munich, is a German filmmaker and producer. He is Professor and Head of the Film Production-Department at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg in ...more

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Albrecht Fröhlich is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Munich
Albrecht Fröhlich Died at 85 (1916-2001) - Albrecht Fröhlich FRS was a mathematician famous for his major results and conjectures on Galois module theory in the Galois structure of rings of integers.

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Robert Henke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Munich
Robert Henke age 48 - Robert B. Henke is a German computer music composer and professor of sound design at the Berlin University of the Arts. He is a co-developer of Ableton Live music software and founding member of ...more

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Sandro Iannotta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Munich
Sandro Iannotta age 18 - Sandro Iannotta is a German actor.

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Kevin Iannotta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Munich
Kevin Iannotta age 24 - Kevin Iannotta is a German actor and voice actor.

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Dieter Kronzucker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Munich

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Otto Selz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Munich
Otto Selz Died at 62 (1881-1943) - Otto Selz was a German psychologist from Munich, Bavaria, who formulated the first non-associationist theory of thinking, in 1913. Influenced by the German phenomenological tradition, Selz used ...more

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Bruno Kramm is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Munich
Bruno Kramm age 49 - Bruno Kramm is a German musician, known for programming, playing synthesizers and keyboards, co-fronting and performing backup vocals for the electro-industrial duo Das Ich, alongside Stefan ...more

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Tomcraft is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Munich
Tomcraft age 41 - Thomas Brückner, known by his stage name Tomcraft, is a German DJ and producer. He specializes in progressive house and progressive trance music and is better known for having created the ...more

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Moritz Bleibtreu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Munich
Moritz Bleibtreu age 44 - Moritz Johann Bleibtreu is a German actor.

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Max Scheler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Munich
Max Scheler Died at 54 (1874-1928) - Max Ferdinand Scheler was a German philosopher known for his work in phenomenology, ethics, and philosophical anthropology. Scheler developed further the philosophical method of the founder of ...more

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Ernst G. Straus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Munich
Ernst G. Straus Died at 61 (1922-1983) - Ernst Gabor Straus was a German-American mathematician who helped found the theories of Euclidean Ramsey theory and of the arithmetic properties of analytic functions. His extensive list of ...more

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Leyti Seck is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Munich
Leyti Seck age 34 - Leyti Seck, is a Senegalese alpine skier.