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List of notable or famous physicians from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in Germany and even some popular physicians who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German physicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physician from Germany is included when available.

Examples include Josef Mengele and Martin Luther.

This historic physicians from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German physicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicians from Germany?" These prominent physicians of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German physicians.

Use this list of renowned German physicians to discover some new physicians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (337 items)
Albert Schweitzer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from Germany
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Albert Schweitzer, OM was a German—and later French—theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in Africa, also known for his historical work on Jesus. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire, considered himself French and wrote ...more

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Age: Died at 90 (1875-1965)

Birthplace: Kaysersberg, France

Profession: Theologian, Physician, Actor, Philosopher

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Josef Mengele is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from Germany
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Josef Mengele was a German Schutzstaffel officer and physician in Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. He was notorious for the selection of victims to be killed in the gas chambers and for performing unscientific and often deadly human experiments on prisoners. After the war, he fled ...more

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Age: Died at 68 (1911-1979)

Birthplace: Günzburg, Germany

Profession: Physician

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Martin Luther is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicians from Germany
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Martin Luther was a German friar, priest and professor of theology who was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Initially an Augustinian friar, Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1483-1546)

Birthplace: Eisleben, Germany

Profession: Priest, Theologian, Professor, Physician, Monk, + more

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#24 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Friedrich Schiller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from Germany
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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life, Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues ...more

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Age: Died at 46 (1759-1805)

Birthplace: Marbach am Neckar, Eurasia, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Profession: Poet, Historian, Author, Physician, Writer, + more

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#28 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

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