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

List people include Henry Kissinger, Ernst vom Rath and many more.

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

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Adam Gottlob Moltke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dec. at 82 (1710-1792)
Count Adam Gottlob Moltke was a Danish courtier, statesman and diplomat, born at Riesenhof in Mecklenburg.

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Adam von Trott zu Solz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dec. at 35 (1909-1944)
Friedrich Adam von Trott zu Solz was a German lawyer and diplomat who was involved in the conservative opposition to the Nazi regime, and who played a central part in the 20 July Plot. He was ...more

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Apollonius von Maltitz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Apollonius von Maltitz Dec. at 75 (1795-1870)
Apollonius Freiherr von Maltitz was a German writer and diplomat. Von Maltitz was born in Gera. He became a diplomat in the service of the Russian Empire from 1811, representing it in various ...more

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Cécil von Renthe-Fink is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Cécil von Renthe-Fink Dec. at 79 (1885-1964)
Cécil Karl-August Timon Ernst Anton von Renthe-Fink was a German diplomat. He was plenipotentiary of Denmark from April 9, 1940 until 1942. In 1926 Renthe-Fink was posted to Dresden as ...more

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Christian I is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Christian I Dec. at 53 (1130-1183)
Christian I was a German nobleman and diplomat. He was count of Buch, archbishop of Mainz, and archchancellor of Germany.

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Christian Schwarz-Schilling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
age 88
Professor Dr. Christian Schwarz-Schilling, is a German politician, entrepreneur, philanthropist and media and telecommunications innovator. He is the son of the composer Reinhard ...more

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Christian Wernicke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Christian Wernicke Dec. at 64 (1661-1725)
Christian Wernicke was a German epigramist and diplomat. His surname has also been spelled Wernigke, Warneck, and Werneke. Wernicke was born in Elbing in the Polish province of Royal Prussia. ...more

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Clemens von Ketteler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Clemens von Ketteler Dec. at 47 (1853-1900)
Clemens August Freiherr von Ketteler was a German career diplomat. He was murdered during the Boxer Rebellion.

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Dirk Schuebel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dirk Schuebel age 54
Dirk Steffen Schuebel is a diplomat and economist from Germany. He has been the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Moldova since November 2009.

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Eduard Brücklmeier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dec. at 41 (1903-1944)
Eduard Robert Wolfgang Brücklmeier was a German diplomat and resistance fighter against the Nazi régime who was executed as a result of his association with the 20 July Plot.

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Ernst vom Rath is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dec. at 29 (1909-1938)
Ernst Eduard vom Rath was a German diplomat, remembered for his assassination in Paris in 1938 by a Jewish teenager, Herschel Grynszpan, which touched off Kristallnacht, "The Night of

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Franz von Papen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dec. at 90 (1879-1969)
Franz Joseph Hermann Michael Maria von Papen zu Köningen was a German nobleman, General Staff officer and politician. He served as Chancellor of Germany in 1932 and as Vice-Chancellor under ...more

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Franz von Sonnleithner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dec. at 76 (1905-1981)
Franz Edler von Sonnleithner was a diplomat who acted as Ribbentrop's representative in Adolf Hitler's headquarters during the later years of the war with the rank of Minister.

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Friedrich Albrecht zu Eulenbur... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dec. at 66 (1815-1881)
Count Friedrich Albrecht zu Eulenburg was a Prussian diplomat and politician. He led the Eulenburg Expedition and secured the Prusso-Japanese Treaty of 24 January 1861, which was similar to ...more

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Friedrich Heinrich von Seckend... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Friedrich Heinrich von Seckendorff Dec. at 90 (1673-1763)
Friedrich Heinrich Reichsgraf von Seckendorff was a Franconian field marshal and diplomat, in the service of the imperial Habsburg monarchy of Austria. Later he served as commander of the ...more

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Friedrich Rosen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Friedrich Rosen Dec. at 79 (1856-1935)
Friedrich Rosen or Fritz Rosen was a German Orientalist, diplomat and politician. From May to October 1921 he was the Foreign Minister of Germany.

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Fritz Kolbe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dec. at 71 (1900-1971)
Fritz Kolbe was a German diplomat who became America's most important spy against the Nazis in World War II.

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Georg Friedrich von Martens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dec. at 65 (1756-1821)
Georg Friedrich von Martens was a German jurist and diplomat. Educated at the universities of Göttingen, Regensburg and Vienna, he became professor of jurisprudence at Göttingen in ...more

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Gottlieb von Jagow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dec. at 72 (1863-1935)
Gottlieb von Jagow was a German diplomat. He served as the foreign minister of Germany between January 1913 and 1916.

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Hagen Graf Lambsdorff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Hagen Graf Lambsdorff age 84

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Hans Bernd von Haeften is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dec. at 39 (1905-1944)
Hans-Bernd August Gustav von Haeften was a German jurist and member of the German Resistance against Adolf Hitler.

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Hans Thomsen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Hans Thomsen Dec. at 77 (1891-1968)
Hans Thomsen was a German diplomat for the Third Reich. He served as Chargé d'Affaires at the Embassy of Germany in Washington, representing the German government from November 1938 to ...more

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Hans von Herwarth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dec. at 95 (1904-1999)
Hans Heinrich Herwarth von Bittenfeld, also known as Johnnie or Johann von Herwarth, was a German diplomat who provided the Allies with information prior to and during the Second World War.

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Hans-Heinrich Dieckhoff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Hans-Heinrich Dieckhoff Dec. at 68 (1884-1952)
Hans-Heinrich Dieckhoff was a German diplomat best known for his service to the Nazi regime. Dieckhoff was born in Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine. From 1937 to November 1938 he served as German ...more

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Hans-Peter Kaul is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Diplomats from Germany
Dec. at 71 (1943-2014)
Hans-Peter Kaul was a German international law scholar and former diplomat and international judge. From 11 March 2003 until 1 July 2014, he served as Judge at the International Criminal Court ...more