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List of famous alumni from Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Alumni range from Arthur Harden to Samuel Hahnemann.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg?” and “Which celebrities are Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg alumni?”

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Arthur Harden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Chemist Sir Arthur Harden FRS was a British biochemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1929 with Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin for their investigations into the fermentation of ...more

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Samuel Hahnemann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Homeopath, Physician Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann was a German physician, best known for creating a system of alternative medicine called homeopathy.

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Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Physician Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh is an American physician doing research in nephrology, nutrition, and epidemiology. He is best known for his hypothesis about the longevity of individuals with chronic ...more

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Louis Agassiz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Paleontologist, Scientist, Geologist Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, commonly known as Louis Agassiz, was a Swiss-born and European-trained biologist and geologist recognized as an innovative and prodigious scholar of Earth's natural ...more

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Friedrich Kohlrausch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Physicist Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Kohlrausch was a German physicist who investigated the conductive properties of electrolytes and contributed to knowledge of their behaviour. He also investigated ...more

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Gerhard von Rad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Gerhard von Rad was a German Lutheran pastor, University professor, and Old Testament scholar. With the experience of two World Wars, the German-speaking world began to turn "anti-Old ...more

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Justus von Liebig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Justus Freiherr von Liebig was a German chemist who made major contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry, and was considered the founder of organic chemistry. As a professor at the ...more

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Markus Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Computer scientist 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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Ferdinand von Lindemann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Ferdinand von Lindemann Mathematician Carl Louis Ferdinand von Lindemann was a German mathematician, noted for his proof, published in 1882, that π is a transcendental number, meaning it is not a root of any polynomial with rational ...more

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Georg Ohm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist Georg Simon Ohm was a German physicist and mathematician. As a school teacher, Ohm began his research with the new electrochemical cell, invented by Italian scientist Alessandro Volta. Using ...more

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Johann Schweigger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Scientist Johann Salomo Christoph Schweigger was a German chemist, physicist, and professor of mathematics born in Erlangen. In 1811, he proposed the name "Chlorine" for the substance discovered ...more

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Emmy Noether is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Mathematician Emmy Noether was an influential German mathematician known for her contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. She was described by Pavel Alexandrov, Albert Einstein, Jean ...more

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Thomas Wiegand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Thomas Wiegand Engineer Thomas Wiegand is a German electrical engineer who substantially contributed to the creation of the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and H.265/MPEG-H HEVC video coding standards. For H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Wiegand ...more

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Andreas Dombret is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Banker Andreas Raymond Dombret is German-American banker. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank. He was the Vice-Chairman of Bank of America Global Investment Banking in ...more

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Gregor Strasser is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Politician Gregor Strasser was a German politician and prominent figure in the Nazi Party. He became a rival to Adolf Hitler, resigned from his political offices in late 1932, and was executed in 1934, ...more

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Karl Georg Christian von Staud... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Karl Georg Christian von Staudt Mathematician Karl Georg Christian von Staudt was a German mathematician born in the Free Imperial City of Rothenburg, which is now called Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Germany. From 1814 he studied in ...more

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Emanuel Lasker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Mathematician, Writer Emanuel Lasker was a German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years. In his prime Lasker was one of the most dominant champions, and he is still ...more

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Rudolf Otto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Rudolf Otto Philosopher Rudolf Otto was an eminent German Lutheran theologian and scholar of comparative religion.

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Anton Vilsmeier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Anton Vilsmeier Dr. Anton Vilsmeier was a German chemist who together with Erich Haack discovered the Vilsmeier-Haack reaction.

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Diederich Hinrichsen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist Diederich Hinrichsen is a German mathematician who, together with Hans W. Knobloch, established the field of dynamical systems theory and control theory in Germany.

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Jürgen Mittelstraß is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Philosopher Jürgen Mittelstraß is a German philosopher especially interested in the philosophy of science.

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Jim Whitehurst is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Jim Whitehurst Businessperson Jim Whitehurst is the Chief Executive Officer at Red Hat. Prior to that, he was a Chief Operating Officer of Delta Air Lines. Whitehurst was tapped by former Delta CEO Gerald Grinstein to lead ...more

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Robley Dunglison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Robley Dunglison Robley Dunglison was an English physician who moved to America to join the first faculty of the University of Virginia. He was personal physician to Thomas Jefferson and considered the ...more

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Ludwig Knorr is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Ludwig Knorr Ludwig Knorr was a German chemist. Together with Carl Paal, he discovered the Paal-Knorr synthesis, and the Knorr quinoline synthesis and Knorr pyrrole synthesis are also named after him. The ...more

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Karlheinz Brandenburg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Karlheinz Brandenburg Professor, Engineer Karlheinz Brandenburg is a German audio engineer who has contributed to the audio compression format MPEG Audio Layer 3, more commonly known as MP3.

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Heinz Bauer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Heinz Bauer Mathematician Heinz Bauer was a German mathematician. Bauer studied at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and received his PhD there in 1953 under the supervision of Otto Haupt and finished his habilitation ...more

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Wolfgang Stammberger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Wolfgang Stammberger Lawyer Wolfgang Stammberger was a German jurist and politician. He served as German Minister of Justice from 1961 to 1962. Born in Coburg, Bavaria, Stammberger saw his studies interrupted by World War ...more

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Hellmut Diwald is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Hellmut Diwald Hellmut Diwald was a German historian and Professor of Medieval and Modern History at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg from 1965 to 1985. He was originally from southern Moravia, the son of ...more

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Alfred Rieche is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Alfred Rieche Chemist Alfred Rieche was a German chemist.

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Walter Burkert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Walter Burkert Walter Burkert was a German scholar of Greek mythology and cult. A professor of classics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, he taught in the UK and the US. He has influenced generations ...more

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Georg Franz Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Georg Franz Hoffmann Georg Franz Hoffmann was a German botanist and lichenologist, who was born January 13, 1760 in Marktbreit, Germany, and died March 17, 1826 in Moscow, Russia.

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Klaas Schilder is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Professor, Writer, Minister of religion Klaas Schilder was a Dutch theologian and professor in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands and later in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands. Schilder was born into a state church ...more

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Udo Frese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Udo Frese Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Frese is assistant professor at the University of Bremen and leads the group for real time computer vision. He is furthermore affiliated with the German Center for Artificial ...more

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Matthias Hopf is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Matthias Hopf

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Stefanie Neumeister is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Stefanie Neumeister

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Bernhard Grill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Bernhard Grill Bernhard Grill is one of the developers of the MP3 technology. Grill was born in Schwabach and studied Electrical Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 1988 ...more

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Uwe Corsepius is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Uwe Corsepius Uwe Corsepius is the current Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union.

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Philipp Koehn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Philipp Koehn Philipp Koehn is a computer scientist and researcher in the field of machine translation. His primary research interest is statistical machine translation and he is one of the inventors of a ...more

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Christian Schneider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Christian Schneider Christian Schneider was a German chemist, industrial manager and, in the Third Reich, a Wehrwirtschaftsführer.

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Franz Josef Och is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg Alumni
Franz Josef Och Franz Josef Och is a German computer scientist. He is currently working at Human Longevity, Inc. as Chief Data Scientist in San Diego, California. Prior to this he worked for Google as a ...more