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List of famous alumni from Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Friedrich Schiller University of Jena include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Friedrich Schiller University of Jena alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Friedrich Schiller University of Jena 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 Schiller University of Jena.

Karl Marx and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz are included in this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Friedrich Schiller University of Jena?” and “Which celebrities are Friedrich Schiller University of Jena alumni?”

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Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Sociologist, Politician, Historian Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Marx's work in economics laid the basis for much of the current understanding of labour and ...more

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Robert Ley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Politician Robert Ley was a Nazi politician and head of the German Labour Front from 1933 to 1945. He committed suicide while awaiting trial at Nuremberg for war crimes.

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Arthur Schopenhauer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher best known for his book, The World as Will and Representation, in which he claimed that our world is driven by a continually dissatisfied will, ...more

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Rudolf Carnap is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Philosopher Rudolf Carnap was a German-born philosopher who was active in Europe before 1935 and in the United States thereafter. He was a major member of the Vienna Circle and an advocate of logical

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Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Librarian, Mathematician, Physicist Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz was a German polymath and philosopher. He occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. Most scholars believe Leibniz ...more

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Peter Böhler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Bishop, Missionary Petrus Böhler or Peter Boehler was a German-born Moravian missionary and bishop who was influential in the Moravian Church in the Americas and England during the eighteenth century. ...more

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Gottlob Frege is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Mathematician, Logician, Philosopher Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege was a German mathematician, logician and philosopher. He is considered to be one of the founders of modern logic and made major contributions to the foundations of ...more

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Gazi Yaşargil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Scientist, Surgeon Mahmut Gazi Yaşargil is a Turkish medical scientist and neurosurgeon. He collaborated with Raymond M. P. Donaghy M.D at the University of Vermont in developing microneurosurgery. Yaşargil ...more

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Émil Goeldi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Scientist Émil August Goeldi, was a Swiss-Brazilian naturalist and zoologist. He was the father of Oswaldo Goeldi, a noted Brazilian engraver and illustrator.

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Herbert Kroemer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Physicist Herbert Kroemer, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1952 from the University of ...more

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Hans Berger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Scientist Hans Berger was a German neurologist, best known as the inventor of electroencephalography in 1924, coining the name, and the discoverer of the alpha wave rhythm known as "Berger's

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Carl Duisberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Chemist, Engineer Friedrich Carl Duisberg was a German chemist and industrialist.

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Walter Reppe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Chemist Walter Julius Reppe was a German chemist. He is notable for his contributions to the chemistry of acetylene.

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Heinrich Friedrich Weber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Physicist Heinrich Friedrich Weber was a physicist born in the town of Magdala, near Weimar. Around 1861 he entered the University of Jena, where Ernst Abbe became the first of two physicists who ...more

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Ernst Abbe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Physicist Ernst Karl Abbe was a German physicist, optical scientist, entrepreneur, and social reformer. Together with Otto Schott and Carl Zeiss, he laid the foundation of modern optics. Abbe developed ...more

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Johannes Conrad is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Johannes Conrad Economist Johannes Conrad was a German political economist. Johannes Conrad was a Professor of economics in Halle, Prussian Germany. He was a co-founder of the important conservative Verein für ...more

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Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was a German analytical chemist. Runge conducted chemical experiments from a young age, serendipitously identifying the mydriatic effects of belladonna extract. In ...more

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Friedrich Adolph Wislizenus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Friedrich Adolph Wislizenus was German-born American MD, explorer and botanist. He is best known for his printed recollections from travels to Northern Mexico and today's state of New Mexico.

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Theodor Wilhelm Engelmann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Theodor Wilhelm Engelmann was a German botanist, physiologist, microbiologist, university professor, and musician whose 1882 experiment measured the effects of different colors of light on ...more

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Gunther von Hagens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Businessperson, Professor, Scientist Gunther von Hagens is a German anatomist who invented the technique for preserving biological tissue specimens called plastination.

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Ernst Haeckel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Physician, Philosopher Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a ...more

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Robert Döpel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Physicist Georg Robert Döpel was a German experimental nuclear physicist. He was a participant in a group known as the "first Uranverein", which was spawned by a meeting conducted by the ...more

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Johann Friedrich Blumenbach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Scientist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach was a German physician, naturalist, physiologist, and anthropologist. He was one of the first to explore the study of mankind as an aspect of natural history. His ...more

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Christian Wolff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Philosopher Christian Wolff was a German philosopher. The mountain Mons Wolff on the Moon got its name in his honor. Wolff was the most eminent German philosopher between Leibniz and Kant. His main ...more

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Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Biologist, Anthropologist Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay was a Russian explorer, ethnologist, anthropologist and biologist who became famous as the first scientist to settle among and study people who had never seen a European ...more

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Otto Schott is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Otto Schott Chemist Friedrich Otto Schott was a German chemist, glass technologist, and the inventor of borosilicate glass. He was the son of a window glass maker, Simon Schott. From 1870 to 1873 Schott studied ...more

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August Michaelis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Chemist August Michaelis was a German chemist and discovered the Michaelis–Arbuzov reaction. Michaelis studied at the University of Göttingen and University of Jena and became professor for ...more

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Georg Ernst Stahl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Chemist, Physician Georg Ernst Stahl was a German chemist, physician and philosopher. He was a supporter of vitalism, and until the late 18th century his works on phlogiston were accepted as an explanation for ...more

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Karl Wilhelm Gottlob Kastner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Chemist Karl Wilhelm Gottlob Kastner was a German chemist, natural scientist and a professor of physics and chemistry. Kastner received his doctorate in 1805 under the guidance of and began lecturing at ...more

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Cuno Hoffmeister is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Astronomer Cuno Hoffmeister was a German astronomer and founder of Sonneberg Observatory. Born in Sonneberg in 1892 to Carl and Marie Hoffmeister, Cuno Hoffmeister obtained his first telescope in 1905 and ...more

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John Oren Reed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Physicist John Oren Reed was an American physicist and university dean. Born at New Castle, Indiana, in 1885 he graduated from the University of Michigan, where, after studying at Harvard, he was ...more

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Nelson Glueck is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Rabbi, Scientist Nelson Glueck was an American rabbi, academic and archaeologist. He served as president of Hebrew Union College from 1947 until his death, and his pioneering work in biblical archaeology ...more

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Gerhart Hauptmann is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Novelist, Writer, Playwright Gerhart Hauptmann was a German dramatist and novelist. He is counted among the most important promoters of literary naturalism, though he integrated other styles into his work as well. He ...more

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Max Scheler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Philosopher 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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Ingo Schulze is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Ingo Schulze Writer Ingo Schulze is a German writer born in Dresden in former East Germany. He studied classical philology at the University of Jena for five years, and, until German reunification, was an assistant ...more

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Arnold Genthe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Photographer Arnold Genthe was a German-born American photographer, best known for his photos of San Francisco's Chinatown, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and his portraits of noted people, from ...more

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Francis Lieber is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Economist Francis Lieber, known as Franz Lieber in Germany, was a German-American jurist, gymnast and political philosopher. He edited an Encyclopaedia Americana. He was the author of the Lieber Code ...more

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Johann Friedrich Herbart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Johann Friedrich Herbart Philosopher Johann Friedrich Herbart was a German philosopher, psychologist, and founder of pedagogy as an academic discipline. Herbart is now remembered amongst the post-Kantian philosophers mostly as ...more

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte was a German philosopher. He was one of the founding figures of the philosophical movement known as German idealism, which developed from the theoretical and ethical ...more

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Roland Freisler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Judge Roland Freisler was a prominent and notorious Nazi lawyer and judge. He was State Secretary of the Reich Ministry of Justice and President of the People's Court, which was set up outside ...more

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Johann Wilhelm Ritter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Johann Wilhelm Ritter Physicist Johann Wilhelm Ritter was a German chemist, physicist and philosopher. He was born in Samitz near Haynau in Silesia, and died in Munich.

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Georg Balthasar Metzger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Georg Balthasar Metzger Physician Georg Balthasar Metzger was a German physician and scientist notable as one of the four founding members of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Schweinfurt. In 1646 Metzger obtained the ...more

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Carl Zeiss is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Carl Zeiss Physicist Carl Zeiss was a German maker of optical instruments best known for the company he founded, Carl Zeiss Jena. Zeiss made contributions to lens manufacturing that have aided the modern production ...more

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Charles Sorley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Charles Hamilton Sorley was a British poet of World War I. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, he was the son of William Ritchie Sorley. He was educated, like Siegfried Sassoon, at Marlborough College. ...more

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Ernst Gottfried Baldinger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Physician Ernst Gottfried Baldinger, German physician, was born in Großvargula near Erfurt. He studied medicine at Erfurt, Halle and Jena, earning his MD in 1760 under the guidance of Ernst Anton ...more

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Heinrich Graetz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Heinrich Graetz Heinrich Graetz was amongst the first historians to write a comprehensive history of the Jewish people from a Jewish perspective. Born Tzvi Hirsh Graetz to a butcher family in Xions, Grand Duchy ...more

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Wilhelm Henneberg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Wilhelm Henneberg Chemist Wilhelm Henneberg was a German chemist and student of Justus von Liebig.

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Ernst Zinner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Ernst Zinner Ernst Zinner was a German astronomer and noted historian of astronomy. After studies in Munich and Jena he obtained his PhD in 1907 at the University of Jena, followed by stays at the University ...more

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Raphael von Koeber is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Raphael von Koeber Philosopher Raphael von Koeber was a notable German-Russian teacher of philosophy at the Tokyo Imperial University in Japan.

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Johann Christian Gottlieb Acke... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Friedrich Schiller University Of Jena Alumni
Johann Christian Gottlieb Ackermann Physician Johann Christian Gottlieb Ackermann was a German doctor. Attending the University of Jena at only fifteen years old, Johann found a teacher in Ernst Gottfried Baldinger. The two relocated to ...more