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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Humboldt University of Berlin and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Karl Marx and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Humboldt University of Berlin?” and “Which celebrities are Humboldt University of Berlin alumni?”

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Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin 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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Rudolf Peierls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Physicist, Scientist
Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, CBE was a German-born British physicist. Rudolf Peierls had a major role in Britain's nuclear programme, but he also had a role in many modern sciences. His obituary in ...more

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W.E.B. Du Bois is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Historian
William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, ...more

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Edward Schunck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Chemist
Henry Edward Schunck was a British chemist who did much work with dyes.

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Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Professor
Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D., LL.D., also known as Michael I. Pupin, was a Serbian American physicist and physical chemist. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of ...more

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Julius Edgar Lilienfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Physicist, Inventor, Electrical engineer
Julius Edgar Lilienfeld was an Austro-Hungarian-born American Physicist and Electronic Engineer. He was born to a Jewish family in Lemberg Austria-Hungary and moved to the United States in the ...more

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Karl Liebknecht is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Politician
Karl Liebknecht was a German socialist and a co-founder with Rosa Luxemburg of the Spartacist League and the Communist Party of Germany. He is best known for his opposition to World War I in the ...more

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Friedrich Engels is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Author, Economist, Philosopher
Friedrich Engels was a German social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory, together with Karl Marx. In 1845 he published The Condition of the Working ...more

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Francis Robbins Upton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor
Francis Robbins Upton was an American physicist and mathematician.

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Karl Heinrich Ulrichs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Writer
Karl Heinrich Ulrichs was a German writer who is seen today as the pioneer of the modern gay rights movement.

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Angela Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Activist, Educator, Author
Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, ...more

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Wilhelm Frick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Politician
Wilhelm Frick was a prominent German politician of the Nazi Party, who served as Reich Minister of the Interior in the Hitler Cabinet from 1933 to 1943. After the end of World War II, he was ...more

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Michelle Bachelet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Politician, Pediatrician, Physician
Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria is a Socialist Party politician and the President of Chile since 11 March 2014. She previously served as President from 2006–2010, becoming the first ...more

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Konstantin von Neurath is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Politician
Konstantin Hermann Karl Freiherr von Neurath was a German diplomat remembered mostly for having served as Foreign minister of Germany between 1932 and 1938. Holding this post in the early years ...more

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Walther Funk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Journalist
Walther Funk was an economist and prominent Nazi official who served as Reich Minister for Economic Affairs from 1938 to 1945 and was tried and convicted as a major war criminal by the ...more

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Ludwig Leichhardt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt, known as Ludwig Leichhardt, was a Prussian explorer and naturalist, most famous for his exploration of northern and central Australia.

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Walter Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Literary critic, Essayist, Translator
Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin was a German philosopher and cultural critic. An eclectic thinker, combining elements of German idealism, Romanticism, historical materialism, and Jewish ...more

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Wernher von Braun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Physicist, Scientist, Aerospace Engineer
Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun was a German and later American aerospace engineer and space architect, but made his greatest contributions as an aerospace program manager. He was ...more

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Hannah Arendt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Political scientist, Author, Essayist
Johanna "Hannah" Arendt was a German-born political theorist. Though often described as a philosopher, she rejected that label on the grounds that philosophy is concerned with ...more

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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Conductor, Pianist, Composer
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. A grandson of the ...more

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Arthur Gordon Webster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Physicist
Arthur Gordon Webster, physicist, was a founder and president of the American Physical Society.

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Henry Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Novelist
Henry Brooks Adams was an American historian and member of the Adams political family, being descended from two U.S. Presidents. As a young Harvard graduate, he was secretary to his father, ...more

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Arthur Schopenhauer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin 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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Leó Szilárd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Physicist, Inventor, Scientist
Leó Szilárd was a Hungarian-American physicist and inventor. He conceived the nuclear chain reaction in 1933, patented the idea of a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi, and in late ...more

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Sven Hedin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
Politician, Geographer, Writer
Sven Anders Hedin, KNO1kl RVO, was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia, he ...more