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Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 5.0k views511 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Karl Marx

    Sociologist, Politician

    AgeDec. at 65 (1818-1883)

    BirthplaceTrier, Germany

    Karl Marx (German: [ˈkaɐ̯l ˈmaɐ̯ks]; 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Rudolf Peierls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Rudolf Peierls

    Physicist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 88 (1907-1995)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, (; German: [ˈpaɪɐls]; 5 June 1907 – 19 September 1995) was a Jewish... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    W.E.B. Du Bois is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    W.E.B. Du Bois

    Editor, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 95 (1868-1963)

    BirthplaceGreat Barrington, Massachusetts

    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois ( doo-BOYSS; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Edward Schunck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    AgeDec. at 83 (1820-1903)

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    Henry Edward Schunck (16 August 1820 – 13 January 1903) was a British chemist who did much... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin

    Physicist, Chemist

    AgeDec. at 77 (1858-1935)

    BirthplaceIdvor, Eurasia, Serbia, Vojvodina

    Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D., LL.D. (Serbian Cyrillic: Михајло Идворски Пупин, pronounced... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Julius Edgar Lilienfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Julius Edgar Lilienfeld

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 81 (1882-1963)

    BirthplaceUkraine, Lviv, Eurasia, Lviv Oblast

    Julius Edgar Lilienfeld (April 18, 1882 – August 28, 1963) was an Austro-Hungarian American... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Karl Liebknecht is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Karl Liebknecht

    Politician

    AgeDec. at 48 (1871-1919)

    BirthplaceLeipzig, Germany

    Karl Paul August Friedrich Liebknecht (German: [ˈliːpknɛçt] (listen); 13 August 1871 – 15... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Friedrich Engels is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Friedrich Engels

    Author, Economist

    AgeDec. at 75 (1820-1895)

    BirthplaceWuppertal, Germany

    Friedrich Engels ( ENG-(g)əlz; German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈʔɛŋl̩s]; sometimes anglicised Frederick... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Francis Robbins Upton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Francis Robbins Upton

    Mathematician, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 69 (1852-1921)

    BirthplacePeabody, Massachusetts

    Francis Robbins Upton (1852 in Peabody, Massachusetts – March 10, 1921 in Orange, New Jersey)... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Karl Heinrich Ulrichs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    AgeDec. at 70 (1825-1895)

    BirthplaceAurich, Germany

    Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (28 August 1825 – 14 July 1895) was a German lawyer, journalist, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Angela Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Angela Davis

    Activist, Educator

    Age76

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, academic, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Wilhelm Frick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Wilhelm Frick

    Politician

    AgeDec. at 69 (1877-1946)

    BirthplaceAlsenz, Germany

    Wilhelm Frick (12 March 1877 – 16 October 1946) was a prominent German politician of the Nazi... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Michelle Bachelet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Michelle Bachelet

    Politician, Pediatrician

    Age69

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria (Spanish: [beˈɾonika miˈtʃel βatʃeˈle ˈxeɾja]; born 29... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Konstantin von Neurath is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    AgeDec. at 83 (1873-1956)

    BirthplaceVaihingen an der Enz, Germany

    Konstantin Hermann Karl Freiherr von Neurath (2 February 1873 – 14 August 1956) was a German... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Walther Funk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Walther Funk

    Journalist

    AgeDec. at 70 (1890-1960)

    BirthplaceYasnaya Polyana, Russia

    Walther Funk (18 August 1890 – 31 May 1960) was a German economist and Nazi official who... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Ludwig Leichhardt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni
    Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt (German pronunciation: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç 'vɪlhɛlm 'lu:tvɪç... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Walter Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Walter Benjamin

    Literary critic, Essayist

    AgeDec. at 48 (1892-1940)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin (; German: [ˈvaltɐ ˈbɛnjamiːn]; 15 July 1892 – 26 September... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Wernher von Braun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Wernher von Braun

    Physicist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 65 (1912-1977)

    BirthplaceWyrzysk, Poland

    Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a German and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Hannah Arendt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Hannah Arendt

    Political scientist, Author

    AgeDec. at 69 (1906-1975)

    BirthplaceHanover, Germany

    Johanna "Hannah" Cohn Arendt (, also US: , German: [ˈaːʁənt]; 14 October 1906 – 4 December... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

    Conductor, Pianist

    AgeDec. at 38 (1809-1847)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), born and widely... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Arthur Gordon Webster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    AgeDec. at 60 (1863-1923)

    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts

    Arthur Gordon Webster (November 28, 1863 – May 15, 1923), physicist, was a founder and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Henry Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Henry Adams

    Journalist, Historian

    AgeDec. at 80 (1838-1918)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Henry Brooks Adams (February 16, 1838 – March 27, 1918) was an American historian and member... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Arthur Schopenhauer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    AgeDec. at 72 (1788-1860)

    BirthplaceGdańsk, Poland

    Arthur Schopenhauer (; German: [ˈaɐ̯tʊɐ̯ ˈʃoːpn̩haʊ̯ɐ]; 22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860)... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Leó Szilárd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Leó Szilárd

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 66 (1898-1964)

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    Leo Szilard (; Hungarian: Szilárd Leó [ˈsilaːrd ˈlɛoː]; born Leó Spitz; February 11, 1898 –... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Sven Hedin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Humboldt University Of Berlin Alumni

    Sven Hedin

    Politician, Geographer

    AgeDec. at 87 (1865-1952)

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Sven Anders Hedin, KNO1kl RVO, (19 February 1865 – 26 November 1952) was a Swedish... more on Wikipedia
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