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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and be of some renown.

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

Items include everything from Pope Benedict XVI to Werner Herzog.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich?” and “Which celebrities are Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich alumni?”

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Josef Mengele is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Physician Josef Mengele was a German Schutzstaffel officer and physician in Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. He was notorious for the selection of victims to be killed in the gas chambers ...more

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Rudolf Peierls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich 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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Pope Benedict XVI is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Priest, Pianist, Theologian Pope emeritus Benedict XVI served as pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Benedict was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave following the death of Pope ...more

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Rudolf Hess is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Politician Rudolf Walter Richard Heß, also spelled Hess, was a prominent politician in Nazi Germany. Appointed Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler in 1933, he served in this position until 1941, when ...more

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Gerhard Ertl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Professor Gerhard Ertl is a German physicist and a Professor emeritus at the Department of Physical Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin, Germany. Ertl’s research laid the ...more

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Wilhelm Frick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich 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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Hans Bethe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist Hans Albrecht Bethe was a German and American nuclear physicist who, in addition to making important contributions to astrophysics, quantum electrodynamics and solid-state physics, won the 1967 ...more

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Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Conductor, Book editor, Composer Richard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include Der Rosenkavalier and Salome; his lieder, especially his ...more

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Baldur von Schirach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Politician Baldur Benedikt von Schirach was a Nazi youth leader later convicted of crimes against humanity. He was the head of the Hitler-Jugend and later Gauleiter and Reichsstatthalter of Vienna.

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Walter Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich 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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Joseph Campbell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Scholar, Professor, Author Joseph John Campbell was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the ...more

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Muhammad Iqbal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Poet, Politician, Professor Sir Muhammad Iqbal, widely known as Allama Iqbal, was an academic, poet, barrister, philosopher, scholar mystic and politician in British India, who is widely regarded as having inspired the ...more

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Marie Stopes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Writer Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes was a British author, palaeobotanist, academic, eugenicist, campaigner for women's rights, and pioneer in the field of birth control. Her contributions to plant ...more

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Wolfgang Pauli is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Wolfgang Ernst Pauli was an Austrian-born Swiss theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics. In 1945, after having been nominated by Albert Einstein, Pauli received the ...more

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Bertolt Brecht is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Theatre Director, Poet, Librettist Bertolt Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director. A theatre practitioner of the 20th century, Brecht made contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter ...more

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Maximilian Schich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Art Historian, Archaeologist Maximilian Schich is a German archaeologist, semantic data analyst and art historian.

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Werner Heisenberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Werner Karl Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. He published his work in 1925 in a breakthrough paper. In the subsequent series of ...more

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Peter Debye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Peter Joseph William Debye ForMemRS was a Dutch-American physicist and physical chemist, and Nobel laureate in Chemistry.

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Heinrich Hertz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist, Inventor, Philosopher Heinrich Rudolf Hertz was a German physicist who first conclusively proved the existence of electromagnetic waves theorized by James Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light. Hertz proved ...more

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Thomas Mann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Novelist, Author, Essayist Paul Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. His highly symbolic and ironic epic novels ...more

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Louis Agassiz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich 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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Werner Herzog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Businessperson, Television director, Television producer Werner Herzog Stipetić, known as Werner Herzog, is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor and opera director. Herzog is considered one of the greatest figures of the New ...more

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Max Planck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, FRS was a German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918. Planck made many contributions to ...more

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William Francis Ganong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Botanist William Francis Ganong, M.A., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C., was a Canadian botanist, historian and cartographer. His botany career was spent mainly as a professor at Smith College in Northampton, ...more

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Max von Laue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist Max Theodor Felix von Laue was a German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1914 for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals. In addition to his scientific endeavors ...more

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Dora Bakoyannis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Politician Dora Bakoyannis, born Theodora Mitsotakis, is a Greek politician. From 2006 to 2009 she was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, the highest position ever held by a woman in the Cabinet of ...more

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Georgios Papanikolaou is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Physician Georgios Nikolaou Papanikolaou was a Greek pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection, and inventor of the "Pap smear".

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Christian Ude is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Politician, Jurist Christian Ude is a German politician who served as mayor of Munich from 1993 to 2014. He is a member of the German Social Democratic Party.

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Wolfgang Ketterle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist Wolfgang Ketterle is a German physicist and professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research has focused on experiments that trap and cool atoms to temperatures ...more

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Gabriela von Habsburg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Sculptor Gabriela von Habsburg, also known as Archduchess Gabriela of Austria, is the granddaughter of Charles I, the last Emperor of Austria. She is also a prolific abstract sculptor, working mainly in ...more

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Ivar Karl Ugi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Chemist Ivar Karl Ugi was a German chemist who made major contributions to organic chemistry. He is known for the research on multicomponent reactions, yielding the Ugi reaction.

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John Piper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Theologian, Author, Pastor John Stephen Piper is a Calvinist Baptist preacher and author who served as Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 33 years. His books include ...more

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Fritz Albert Lipmann is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Fritz Albert Lipmann, ForMemRS was a German-American biochemist and a co-discoverer in 1945 of coenzyme A. For this, together with other research on coenzyme A, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in ...more

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Konrad Adenauer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer was a German statesman. As the first post-war Chancellor of Germany from 1949 to 1963, he led his country from the ruins of World War II to a productive and ...more

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Richard Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Chemist Richard Kuhn was an Austrian-German biochemist and Nobel laureate.

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Georg Gänswein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Priesthood Georg Gänswein /ˈɡɛ:ɒək ˈɡɛ:ŋ̩zvəin/ or /ˈɡɛ:ɔrk ˈɡɛ:ŋ̩zvəin/ is a German Archbishop of the Catholic Church, Chaplain of His Holiness, Prefect of the Papal Household and the personal ...more

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Humberto Fernández Morán is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Biologist, Scientist Humberto Fernández-Morán Villalobos was a Venezuelan research scientist born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, renowned for inventing the diamond knife or scalpel, significantly advancing ...more

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Johannes Stark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist Johannes Stark was a German physicist, and Physics Nobel Prize laureate who was closely involved with the Deutsche Physik movement under the Nazi regime.

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Ludwig Prandtl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist Ludwig Prandtl was a German engineer. He was a pioneer in the development of rigorous systematic mathematical analyses which he used for underlying the science of aerodynamics, which have come ...more

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Hans Adolf Krebs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Sir Hans Adolf Krebs was a German-born British physician and biochemist. He was the pioneer scientist in study of cellular respiration, a biochemical pathway in cells for production of energy. ...more

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Friedrich L. Bauer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Mathematician, Computer scientist Friedrich Ludwig Bauer was a German computer scientist and professor emeritus at the Technical University of Munich.

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Karl Helfferich is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Politician, Economist, Writer Karl Theodor Helfferich was a German politician, economist, and financier from Neustadt an der Weinstraße in the Palatinate.

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Peter Sloterdijk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Peter Sloterdijk Author, Presenter, Philosopher Peter Sloterdijk is a German philosopher, cultural theorist, television host and columnist. He is a professor of philosophy and media theory at the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe. He ...more

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Martin Odersky is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Computer scientist Martin Odersky is a German computer scientist and professor of programming methods at EPFL in Switzerland. He specializes in code analysis and programming languages. He designed the Scala ...more

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Wilhelm Traube is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Chemist Wilhelm Traube was a German chemist.

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Ernst Guillemin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Scientist Ernst Adolph Guillemin was an American electrical engineer and computer scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who spent his career extending the art and science of linear ...more

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Gerhard Gompper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Gerhard Gompper Gerhard Gompper studied Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, where he received his Physics Diploma and Ph.D. in Physics in the group of Herbert Wagner. After a postdoctoral ...more

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Hans Scholl is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Pacifist Hans Fritz Scholl was a founding member of the White Rose resistance movement in Nazi Germany.

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Karl Schwarzschild is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist, Astronomer Karl Schwarzschild was a German physicist and astronomer. He is also the father of astrophysicist Martin Schwarzschild. He provided the first exact solution to the Einstein field equations of ...more

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Karolos Papoulias is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich Alumni
Politician, Jurist Karolos Papoulias was the President of Greece from 2005 to 2015. He was previously the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1985 to 1989 and from 1993 to 1996.