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List of famous people from Hamburg, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Hamburg, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Hamburg you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Hamburg, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People here include everything from Percy Ernst Schramm to Alfred David.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Hamburg?" or "Which celebrities were born in Hamburg?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Toni Garrn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Age: 26

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Antonia "Toni" Garrn (German pronunciation: [ˈtoːniː ˈɡaɐ̯n]; born 7 July 1992) is a German fashion model, actress and humanitarian. She got her big break in the fashion industry after ...more

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Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Age: 64

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Angela Dorothea Merkel (, German: [aŋˈɡeːla ˈmɛɐ̯kl̩]; née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as the leader of the ...more

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Manon von Gerkan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Age: 47

Birthplace: Germany, Hamburg

Manon von Gerkan is a German model and actress. who reached the height of her popularity during the 1990s. She is the daughter of German architect Meinhard von Gerkan and a former girlfriend of ...more
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartho... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 38 (1809-1847)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early ...more

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Helmut Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Age: 100

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛlmuːt ˈha͡ɪnʁɪç ˈvaldəmaːɐ ˈʃmɪt]; 23 December 1918 – 10 November 2015) was a German politician and member of the Social ...more

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Nina Bott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Age: 41

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Nina Bott (born 1 January 1978 in Hamburg) is a German actress.
Collien Ulmen-Fernandes ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Age: 37

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Collien Fernandes (born 26 September 1981 in Hamburg) is a German TV presenter, VJ, actress and model.
Peter Popoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Age: 72

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Peter Popoff (born July 2, 1946) is a German-born con man who poses as a televangelist. He was exposed in 1986 for using an earpiece to receive radio messages from his wife, who gave him the ...more
Robert Odeman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 81 (1904-1985)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Robert T. Odeman (November 30, 1904 – January 14, 1985) was a gay German classical pianist, actor, writer, and composer who was persecuted by the Nazi regime.
Jessica Stockmann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Age: 52

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Peter Behrens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 72 (1868-1940)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Peter Behrens was a German architect and designer. He was important for the modernist movement, and several of the movement's leading names in earlier stages of their careers.
Gerhard Herzberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 95 (1904-1999)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Gerhard Heinrich Friedrich Otto Julius Herzberg, (December 25, 1904 – March 3, 1999) was a German-Canadian pioneering physicist and physical chemist, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in ...more
Alfred Mann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 89 (1917-2006)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Alfred Mann (April 28, 1917 – September 21, 2006), was a writer in musical theory and Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.
Raimund Harmstorf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 59 (1939-1998)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Raimund Harmstorf (7 October 1939 in Hamburg – 3 May 1998 in Marktoberdorf) was a German actor. He became famous as the protagonist of a German TV mini series based on Jack London's the Sea-Wolf ...more
Jörg Pilawa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Age: 53

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Jörg Pilawa is a German television presenter.
Nino Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Nino Fernandez Age: 35

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Nino Fernandez is an Indonesian actor.
Ingo Schwichtenberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 30 (1965-1995)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Ingo "Mr. Smile" Schwichtenberg (18 May 1965 – 8 March 1995) was a German drummer and one of the founding members of German power metal band Helloween. Schwichtenberg was famous for ...more
Carl Reinecke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 86 (1824-1910)

Birthplace: Altona, Hamburg, Germany

Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke (23 June 1824 – 10 March 1910) was a German composer, conductor, and pianist in the Middle Romantic Era.
Sandra Nettelbeck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Age: 52

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Sandra Nettelbeck is a German film director and screenwriter, best known for her film Mostly Martha.
May Ayim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
May Ayim Dec. at 36 (1960-1996)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

May Ayim (3 May 1960 in Hamburg – 9 August 1996 in Berlin) is the pen name of May Opitz (born Sylvia Andler); she was an Afro-German poet, educator, and activist. The child of a German student ...more
Fatih Akın is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Age: 42

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Hamburg, West Germany, Germany

Fatih Akin (Turkish: Fatih Akın, born 25 August 1973) is a German film director, screenwriter and producer. He is of Turkish descent. He has won numerous awards for his films, including the ...more
Eva Hesse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 34 (1936-1970)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Eva Hesse (January 11, 1936 – May 29, 1970) was a German-born American sculptor known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fiberglass, and plastics. She is one of the artists who ...more
Klaus-Michael Kühne... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Klaus-Michael Kühne Age: 82

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Klaus-Michael Kühne (born 2 June 1937) is honorary chairman and majority owner (53.30%) of the international transport company Kühne + Nagel, co-founded by his grandfather, August ...more
Gustav Wilhelm Wolff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 79 (1834-1913)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Gustav Wilhelm Wolff (14 November 1834 – 17 April 1913) was a German-born British shipbuilder and politician. Born in Hamburg, he moved to Liverpool in 1849 to live with his uncle, Gustav ...more
Alfred Einhorn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 61 (1856-1917)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Alfred Einhorn born Alfred Finkle (27 February 1856 – 21 March 1917) was a Jewish German chemist most notable for first synthesizing procaine in 1905 which he patented under the name Novocain . ...more