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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 25 Toni Garrn is a German model. In 2008, she got her big break in the fashion industry after signing an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein.

Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 63 Angela Merkel is the current Chancellor of Germany and the head of the political party CDU in Germany. In addition to being the first female German Chanchellor, she is also considered by Forbes ...more

Manon von Gerkan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 46 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-Bartholdy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 38 (1809-1847) 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

Helmut Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 99 Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt is a German Social Democratic politician who served as Chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982. Prior to becoming Chancellor, he had served as Minister of ...more

Nina Bott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 40 Nina Bott is a German actress.

Collien Ulmen-Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 36 Collien Fernandes is a German TV presenter, VJ, actress and model.

Peter Popoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 71 Peter Popoff is a German American televangelist, self-proclaimed prophet and faith healer. He conducts revival meetings and has a national television program. He initially rose to prominence in ...more

Robert Odeman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 81 (1904-1985) Robert T. Odeman was a gay German classical pianist, actor, writer, and composer. He was a Holocaust survivor.

Jessica Stockmann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Hamburg

Peter Behrens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 72 (1868-1940) 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) Gerhard Heinrich Friedrich Otto Julius Herzberg, PC CC FRSC FRS was a German-Canadian pioneering physicist and physical chemist, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1971, "for his ...more

Alfred Mann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 89 (1917-2006) Alfred Mann, was a writer in musical theory and Professor Emeritus 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) Raimund Harmstorf is an actor.

Jörg Pilawa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 52 Jörg Pilawa is a German television presenter.

Nino Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Nino Fernandez age 34 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) Ingo "Mr. Smile" Schwichtenberg was a German drummer and one of the founding members of German power metal band Helloween. Schwichtenberg was famous for his high-energy drumming. His ...more

Carl Reinecke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 86 (1824-1910) Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke was a German composer, conductor, and pianist.

Sandra Nettelbeck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 51 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) May Ayim is the pen name of May Opitz; she was an Afro-German poet, educator, and activist. The child of a German mother and Ghanaian medical student, she was adopted by a white German family ...more

Fatih Akın is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 42 Fatih Akın is a German film director, screenwriter and producer of Turkish descent.

Eva Hesse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 34 (1936-1970) Eva Hesse, was a Jewish German-born American sculptor, known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fiberglass, and plastics. She is one of the artists who ushered in the ...more

Klaus-Michael Kühne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Klaus-Michael Kühne age 81 Klaus-Michael Kühne is executive chairman and majority owner of the international transport company Kühne + Nagel, co-founded by his grandfather, Friedrich Nagel. Kühne has lived ...more

Gustav Wilhelm Wolff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 79 (1834-1913) Gustav Wilhelm Wolff was a German-British shipbuilder and politician. Born in Hamburg, he moved to Liverpool in 1849 to live with his uncle, Gustav Christian Schwabe. After serving his ...more

Alfred Einhorn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 61 (1856-1917) Alfred Einhorn was a German chemist most notable for first synthesizing procaine in 1905 which he patented under the name Novocain . Until that time the primary anesthetic in use was cocaine, ...more

Paul Cohn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 82 (1924-2006) Paul Moritz Cohn FRS was Astor Professor of Mathematics at University College London, 1986-9, and author of many textbooks on algebra. His work was mostly in the area of algebra, especially ...more

Edgar Gold is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 84 Edgar Gold, CM, AM is an Australian-Canadian lawyer, author, academic, and Master mariner. He is one of the leading experts in the areas of international ocean law and marine and environmental ...more

Carl von Ossietzky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 49 (1889-1938) Carl von Ossietzky was a German pacifist and the recipient of the 1935 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in exposing the clandestine German re-armament. He was convicted of high treason and ...more

James Warburg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 73 (1896-1969) James Paul Warburg was a German-born American banker. He was well known for being the financial adviser to Franklin D. Roosevelt. His father was banker Paul Warburg, member of the Warburg family ...more

Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 72 (1795-1867) 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

Andreas Schnaas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 50 Andreas Schnaas is a German director and actor, working exclusively in the horror genre. Since he first appeared on the film scene in 1989, Schnaas has become a leader in Germany's ultra-violent ...more

Max Dehn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 74 (1878-1952) Max Wilhelm Dehn was a German-born American mathematician and student of David Hilbert. He is most famous for his work in geometry, topology and geometric group theory. He is also known for ...more

Peter J. Katzenstein is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 73 Peter Joachim Katzenstein is the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. Recognized by the journal Foreign Affairs as a "renowned scholar of ...more

Wolfgang Borchert is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 26 (1921-1947) Wolfgang Borchert was a German author and playwright whose work was affected by his experience of dictatorship and his service in the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. His work is among the ...more

Ernst Fegté is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 76 (1900-1976) Ernst Fegté was a German art director. He won an Academy Award and was nominated for three more in the category Best Art Direction. He was born in Hamburg, Germany and died in Los

Walter Holscher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 72 (1901-1973) Walter Holscher was a German-born American art director. He was nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction.

Sir Carl Meyer, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Died at 71 (1851-1922) Sir Carl Ferdinand Meyer, 1st Baronet was a British banker and mining magnate.

Holger Hiller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Holger Hiller age 61 Holger Hiller is a German musician. Holger Hiller studied art at the art school in Hamburg, where he met Walter Thielsch and Thomas Fehlmann and recorded first works with them. With Fehlmann he ...more

Matthias Jakob Schleiden is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 77 (1804-1881) Matthias Jakob Schleiden was a German botanist and co-founder of the cell theory, along with Theodor Schwann and Rudolf Virchow. Born in Hamburg, Schleiden was educated at Heidelberg, then ...more

Nicole Müller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Hamburg

Richard Harrington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 94 (1911-2005) Richard Harrington, OC was a Canadian photographer. He is best known for his photographs taken in the Canadian Arctic between 1948 and 1953. Born in Hamburg, Germany, he immigrated to Canada in ...more

Astrid Kirchherr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 79 Astrid Kirchherr is a German photographer and artist and is well known for her association with the Beatles, and her photographs of the band's original members – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, ...more

Julius Hagen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 56 (1884-1940) Julius Hagen was a German-born British film producer who produced more than a hundred films in Britain. Hagen originally worked as a salesman for Ruffels Pictures. He then worked in his way up ...more

Dieter Seeler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 48 (1931-1979) Dieter Seeler is a football player.

Tom Stonier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Tom Stonier Dec. at 72 (1927-1999) Tom 'Ted' Stonier was a biologist, philosopher, information theoretist, educator and pacifist. His scientific studies centered on information provide a plausible explanation to evolutionist ...more

Hans Bock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 80 (1928-2008) Hans Bock was a German chemist born in Hamburg and died in Königstein im Taunus.

Georg Friedrich von Martens is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 65 (1756-1821) Georg Friedrich von Martens was a German jurist and diplomat. Educated at the universities of Göttingen, Regensburg and Vienna, he became professor of jurisprudence at Göttingen in ...more

Tobias Hauke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 30 Tobias Constantin Hauke is a German field hockey player. He was a member of the Men's National Teams that won gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics. As of 2008 Hauke ...more

Reinhold Schünzel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Dec. at 68 (1886-1954) Reinhold Schünzel was the son of a German father and a Jewish mother, he was born in St.Pauli, The poorest part of Hamburg. He was a German-born actor and director, active in both Germany ...more

Karin Schubert is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 73 Karin Schubert is a German actress. She appeared in film roles in the 1970s before becoming a pornographic actress in the 1980s.