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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
Toni Garrn 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
Angela Merkel 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
Manon von Gerkan 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
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Died 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
Helmut Schmidt 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
Nina Bott age 40 Nina Bott is a German actress.

Collien Ulmen-Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Collien Ulmen-Fernandes 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
Peter Popoff 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
Robert Odeman Died 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
Peter Behrens Died 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
Gerhard Herzberg Died 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
Alfred Mann Died 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
Raimund Harmstorf Died at 59 (1939-1998) Raimund Harmstorf is an actor.

Jörg Pilawa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
Jörg Pilawa 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
Ingo Schwichtenberg Died 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
Carl Reinecke Died 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
Sandra Nettelbeck 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 Died 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
Fatih Akın 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
Eva Hesse Died 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
Gustav Wilhelm Wolff Died 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
Alfred Einhorn Died 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
Paul Cohn Died 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
Edgar Gold 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
Carl von Ossietzky Died 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
James Warburg Died 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
Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge Died 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
Andreas Schnaas 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
Max Dehn Died 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
Peter J. Katzenstein 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
Wolfgang Borchert Died 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
Ernst Fegté Died 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
Walter Holscher Died 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
Sir Carl Meyer, 1st Baronet 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
Matthias Jakob Schleiden Died 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
Richard Harrington Died 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
Astrid Kirchherr 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
Julius Hagen Died 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
Dieter Seeler Died 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 Died 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
Hans Bock Died 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
Georg Friedrich von Martens Died 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
Tobias Hauke 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
Reinhold Schünzel Died 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
Karin Schubert age 73 Karin Schubert is a German actress. She appeared in film roles in the 1970s before becoming a pornographic actress in the 1980s.