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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 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 64 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 47 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 100 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 41 Nina Bott is a German actress.

Collien Ulmen-Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Hamburg
age 37 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 72 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 53 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 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 52 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 45 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 82 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