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Famous People From Hamburg

Updated June 8, 2017 17.4k views995 items

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.
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  • Toni Garrn

    Toni Garrn

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Antonia "Toni" Garrn (German pronunciation: [ˈtoːniː ˈɡaɐ̯n]; born 7 July 1992) is a German... more on Wikipedia

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    #40 of 52 Hottest German Fashion Models#6 of 31 Female Celebrities Who Are 6’0"

  • Angela Merkel

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Angela Dorothea Merkel (, German: [aŋˈɡeːla ˈmɛɐ̯kl̩]; née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #1228 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#1233 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • Manon von Gerkan

    BirthplaceGermany, Hamburg

    Manon von Gerkan is a German model and actress. who reached the height of her popularity... more on Wikipedia
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

    Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

    Dec. at 38 (1809-1847)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), born and widely... more on Wikipedia

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    #313 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#234 of 816 These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

  • Helmut Schmidt

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛlmuːt ˈha͡ɪnʁɪç ˈvaldəmaːɐ ˈʃmɪt];... more on Wikipedia
  • Nina Bott

    Nina Bott

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Nina Bott (born 1 January 1978 in Hamburg) is a German actress.
  • Collien Ulmen-Fernandes

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Collien Fernandes (born 26 September 1981 in Hamburg) is a German TV presenter, VJ, actress... more on Wikipedia
  • Peter Popoff

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Peter Popoff (born July 2, 1946) is a German-born con man who poses as a televangelist. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Odeman

    Robert Odeman

    Dec. at 81 (1904-1985)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Robert T. Odeman (November 30, 1904 – January 14, 1985) was a gay German classical pianist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Jessica Stockmann

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

  • Peter Behrens

    Peter Behrens

    Dec. at 72 (1868-1940)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Peter Behrens was a German architect and designer. He was important for the modernist... more on Wikipedia
  • Gerhard Herzberg

    Gerhard Herzberg

    Dec. at 95 (1904-1999)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Gerhard Heinrich Friedrich Otto Julius Herzberg, (December 25, 1904 – March 3, 1999) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Alfred Mann

    Dec. at 89 (1917-2006)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Alfred Mann (April 28, 1917 – September 21, 2006), was a writer in musical theory and... more on Wikipedia
  • Raimund Harmstorf

    Dec. at 59 (1939-1998)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Raimund Harmstorf (7 October 1939 in Hamburg – 3 May 1998 in Marktoberdorf) was a German... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Jörg Pilawa is a German television presenter.
  • Nino Fernandez

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Nino Fernandez is an Indonesian actor.
  • Ingo Schwichtenberg

    Ingo Schwichtenberg

    Dec. at 30 (1965-1995)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Ingo "Mr. Smile" Schwichtenberg (18 May 1965 – 8 March 1995) was a German drummer and one of... more on Wikipedia
  • Carl Reinecke

    Carl Reinecke

    Dec. at 86 (1824-1910)

    BirthplaceAltona, Hamburg, Germany

    Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke (23 June 1824 – 10 March 1910) was a German composer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Sandra Nettelbeck

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Sandra Nettelbeck is a German film director and screenwriter, best known for her film Mostly... more on Wikipedia
  • May Ayim

    May Ayim

    Dec. at 36 (1960-1996)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    May Ayim (3 May 1960 in Hamburg – 9 August 1996 in Berlin) is the pen name of May Opitz (born... more on Wikipedia
  • Fatih Akın

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Fatih Akin (Turkish: Fatih Akın, born 25 August 1973) is a German film director, screenwriter... more on Wikipedia
  • Eva Hesse

    Eva Hesse

    Dec. at 34 (1936-1970)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Eva Hesse (January 11, 1936 – May 29, 1970) was a German-born American sculptor known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • Klaus-Michael Kühne

    Klaus-Michael Kühne

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Klaus-Michael Kühne (born 2 June 1937) is honorary chairman and majority owner (53.30%) of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Gustav Wilhelm Wolff

    Gustav Wilhelm Wolff

    Dec. at 79 (1834-1913)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Gustav Wilhelm Wolff (14 November 1834 – 17 April 1913) was a German-born British shipbuilder... more on Wikipedia
  • Alfred Einhorn

    Alfred Einhorn

    Dec. at 61 (1856-1917)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Alfred Einhorn born Alfred Finkle (27 February 1856 – 21 March 1917) was a Jewish German... more on Wikipedia