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Famous People From Munich

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List of famous people from Munich, 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 Munich, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Munich 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 Munich, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Munich?" or "Which celebrities were born in Munich?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • Rob Pilatus

    Rob Pilatus

    Dec. at 34 (1964-1998)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert Pilatus (8 June 1965 – 3 April 1998) was a German model, dancer, and singer. Pilatus...  more
  • Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss

    Dec. at 85 (1864-1949)

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Richard Georg Strauss (German pronunciation: [ˈʁɪçaɐ̯t ˈʃtʁaʊs]; 11 June 1864 – 8 September...  more

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    #150 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#16 of 368 The Best Classical Composers

  • Tracey E. Bregman

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Tracey Elizabeth Bregman (born May 29, 1963) is an American soap opera actress. She is best...  more
  • Ernst Röhm

    Ernst Röhm

    Dec. at 47 (1887-1934)

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Ernst Julius Günther Röhm (German: [ˈɛɐ̯nst ˈʁøːm]; 28 November 1887 – 1 July 1934) was a...  more
  • Klaus Mann

    Klaus Mann

    Dec. at 43 (1906-1949)

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Klaus Heinrich Thomas Mann (18 November 1906 – 21 May 1949) was a German writer....  more
  • Heinrich Müller

    Heinrich Müller

    Dec. at 45 (1900-1945)

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Heinrich Müller (28 April 1900; date of death unknown, but evidence points to May 1945) was a...  more

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    #10 of 10 10 Criminals Who Mysteriously Vanished#25 of 112 People Who Disappeared Mysteriously

  • Marie-Louise von Franz

    Marie-Louise von Franz

    Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Marie-Louise von Franz (4 January 1915 – 17 February 1998) was a Swiss Jungian psychologist...  more
  • BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Klaus K. Klostermaier (born 1933) is a prominent German-Canadian scholar on Hinduism and...  more
  • Michael Herbig

    BirthplaceEurasia, Bavaria, Munich, Upper Bavaria, Germany

    Michael Herbig (born 29 April 1968 in Munich) is a German film director, actor, voice actor...  more
  • King Ludwig II of Bavaria

    King Ludwig II of Bavaria

    Dec. at 41 (1845-1886)

    BirthplaceNymphenburg Palace, Germany

    Ludwig II (German: Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm; English: Louis Otto Frederick William; 25...  more

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    #22 of 23 The Weirdest Royals Throughout History#12 of 14 Who Was The Most Self-Indulgent Royal In History?

  • Nina Grosse

    Nina Grosse

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceEurasia, Bavaria, Munich, Upper Bavaria, Germany

    Nina Grosse is a film and television director, and screenwriter....  more
  • Hans Ernst August Buchner

    Dec. at 52 (1850-1902)

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Hans Ernst August Buchner (16 December 1850 – 5 April 1902) was a German bacteriologist who...  more
  • Aviezri Fraenkel

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Aviezri Siegmund Fraenkel (Hebrew: אביעזרי פרנקל‎) (born June 7, 1929) is an Israeli...  more
  • Fred Schuler

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Fred Schuler is a cinematographer....
  • Mordechai Geldman

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Mordechai Geldman (Hebrew: מרדכי גלדמן‎; b. 1946) is an Israeli poet, artist, and...  more
  • Thomas Hitzlsperger

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Thomas Hitzlsperger (German pronunciation: [ˈtoːmas ˈhɪtsl̩s.pɛɐ̯ɡɐ]; born 5 April 1982) is a...  more
  • Nick Menza

    Nick Menza

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Nicholas Menza (July 23, 1964 – May 21, 2016) was an American musician best known as the...  more

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    #80 of 532 The Best Drummers Of All Time#27 of 77 The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

  • Michael Haneke

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Michael Haneke (German: [ˈhaːnəkə]; born 23 March 1942) is an Austrian film director and...  more
  • Hans Ziegler

    Hans Ziegler

    Dec. at 89 (1910-1999)

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Hans Ziegler may refer to: Hans K. Ziegler (1911–1999), solar cell/satellite engineer Hans...  more
  • Arno Allan Penzias

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Arno Allan Penzias (; born April 26, 1933) is an American physicist, radio astronomer and...  more
  • Craig Lefferts

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Craig Lindsay Lefferts (born September 29, 1957) is a former relief pitcher for the Chicago...  more
  • BirthplaceEurasia, Bavaria, Munich, Upper Bavaria, Germany

    Dominik Graf is a German film director....  more
  • Joseph Vilsmaier

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Joseph Vilsmaier (born 24 January 1939) is a German film director....  more
  • BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Alina Freund is an actress....  more
  • BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Sabrina Fox-Lallinger is an actress, presenter and reporter....  more