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Famous People Named Adolf

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Ever thought about how many famous people named Adolf are out there? This list of celebrities named Adolf will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Adolfs below include actors named Adolf and athletes named Adolf, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Adolf who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Adolfs below include Adolf Hitler, Adolf Eichmann, and Adolf von Henselt.
  • Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 56 (1889-1945)

    BirthplaceBraunau am Inn, Austria

    Adolf Hitler (German: [ˈadɔlf ˈhɪtlɐ] (listen); 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician and leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP). He rose to...  more

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  • Military Officer

    AgeDec. at 56 (1906-1962)

    BirthplaceSolingen, Germany

    Otto Adolf Eichmann ( YKHE-mən, German: [ˈʔɔto ˈʔaːdɔlf ˈʔaɪçman]; 19 March 1906 – 1 June 1962) was a German-Austrian Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer (Senior Assault Unit Leader) and one of the major...  more

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  • Pianist, Composer

    AgeDec. at 75 (1814-1889)

    BirthplaceSchwabach, Germany

    Georg Martin Adolf von Henselt (9 or 12 May 1814 – 10 October 1889) was a German composer and virtuoso pianist....  more
  • Journalist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 70 (1874-1945)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Adolf Brand (14 November 1874 – 2 February 1945) was a German writer, egoist anarchist, and pioneering campaigner for the acceptance of male bisexuality and homosexuality....  more
  • Adolf Georg Wilhelm Busch (8 August 1891 – 9 June 1952) was a German-Swiss violinist, conductor, and composer....  more
  • Adolf, Ritter von Tutschek (16 May 1891 – 15 March 1918) Pour le Mérite, Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, Iron Cross, Military Order of Max Joseph, was a professional soldier turned aviator who...  more
  • Adolf Wagner (1 October 1890 in Algrange, Alsace-Lorraine – 12 April 1944 in Bad Reichenhall) was a German soldier and high-ranking Nazi Party official born in Algrange, Alsace-Lorraine....  more
  • AgeDec. at 81 (1835-1917)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer (German: [ˈbaɪɐ]; 31 October 1835 – 20 August 1917) was a German chemist who synthesised indigo, developed a nomenclature for cyclic compounds (that was...  more
  • AgeDec. at 91 (1903-1995)

    BirthplaceBremerhaven, Germany

    Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt (24 March 1903 – 18 January 1995) was a German biochemist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939 for his "work on sex hormones." He initially rejected...  more
  • Physiologist, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 71 (1829-1901)

    BirthplaceKassel, Germany

    Adolf Eugen Fick (3 September 1829 – 21 August 1901) was a German-born physician and physiologist....  more
  • AgeDec. at 82 (1876-1959)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus (25 December 1876 – 9 June 1959) was a German chemist who won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1928 for his work on sterols and their relation to vitamins. He was the...  more
  • Psychiatrist, Physician

    AgeDec. at 83 (1866-1950)

    BirthplaceSwitzerland, European Free Trade Association, Zurich District, Niederweningen, Dielsdorf district

    Adolf Meyer (September 13, 1866 – March 17, 1950) was a psychiatrist who rose to prominence as the first psychiatrist-in-chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital (1910-1941). He was president of the...  more
  • Production Designer, Television director


    BirthplaceMakati, Philippines

    Adolfo Alix Jr. or Adolf Alix (full name: Adolfo B. Alix Jr.) is a Filipino screenwriter and film director....  more
  • Age196

    Adolf Rzepko (1825 – 1892) was a Polish composer, oboist, choral and orchestral conductor, and pianist. He was a disciple of Václav Tomášek. He was mainly active as a performer (he served for many...  more
  • Adolf Frederick or Adolph Frederick (Swedish: Adolf Fredrik, German: Adolf Friedrich; 14 May 1710 – 12 February 1771) was King of Sweden from 1751 until his death. He was the son of Christian August...  more
  • Adolf II, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (23 February 1883 – 26 March 1936) was the last ruler of the small Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe....  more
  • Painter, Visual Artist

    AgeDec. at 72 (1895-1968)

    BirthplaceWaterville, Minnesota

    Adolf Dehn (22 November 1895 – 19 May 1968) was an American lithographer. Throughout his artistic career, Dehn participated in and helped define some important movements in American art, including...  more
  • Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceHochsauerlandkreis, Arnsberg, Eurasia, Hallenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia

    Adolf Winkelmann is a German film director, film producer and screenwriter. He is also a professor of film design in the department of design at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts....  more
  • Adolf Schärf (20 April 1890 – 28 February 1965) was an Austrian politician of the Socialist Party of Austria (SPÖ). He served as Vice-Chancellor from 1945 to 1957 and as President of Austria from...  more
  • Age87

    BirthplaceZollikon, Zürich, Switzerland

    Adolf Muschg (born 13 May 1934) is a Swiss writer and professor of literature. Muschg was a member of the Gruppe Olten....  more
  • Adolf Hühnlein (12 November 1881 – 18 June 1942) was a German soldier and Nazi Party (NSDAP) official. He was the Korpsführer (Corps Leader) of the National Socialist Motor Corps (NSKK) from 1931...  more
  • Historian, Christian Theologian

    AgeDec. at 79 (1851-1930)

    BirthplaceTartu, Estonia

    Carl Gustav Adolf von Harnack (Born Harnack; 7 May 1851 – 10 June 1930) was a Baltic German Lutheran theologian and prominent church historian. He produced many religious publications from 1873 to...  more
  • Age169

    BirthplaceMarburg, Germany

    Adolf Gaston Eugen Fick (February 22, 1852, Marburg – February 11, 1937, Herrsching am Ammersee) was a German ophthalmologist who invented the contact lens. He was the nephew of the German...  more
  • Adolf von Trotha (1 March 1868 in Koblenz, Rhine Province – 11 October 1940) was a German admiral in the Kaiserliche Marine. After the German revolution he briefly served as the first Chef der...  more
  • Adolf Jensen (12 January 1837 – 23 January 1879) was a German pianist, composer and music teacher, and was the brother of Gustav Jensen (1843–1895) who was a violinist and composer....  more
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