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Who knew there were so many famous people named Axel in the world? Our list of celebrities named Axel includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Axels below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Axel, actors named Axel, and much more. Axel Witsel, Axel Rudi Pell, and Axel Teichmann are only a few of the well-known people named Axel on this list.
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Axel Witsel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 29 Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Russian Premier League and the Belgium national team. His natural position ...more

Axel Rudi Pell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 57 Axel Rudi Pell is a German heavy metal guitar player and his eponymous band. He started off with the band Steeler before leaving to start his solo career in 1989. During this time, he has played ...more

Axel Teichmann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 38 Axel Teichmann is a retired German cross-country skier.

Axel von Fersen the Younger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 55 (1755-1810) Hans Axel von Fersen was a Swedish count, Marshal of the Realm of Sweden, a Lieutenant General in the Royal Swedish Army, one of the Lords of the Realm, aide-de-camp to Rochambeau in the ...more

Axel Oxenstierna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 71 (1583-1654) Axel Gustafsson Oxenstierna af Södermöre, Count of Södermöre, was a Swedish statesman. He became a member of the Swedish Privy Council in 1609 and served as Lord High ...more

Axel Braun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 51 Axel Braun is an Italian adult film producer and director known for his productions of porn parodies. Braun is also an AVN Hall of Fame and XRCO Hall of Fame inductee. Braun is the son of Lasse ...more

Axel Ritt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Axel

Axel and Eigil Axgil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Axgil and Eigil Axgil were Danish gay activists and a longtime couple. They were the first gay couple to enter into a registered partnership anywhere in the world following Denmark's ...more

Axel Gray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Axel
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Axel Zwingenberger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 62 Axel Zwingenberger is a blues and boogie-woogie pianist, and songwriter. He is considered one of the finest boogie-woogie music masters in the world.

Axel Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 83 (1929-2012) Axel Anderson was an actor, television producer, host in his adopted homeland Puerto Rico.

Axel Hägerström is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Hägerström Dec. at 71 (1868-1939) Axel Anders Theodor Hägerström was a Swedish philosopher and jurist. Born in Vireda, Jönköping County, Sweden, he was the son of a Church of Sweden pastor. As student at ...more

Axel Merckx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 45 Axel Merckx, is a Belgian former professional road bicycle racer. In his professional career that began in 1993 and ended in 2007, he has won an Olympic bronze medal and competed in eight Tours ...more

Axel von Fersen the Elder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel von Fersen the Elder Dec. at 75 (1719-1794) Count Fredrik Axel von Fersen was a Swedish statesman and soldier.

Axel Stordahl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 50 (1913-1963) Axel Stordahl was an arranger who was active from the late 1930s through the 1950s. He is perhaps best known for his work with Frank Sinatra in the 1940s at Columbia Records. With his ...more

Axel Scheffler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 61 Axel Scheffler is a German-born illustrator based in London. He is best known for his cartoon-like pictures for children's books, particularly The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, written by ...more

Axel T. Brunger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 61 Axel T. Brunger is a German American biophysicist. He is Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University, and a Howard Hughes ...more

Axel A. Weber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 61 Axel Alfred Weber, Prof., Dr. is a German economist, professor and banker. He taught at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a board member and chairman of the board of UBS. ...more

Axel Munthe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 92 (1857-1949) Axel Martin Fredrik Munthe was a Swedish-born physician and psychiatrist, best known as the author of The Story of San Michele, an autobiographical account of his life and work. Axel Munthe had ...more

Axel von Ambesser is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 78 (1910-1988) Axel Eugen Alexander von Oesterreich, better known as Axel von Ambesser, was a German actor and film director. Ambesser's father was Alexander Constantin von Oesterreich. Ambesser was born in ...more

Axel Strøbye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 77 (1928-2005) Axel Strøby Jacobsen, known as Axel Strøbye was a Danish stage and film actor. He appeared in more than 100 films between 1951 and 2000. He was born in Frederiksberg, Denmark and ...more

Axel Prahl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 58 Axel Prahl is a German actor. Prahl, born in Eutin, grew up in nearby Neustadt in Holstein. After his A-levels, Prahl started studying music and mathematics, but then went on to acting school in ...more

Axel Madsen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 77 (1930-2007) Axel Madsen was a Danish-American biographer and journalist. Born in Copenhagen and raised in Paris, Madsen turned from music to writing in the early 1950s, initially for the Paris edition of ...more

Axel Corti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 60 (1933-1993) Axel Corti was an Austrian screenwriter, film director and radio host.

Axel Hellstenius is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Hellstenius is a film writer.

Axel Cadier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 68 (1906-1974) Axel Cadier was a Swedish wrestler who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics. In 1932 he won the bronze medal in the Greco-Roman middleweight competition. Four ...more

Axel Schulz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 49 Axel Schulz is a retired German heavyweight boxer.

Axel Krygier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 49 Axel Krygier is a film score composer.

Axel Frische is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 79 (1877-1956) Axel Frische was a Danish screenwriter, actor and film director. He wrote for 23 films between 1914 and 1956. He also appeared in 18 films between 1932 and 1950. He was born and died in

Axel Thue is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 59 (1863-1922) Axel Thue, was a Norwegian mathematician, known for highly original work in diophantine approximation, and combinatorics. He stated in 1914 the so-called word problem for semigroups or Thue ...more

Axel Honneth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Honneth age 68 Axel Honneth is a professor of philosophy at both the University of Frankfurt and Columbia University. He is also director of the Institut für Sozialforschung in Frankfurt am Main,

Axel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 41 Axel Patricio Fernando Witteveen Pardo, commonly known as Axel Fernando or simply Axel, is an Argentine singer and song-writer.

Axel Esbensen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Esbensen Dec. at 45 (1878-1923) Axel Esbensen was a film art director, production designer and costume designer.

Axel Eggebrecht is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 92 (1899-1991) Axel Constantin August Eggebrecht was a German journalist and writer.

Axel Grönberg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 70 (1918-1988) Rolf Axel "Acke" Ejnar Grönberg was a Swedish wrestler who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics and in the 1952 Summer Olympics. He was born in Norberg and died in Stockholm. In ...more

Axel Leijonhufvud is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 85 Axel Leijonhufvud is a Swedish economist, currently professor emeritus at the University of California Los Angeles and professor at the University of Trento, Italy.

Axel Graatkjær is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Graatkjær Dec. at 84 (1885-1969) Axel Graatkjær was a Danish cinematographer noted for his work on silent films during the Golden Age of Danish cinema. Graatkjær was the favorite cinematographer of film director ...more

Axel Wegner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 54 Axel Wegner is a German sports shooter and Olympic Champion. He won Gold medal in skeet shooting at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Axel Méyé is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Méyé age 22 Axel Méyé is a Gabonese football player.

Axel Müller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Müller age 26 Axel Müller is a Swiss archer. He competed in the individual event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Axel Wikström is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Dec. at 69 (1907-1976) Axel Wikström was a Swedish cross-country skier who competed in the 1930s. He won a pair of silver medals at the Winter Olympics, earning one in the 18 km event in 1932 and a second in the ...more

Axel Kruse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 50 Axel Kruse is a former German football and American football player. Kruse was born in Wolgast, East Germany and played for several Bundesliga football clubs. After retiring from football, he ...more

Axel Jensen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Jensen Dec. at 71 (1932-2003) Axel Buchardt Jensen was a Norwegian author. From 1957 until 2002, he published both fiction and non-fiction texts which include novels, poems, essays, a biography, and manuscripts for cartoons ...more

Axel Kielland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Kielland Dec. at 56 (1907-1963) Axel Kielland was a Norwegian journalist and playwright, born in Stavanger. He was married to actress Sonja Mjøen from 1932 to 1946. He worked for the newspaper Dagbladet from 1927. Among ...more

Axel Milberg is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Axel
age 61 Axel Milberg is an actor and voice actor.

Axel Springer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Springer Dec. at 73 (1912-1985) Axel Cäsar Springer was a German journalist and the founder and owner of the Axel Springer AG publishing company.

Axel Anderberg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Anderberg Dec. at 77 (1860-1937) Axel Johan Anderberg was a Swedish architect active from the 1880s to the early 1930s. During his early career he built several theatres, working mostly in a mix of neo-baroque and art nouveau, ...more

Axel Roth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Roth Dec. at 72 (1936-2008) Axel Roth was born in Darmstadt, Germany, on October 25, 1936. He was the son of Ludwig Roth, an original member, of the German Rocket Team. Survived WWII, RAF bombing of rocket development ...more

Axel Lesser is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Lesser age 71 Axel Lesser is a former East German cross country skier who competed in the 1960s and 1970s. He earned a silver medal in the 4 x 10 km at the 1970 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in ...more

Axel Westermark is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Axel
Axel Westermark Dec. at 36 (1875-1911) Axel Westermark was an American sailor serving in the United States Navy during the Boxer Rebellion who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.