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Ever wondered how many famous people named Franz there are? This list of celebrities named Franz includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Franz first names on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Franz, actors named Franz, and even athletes named Franz. Well-known men named Franz include Franz Beckenbauer, Franz Schubert, and Franz Kafka.

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Franz Beckenbauer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Coach, Footballer Franz Anton Beckenbauer is a German football manager, and former player, nicknamed Der Kaiser because of his elegant style; his leadership; his first name "Franz", and his dominance on ...more

Franz Schubert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Film Score Composer, Pianist, Composer Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert died at 31 but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works, seven complete ...more

Franz Kafka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Novelist, Writer, Lawyer Franz Kafka was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Most of his works, such as "Die ...more

Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band is composed of Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Nick McCarthy, and Paul Thomson. The band has been nominated for ...more

Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Film Score Composer, Priest, Pianist Franz Liszt is a film score composer.

Franz Joseph Gall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Neurologist, Physiologist, Philosopher Franz Josef Gall was a neuroanatomist, physiologist, and pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain. Claimed as the founder of phrenology, Gall was an early and ...more

Franz Binder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Binder was an Austrian football player and coach.

Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Pianist Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, also known as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jr., was the youngest child of six born to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his wife Constanze. He was the younger of his parents' ...more

Franz Waxman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Film Score Composer, Bank teller, Composer Franz Waxman - born Franz Wachsmann - was a German and American composer of Jewish descent, known primarily for his work in the film music genre. His film scores include The Bride of ...more

Franz Bardon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Writer Franz Bardon, was a Czech stage magician and student and teacher of Hermetics. He was born in Opava, Austrian Silesia. During World War II Bardon was held in a concentration camp for refusing to ...more

Franz von Suppé is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz von Suppé or Francesco Suppé Demelli was an Austrian composer of light operas from the Kingdom of Dalmatia, Austro-Hungarian Empire. A composer and conductor of the Romantic ...more

Franz Schlegelberger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Judge, Politician Louis Rudolph Franz Schlegelberger was State Secretary in the German Reich Ministry of Justice and served a while as Justice Minister during the Third Reich. He was the highest-ranking defendant ...more

Franz Grillparzer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Playwright Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer was an Austrian writer who is chiefly known for his dramas. He also wrote the oration for Ludwig van Beethoven's funeral.

Franz Werfel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Writer, Playwright Franz Viktor Werfel was an Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet whose career spanned World War I, the Interwar period, and World War II. He is primarily known as the author of The ...more

Franz Marc is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Artist Franz Marc was a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of the German Expressionist movement. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter, a journal whose name later became ...more

Franz Viehböck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Astronaut, Electrical engineer Franz Artur Viehböck is an Austrian electrical engineer, and was Austria's first astronaut, and thus titulated „Austronaut“ by his country's media. He visited the Mir space station in 1991 ...more

Franz Boas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Anthropologist, Scientist Franz Uri Boas was a German-American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology". Studying in Germany, Boas was ...more

Franz Kutschera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Politician Franz Kutschera was an SS-Brigadeführer and Gauleiter of Carinthia. As SS and Police Leader of the Poland's Warsaw district, he was sentenced to death by Armia Krajowa in agreement with the ...more

Franz Leopold Neumann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Leopold Neumann was a German-Jewish left-wing political activist, Marxist theorist and labor lawyer, who became a political scientist in exile and is best known for his theoretical ...more

Franz Xaver Gabelsberger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Inventor Franz Xaver Gabelsberger was a German inventor of a shorthand writing system, named Gabelsberger shorthand after him. Gabelsberger, employed as typist by the Bavarian government, started to ...more

Franz Jonas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Josef Jonas was an Austrian political figure. He served as the seventh President of Austria, between 1965 and 1974. He was a typesetter by profession and a member of the Social Democratic ...more

Franz Strauss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Joseph Strauss was a German musician. He was a composer, a virtuoso horn player and accomplished performer on the guitar, clarinet and viola. He was principal horn player of the Bavarian ...more

Franz Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Pianist, Composer, Cellist Franz Schmidt was an Austrian composer, cellist and pianist.

Franz Kline is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Painter, Artist Franz Kline was an American painter born in Pennsylvania. He is mainly associated with the abstract expressionist movement of the 1940s and 1950s. Kline, along with other action painters like ...more

Franz Di Cioccio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Franz

Franz von Papen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Soldier, Diplomat, Military Officer Franz Joseph Hermann Michael Maria von Papen zu Köningen was a German nobleman, General Staff officer and politician. He served as Chancellor of Germany in 1932 and as Vice-Chancellor under ...more

Franz Rosenzweig is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Rosenzweig Philosopher Franz Rosenzweig was a Jewish theologian and philosopher.

Franz Blei is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Book editor, Publisher, Librettist Franz Blei was an essayist, playwright and translator from Vienna. He was also noted as a bibliophile, a critic, an editor and publisher, and a fine wit in conversation. He was a friend and ...more

Franz Mesmer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Physician, Astrologer Franz Anton Mesmer was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorised that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects ...more

Franz Clement is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Violinist Franz Joseph Clement, was an Austrian violinist, pianist, composer, conductor of Vienna's Theater an der Wien and friend of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Franz Reichelt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Tailor Franz Reichelt, also known as Frantz Reichelt or François Reichelt, was an Austrian-born French tailor, inventor and parachuting pioneer, now sometimes referred to as the Flying Tailor, ...more

Franz Osten is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Journalist, Soldier, Film Director Franz Osten was a German film director.

Franz Keller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Keller Franz Keller was a West German nordic combined skier. At the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, he won the gold medal in the individual event. Keller also won a silver at the 1966 FIS Nordic ...more

Franz Josef Strauss is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Politician Franz Josef Strauss was a German politician. He was the chairman of the Christian Social Union, member of the federal cabinet in different positions and long-time minister-president of the state ...more

Franz Seldte is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Politician Franz Seldte was co-founder of the German Stahlhelm paramilitary organization, a Nazi politician, and Minister for Labour of the German Reich from 1933 to 1945.

Franz Klammer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Klammer is a former champion alpine ski racer from Austria. Klammer overwhelmingly dominated the downhill event for four consecutive World Cup seasons. He was the gold medalist at the 1976 ...more

Franz Brentano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Brentano Philosopher Franz Clemens Honoratus Hermann Brentano was an influential German philosopher and psychologist whose work strongly influenced not only students Sigmund Freud, Kazimierz Twardowski, Alexius ...more

Franz Wembacher is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Wembacher Franz Wembacher was a West German luger who competed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He won the gold medal in the men's doubles event at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. Wembacher also ...more

Franz Hofer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Hofer Politician Franz Hofer was, in the time of the Third Reich, the Nazi Gauleiter of the Tyrol and Vorarlberg. As the Nazi party chief for the Tirol/Vorarlberg province he was the most powerful figure in the ...more

Franz Lehár is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Conductor, Actor, Composer Franz Lehár was an Austro-Hungarian composer. He is mainly known for his operettas, of which the most successful and best known is The Merry Widow.

Franz Birkner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Co-Founder President and CEO Franz brings to Rayspan over 25 years of successful experience as a telecommunications entrepreneur and venture capital investor in the wireless, wireline and ...more

Franz Harary is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Magician Franz Harary is an American magician and inventor who has appeared on television shows such as the first episode of NBC's The World's Greatest Magic, on which Harary made the Space Shuttle ...more

Franz Fühmann is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Writer Franz Fühmann was a German writer who lived and worked in East Germany. He wrote in a variety of formats, including short stories, essays, screenplays and children's books. Influenced by ...more

Franz Berwald is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Violinist Franz Adolf Berwald was a Swedish Romantic composer who was generally ignored during his lifetime. He made his living as an orthopedic surgeon and later as the manager of a saw mill and glass

Franz Pfeffer von Salomon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Pfeffer von Salomon, also known as Franz von Pfeffer, was the first commander of the SA upon its re-establishment in 1925, following its temporary abolition in 1923 after the abortive Beer ...more

Franz Gürtner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Politician Franz Gürtner was a German Minister of Justice in Adolf Hitler's cabinet, responsible for coordinating jurisprudence in the Third Reich. Detesting the cruel ways of the Gestapo and SA in ...more

Franz Six is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Six Dr. Franz Alfred Six was a Nazi official who rose to the rank of SS-Brigadeführer. He was appointed by Reinhard Heydrich to head department Amt VII, Written Records of the ...more

Franz Ritter von Epp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Ritter von Epp Franz Xaver Ritter von Epp was a regular officer in the Imperial German Army of the early part of the 20th century, who rose to the office of Reichsstatthalter of Bavaria, a position of ...more

Franz Hayler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Franz Hayler Franz Hayler was a German self-employed salesman who rose during the Third Reich to State Secretary and acting Reich Economics Minister as a member of the NSDAP and the SS.

Franz Alexander is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Franz
Psychoanalyst, Physician Franz Gabriel Alexander was a Hungarian-American psychoanalyst and physician, who is considered one of the founders of psychosomatic medicine and psychoanalytic criminology.