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Who knew there were so many famous people named Friedrich in the world? Our list of celebrities named Friedrich 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 Friedrichs 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 Friedrich, actors named Friedrich, and much more. Friedrich Nietzsche, Friedrich Schiller, and Friedrich Engels are only a few of the well-known people named Friedrich on this list.

Friedrich Nietzsche is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Nietzsche Cultural critic, Philologist, Poet Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, composer and Latin and Greek scholar. He wrote several critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, ...more

Friedrich Schiller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Schiller Poet, Historian, Author Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life, Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, ...more

Friedrich Engels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Engels Author, Economist, Philosopher Friedrich Engels was a German social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory, together with Karl Marx. In 1845 he published The Condition of the Working ...more

Friedrich Hayek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Hayek Economist, Philosopher Friedrich Hayek CH, born in Austria-Hungary as Friedrich August von Hayek and frequently referred to as F. A. Hayek, was an Austrian, later British, economist and philosopher best known for his ...more

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schel... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling Philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, later von Schelling, was a German philosopher. Standard histories of philosophy make him the midpoint in the development of German idealism, situating him ...more

Friedrich Dürrenmatt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Dürrenmatt Painter, Novelist, Author Friedrich Dürrenmatt was a Swiss author and dramatist. He was a proponent of epic theatre whose plays reflected the recent experiences of World War II. The politically active author's work ...more

Friedrich Kalkbrenner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Kalkbrenner Pianist, Music pedagogue, Composer Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner was a pianist, composer, piano teacher and piano manufacturer. German by birth, Kalkbrenner studied at the Paris Conservatoire starting at a young age and ...more

Friedrich Hölderlin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Hölderlin Poet, Novelist Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin was a major German lyric poet, commonly associated with the artistic movement known as Romanticism. Hölderlin was also an important thinker in the ...more

Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleie... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher Writer, Philosopher Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher was a German theologian, philosopher, and biblical scholar known for his attempt to reconcile the criticisms of the Enlightenment with traditional ...more

Friedrich Gulda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Gulda Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Pianist Friedrich Gulda was an Austrian pianist and composer who worked in both the classical and jazz fields.

Friedrich Paulus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Paulus Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Paulus was an officer in the German military from 1910 to 1945. He attained the rank of Generalfeldmarschall during World War II, and is best known for commanding the ...more

Friedrich Radszuweit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Radszuweit Writer Friedrich Radszuweit was a German manager, publisher, and author.

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Friedrich Koncilia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Koncilia Friedrich Koncilia is a former Austrian football goalkeeper.

Friedrich Friedrichs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Friedrichs Leutnant Friedrich Friedrichs was a World War I fighter ace credited with 21 confirmed victories. Undaunted by an early invaliding by infantry combat during early World War I, Friedrichs ...more

Friedrich T. Noltenius is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich T. Noltenius Lieutenant Friedrich Theodor Noltenius was a German flying ace in the First World War, with a total of 21 kills.

Friedrich Ritter von Röth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Ritter von Röth Oberleutnant Friedrich Ritter von Röth was a German World War I fighter ace with 28 victories. He was the most successful German pilot at shooting down enemy observation balloons; 20 of his ...more

Friedrich Hollaender is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Hollaender Film Score Composer, Author, Actor Friedrich Hollaender was a German film composer and author.

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Friedrich von Wieser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich von Wieser Economist Friedrich Freiherr von Wieser was an early economist of the Austrian School of economics. Born in Vienna, the son of Privy Councillor Leopold von Wieser, a high official in the war ministry, he ...more

Friedrich L. Bauer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich L. Bauer Mathematician, Computer scientist Friedrich Ludwig Bauer was a German computer scientist and professor emeritus at the Technical University of Munich.

Friedrich Kuhlau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Kuhlau Pianist, Composer Friedrich Daniel Rudolf Kuhlau was a German-born Danish composer during the Classical and Romantic periods. He was a central figure of the Danish Golden Age and is immortalized in Danish ...more

Friedrich Kapp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Kapp Politician, Writer, Lawyer Friedrich Kapp was a German-American lawyer, writer, and politician. He was an outspoken opponent of Germany's colonization fervor during his time as a National Liberal Reichstag deputy. This ...more

Friedrich Hecker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Hecker Politician, Military Officer, Lawyer Friedrich Franz Karl Hecker was a German lawyer, politician and revolutionary. He was one of the most popular speakers and agitators of the 1848 Revolution. After moving to the United States, he ...more

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Friedrich Akel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Akel Politician, Diplomat, Physician Friedrich Karl Akel was an Estonian diplomat and politician, a member of the International Olympic Committee., and Head of State of Estonia in 1924. Akel attended the Alexander Gymnasium in ...more

Friedrich Bergius is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Bergius Chemist Friedrich Karl Rudolf Bergius was a German chemist known for the Bergius process for producing synthetic fuel from coal, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in recognition of contributions to the invention ...more

Friedrich Rainer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Rainer Politician Friedrich W. Rainer was an Austrian Nazi politician, Gauleiter as well as a State governor of Salzburg and Carinthia. He is the only Austrian governor who has ever held the same office in two ...more

Friedrich Wilhelm August Froeb... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel Educationalist, Author Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel was a German pedagogue, a student of Pestalozzi who laid the foundation for modern education based on the recognition that children have unique needs and ...more

Friedrich von Ledebur is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich von Ledebur Military Officer, Actor Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln was an actor who was known for Moby Dick, Alexander the Great and Slaughterhouse-Five. Ledebur was born in Austria-Hungary in ...more

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Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi Philosopher Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi was an influential German philosopher, literary figure, socialite, and the younger brother of poet Johann Georg Jacobi. He is notable for popularizing the term nihilism ...more

Friedrich Schlotterbeck is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Schlotterbeck Albert Friedrich Schlotterbeck was a German author who wrote prose fiction, plays, and radio plays, and was a local leader of the German Resistance during World War II.

Friedrich Olbricht is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Olbricht Friedrich Olbricht was a German general and one of the plotters involved in the attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler at the Wolfsschanze in East Prussia on 20 July 1944.

Friedrich Jeckeln is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Jeckeln Friedrich August Jeckeln was an SS-Obergruppenführer who served as an SS and Police Leader in the occupied Soviet Union during World War II. Jeckeln was the commanding SS General over one ...more

Friedrich Karl Forberg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Karl Forberg Writer, Philosopher Friedrich Karl Forberg was a German philosopher and classical scholar.

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Friedrich Wührer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Wührer Friedrich Wührer was an Austrian-German pianist and piano pedagogue. He was a close associate and advocate of composer Franz Schmidt, whose music he edited and, in the case of the works for ...more

Friedrich Ebert is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Ebert Politician Friedrich Ebert was a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and the first President of Germany from 1919 until his death in office in 1925. Ebert was elected leader of the ...more

Friedrich Syrup is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Syrup Politician Friedrich Heinrich Karl Syrup was a German jurist and politician.

Friedrich Hirzebruch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Hirzebruch Mathematician Friedrich Ernst Peter Hirzebruch ForMemRS was a German mathematician, working in the fields of topology, complex manifolds and algebraic geometry, and a leading figure in his generation. He has ...more

Friedrich Cerha is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Cerha Conductor, Composer Friedrich Cerha is an Austrian composer and conductor.

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Friedrich Wöhler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Wöhler Chemist, Scientist Friedrich Wöhler was a German chemist, best known for his synthesis of urea, but also the first to isolate several chemical elements.

Friedrich Pinter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Pinter Athlete, Biathlete Friedrich Pinter is an Austrian biathlete.

Friedrich Bessel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Bessel Mathematician, Astronomer Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel was a German astronomer, mathematician. He was the first astronomer who determined reliable values for the distance from the sun to another star by the method of ...more

Friedrich Heer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Heer Friedrich Heer was a historian born in Vienna. He received a PhD at the University in Vienna in 1938. Even as a student he came into conflict with pan-German thinking historians as a staunch ...more

Friedrich Waismann is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Waismann Philosopher Friedrich Waismann was an Austrian mathematician, physicist, and philosopher. He is best known for being a member of the Vienna Circle and one of the key theorists in logical positivism.

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Friedrich Hund is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Hund Physicist Friedrich Hermann Hund was a German physicist from Karlsruhe known for his work on atoms and molecules. Hund worked at the Universities of Rostock, Leipzig, Jena, Frankfurt am Main, and ...more

Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von St... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve Scientist, Astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve was a German astronomer from a famous dynasty.

Friedrich Zander is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Zander Scientist, Engineer Friedrich Zander, was a Baltic German pioneer of rocketry and spaceflight in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. He designed the first liquid-fueled rocket to be launched in the Soviet ...more

Friedrich Hasenöhrl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Hasenöhrl Physicist Friedrich Hasenöhrl, was an Austrian physicist.

Friedrich Adolph Wislizenus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Adolph Wislizenus Friedrich Adolph Wislizenus was German-born American MD, explorer and botanist. He is best known for his printed recollections from travels to Northern Mexico and today's state of New Mexico.

Friedrich B. Prinz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich B. Prinz Professor Fritz Prinz serves on the faculties of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. He also holds the Finmeccanica Professorship in the School of Engineering. He obtained his ...more

Friedrich Reinitzer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Reinitzer Chemist, Botanist Friedrich Richard Reinitzer was an Austrian botanist and chemist. In late 1880s, experimenting with cholesteryl benzoate, he discovered properties of liquid crystals. Reinitzer was born into a ...more

Friedrich Meinecke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Friedrich
Friedrich Meinecke Philosopher Friedrich Meinecke was a German historian, with Liberal and anti-semitic views who supported Nazi invasion of Poland. After World War II as a representative of an older tradition, he criticized ...more