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Famous People Named Fritz

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

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 85 (1890-1976)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best-known...  more

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  • Friedrich Heinrich Karl "Fritz" Haarmann (25 October 1879 – 15 April 1925) was a German serial killer, known as the Butcher of Hanover, the Vampire of Hanover and the Wolf-Man, who committed the...  more

    #6 of 14 Famous German Serial Killers#2662 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time#10 of 12 12 Criminals Who Really Thought They Were Vampires

  • Friedrich "Fritz" Walter (31 October 1920 – 17 June 2002) was a German footballer. He usually played as an attacking midfielder or inside forward. In his time with the German national team, he made...  more

    #695 of 1,185 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#79 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#24 of 176 The Best Soccer Players from Germany

  • Fritz Pollard

    Coach, American football player

    AgeDec. at 92 (1894-1986)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard (January 27, 1894 – May 11, 1986) was an American Football player and coach. He was the first African American head coach in the National Football League (NFL)....  more
  • Fritz Von Erich

    Wrestler, American football player

    AgeDec. at 68 (1929-1997)

    BirthplaceJewett, Texas, United States of America

    Jack Barton Adkisson Sr. (August 16, 1929 – September 10, 1997), better known by his ring name Fritz Von Erich, was an American professional wrestler, carnival attraction, wrestling promoter, and the...  more
  • Fritz Leiber

    Poet, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 81 (1910-1992)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr. (December 24, 1910 – September 5, 1992) was an American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He was also a poet, actor in theater and films, playwright and chess...  more
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Composer, Violinist

    AgeDec. at 86 (1875-1962)

    BirthplaceEurope, Austria, Vienna, Central Europe

    Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler (February 2, 1875 – January 29, 1962) was an Austrian-born violinist and composer. One of the most noted violin masters of his day, and regarded as one of the greatest...  more
  • Fritz Sauckel

    Politician, Sailor

    AgeDec. at 51 (1894-1946)

    BirthplaceHaßfurt, Germany

    Ernst Friedrich Christoph "Fritz" Sauckel (27 October 1894 – 16 October 1946) was a German Nazi politician, Gauleiter of Thuringia and the General Plenipotentiary for Labour Deployment from March...  more
  • Fritz Haber

    Chemist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 65 (1868-1934)

    BirthplaceWrocław, Poland

    Fritz Haber (German: [ˈhaːbɐ]; 9 December 1868 – 29 January 1934) was a German chemist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1918 for his invention of the Haber–Bosch process, a method used in...  more
  • Fritz Walter (born 21 July 1960) is a German former footballer who played as a forward, and who was nicknamed "Little Fritz". Born in Mannheim, he is of no relation to German legend of the same name...  more
  • Fritz Weaver

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 90 (1926-2016)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Fritz William Weaver (January 19, 1926 − November 26, 2016) was an American actor in television, stage, and motion pictures, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Josef Weiss in the 1978 epic...  more
  • Fritz Kalkbrenner

    Record producer, Musician


    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Fritz Kalkbrenner (Born 1981 in Berlin) is a German DJ and music producer....  more
  • Fritz Reiner

    Opera conductor, Conductor

    AgeDec. at 74 (1888-1963)

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    Frederick Martin "Fritz" Reiner (December 19, 1888 – November 15, 1963) was a prominent conductor of opera and symphonic music in the twentieth century. Hungarian born and trained, he emigrated to...  more
  • Fritz Todt

    Civil engineer, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 50 (1891-1942)

    BirthplacePforzheim, Germany

    Fritz Todt (4 September 1891 – 8 February 1942), was a German construction engineer and senior Nazi, who rose from the position of "Inspector General for German Roadways", where he directed the...  more
  • Fritz Ostermueller

    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 50 (1907-1957)

    BirthplaceQuincy, Illinois

    Frederick Raymond "Fritz" Ostermueller (September 15, 1907 – December 17, 1957) was a pitcher in major league baseball from 1934 to 1948 for the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns, Brooklyn Dodgers,...  more
  • Fritz Crisler

    Coach, American football player

    AgeDec. at 83 (1899-1982)

    BirthplaceEarlville, Illinois

    Herbert Orin "Fritz" Crisler (; January 12, 1899 – August 19, 1982) was an American college football coach who is best known as "the father of two-platoon football," an innovation in which separate...  more
  • Fritz Albert Lipmann

    Chemist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 87 (1899-1986)

    BirthplaceKönigsberg, Germany

    Fritz Albert Lipmann (June 12, 1899 – July 24, 1986) was a German-American biochemist and a co-discoverer in 1945 of coenzyme A. For this, together with other research on coenzyme A, he was awarded...  more
  • Friedrich "Fritz" Szepan (2 September 1907 in Gelsenkirchen – 14 December 1974 in Gelsenkirchen) was a German footballer in the period leading up to and including World War II. He spent his entire...  more
  • Fritz Fischer



    BirthplaceTegel, Germany

    Fritz Ernst Fischer (5 October 1912 – 2003) was a German medical doctor who, under the Nazi regime, participated in medical experiments conducted on inmates of the Ravensbrück concentration...  more
  • AgeDec. at 93 (1900-1993)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Fritz Feld (born Fritz Feilchenfeld; October 15, 1900 – November 18, 1993) was a German-American film character actor who appeared in over 140 films in 72 years, both silent and sound. His trademark...  more
  • Fritz Kortner

    Theatre Director, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 78 (1892-1970)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Fritz Kortner (12 May 1892 – 22 July 1970) was an Austrian stage and film actor and theatre director....  more
  • Fritz Rumey (March 3, 1891 – September 27, 1918) Pour le Mérite, Golden Military Merit Cross was a German fighter pilot in the First World War, credited with 45 victories....  more
  • Age80

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Fritz Wepper (born 17 August 1941, Munich, Germany) is a German film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Inspector Harry Klein in the long-running crime series Derrick (1974-1998)....  more
  • Oberleutnant Fritz Otto Bernert (6 March 1893 – 18 October 1918) was a leading German fighter ace of World War I. He scored 27 victories despite being essentially one-armed....  more
  • Leutnant Fritz Pütter (14 January 1895 – 10 August 1918) Pour le Mérite, Iron Cross, was a German World War I ace fighter pilot credited with victories over eight enemy observation balloons and 17...  more
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