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Who knew there were so many famous people named Hans in the world? Our list of celebrities named Hans 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 Hans' 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 Hans, actors named Hans, and much more. Hans Christian Andersen, Hans Zimmer, and Hans Matheson are only a few of the well-known people named Hans on this list.

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Hans Christian Andersen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Poet, Novelist, Author
Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not ...more

Hans Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Music Producer
Hans Florian Zimmer is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed music for over 150 films, including film scores for The Lion King, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last ...more

Hans Matheson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Musician, Actor
Hans Matheson is a Scottish actor. Some of his most notable film and television roles include The Virgin Queen, Deathwatch, The Tudors, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Clash of the Titans and as ...more

Hans Krankl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Soccer Player, Coach
Johann "Hans" Krankl is a retired Austrian footballer. A prolific striker, Krankl is regarded by many as the greatest ever Austrian player.

Hans Frank is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Politician, Lawyer
Hans Michael Frank was a German lawyer who worked for the Nazi Party during the 1920s and 1930s, and later became Hitler's personal lawyer. After Hitler's ascension to power in 1933, Frank ...more

Hans Bethe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Physicist
Hans Albrecht Bethe was a German and American nuclear physicist who, in addition to making important contributions to astrophysics, quantum electrodynamics and solid-state physics, won the 1967 ...more

Hans Klok is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Actor, Magician
Johannes Franciscus Catharinus "Hans" Klok is a Dutch illusionist and actor.

Hans Rausing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Businessperson
Hans Rausing, KBE is a Swedish businessman based in the United Kingdom. He made his fortune from his co-inheritance of Tetra Pak, a company founded by his father Ruben Rausing and currently the ...more

Hans Tilkowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Tilkowski is a former German footballer. The goalkeeper started his career with VfL Husen 19 and SuS Kaiserau. Then he left for Westfalia Herne. While there he played 18 times for the West ...more

Hans Alfredson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Television director, Comedian, Film Producer
Hans Folke "Hasse" Alfredson is a Swedish actor, film director, writer and comedian. He was born in Malmö, Sweden. He is known for his collaboration with Tage Danielsson. His most ...more

Hans Werner Henze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Film Score Composer, Composer
Hans Werner Henze was a German composer. His prolific oeuvre of works is extremely varied in style, having been influenced by serialism, atonality, Stravinsky, Italian music, Arabic music and ...more

Hans Küng is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Priest, Professor
Hans Küng is a Swiss Catholic priest, theologian, and author. Since 1995 he has been President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic. He is notable for his rejection of the doctrine of papal ...more

Hans Urs von Balthasar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Theologian
Hans Urs von Balthasar was a Swiss theologian and Catholic priest who was to be created a cardinal of the Catholic Church but died before the ceremony. He is considered one of the most important ...more

Hans Podlipnik-Castillo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Tennis player
Hans Podlipnik Castillo is a Chilean tennis player of Polish descent. His best results are winning 22 singles futures and reaching semifinals in 2014 Santiago Challenger. In doubles he has won ...more

Hans van Mierlo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Politician, Journalist, Jurist
Henricus Antonius Franciscus Maria Oliva "Hans" van Mierlo was a Dutch politician of the Democrats 66. In 1966 Van Mierlo together with Hans Gruijters founded the Democrats 66. He ...more

Hans Günter Winkler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Günter Winkler is a retired German show jumping rider. He is the only show jumper to win five Olympic gold medals and seven total Olympic medals, and the only equestrian in any ...more

Hans Christian Ørsted is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Physicist, Chemist
Hans Christian Ørsted was a Danish physicist and chemist who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields, an important aspect of electromagnetism. He is still known today for ...more

Hans van Breukelen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Johannes Franciscus "Hans" van Breukelen is a former Dutch football player who played as a goalkeeper. Currently, he works as an entrepreneur and serves in the PSV Eindhoven board of ...more

Hans Conried is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Character actor, Comedian, Actor
Hans Georg Conried, Jr., was an American character actor, very active in voice-over roles and comedian, best known for providing the voices of Walt Disney's George Darling, and Captain Hook in ...more

Hans Henny Jahnn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Playwright
Hans Henny Jahnn was a German playwright, novelist, and organ-builder. As a playwright, he wrote: Pastor Ephraim Magnus, which The Cambridge Guide to Theatre describes as a nihilistic, ...more

Hans Schlegel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Physicist, Astronaut
Hans Wilhelm Schlegel is a German physicist, an ESA astronaut, and a veteran of two NASA Space Shuttle missions.

Hans Bellmer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Bellmer was a German artist, best known for the life-sized pubescent female dolls he produced in the mid-1930s. Historians of art and photography also consider him a Surrealist

Hans Wiegel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Columnist, Politician, Political Science
Hans Wiegel is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. He became a Member of the House of Representatives on 18 April 1967. When the Leader of the People's ...more

Hans Dulfer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Musician
Hans Dulfer is a Dutch jazz musician who plays tenor saxophone. Hans Dulfer was born on 28 May 1940 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He began at age 17 and has been referred to as "Big boy" ...more

Hans Adolf Krebs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Chemist, Scientist
Sir Hans Adolf Krebs was a German-born British physician and biochemist. He was the pioneer scientist in study of cellular respiration, a biochemical pathway in cells for production of energy. ...more