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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
Hans Christian Andersen 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
Hans Zimmer 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
Hans Matheson 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
Hans Krankl 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
Hans Frank 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
Hans Bethe 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
Hans Klok 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
Hans Rausing 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 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
Hans Alfredson 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
Hans Werner Henze 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
Hans Küng 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
Hans Urs von Balthasar 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
Hans Podlipnik-Castillo 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

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Hans van Mierlo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans van Mierlo 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 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
Hans Christian Ørsted 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
Hans van Breukelen 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
Hans Conried 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
Hans Henny Jahnn 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
Hans Schlegel Hans Wilhelm Schlegel is a German physicist, an ESA astronaut, and a veteran of two NASA Space Shuttle missions.

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Hans Bellmer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Bellmer 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
Hans Wiegel 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
Hans Dulfer 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
Hans Adolf Krebs 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

Hans Sachs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Sachs Hans Sachs was a German meistersinger, poet, playwright, and shoemaker.

Hans Asperger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Asperger Hans Asperger was an Austrian pediatrician, medical theorist, and medical professor. He is best known for his early studies on mental disorders, especially in children. His work was largely ...more

Hans Sarpei is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Sarpei Hans Adu Sarpei is a Ghanaian-German ex-footballer who played as a full back. His last club was Bundesliga side Schalke 04. He also was a long time regular for the Ghana national football team. ...more

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Hans Eysenck is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Eysenck Hans Jürgen Eysenck was a psychologist born in Germany, who spent his professional career in Great Britain. He is best remembered for his work on intelligence and personality, though he ...more

Hans Schäfer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Schäfer Hans Schäfer is a former German footballer. He played for 1. FC Köln between 1948 and 1965. He also played for the West-Germany national football team, earning 39 caps and scoring 15 ...more

Hans Fritzsche is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Fritzsche Hans Georg Fritzsche was a senior German Nazi official, ending the war as Ministerialdirektor at the Propagandaministerium.

Hans Klein is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Klein Dipl.-Ing. Hans Klein was a German World War I fighter ace credited with 22 aerial victories. During World War II he held the position of Geschwaderkommodore of the JG 53 "Pik As"

Hans Martin Pippart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Martin Pippart Leutnant Hans Martin Pippart Iron Cross was a pioneer aircraft manufacturer and early pilot. As a World War I fighter ace he was credited with 22 victories.

Hans Freudenthal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Freudenthal Hans Freudenthal was a Dutch mathematician. He made substantial contributions to algebraic topology and also took an interest in literature, philosophy, history and mathematics education.

Hans Kohlhase is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Kohlhase Hans Kohlhase, born in Tempelberg, was a German historical figure about whose personality some controversy exists. He was a merchant, and not, as some have supposed, a horsedealer, and he lived ...more

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Hans Bethge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Bethge Hans Bethge was a German poet whose reputation abroad rests above all on the versions of Tang dynasty poetry set in Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde". The Max-Eyth-Haus in ...more

Hans Kirschstein is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Kirschstein Hans Kirschstein, winner of the Pour le Merite, Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, and the Iron Cross, 1st and 2nd class, was a German lieutenant and World War I fighter ace credited with 27 ...more

Hans Pothorst is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Pothorst Hans Pothorst was a privateer, likely from the German city Hildesheim. He is mostly notable because some have proposed that he may have discovered America along with Didrik Pining in the 1470s, ...more

Hans Bathelt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Bathelt Hans Bathelt is a German musician, who played with progressive rock band Triumvirat.

Hans von Bülow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans von Bülow Baron Hans Guido von Bülow was a German conductor, virtuoso pianist, and composer of the Romantic era. One of the most famous conductors of the 19th century, his activity was critical for ...more

Hans Singer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Singer Sir Hans Wolfgang Singer was a development economist best known for the Singer–Prebisch thesis, which states that the terms of trade move against producers of primary products. He is one of the ...more

Hans Reiser is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Reiser Hans Thomas Reiser is an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, and convicted murderer. He is the creator and primary developer of the ReiserFS computer file system, which is contained ...more

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Hans Georg Dehmelt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Georg Dehmelt Hans Georg Dehmelt is a German-born American physicist, who was awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1989, for co-developing the ion trap technique with Wolfgang Paul, for which they shared ...more

Hans Blumenberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Blumenberg Hans Blumenberg was a German philosopher and intellectual historian. He studied philosophy, Germanistics and classics and is considered to be one of the most important German philosophers of ...more

Hans Dijkstal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Dijkstal Henri Frans "Hans" Dijkstal was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from November 11, 1982 until ...more

Hans Jonas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Jonas Hans Jonas was a German-born philosopher who was, from 1955 to 1976, Alvin Johnson Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Jonas's writings were very ...more

Hans Thirring is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Thirring Hans Thirring was an Austrian theoretical physicist, professor, and father of the physicist Walter Thirring. Together with the mathematician Josef Lense, he is known for the prediction of the ...more

Hans Fischer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Fischer Hans Fischer was a German organic chemist and the recipient of the 1930 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Hans Rosbaud is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Rosbaud Hans Rosbaud, was an Austrian conductor, particularly associated with the music of the twentieth century. Hans Rosbaud was born in Graz, Austria. As children, Hans and his brother Paul Rosbaud ...more

Hans Holbein the Younger is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Hans
Hans Holbein the Younger Hans Holbein the Younger was a German artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He is best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He also produced ...more