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Have you ever realized how many famous people named Johan there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Johan to show that Johans have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Johans on this list might go by Johann, so this list also includes famous people named Johann. From actors named Johan to athletes named Johan, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Johan. This list includes well-known Johans like German classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach, Dutch football player Johan Cruijff, and Venezuelan baseball player Johan Santana.

Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Sebastian Bach Died at 65 (1685-1750) Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and ...more

Johan Cruijff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Cruijff age 70 Hendrik Johannes Cruijff OON, born 25 April 1947, known as Johan Cruyff, is a former Dutch footballer and was until recently the manager of the Catalonia football team. He won the Ballon d'Or ...more

Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Santana age 39 Johan Alexander Santana Araque is a Venezuelan professional baseball starting pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Santana has pitched in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins ...more

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Died at 83 (1749-1832) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an ...more

Johann Strauss II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Strauss II Died at 74 (1825-1899) Johann Strauss II, also known as Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, the Son, Johann Baptist Strauss, was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed ...more

Johan Neeskens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Neeskens age 66 Johannes Jacobus "Johan" Neeskens is a Dutch football manager and former midfielder. As a player, he was an important member of the Dutch national team that finished as runners-up in ...more

Johann Nepomuk Hummel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Nepomuk Hummel Died at 59 (1778-1837) Johann Nepomuk Hummel was an Austrian composer and virtuoso pianist. His music reflects the transition from the Classical to the Romantic musical era.

Johann Pachelbel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Pachelbel Died at 53 (1653-1706) Johann Pachelbel was a German composer, organist and teacher who brought the south German organ tradition to its peak. He composed a large body of sacred and secular music, and his contributions ...more

Johann Olav Koss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Olav Koss age 49 Johann Olav Koss is a former speed skater from Norway, and current assistant coach of Norway's speed skating team. Koss is currently ranked as number 16 on the all time speed skating world cup ...more

Johann Gottlieb Fichte is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Gottlieb Fichte Died at 52 (1762-1814) Johann Gottlieb Fichte was a German philosopher. He was one of the founding figures of the philosophical movement known as German idealism, which developed from the theoretical and ethical ...more

Johan Elmander is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Elmander age 36 Johan Erik Calvin Elmander is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brøndby IF, and the Sweden national football team. He joined in 2014 a free transfer after his ...more

Johan Franzén is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Franzén age 38 Johan Franzén is a Swedish professional ice hockey winger who is currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. He is often referred to by Red Wings fans as ...more

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Johann Christian Bach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Christian Bach Died at 47 (1735-1782) Johann Christian Bach was a composer of the Classical era, the eleventh surviving child and youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is sometimes referred to as "the London Bach" or ...more

Johan Wiland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Wiland age 37 Johan Wiland is a Swedish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Danish Superliga club F.C. Copenhagen.

Johan Kenkhuis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Kenkhuis age 37 Johan Kenkhuis is an Olympic medal winning Dutch swimmer. From a young age, Kenkhuis had a strong interest in swimming. In 1998, he won gold medals in both the 100 meter and 200 meter freestyle ...more

Johann Gottfried Herder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Gottfried Herder Died at 59 (1744-1803) Johann Gottfried von Herder was a German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic. He is associated with the periods of Enlightenment, Sturm und Drang, and Weimar Classicism.

Johann Joachim Winckelmann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Joachim Winckelmann Died at 51 (1717-1768) Johann Joachim Winckelmann was a German art historian and archaeologist. He was a pioneering Hellenist who first articulated the difference between Greek, Greco-Roman and Roman art. "The ...more

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Johann Hari is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Hari age 39 Johann Eduard Hari is a British writer and journalist who wrote columns for The Independent and The Huffington Post and made contributions to other publications. In 2011, he was suspended from ...more

Johan Heyns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Heyns Died at 66 (1928-1994) Johan Adam Heyns, was an influential Afrikaner Calvinist theologian and moderator of the general synod of the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk in South Africa. He was assassinated at his home in ...more

Johan Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Hedberg age 44 Johan "Moose" Hedberg is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently the goaltending coach for the Albany Devils, the AHL affiliate for the New Jersey

Johann Philipp Reis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Philipp Reis Died at 40 (1834-1874) Johann Philipp Reis was a self-taught German scientist and inventor. In 1861, he constructed the first make-and-break telephone, today called the Reis telephone.

Johan Paulik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Paulik age 43 Johan Paulik is the stage name of a Slovak former gay pornographic model. In 2000, he was inducted into the GayVN Hall of Fame with Lukas Ridgeston and George Duroy, owner of Bel Ami, the studio ...more

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Johan de Witt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan de Witt Died at 47 (1625-1672) Johan de Witt or Jan de Witt, heer van Zuid- en Noord-Linschoten, Snelrewaard, Hekendorp and IJsselveere was a key figure in Dutch politics in the mid-17th century, when its flourishing sea ...more

Johan Hegg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Hegg age 44 Johan Hegg is the lead singer of the melodic death metal band Amon Amarth.

Johann Zacherl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Zacherl Died at 74 (1814-1888) Johann Zacherl was an Austrian inventor, industrialist and manufacturer. Johann Zacherl made a fortune in the late 19th century by selling dried flower heads of Chrysanthenum cinerariifolum as ...more

Johann Sadie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Sadie age 29 Johann Sadie is a professional South African rugby union player. He usually plays as a centre.

Johan Kriek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Kriek age 60 Johan Kriek is a South African-American professional male tennis player and founder of the Global Water Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering clean water to the world's ...more

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Johan Gielen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Gielen age 50 Johan Gielen is a trance artist, DJ, and remixer. He was born on 23 February 1968 in the town of Mol, Belgium. Gielen is an easily recognizable name in the Netherlands.

Johann Bernhard Basedow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Bernhard Basedow Died at 66 (1724-1790) Johann Bernhard Basedow was a German educational reformer, teacher and writer. He founded the Philanthropinum, a short-lived but influential progressive school in Dessau, and was the author of ...more

Johann Kaspar Lavater is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Kaspar Lavater Died at 60 (1741-1801) Johann Kaspar Lavater was a Swiss poet, writer, philosopher, physiognomist and theologian.

Johan Olsson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Olsson age 38 Johan Arne Olsson is a Swedish cross-country skier and Olympic champion who has raced since 1998. He has 5 individual FIS Cross-Country World Cup victories and 2 additional podium finishes.

Jóhann Jóhannsson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Jóhann Jóhannsson age 48 Jóhann Jóhannsson is an Icelandic composer born in Reykavik in Iceland. As a composer he has been identified with minimalist, neo-classical, drone, and electronic music. ...more

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Johan Grøttumsbråten is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Grøttumsbråten Died at 84 (1899-1983) Johan Grøttumsbråten was a Norwegian skier who competed in Nordic combined and cross-country. Dominating both events in the 1920s and early 1930s, he won several medals in the early ...more

Johan Rheborg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Rheborg age 54 Carl Johan Rheborg is a Swedish comedian, actor and script writer, born on 5 June 1963 in Täby, Sweden. He is a member of the Swedish comedy group Killinggänget. Rheborg is probably ...more

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Died at 81 (1746-1827) Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi was a Swiss pedagogue and educational reformer who exemplified Romanticism in his approach. He founded several educational institutions both in German- and ...more

Johan Petro is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Petro age 32 Johan Petro is a French professional basketball player of Guadeloupean descent, who last played for Mets de Guaynabo of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional. He was selected by the SuperSonics with ...more

Johan Rabaeus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Rabaeus age 70 Johan Rabaeus is a Swedish actor who was born in Stockholm but grew up in Paris and Geneva. He is known for portraying very unpleasant characters, such as Erik Ponti's sadistic stepfather in the ...more

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Johann Heinrich Schmelzer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Died at 57 (1623-1680) Johann Heinrich Schmelzer was an Austrian composer and violinist of the Baroque era. Almost nothing is known about his early years, but he seems to have arrived in Vienna during the 1630s, and ...more

Johann Georg Pisendel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Georg Pisendel Died at 68 (1687-1755) Johann Georg Pisendel was a German Baroque musician, violinist and composer who, for many years, led the Court Orchestra in Dresden, then the finest instrumental ensemble in Europe.

Johann Deisenhofer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Deisenhofer age 74 Johann Deisenhofer is a German biochemist who, along with Hartmut Michel and Robert Huber, received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1988 for their determination of the first crystal structure ...more

Johan Glans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Glans age 43 Johan Magnus Glans is a Swedish stand up comedian and actor. He started doing stand up comedy in 1994 and has worked on Swedish TV with David Batra.

Johan Wester is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Wester age 50 Johan Wester is a Swedish comedian and actor. Together with Anders Jansson he wrote and created the comedy sketch-show Hipphipp!. He has been a contestant in the Swedish TV game show På ...more

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Johann Weyer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Weyer Died at 73 (1515-1588) Johann Weyer or Wier was a Dutch physician, occultist and demonologist, disciple and follower of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. He was among the first to publish against the persecution of witches. ...more

Johan Hallgren is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Hallgren age 42 Johan Hallgren is a Swedish musician. He was a guitarist and backing vocalist in the Swedish progressive metal band Pain of Salvation. Johan announced in the official Pain of Salvation site that ...more

Johan Leysen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan Leysen age 68 Johan Leysen is a Belgian actor. He has appeared in 130 films and television shows since 1977. He starred in the film De grens, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1984 ...more

Johann Peter Pixis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Peter Pixis Died at 86 (1788-1874) Johann Peter Pixis was a German pianist and composer born in Mannheim, Germany. He lived in Paris between 1825 and 1845, where he worked as a concert pianist. In 1845 he moved to Baden-Baden ...more

Johann Georg Faust is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Georg Faust Died at 60 (1480-1540) Dr. Johann Georg Faust, also known in English as John Faustus, was an itinerant alchemist, astrologer, and magician of the German Renaissance. His life became the nucleus of the popular tale of ...more

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson age 27 Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson is an Icelandic football winger, who currently plays for Charlton Athletic in the Football League Championship.

Johan van der Keuken is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johan van der Keuken Died at 63 (1938-2001) Johan van der Keuken was a Dutch documentary filmmaker, author, and photographer. In a career that spanned 42 years, Keuken produced 55 documentary films, six of which won eight awards. He also ...more

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Er... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Johan or Johann
Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach Died at 67 (1656-1723) Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach was an Austrian architect, sculptor, and architectural historian whose Baroque architecture profoundly influenced and shaped the tastes of the Habsburg Empire. ...more