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Famous People Named Johannes

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Ever wondered how many famous people named Johannes there are? This list of celebrities named Johannes includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Johanness on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Johannes, actors named Johannes, and even athletes named Johannes. Well-known Johanness like Johannes Brahms, Johannes Gutenberg, and Johannes Kepler are just the start of this list.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Pianist, Composer

    AgeDec. at 63 (1833-1897)

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany,

    Johannes Brahms (German: [joˈhanəs ˈbʁaːms]; 7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much...  more

    #71 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#583 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time#10 of 368 The Best Classical Composers

  • Johannes Gutenberg

    Engraver, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 70 (1398-1468)

    BirthplaceMainz, Germany

    Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (; c. 1400 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with the printing...  more

    #109 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#2 of 87 People Who Made The World A Better Place#4 of 153 Famous German Inventors List

  • Johannes Kepler

    Mathematician, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 58 (1571-1630)

    BirthplaceWeil der Stadt, Germany

    Johannes Kepler (; German: [joˈhanəs ˈkɛplɐ, -nɛs -]; December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) was a German astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer. He is a key figure in the 17th-century scientific...  more

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  • AgeDec. at 61 (1300-1361)

    BirthplaceStrasbourg, France

    Johannes Tauler OP (c. 1300 – 16 June 1361) was a German mystic, a Catholic preacher and a theologian. A disciple of Meister Eckhart, he belonged to the Dominican order. Tauler was known as one of...  more
  • Johannes Rydzek

    Nordic combined skier, Athlete


    BirthplaceOberstdorf, Germany

    Johannes Rydzek (born 9 December 1991) is a German nordic combined skier who has competed since 2006....  more
  • AgeDec. at 77 (1873-1950)

    BirthplaceFarsø, Denmark

    Johannes Vilhelm Jensen (commonly known as Johannes V. Jensen; 20 January 1873 – 25 November 1950) was a Danish author, often considered the first great Danish writer of the 20th century. He was...  more
  • AgeDec. at 54 (1462-1516)

    BirthplaceTrittenheim, Germany

    Johannes Trithemius (; 1 February 1462 – 13 December 1516), born Johann Heidenberg, was a German Benedictine abbot and a polymath who was active in the German Renaissance as a lexicographer,...  more
  • Johannes Vermeer

    Painter, Artist

    AgeDec. at 43 (1632-1675)

    BirthplaceDelft, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Johannes Vermeer (UK: , US: , Dutch: [joːˈɦɑnəs fərˈmeːr]; October 1632 – December 1675) was a Dutch Baroque Period painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle class life. He was a...  more

    #67 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#6 of 31 The Greatest Painters Of All Time#14 of 14 14 Actors, Authors, Athletes, And Artists (And One Scientist) Who Died Broke

  • Johannes Kerkorrel

    Journalist, Singer-songwriter

    AgeDec. at 42 (1960-2002)

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Johannes Kerkorrel (27 March 1960 – 12 November 2002), born Ralph John Rabie, was a South African singer-songwriter, journalist and playwright....  more
  • Johannes Rau

    Politician, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 75 (1931-2006)

    BirthplaceWuppertal, Germany

    Johannes Rau (German pronunciation: [joˈhanəs ˈʁaʊ]; 16 January 1931 – 27 January 2006) was a German politician (SPD). He was President of Germany from 1 July 1999 until 30 June 2004 and Minister...  more
  • Age1206


    John Scotus Eriugena or Johannes Scotus Erigena (; Ecclesiastical Latin: [joˈan.nes ˈskoː.tus eˈriː.d͡ʒ]; c. 815 – c. 877) was an Irish theologian, neoplatonist philosopher, and poet. He...  more
  • Johannes Moser (born 1979) is a German-Canadian cellist. He began studying the cello at the age of eight and became a student of David Geringas in 1997. He has performed with the world’s leading...  more
  • Johannes Kahrs (born 1965 in Bremen, West Germany) is an artist based in Berlin. He studied at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin in 1994. Kahrs has shown work internationally in exhibitions including...  more
  • Age419


    Jan, Johan or Johannes van Walbeeck (1602, Amsterdam – after 1649) was a Dutch navigator and cartographer during a 1620s circumnavigation of the earth, an admiral of the Dutch West India Company, and...  more
  • Johannes Junius (1573 – 6 August 1628) was the mayor (German: Bürgermeister) of Bamberg, and a victim of the Bamberg witch trials, who wrote a letter to his daughter from jail while he awaited...  more
  • Johannes Meintjes

    Sculptor, Historian

    AgeDec. at 57 (1923-1980)


    Johannes Petrus Meintjes was a South African artist and writer. Meintjes grew up on his family's farm in the mountains near Molteno. He lived and worked in Cape Town for several years, taught art,...  more
  • AgeDec. at 41 (1667-1708)

    BirthplaceSighișoara, Romania

    Johannes Kelpius (German pronunciation: [ˈjo:hanəs ˈkɛlpi:ʊs]; 1667 – 1708) was a German Pietist, mystic, musician, and writer, interested in the occult, botany, and astronomy, who came to believe...  more
  • Johannes Fibiger

    Scientist, Physician

    AgeDec. at 60 (1867-1928)

    BirthplaceSilkeborg, Denmark

    Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger (23 April 1867 – 30 January 1928) was a Danish physician and professor of anatomical pathology at the University of Copenhagen. He was the recipient of the 1926 Nobel...  more
  • Age75

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Edvard Johannes Brost Forssell (25 September 1946 – 4 January 2018) was a Swedish actor. He became recognized for his roles in the television programs Stjärnhuset and Rederiet; in Rederiet he...  more
  • AgeDec. at 85 (1837-1923)

    BirthplaceLeiden, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Johannes Diderik van der Waals (Dutch pronunciation: [joːˈɦɑnəz ˈdidərɪk fɑn dɛr ˈʋaːls] (listen); 23 November 1837 – 8 March 1923) was a Dutch theoretical physicist and thermodynamicist famous for...  more
  • AgeDec. at 83 (1874-1957)

    BirthplaceFreihung, Germany

    Johannes Stark (German pronunciation: [joˈhanəs ʃtaʁk], 15 April 1874 – 21 June 1957) was a German physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1919 "for his discovery of the Doppler...  more
  • Age71

    BirthplaceNeuenkirchen, Germany

    Johannes Georg Bednorz (born 16 May 1950) is a German physicist who, together with K. Alex Müller, discovered high-temperature superconductivity in ceramics, for which they shared the 1987 Nobel...  more
  • Johannes Heesters

    Actor, Singer

    AgeDec. at 108 (1903-2011)

    BirthplaceAmersfoort, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Johan Marius Nicolaas Heesters (5 December 1903 – 24 December 2011) professionally known as Johannes Heesters, was a Dutch actor of stage, television and film as well as a vocalist of numerous...  more
  • Johannes François Snelleman


    AgeDec. at 85 (1852-1938)

    BirthplaceRotterdam, Netherlands

    Johannes François Snelleman (Rotterdam, 26 December 1852 – The Hague, 18 May 1938) was a Dutch zoologist, orientalist, ethnographer and museum director. He was a son of Christiaan Snelleman and Sara...  more
  • Johannes Mario Simmel

    Journalist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 84 (1924-2009)

    BirthplaceEurope, Austria, Vienna, Central Europe

    Johannes Mario Simmel (7 April 1924 – 1 January 2009), also known as J. M. Simmel, was an Austrian writer. He was born in Vienna and grew up in Austria and England. He was trained as a chemical...  more
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