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Famous People Named Klaus

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


    BirthplaceHanover, Germany


    Klaus Meine (born May 25, 1948) is a German vocalist, songwriter and instrumentalist best known as the lead singer of the heavy metal band Scorpions. He and guitarist Rudolf Schenker are the only two  ...more

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  • Soldier, Musician

    AgeDec. at 65 (1926-1991)

    BirthplaceSopot, Poland


    Klaus Kinski (born Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski; 18 October 1926 – 23 November 1991) was a German actor.He appeared in more than 130 films, and was a leading role actor in the films of Werner Herzog,  ...more

    Insane Herzog & Kinski Stories: Hollywood's Strangest Friendship#289 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#563 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

  • AgeDec. at 39 (1944-1983)

    BirthplaceImmenstadt, Germany


    Klaus Sperber (January 24, 1944 – August 6, 1983), better known as Klaus Nomi, was a German countertenor noted for his wide vocal range and an unusual, otherworldly stage persona. Nomi was known for  ...more

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  • Klaus Fischer (born 27 December 1949) is a German former footballer and coach. He was a key player on the West Germany team that lost the 1982 World Cup final to Italy. As a striker, he was noted for  ...more
  • Film Score Composer, Composer


    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany


    Klaus Schulze (born 4 August 1947) is a German electronic music pioneer, composer and musician. He also used the alias Richard Wahnfried. He was briefly a member of the Krautrock bands Tangerine  ...more
  • Film Score Composer, Saxophonist


    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany


    Klaus Doldinger (born 12 May 1936) is a German saxophonist known for his work in jazz and as a film music composer. He was the recipient of 1997's Bavarian Film Awards.  ...more
  • Politician, Actor


    BirthplaceAakirkeby, Denmark


    Klaus Bondam (born 19 November 1963, in Aakirkeby) is a Danish actor and politician.   ...more
  • Age64

    BirthplaceFürstenzell, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Klaus "Auge" Augenthaler (born 26 September 1957 in Fürstenzell, near Passau in Bavaria, West Germany) is a German former professional football player and now manager. A defender, in his 15-year club  ...more
  • Police officer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1913-1991)

    BirthplaceBad Godesberg, Germany


    Nikolaus "Klaus" Barbie (25 October 1913 – 25 September 1991) was an SS and Gestapo functionary during the Nazi era. He was known as the "Butcher of Lyon" for having personally tortured French  ...more
  • Record producer, Musician


    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany


    Klaus Voormann (born 29 April 1938) is a German artist, musician, and record producer. He designed artwork for many bands including the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Bee Gees, Wet Wet Wet and  ...more
  • Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 42 (1906-1949)

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Klaus Heinrich Thomas Mann (18 November 1906 – 21 May 1949) was a German writer.  ...more
  • Politician


    BirthplaceWest Berlin


    Klaus Wowereit (born 1 October 1953) is a German politician, member of the SPD (Social Democratic Party), and was the Governing Mayor of Berlin from 21 October 2001 to 11 December 2014. In 2001 state  ...more
  • Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany


    Klaus Badelt (born 12 June 1967) is a German composer, producer, and arranger of film scores. He is known for his collaborations with Hans Zimmer, helping to write scores for dozens of critically  ...more
  • Guitarist, Musician


    BirthplaceRedwood City, California

    Klaus Eichstadt is a member of the musical group Ugly Kid Joe.  ...more
  • Nikolaus Storzenbecher or Klaus Störtebeker (1360 – 20 October 1401) was a leader and the best known representative of a companionship of privateers known as the Victual Brothers (German:  ...more
  • Physicist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 76 (1911-1988)

    BirthplaceRüsselsheim, Germany

    NationalityGerman Democratic Republic, United Kingdom, Germany

    Klaus Emil Julius Fuchs (29 December 1911 – 28 January 1988) was a German theoretical physicist and atomic spy who supplied information from the American, British, and Canadian Manhattan Project to  ...more
  • Actor, Film Director


    BirthplaceAustria, Bad Aussee


    Klaus Maria Brandauer (German pronunciation: [klaʊ̯s maˈʀiːa ˈbʀandaʊ̯ɐ] (listen); born Klaus Georg Steng; 22 June 1943) is an Austrian actor and director. He is also a professor at the Max Reinhardt  ...more
  • Age88

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany


    Klaus K. Klostermaier (born 1933) is a prominent German-Canadian scholar on Hinduism and Indian history and culture.  ...more
  • Age78

    BirthplaceŚroda Wielkopolska, Poland


    Klaus von Klitzing (born 28 June 1943, Schroda) is a German physicist, known for discovery of the integer quantum Hall effect, for which he was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physics.  ...more
  • Journalist, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark


    Klaus Rifbjerg (15 December 1931 – 4 April 2015) was a Danish writer. He authored more than 170 novels, books and essays. In 1965 he co-produced the film 4x4 which was entered into the 4th Moscow  ...more
  • Klaus Bonsack (born 26 December 1941), also known as Klaus-Michael Bonsack, is an East German former luger who competed during the 1960s and early 1970s. He was born in Waltershausen, Thuringia. He  ...more
  • Age79

    BirthplaceWismar, Germany


    Klaus Grünberg (born 20 November 1941 in Wismar, Germany) is a German actor.  ...more
  • AgeDec. at 66 (1936-2002)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany


    Klaus Löwitsch (8 April 1936 – 3 December 2002) was a German actor, best known in Germany for his starring role in the television detective series Peter Strohm. He appeared in several films directed  ...more
  • Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 75 (1922-1998)

    BirthplaceWittenberge, Germany


    Klaus Havenstein (7 April 1922 in Wittenberge, Germany – 19 March 1998 in Munich), was a German actor, cabaret artist, dubbing artist and television presenter.  ...more
  • Economist


    BirthplaceRavensburg, Germany


    Klaus Martin Schwab (born 30 March 1938) is a German engineer and economist, best known as the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum. His wife and former secretary, Hilde,  ...more
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