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Famous People Named Otto 

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Ever wondered how many famous people named Otto there are? This list of celebrities named Otto includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Ottos 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 Otto, actors named Otto, and even athletes named Otto. Well-known Ottos like Otto Graham, Otto von Bismarck, and Otto Knows are just the start of this list.
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Otto Graham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Otto
American football player

Age: Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, United States of America

Otto Everett Graham Jr. (December 6, 1921 – December 17, 2003) was an American football quarterback who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National ...more

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#8 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #65 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #10 of 77 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

Otto von Bismarck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Statesman

Age: Dec. at 83 (1815-1898)

Birthplace: Schönhausen, Germany

Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg (Born von Bismarck-Schönhausen; German: Otto Eduard Leopold Fürst von Bismarck, Herzog zu Lauenburg; 1 April 1815 – 30 July ...more

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#180 of 2,835 The Most Influential People of All Time #169 of 925 People We Wish Were Still Alive #24 of 370 The Most Important Leaders In World History

Otto Knows is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Record producer, Disc jockey, Remixer

Age: 29

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Otto Jettman, better known by his stage name Otto Knows, is a Swedish DJ and music producer who has had a number of hits in Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands and has collaborated with artists ...more

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#124 of 347 The Greatest EDM Artists Of All Time #62 of 82 The Best Progressive House Artists Of 2019, Ranked #100 of 369 The Best Progressive Electronic DJs

Otto Preminger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Theatre Director, Film Producer, Actor

Age: Dec. at 81 (1905-1986)

Birthplace: Vyzhnytsia, Ukraine

Otto Ludwig Preminger (, German pronunciation: [ˈpreːmiŋɐ]; 5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986) was an American theatre and film director, originally from Austria-Hungary. He directed more than 35 ...more
Otto Lilienthal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Engineer

Age: Dec. at 48 (1848-1896)

Birthplace: Anklam, Germany

Karl Wilhelm Otto Lilienthal (23 May 1848 – 10 August 1896) was a German pioneer of aviation who became known as the "flying man". He was the first person to make well-documented, ...more

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#249 of 2,835 The Most Influential People of All Time #175 of 925 People We Wish Were Still Alive #44 of 452 Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

Otto I, Holy Roman Emper... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor Holy Roman Emperor, Military Officer

Age: Dec. at 61 (912-973)

Birthplace: Wallhausen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Otto I (23 November 912 – 7 May 973), traditionally known as Otto the Great (German: Otto der Große, Italian: Ottone il Grande), was German king from 936 and Holy Roman Emperor from 962 ...more

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#438 of 2,835 The Most Influential People of All Time #31 of 370 The Most Important Leaders In World History #58 of 411 The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Basketball player

Age: 25

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Otto Porter, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

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Otto Waalkes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Television director, Comedian, Musician

Age: 70

Birthplace: Emden, Germany

Otto Gerhard Waalkes (born 22 July 1948) is an East Frisian comedian and actor. He became famous in the 1970s and 1980s in Germany with his shows, books and movies. His perhaps most famous ...more
Otto Kruger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Actor

Age: Dec. at 89 (1885-1974)

Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America

Otto Kruger (September 6, 1885 – September 6, 1974) was an American actor, originally a Broadway matinee idol, who established a niche as a charming villain in films, such as Hitchcock's ...more
Otto Peltzer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Otto

Age: Dec. at 70 (1900-1970)

Birthplace: Drage, Steinburg, Germany

Otto Paul Eberhard Peltzer (8 March 1900 – 11 August 1970) was a German middle distance runner who set world records in the 1920s. Over the 800 m Peltzer improved Ted Meredith's long-standing ...more
Otto Weininger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Writer, Philosopher

Age: Dec. at 23 (1880-1903)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Otto Weininger (German: [ˈvaɪnɪŋɐ]; 3 April 1880 – 4 October 1903) was an Austrian philosopher who lived in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1903, he published the book Geschlecht und Charakter ...more
Otto Wagner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Architect

Age: Dec. at 77 (1841-1918)

Birthplace: Penzing, Vienna, Austria

Otto Koloman Wagner was an Austrian architect and urban planner, known for his lasting impact on the appearance of his home town Vienna, to which he contributed many landmarks.
Otto Kretschmer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Otto

Age: Dec. at 86 (1912-1998)

Birthplace: Hajduki Nyskie, Poland

Otto Kretschmer (1 May 1912 – 5 August 1998) was the most successful German U-boat commander in the Second World War and later an admiral in the Bundesmarine. From September 1939 until his ...more
Otto Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Mathematician, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 65 (1891-1956)

Birthplace: Mogilev, Belarus

Otto Yulyevich Shmidt (Born Otto Friedrich Julius Schmidt; Russian: Отто Юльевич Шмидт, romanized: Otto Jul'evič Shmidt; 30 September [O.S. 18 September] 1891 – 7 September 1956), better known ...more
Otto Hahn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Chemist

Age: Dec. at 89 (1879-1968)

Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

Otto Hahn (8 March 1879 – 28 July 1968) was a German chemist and pioneer in the fields of radioactivity and radiochemistry. In 1938, Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner discovered nuclear fission (but ...more
Otto Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Inventor, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 85 (1913-1998)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Otto Herbert Schmitt (April 6, 1913 – January 6, 1998) was an American inventor, engineer, and biophysicist known for his scientific contributions to biophysics and for establishing the field of ...more
Otto von Habsburg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Politician

Age: Dec. at 99 (1912-2011)

Birthplace: Reichenau an der Rax, Austria

Otto von Habsburg (20 November 1912 – 4 July 2011), also known by his traditional royal title of Archduke Otto of Austria, was the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary from 1916 until the ...more
Otto Loewi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Scientist

Age: Dec. at 88 (1873-1961)

Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

Otto Loewi (3 June 1873 – 25 December 1961) was a German-born pharmacologist and psychobiologist who discovered the role of acetylcholine as an endogenous neurotransmitter. For his discovery he ...more
Otto Rank is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Psychoanalyst, Psychologist

Age: Dec. at 55 (1884-1939)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Otto Rank (; German: [ʀaŋk]; né Rosenfeld; 22 April 1884 – 31 October 1939) was an Austrian psychoanalyst, writer, and teacher. Born in Vienna, he was one of Sigmund Freud's closest ...more
Otto Klemperer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Conductor, Composer

Age: Dec. at 88 (1885-1973)

Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland

Otto Nossan Klemperer (14 May 1885 – 6 July 1973) was a Jewish German-born conductor and composer, described as "the last of the few really great conductors of his generation."
Otto Strasser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Otto

Age: Dec. at 77 (1897-1974)

Birthplace: Bad Windsheim, Germany

Otto Johann Maximilian Strasser (also German: Straßer, see ß; 10 September 1897 – 27 August 1974) was a German politician and an early member of the Nazi Party. Otto Strasser, ...more
Otto Hofmann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Otto

Age: Dec. at 86 (1896-1982)

Birthplace: Innsbruck, Austria

Otto Hofmann (16 March 1896 – 31 December 1982) was a German SS functionary during the Nazi era. He was the head of the SS Race and Settlement Main Office. Sentenced to 25 years in prison at the ...more
Otto Frederick Rohwedder... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 80 (1880-1960)

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa

Otto Frederick Rohwedder (July 7, 1880 – November 8, 1960) was an American inventor and engineer who created the first automatic bread-slicing machine for commercial use. It was first used by ...more
Otto Fritz Meyerhof is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Otto
Biochemist, Chemist, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 67 (1884-1951)

Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

Otto Fritz Meyerhof (April 12, 1884 – October 6, 1951) was a German physician and biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1922.
Otto Kissenberth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Otto

Age: Dec. at 26 (1893-1919)

Birthplace: Landshut, Germany

Otto Kissenberth (26 February 1893 – 2 August 1919) was a German flying ace of World War I credited with 20 aerial victories. He was a prewar mechanical engineer who joined the German air ...more