Age: Dec. at 37 (1945-1982)
Birthplace: Bad Wörishofen, GermanyRainer Werner Fassbinder (German: [ˈʁaɪ̯nɐ ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ ˈfasˌbɪndɐ]; 31 May 1945 – 10 June 1982), sometimes credited as R. W. Fassbinder, was a West German filmmaker, actor, playwright, theatre director,... more
Age: Dec. at 51 (1875-1926)
Birthplace: Prague, Czech RepublicRené Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926), better known as Rainer Maria Rilke (German: [ˈʁaɪnɐ maˈʁiːa ˈʁɪlkə]), was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist. He is... more
Birthplace: Berlin, GermanyRainer Brüderle (born 22 June 1945) is a German politician and member of the FDP. He served as Minister of Economics and Transport of Rhineland-Palatinate from 1987–1998. On 28 October 2009, he was... more
Birthplace: Korbach, GermanyRainer Schüttler (German pronunciation: [ˈraɪnɐ ˈʃʏtlɐ]; born 25 April 1976) is a retired German professional tennis player. As of 2019, he is the most recent male German player to reach the singles... more
Birthplace: Cologne, GermanyRainer Maria Woelki is a German Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He has been Archbishop of Cologne since his installation on 20 September 2014 following his appointment by Pope Francis on 11 July to... more
Rainer Maria LatzkeArtist
Birthplace: GermanyRainer Maria Latzke (born 28 December 1950) is a German artist working in the field of Trompe l'oeil and mural painting. He taught at the Utah State University and is founder of the Institute of... more
Birthplace: Bleiburg, AustriaRainer Schönfelder (born 13 June 1977) is an Austrian former skier who won the 2003–2004 men's World Cup slalom title.... more
Rainer LipskiCinematographerRainer Lipski is a cinematographer....
Age: Dec. at 91 (1921-2012)
Birthplace: Berlin, GermanyRainer Penkert, was a German actor.... more
Birthplace: Kiel, GermanyRainer Bock (born 31 July 1954) is a German actor and voice actor.... more
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, GermanyRainer Forst (born August 15, 1964, Wiesbaden) is a German philosopher and political theorist, and was named the "most important political philosopher of his generation" in 2012, when he won the... more
Birthplace: Celle, GermanyRainer Sellien is an actor.... more
Birthplace: Wettingen, SwitzerlandRainer Klausmann is a cinematographer....
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Birthplace: Idar-Oberstein, West GermanyRainer Blatt (born 8 September 1952) is a German-Austrian experimental physicist. His research centres on the areas of quantum optics and quantum information. He and his team performed one of the... more
Rainer KaufmannScreenwriter, Actor
Birthplace: Frankfurt, GermanyRainer Kaufmann is a film director, screenwriter and actor....
Birthplace: Emmerich am Rhein, GermanyRainer Bonhof (born 29 March 1952 in Emmerich am Rhein, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a former German footballer, who played as a defensive midfielder or wing-back, but who was known for his occasional... more
Rainer WolffhardtTelevision director, Screenwriter
Birthplace: Hanau, GermanyRainer Wolffhardt is a film and television director and a screenwriter....
Rainer Ludwig ClaisenChemist
Age: Dec. at 79 (1851-1930)
Birthplace: Cologne, GermanyRainer Ludwig Claisen (German pronunciation: [ˈʁaɪ̯nɐ ˈklaɪ̯sn̩]; 14 January 1851 – 5 January 1930) was a German chemist best known for his work with condensations of carbonyls and sigmatropic... more
Rainer FettingRainer Fetting (born 31 December 1949 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany) is a German painter and sculptor. Rainer Fetting was one of the co-founders and main protagonists of the Galerie am Moritzplatz in... more
Rainer PtacekGuitarist, Singer-songwriter
Age: Dec. at 46 (1951-1997)
Birthplace: East Berlin, German Democratic RepublicRainer Ptacek, also known mononymously as Rainer (June 7, 1951 – November 12, 1997), was a Tucson, Arizona-based American guitarist and singer-songwriter. His guitar technique, which incorporated... more
Birthplace: Berlin, GermanyRainer Brandt (born 19 January 1936) is a German film actor. He appeared in 40 films between 1959 and 1986. He was born in Berlin, Germany.... more
Rainer WendtPolice officer
Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany
Rainer SchmidtRainer Schmidt may refer to: Rainer Schmidt (ski jumper), German ski jumper Rainer Schmidt (landscape architect), German landscape architect... more
Birthplace: Opladen, GermanyRainer Henkel (born 27 February 1964 in Opladen) is a former freestyle swimmer from Germany, who won the bronze medal in the 4×200 m freestyle relay for West Germany at the 1988 Summer Olympics in... more
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