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Have you ever realized how many famous people named Rudolf there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Rudolf to show that Rudolfs have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Rudolfs on this list might go by Rudolph, so this list also includes famous people named Rudolph. From actors named Rudolf to athletes named Rudolf, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Rudolf. This list includes well-known Rudolfs like pioneering movie heartthrob Rudolph Valentino, German Nazi politician Rudolf Hess, and Austrian philosopher, architect, and esoteric mind Rudolf Steiner.
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Rudolph Valentino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Died at 31 (1895-1926) Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla, professionally known as Rudolph Valentino, was an Italian-born American actor who starred in several well-known ...more

Rudolf Hess is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Died at 93 (1894-1987) Rudolf Walter Richard Heß, also spelled Hess, was a prominent politician in Nazi Germany. Appointed Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler in 1933, he served in this position until 1941, when ...more

Rudolf Steiner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 64 (1861-1925) Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, and esotericist. Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary ...more

Rudolf Nureyev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Died at 55 (1938-1993) Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was a Soviet-born dancer of ballet and modern dance, one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. Nureyev's artistic skills explored expressive areas of the dance, ...more

Rudolf Höss is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 47 (1900-1947) Obersturmbannführer Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss was a Nazi lieutenant colonel in the Schutzstaffel and the longest serving commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp in World War II. ...more

Rudolf Peierls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 88 (1907-1995) Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, CBE was a German-born British physicist. Rudolf Peierls had a major role in Britain's nuclear programme, but he also had a role in many modern sciences. His obituary in ...more

Rudolf Carnap is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 79 (1891-1970) Rudolf Carnap was a German-born philosopher who was active in Europe before 1935 and in the United States thereafter. He was a major member of the Vienna Circle and an advocate of logical

Rudolf Diesel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 55 (1858-1913) Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel was a German inventor and mechanical engineer, famous for the invention of the diesel engine. Diesel was the subject of the 1942 film Diesel.

Rudolph A. Marcus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
age 95 Rudolph Arthur Marcus is a Canadian-born chemist who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical ...more

Rudolf Christoph Eucken is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 80 (1846-1926) Rudolf Christoph Eucken was a German philosopher. He received the 1908 Nobel Prize for Literature "in recognition of his earnest search for truth, his penetrating power of thought, his wide ...more

Rudolf Kemp is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 66 (1910-1976) Rudolf Kempe was a German conductor.

Rudolf Serkin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Died at 88 (1903-1991) Rudolf Serkin was a Bohemian-born pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Beethoven interpreters of the twentieth century.

Rudolf Schenker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
age 70 Rudolf Schenker is a German guitarist and founding member of hard rock band Scorpions, being the rhythm/lead guitarist and one of the main songwriters of the band.

Rudolph Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
age 79 Rudolph Walker, OBE, is a Trinidadian character actor, best known for his roles on television. He was the first black actor to appear in a major British TV series, his breakthrough role as Bill ...more

Rudolf Bultmann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 92 (1884-1976) Rudolf Karl Bultmann was a German Lutheran theologian and professor of New Testament at the University of Marburg. He was one of the major figures of early 20th century biblical studies and a ...more

Rudolf Firkušný is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 82 (1912-1994) Rudolf Firkušný was a Czech-born, Czech-American classical pianist.

Rudolf Koelman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
age 59 Rudolf Koelman is a Dutch violinist born in Amsterdam in 1959 and is a professor at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Switzerland.

Rudolf Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
age 51 Rudolf Martin is a German actor working mainly in the U.S. He first appeared in off-Broadway productions and then moved on to extensive TV and film work. He has made guest appearances on ...more

Rudolf Brandt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 39 (1909-1948) Rudolf Hermann Brandt was a German SS officer from 1933 to 1945 and a civil servant. A lawyer by profession, Brandt was Personal Administrative Officer to the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich ...more

Rudolf Windisch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 21 (1897-1918) Leutnant Rudolf Friedrich Otto Windisch was a World War I fighter ace credited with 22 victories.

Rudolph Ganz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 95 (1877-1972) Rudolph Ganz was a Swiss-born American pianist, conductor, composer, and music educator.

Rudolph Steiner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph

Rudolf Berthold is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 29 (1891-1920) Hauptmann Oskar Gustav Rudolf Berthold, commonly known as Rudolf Berthold, was a German flying ace of World War I. Between 1916 and 1918, he shot down 44 enemy planes—16 of them while flying ...more

Rudolf Dreikurs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 75 (1897-1972) Rudolf Dreikurs was an American psychiatrist and educator who developed psychologist Alfred Adler's system of individual psychology into a pragmatic method for understanding the purposes of ...more

Rudolf Pesch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Dec. at 75 (1936-2011) Rudolf Pesch (1936-2011) was a German theologian and historian. Born in Bonn [Germany] in 1936, Pesch studied at the University of his native town. Since 1970, he was first Professor of Biblical ...more