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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.

Rudolph Valentino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolph Valentino 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
Rudolf Hess 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
Rudolf Steiner Died 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
Rudolf Nureyev 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
Rudolf Höss Died 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
Rudolf Peierls Died 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
Rudolf Carnap Died 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
Rudolf Diesel Died 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
Rudolph A. Marcus age 94 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
Rudolf Christoph Eucken Died 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
Rudolf Kemp Died 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
Rudolf Serkin 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
Rudolf Schenker age 69 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
Rudolph Walker age 78 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
Rudolf Bultmann Died 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
Rudolf Firkušný Died 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
Rudolf Koelman age 58 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
Rudolf Martin age 50 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
Rudolf Brandt Died 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
Rudolf Windisch Died 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
Rudolph Ganz Died 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
Rudolf Berthold Died 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
Rudolf Dreikurs Died 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
Rudolf Pesch Died 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

Rudolf E. Kálmán is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf E. Kálmán age 87 Rudolf Emil Kálmán is a Hungarian-born American electrical engineer, mathematician, and inventor. He is most noted for his co-invention and development of the Kalman filter, a ...more

Rudolf Vrba is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Vrba Died at 82 (1924-2006) Rudolf "Rudi" Vrba is known for having escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, in April 1944 at the height of the Holocaust, and for having provided some of ...more

Rudolph Schindler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolph Schindler Died at 66 (1887-1953) Rudolph Michael Schindler was an Austrian-born American architect whose most important works were built in or near Los Angeles during the early to mid-twentieth century. Although he worked and ...more

Rudolf Mössbauer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Mössbauer Died at 82 (1929-2011) Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer was a German physicist best known for his 1957 discovery of recoilless nuclear resonance fluorescence for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics. This ...more

Rudolf Arnheim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Arnheim Died at 103 (1904-2007) Rudolf Arnheim was a German-born author, art and film theorist, and perceptual psychologist. He learned Gestalt psychology from studying under Max Wertheimer and Wolfgang Köhler at the ...more

Rudolf Ising is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Ising Died at 89 (1903-1992) Rudolph Ising was a film director, film producer, cinematographer and animator.

Rudolph Cartier is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolph Cartier Died at 90 (1904-1994) Rudolph Cartier was an Austrian television director, filmmaker, screenwriter and producer who worked predominantly in British television, exclusively for the BBC. He is best known for his 1950s ...more

Rudolf Kompfner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Kompfner Died at 68 (1909-1977) Rudolf Kompfner was an Austrian-born engineer and physicist, best known as the inventor of the traveling-wave tube. Kompfner was born in Vienna to Jewish parents. He was originally trained as an ...more

Rudolf Jansen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Jansen age 78 Rudolf Jansen is a Dutch pianist, who studied piano, organ and harpsichord simultaneously at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam. His teachers were Nelly Wagenaar, his father Simon C. Jansen, Felix ...more

Rudolf Kárpáti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Kárpáti Died at 79 (1920-1999) Rudolf Kárpáti was a fencer from Hungary, who won six gold medals in sabre at four Olympic Games. He also won seven gold, three silver and two bronze medals at the World ...more

Rudolph Moshammer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolph Moshammer Died at 65 (1940-2005) Rudolph Moshammer was a German fashion designer. He was murdered at the age of 64 in the Grünwald suburb of Munich, Germany.

Rudolf Otto is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Otto Died at 68 (1869-1937) Rudolf Otto was an eminent German Lutheran theologian and scholar of comparative religion.

Rudolf Wittkower is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Wittkower Died at 70 (1901-1971) Rudolf Wittkower was a German-American art historian specializing in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture.

Rudolf Jung is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Jung Died at 63 (1882-1945) Rudolf Jung was an instrumental force and agitator of German Bohemian National Socialism and, later on, became a member of the Nazi Party. Rudolf Jung was born in Plasy and went to school in ...more

Rudolf Buchbinder is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Buchbinder age 71 Rudolf Buchbinder is an Austrian classical pianist.

Rudolf Kirchschläger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Kirchschläger Died at 85 (1915-2000) Rudolf Kirchschläger was an Austrian diplomat, politician, judge and, from 1974 to 1986, the eighth President of Austria.

Rudolf Fischer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Fischer Died at 56 (1901-1957) Rudolf Fischer was a German author.

Rudolf Scholten is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph

Rudolf Frommer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Frommer Died at 68 (1868-1936) Rudolf Frommer was a Hungarian weapon designer. He was raised to the Hungarian nobility with the pre-name 'fegyverneki' by Franz Joseph I for his achievements in weapons design. He had over 100 ...more

Rudolf Forster is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Forster Died at 84 (1884-1968) Rudolf Forster was an Austrian film actor. He appeared in 106 films between 1914 and 1968. His autobiography Das Spiel, mein Leben was published by Propyläen-Verlag in 1967. He was born in ...more

Rudolph Isley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolph Isley age 79 Rudolph Bernard "Rudy" Isley is an American singer-songwriter and is one of the founding members of The Isley Brothers.

Rudolf Virchow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Virchow Died at 81 (1821-1902) Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow was a German doctor, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist, writer, editor, and politician, known for his advancement of public health. He is known as ...more

Rudolf Roessler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Roessler Died at 61 (1897-1958) In World War II espionage, Rudolf Roessler was the central figure in the Lucy spy ring. He was a German refugee who had moved to Switzerland in 1933, and was the proprietor of a small publishing ...more

Rudolph Maté is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolph Maté Died at 66 (1898-1964) Rudolph Maté, born Rudolf Mayer, was a prolific Austro-Hungarian cinematographer, film director and film producer who worked as cameraman and cinematographer in Hungary, Austria, Germany, ...more

Rudolf Seiters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Rudolf & Rudolph
Rudolf Seiters age 80 Rudolf Seiters is a German politician of the CDU party. From 1989-1991, he was Federal Minister for Special Affairs and the Head of the Office of the German Chancellery. From 1991-1993, he was ...more