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

Wilhelm II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm II Wilhelm II or William II was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. He was the eldest grandson of ...more

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Wilhelm Röntgen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Röntgen Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a German physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an ...more

Wilhelm Kempff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Kempff Wilhelm Walter Friedrich Kempff was a German pianist and composer. Although his repertoire included Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms, Kempff was particularly well known for his ...more

Wilhelm von Humboldt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm von Humboldt Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt was a Prussian philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the Humboldt University of Berlin, which was named after him ...more

Wilhelm Backhaus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Backhaus Wilhelm Backhaus was a German pianist and pedagogue. He was particularly well known for his interpretations of Beethoven and romantic music such as that by Brahms. He was also much admired as a ...more

Wilhelm Reich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Reich Wilhelm Reich was an Austrian psychoanalyst, a member of the second generation of psychoanalysts after Sigmund Freud, and one of the most radical figures in the history of psychiatry. He was the ...more

Wilhelm Maybach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Maybach Wilhelm Maybach was an early German engine designer and industrialist. During the 1890s he was hailed in France, then the world centre for car production, as the "King of ...more

Wilhelm Frick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Frick Wilhelm Frick was a prominent German politician of the Nazi Party, who served as Reich Minister of the Interior in the Hitler Cabinet from 1933 to 1943. After the end of World War II, he was ...more

Wilhelm Keitel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Keitel Wilhelm Bodewin Johann Gustav Keitel was a German field marshal who served as chief of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht for most of World War II, making him the Chief of Defense for Germany. At ...more

Wilhelm Wieben is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Wieben Wilhelm Wieben is a German journalist, actor and author. Wieben was born in Hennstedt, Dithmarschen. After school he studied theater at Max-Reinhardt-Schule für Schauspiel in Berlin. Later ...more

Wilhelm Pieck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Pieck Friedrich Wilhelm Reinhold Pieck was a German politician and a Communist. In 1949, he became the first President of the German Democratic Republic, an office abolished upon his death. His ...more

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, the second child and eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach, was a German composer and performer. Despite his acknowledged genius as an organist, ...more

Wilhelm Gustloff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Gustloff Wilhelm Gustloff was the founder of the Swiss NSDAP/AO at Davos. He remained its leader from 1932 until he was assassinated in 1936.

Wilhelm Beiglböck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Beiglböck Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Franz Josef Beiglböck was an internist and held the title of Consulting Physician to the German Luftwaffe during World War II. He was a member of the NSDAP and member of ...more

Wilhelm Dilthey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Dilthey Wilhelm Dilthey was a German historian, psychologist, sociologist, and hermeneutic philosopher, who held Hegel's Chair in Philosophy at the University of Berlin. As a polymathic philosopher, ...more

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Wilhelm Reinhard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Reinhard Wilhelm "Willi" Reinhard was a German pilot during World War I. Reinhard was born in Düsseldorf and became a flying ace during the war, credited with 20 victories. Entering ...more

Wilhelm Frankl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Frankl Lieutenant Wilhelm Frankl, Pour le Mérite, Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, Iron Cross, was a World War I fighter ace credited with 20 aerial victories.

Wilhelm Busch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Busch Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Busch was a German humorist, poet, illustrator and painter. He published comic illustrated cautionary tales from 1859, achieving his most notable works in the 1870s. ...more

Wilhelm Lanzky-Otto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Lanzky-Otto Wilhelm Lanzky-Otto was a Danish-born horn player. He is credited with inspiring a generation of Scandinavian horn players. He was educated in Copenhagen as a pianist, organist and horn player. ...more

Wilhelm Wundt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Wundt Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt was a German physician, physiologist, philosopher, and professor, known today as one of the founding figures of modern psychology. Wundt, who noted psychology as a ...more

Wilhelm Wien is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Wien Wilhelm Carl Werner Otto Fritz Franz Wien was a German physicist who, in 1893, used theories about heat and electromagnetism to deduce Wien's displacement law, which calculates the emission of a ...more

Wilhelm Ostwald is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Ostwald Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald was a Baltic German chemist. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1909 for his work on catalysis, chemical equilibria and reaction velocities. Ostwald, Jacobus ...more

Wilhelm Sasnal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Sasnal Wilhelm Sasnal is a Polish painter. Sasnal received his diploma of painting in 1999 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków.

Wilhelm von Homburg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm von Homburg Norbert Grupe, outside Germany better known by his stage name Wilhelm von Homburg, was a German wrestler, boxer, and film actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of Vigo the Carpathian in the ...more

Wilhelm Denifl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Denifl Wilhelm Denifl is an Austrian nordic combined skier who has competed since 2000. He won a gold medal in the 4 x 5 km team event at the 2003 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme ...more

Wilhelm Stuckart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Stuckart Wilhelm Stuckart was a Nazi Party lawyer and official, a state secretary in the German Interior Ministry and later, a convicted war criminal.

Wilhelm Stekel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Stekel Wilhelm Stekel was an Austrian physician and psychologist, who became one of Sigmund Freud's earliest followers, and was once described as "Freud's most distinguished pupil." According ...more

Wilhelm Miklas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Miklas Wilhelm Miklas was an Austrian politician who served as the third President of Austria from 1928 until the Anschluss to Nazi Germany in 1938.

Wilhelm Adam is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Adam Wilhelm Adam was a career military officer who served in three German Armies and later became an East German politician.

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Wilhelm von Bode is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm von Bode Wilhelm von Bode was a German art historian and curator. Born Arnold William Bode in Calvörde, he was ennobled in 1913. He was the creator and first curator of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, ...more

Wilhelm Valentiner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Valentiner Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner was a German art historian, art critic and museum official. He is especially known through his writings on Flemish and Dutch painting.

Wilhelm Rediess is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Rediess Wilhelm Rediess was the SS and Police Leader during the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. He was also the commanding General of all SS troops stationed in occupied Norway, ...more

Wilhelm Steinitz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Steinitz Wilhelm Steinitz was an Austrian and later American chess player and the first undisputed world chess champion from 1886 to 1894. When discussing chess history from the 1870s onwards, ...more

Wilhelm Kobelt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Kobelt Wilhelm Kobelt was a German zoologist born in Alsfeld, Grand Duchy of Hesse. He specialized in the field of malacology. Kobelt is remembered for his work as curator of the Senckenberg Museum in ...more

Wilhelm Furtwängler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Furtwängler Wilhelm Furtwängler was a German conductor and composer. He is considered to be one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th century. Furtwängler was principal ...more

Wilhelm Schepmann is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Schepmann Wilhelm Schepmann was an SA general in Nazi Germany and the last Stabschef of the Nazi Stormtroopers. He succeeded Viktor Lutze as Stabschef after Lutze was killed in a car accident. He began ...more

Wilhelm Przeczek is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Przeczek Wilhelm Przeczek was a Polish teacher, poet, writer, and activist from Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia. He is considered one of the most important Polish writers of his generation from ...more

Wilhelm Canaris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Canaris Wilhelm Franz Canaris was a German admiral, and chief of the Abwehr, the German military intelligence service, from 1935 to 1944. During the Second World War, he was among the military officers ...more

Wilhelm Levison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Levison Wilhelm Levison was a German medievalist. He was well known as a contributor to Monumenta Germaniae Historica, especially for the vitae from the Merovingian era. He also edited Wilhelm ...more

Wilhelm Stenhammar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Stenhammar Carl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammar was a Swedish composer, conductor and pianist.

Wilhelm Stepper-Tristis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Stepper-Tristis Wilhelm Stepper-Tristis was an Austro-Hungarian, Hungarian and Romanian novelist, journalist, and literary critic. He wrote his works in German, Hungarian and French. A communist militant during ...more

Wilhelm Eduard Weber is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Eduard Weber Wilhelm Eduard Weber was a German physicist and, together with Carl Friedrich Gauss, inventor of the first electromagnetic telegraph.

Wilhelm Thiele is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Thiele Wilhelm Thiele was an Austrian screenwriter and film director.

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Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidin... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger was an Austrian mineralogist.

Wilhelm Magnus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Magnus Wilhelm Magnus was a German American mathematician. He made important contributions in combinatorial group theory, Lie algebras, mathematical physics, elliptic functions, and the study of ...more

Wilhelm Cauer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Cauer Wilhelm Cauer was a German mathematician and scientist. He is most noted for his work on the analysis and synthesis of electrical filters and his work marked the beginning of the field of ...more

Wilhelm Philippe Schimper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Philippe Schimper Wilhelm Philippe Schimper was a French botanist born in Dossenheim-sur-Zinsel, Bas-Rhin, a town near the River Rhine in Alsace. He was the father of botanist Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper, and ...more

Wilhelm Hauff is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Hauff Wilhelm Hauff was a German poet and novelist.

Wilhelm Röpke is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm Röpke Wilhelm Röpke was Professor of Economics, first in Jena, then in Graz, Marburg, Istanbul, and finally Geneva, Switzerland, and one of the spiritual fathers of the social market economy, ...more

Wilhelm von Kaulbach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Wilhelm
Wilhelm von Kaulbach Wilhelm von Kaulbach was a German painter, noted mainly as a muralist, but also as a book illustrator. His murals decorate buildings in Munich. He is associated with the Düsseldorf school