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Famous People Named Wolfgang 

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Ever thought about how many famous people named Wolfgang are out there? This list of celebrities named Wolfgang will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Wolfgangs below include actors named Wolfgang and athletes named Wolfgang, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Wolfgang who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Wolfgangs below include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wolfgang Gartner, and Wolfgang Puck.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Pianist, Musician, Composer

Age: Dec. at 35 (1756-1791)

Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era. Born in ...more

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Wolfgang Gartner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Wolfgang Gartner Record producer, Disc jockey

Age: 36

Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.

Joseph Thomas Youngman (born March 17, 1982), better known by his stage name Wolfgang Gartner, is an American DJ and music producer. Much of his music prior to 2010 was released through his own ...more

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Wolfgang Puck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Businessperson, Restaurateur, Actor

Age: 66

Birthplace: Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria

Wolfgang Johannes Puck (né Topfschnig; born July 8, 1949) is an Austrian-American chef, restaurateur, and actor. Born in Austria, Puck moved to the United States at the age of 24. In ...more

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Wolfgang Overath is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Wolfgang Overath

Age: 75

Birthplace: Siegburg, Germany

Wolfgang Overath (born 29 September 1943) is a former West German footballer. A true one-club man, Overath spent his entire professional career at 1. FC Köln. He represented his country ...more

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Wolfgang Petersen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 77

Birthplace: Emden, Germany

Wolfgang Petersen (born 14 March 1941) is a German film director, film producer and screenwriter. He was nominated for two Academy Awards for the World War II submarine warfare film Das Boot ...more
Wolfgang Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Wolfgang Van Halen Bassist, Guitarist, Musician

Age: 27

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California

Wolfgang William Van Halen (born March 16, 1991) is an American musician who is currently the bassist for Van Halen, having replaced Michael Anthony in 2006. He is also the former bassist for ...more
Wolfgang Joop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Fashion designer, Designer

Age: 74

Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany

Wolfgang Joop (born November 18, 1944) is a German fashion designer. He is the founder of the fashion and cosmetics company JOOP! as well as of fashion brand Wunderkind. He is the father of ...more
Wolfgang von Trips is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Race car driver

Age: Dec. at 33 (1928-1961)

Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

Wolfgang Alexander Albert Eduard Maximilian Reichsgraf Berghe von Trips (4 May 1928 – 10 September 1961), also known simply as Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips and nicknamed 'Taffy' by friends and ...more
Wolfgang Linger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Luger, Athlete

Age: 36

Birthplace: Hall in Tirol, Austria

Wolfgang Linger (born 4 November 1982 in Hall in Tirol) is an Austrian retired luger who has competed internationally since 2000. As young children, he and his older brother Andreas learned to ...more
Wolfgang Tillmans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Artist, Photographer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Remscheid, Germany

Wolfgang Tillmans (born 16 August 1968) is a German photographer. His diverse body of work is distinguished by observation of his surroundings and an ongoing investigation of the photographic ...more
Wolfgang Pauli is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Physicist, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 58 (1900-1958)

Birthplace: Europe, Austria, Vienna, Central Europe

Wolfgang Ernst Pauli (; German: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ ˈpaʊli]; 25 April 1900 – 15 December 1958) was an Austrian-born Swiss and American theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics. In ...more
Wolfgang Reitherman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Television director, Film Producer, Animator

Age: Dec. at 76 (1909-1985)

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Wolfgang Reitherman (native Wolfgang Reithermann; June 26, 1909 – May 22, 1985), also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a German American animator, director, and producer ...more
Wolfgang Fortner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Conductor

Age: Dec. at 80 (1907-1987)

Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany

Wolfgang Fortner (12 October 1907 – 5 September 1987) was a German composer, composition teacher and conductor.
Wolfgang Busch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Film Producer, Cinematographer, Film Editor

Age: 63

Birthplace: Heppenheim, Germany

Wolfgang Busch (born November 6, 1955 in Heppenheim, Germany) is a two time Humanitarian award winner, was inducted into the Queens Business Hall of Fame for his company Art From The Heart ...more
Wolfgang Schneiderhan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Violinist

Age: Dec. at 87 (1915-2002)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Wolfgang Eduard Schneiderhan (May 28, 1915 – May 18, 2002) was an Austrian classical violinist.Schneiderhan was born in Vienna. After briefly studying with Otakar Ševčík in Pisek, he ...more
Wolfgang Rindler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Physicist

Age: 94

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Wolfgang Rindler (18 May 1924 – 8 February 2019) was a physicist working in the field of General Relativity where he is known for introducing the term "event horizon", Rindler ...more
Wolfgang Abel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang

Age: 60

Birthplace: West Germany

Wolfgang Abel (born March 25, 1959 in Düsseldorf) and Marco Furlan (born January 16, 1960 in Padua) were a German-Italian serial killer duo who were arrested for a series of murders in ...more
Wolfgang Bötsch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang

Age: 80

Birthplace: Bad Kreuznach, Germany

Wolfgang Bötsch (8 September 1938 in Bad Kreuznach – 14 October 2017 in Würzburg) was a German politician, representative of the Christian Social Union of Bavaria. Between 1974 and ...more
Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Physicist, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 88 (1919-2007)

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Wolfgang Kurt Hermann "Pief" Panofsky (April 24, 1919 – September 24, 2007), was a German-American physicist who won many awards including the National Medal of Science.
Wolfgang Köhler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Psychologist

Age: Dec. at 80 (1887-1967)

Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia

Wolfgang Köhler (21 January 1887 – 11 June 1967) was a German psychologist and phenomenologist who, like Max Wertheimer and Kurt Koffka, contributed to the creation of Gestalt psychology. ...more
Wolfgang Ketterle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Physicist

Age: 61

Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

Wolfgang Ketterle (born 21 October 1957) is a German physicist and professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research has focused on experiments that trap and ...more
Wolfgang Paul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Physicist

Age: Dec. at 80 (1913-1993)

Birthplace: Zeithain, Germany

Wolfgang Paul (10 August 1913 – 7 December 1993) was a German physicist, who co-developed the non-magnetic quadrupole mass filter which laid the foundation for what is now called an ion trap. He ...more
Wolfgang Kindl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Luger, Athlete

Age: 30

Birthplace: Innsbruck, Austria

Wolfgang Kindl (born 18 April 1988) is an Austrian world champion luger who has competed since 2007.
Wolfgang Grönebaum ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Wolfgang Grönebaum Actor

Age: Dec. at 71 (1927-1998)

Birthplace: Grabs, Switzerland

Wolfgang Grönebaum (14 March 1927 – 16 March 1998) was a German actor. He appeared in 26 films and television shows between 1968 and 1998.
Wolfgang Muthspiel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Wolfgang
Guitarist

Age: 53

Birthplace: Judenburg, Austria

Wolfgang Muthspiel (born 2 March 1965, Judenburg, Austria) is an Austrian jazz guitarist and record label owner. He is the brother of musician Christian Muthspiel.