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Famous Physicians from Germany

Updated June 14, 2019 10.8k views337 items

List of notable or famous physicians from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in Germany and even some popular physicians who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German physicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physician from Germany is included when available.

Examples include Josef Mengele and Martin Luther.

This historic physicians from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German physicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicians from Germany?" These prominent physicians of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German physicians.

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    Albert Schweitzer

    Albert Schweitzer

    Dec. at 90 (1875-1965)

    BirthplaceKaysersberg, France

    Albert Schweitzer (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was an Alsatian polymath. He was a... more on Wikipedia
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    Josef Mengele

    Josef Mengele

    Dec. at 68 (1911-1979)

    BirthplaceGünzburg, Germany

    Josef Mengele ([ˈjoːzɛf ˈmɛŋələ] (listen); 16 March 1911 – 7 February 1979), also known as the... more on Wikipedia

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    Martin Luther

    Martin Luther

    Dec. at 63 (1483-1546)

    BirthplaceEisleben, Germany

    Martin Luther, , (; German: [ˈmaɐ̯tiːn ˈlʊtɐ]; 10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a... more on Wikipedia
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    Friedrich Schiller

    Friedrich Schiller

    Dec. at 46 (1759-1805)

    BirthplaceMarbach am Neckar, Germany

    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈkʁɪstɔf ˈfʁiːdʁɪç fɔn ˈʃɪlɐ]; 10... more on Wikipedia

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    Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa

    Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa

    Dec. at 49 (1486-1535)

    BirthplaceCologne, Eurasia, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne, Germany

    Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim (; German: [aˈgʀɪpa]; 14 September 1486 – 18... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

    Dec. at 61 (1770-1831)

    BirthplaceStuttgart, Germany

    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (, German: [ˈɡeːɔɐ̯k ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈheːɡl̩]; August 27,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Albertus Magnus

    Albertus Magnus

    Dec. at 87 (1193-1280)

    BirthplaceLauingen, Germany

    Albertus Magnus, (before 1200 – November 15, 1280), also known as Saint Albert the Great and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Samuel Hahnemann

    Samuel Hahnemann

    Dec. at 88 (1755-1843)

    BirthplaceMeissen, Germany

    Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann (German: [ˈhaːnəman]; 10 April 1755 – 2 July 1843) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Magnus Hirschfeld

    Magnus Hirschfeld

    Dec. at 67 (1868-1935)

    BirthplaceKołobrzeg, Poland

    Magnus Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 1935) was a German physician and sexologist educated... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Karl Gebhardt

    Karl Gebhardt

    Dec. at 51 (1897-1948)

    BirthplaceHaag in Oberbayern, Germany

    Karl Franz Gebhardt (23 November 1897 – 2 June 1948) was a German medical doctor and a war... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Karl Brandt

    Karl Brandt

    Dec. at 44 (1904-1948)

    BirthplaceMulhouse, France

    Karl Brandt (8 January 1904 – 2 June 1948) was a German physician and Schutzstaffel (SS)... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Herta Oberheuser

    Herta Oberheuser

    Dec. at 67 (1911-1978)

    BirthplaceCologne, Germany

    Herta Oberheuser (15 May 1911 in Cologne, German Empire – 24 January 1978 in Linz am Rhein,... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Gerhard Rose

    Gerhard Rose

    Dec. at 96 (1896-1992)

    BirthplaceGdańsk, Poland

    Gerhard August Heinrich Rose (November 30, 1896 in Danzig – January 13, 1992 in Obernkirchen)... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Viktor Brack

    Viktor Brack

    Dec. at 44 (1904-1948)

    BirthplaceAachen, Germany

    Viktor Hermann Brack (9 November 1904 – 2 June 1948) was a German Nazi war criminal, an... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Joachim Mrugowsky

    Joachim Mrugowsky

    Dec. at 43 (1905-1948)

    BirthplaceRathenow, Germany

    Joachim Mrugowsky (15 August 1905 in Rathenow, Brandenburg – 2 June 1948 in Landsberg Prison,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Wolfram Sievers

    Wolfram Sievers

    Dec. at 43 (1905-1948)

    BirthplaceHildesheim, Germany

    Wolfram Sievers (10 July 1905 – 2 June 1948) was Reichsgeschäftsführer, or managing director,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Fritz Fischer

    Fritz Fischer

    Dec. at 91 (1912-2003)

    BirthplaceTegel, Germany

    Fritz Ernst Fischer (5 October 1912 – 2003) was a German medical doctor who, under the Nazi... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Karl Genzken

    Karl Genzken

    Dec. at 72 (1885-1957)

    BirthplacePreetz, Germany

    Karl August Genzken (born June 8, 1885 in Preetz, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia – October 10,... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Frederick Cook

    Frederick Cook

    Dec. at 75 (1865-1940)

    BirthplaceCallicoon, New York

    Frederick Albert Cook (June 10, 1865 – August 5, 1940) was an American explorer, physician,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    BirthplaceWorms, Germany

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  • 21
    Maria Furtwängler

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Maria Furtwängler-Burda (born 13 September 1966) is a German physician and television actress.
  • 22
    Werner Forssmann

    Werner Forssmann

    Dec. at 75 (1904-1979)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Werner Theodor Otto Forßmann (Forssmann in English; 29 August 1904 – 1 June 1979) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Robert Koch

    Robert Koch

    Dec. at 67 (1843-1910)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Lower Saxony, Germany

    Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch (English: ; German: [kʰɔχ]; 11 December 1843 – 27 May 1910) was a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Kurt Blome

    Kurt Blome

    Dec. at 75 (1894-1969)

    BirthplaceBielefeld, Germany

    Kurt Blome (31 January 1894, Bielefeld, Westphalia – 10 October 1969) was a high-ranking Nazi... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Josef Issels

    Dec. at 91 (1907-1998)

    BirthplaceMönchengladbach, Germany

    Josef M. Issels (November 21, 1907 – February 11, 1998) was a German physician known for... more on Wikipedia