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

This list below has a variety of people, like Albert Einstein and Rudolf Peierls, in it.

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

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from Germany
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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist, Author, + more

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Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Germany
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Angela Merkel is the current Chancellor of Germany and the head of the political party CDU in Germany. In addition to being the first female German Chanchellor, she is also considered by Forbes magazine to be the most powerful woman in the world. ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Profession: Politician, Physicist, Scientist

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Robert Oppenheimer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Germany
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Julius Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is among the persons who are often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1904-1967)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist

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Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Germany
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Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz was a German polymath and philosopher. He occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. Most scholars believe Leibniz developed calculus independently of Isaac Newton, and Leibniz's notation has been widely used ever since it ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1646-1716)

Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany

Profession: Librarian, Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Philosopher, + more

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