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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Technical University of Munich and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Technical University of Munich, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Technical University of Munich include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Technical University of Munich alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Technical University of Munich are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Technical University of Munich.

This list is made up of many different graduates, including Heinrich Himmler and Albert Speer.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Technical University of Munich?” and “Which celebrities are Technical University of Munich alumni?”

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Heinrich Himmler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Politician, Agronomist Heinrich Luitpold Himmler was Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel, a military commander, and a leading member of the Nazi Party of Nazi Germany. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler later appointed him ...more

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Rudolf Diesel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Mechanical engineer 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.

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Albert Speer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Politician, Architect, Writer Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer was a German architect who was, for a part of World War II, Minister of Armaments and War Production for the Third Reich. Speer was Adolf Hitler's chief ...more

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Gerhard Ertl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Professor Gerhard Ertl is a German physicist and a Professor emeritus at the Department of Physical Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin, Germany. Ertl’s research laid the ...more

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Thomas Mann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Novelist, Author, Essayist Paul Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. His highly symbolic and ironic epic novels ...more

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Heinrich Hertz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist, Inventor, Philosopher Heinrich Rudolf Hertz was a German physicist who first conclusively proved the existence of electromagnetic waves theorized by James Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light. Hertz proved ...more

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Wolfgang Ketterle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist Wolfgang Ketterle is a German physicist and professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research has focused on experiments that trap and cool atoms to temperatures ...more

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Wolfgang Paul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist Wolfgang Paul was a German physicist, who co-developed the non-magnetic quadrupole mass filter which laid the foundation for what we now call an ion trap. He shared one-half of the Nobel Prize ...more

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Robert Huber is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Biochemist, Chemist Robert Huber ForMemRS is a German biochemist and Nobel laureate.

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Walter Kaufmann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist Walter Kaufmann was a German physicist. He is best known for the first experimental proof of the velocity dependence of mass, which was an important contribution to the development of modern ...more

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Bernd Pischetsrieder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Businessperson Dr. Bernd Peter Pischetsrieder is a German automobile engineer and manager.

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Hanns Hopp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Architect Hanns Hopp was a German architect. Hopp was born in Lübeck and studied at the University of Karlsruhe and the Technical University of Munich. From 1918 he was employed as an architect for ...more

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Carl Peter Forster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Businessperson Carl-Peter Forster has been GM vice president and president of GM Europe, based in Zurich, Switzerland, since June 2004. Effective January 1, 2006, he was appointed GM group vice president and a ...more

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Ludwig Prandtl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist Ludwig Prandtl was a German engineer. He was a pioneer in the development of rigorous systematic mathematical analyses which he used for underlying the science of aerodynamics, which have come ...more

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Magnus von Braun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Pilot, Chemical engineer, Chemist Magnus "Mac" Freiherr von Braun was a German chemical engineer, Luftwaffe aviator, and rocket scientist at Peenemünde, the Mittelwerk, and after emigrating to the United States ...more

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Walter Hohmann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Civil engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Architect Walter Hohmann was a German engineer who made an important contribution to the understanding of orbital dynamics. In a book published in 1925, Hohmann demonstrated a fuel-efficient path to move ...more

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Rudolf Mössbauer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist 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

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Ernst Ruska is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist Ernst August Friedrich Ruska was a German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986 for his work in electron optics, including the design of the first electron microscope.

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Martin Beneke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist Martin Beneke is a German physicist.

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Hans Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist, Aerospace Engineer, Engineer Hans Ziegler was born in Winterthur, Switzerland, on 5 September 1910, and died in Estes Park, Colorado, on 5 August 1985. Hans Ziegler was a respected academic and was the author of a number of ...more

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Helmut Jahn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Architect Helmut Jahn is a German-American architect, well known for designs such as the US$800 million Sony Center on the Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, the Messeturm in Frankfurt and the One Liberty Place, ...more

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Walther Hewel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Diplomat Walther Hewel was a German diplomat before and during World War II, an early and active member of the Nazi Party, and one of German dictator Adolf Hitler's few personal friends.

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Johann Deisenhofer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Chemist Johann Deisenhofer is a German biochemist who, along with Hartmut Michel and Robert Huber, received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1988 for their determination of the first crystal structure ...more

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Konrad Emil Bloch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Konrad Emil Bloch, ForMemRS was a German American biochemist. Bloch received the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1964 for discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of the ...more

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Walther Meissner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist, Engineer Fritz Walther Meissner was a German technical physicist. Meissner was born in Berlin to Waldemar Meissner and Johanna Greger. He studied mechanical engineering and physics at the Technical ...more

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Ernst Otto Fischer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Chemist Ernst Otto Fischer was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize for pioneering work in the area of organometallic chemistry.

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Erwin Neher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Erwin Neher is a German biophysicist.

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Paul Bonatz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Paul Bonatz Architect Paul Bonatz was a German architect, member of the Stuttgart School and professor at the technical university in that city during part of World War II and from 1954 until his death. He worked in ...more

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Robert Vorhoelzer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Architect Robert Vorhoelzer was a German architect. Bavarian architect Robert Vorhoelzer belongs to the classical modernist school of architecture that is otherwise rather underrepresented in Bavaria. ...more

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Heinrich Barkhausen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Physicist Heinrich Georg Barkhausen, born at Bremen, was a German physicist. Born into a patrician family in Bremen, he showed interest in natural sciences from an early age. He studied at the Technical ...more

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Samantha Cristoforetti is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is an Italian European Space Agency astronaut, Italian Air Force pilot and engineer. She is the first Italian woman in space. On November 23, 2014, Soyuz TMA-15M carrying ...more

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Kurt Mehlhorn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Computer scientist Kurt Mehlhorn is a German theoretical computer scientist. He has been a vice president of the Max Planck Society and is director of the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science.

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Theodor Rehbock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Engineer Theodor Christoph Heinrich Rehbock was a German hydraulics engineer, and professor at the University of Karlsruhe. Theodor Rehbock's father was an overseas merchant. Rehbock studied at the ...more

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Heinrich Burkhardt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Mathematician Heinrich Friedrich Karl Ludwig Burkhardt was a German mathematician. He famously was one of the examiners of Albert Einstein's PhD thesis. Of Einstein's thesis he stated: "The mode of ...more

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Martin Roscheisen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Entrepreneur R. Martin Roscheisen is an Austrian-American technology entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley.

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Wolfgang Reitzle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Wolfgang Reitzle Businessperson Wolfgang Reitzle is a German business executive.

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Martin Elsaesser is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Martin Elsaesser Architect Martin Elsaesser was a German architect and professor of architecture. He is especially well known for the many churches he built. He was born in Tübingen, Germany on 28 May 1884 but died ...more

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Karl Strauss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Karl Strauss Businessperson Karl Martin Strauss was a German-American brewer. He fled Nazi Germany in 1939, and went on to become a brewer, executive, and consultant in the American brewing industry. He received numerous ...more

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Wolfgang Ziebart is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Wolfgang Ziebart Businessperson Wolfgang Ziebart was chairman of the board of the Infineon Technologies AG, until his resignation on 26 May 2008. He started his career in 1977 after mechanical engineering studies, with the car ...more

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Heinrich Hiesinger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Heinrich Hiesinger Businessperson Heinrich Hiesinger is the CEO of ThyssenKrupp.

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Klaus Traube is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Klaus Traube Engineer Klaus Traube is a German engineer and former manager in the German nuclear power industry and presently one of its leading opponents. He was the victim of an illegal eavesdropping operation by ...more

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Norbert Reithofer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Norbert Reithofer Businessperson Dr.-Ing. Norbert Reithofer is a businessman and current CEO of BMW AG as well as Chairman of the Board of Management.

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Udo Weilacher is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Udo Weilacher Educator, Author, Architect Udo Weilacher, Prof. Dr. sc. ETH, is a German landscape architect, author and Professor for Landscape Architecture.

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Wolfgang Steglich is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Wolfgang Steglich Wolfgang Steglich is a German chemist .

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Stephan Braunfels is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Stephan Braunfels Architect Professor Stephan Braunfels is a German architect.

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Gerd Hirzinger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Gerd Hirzinger Gerd Hirzinger received his Dipl.-Ing. degree and the doctor’s degree from the Technical University of Munich, in 1969 and 1974 respectively. In 1969 he joined DLR where he first worked on fast ...more

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Marius Wernig is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Marius Wernig Professor Marius Wernig is Assistant Professor of Pathology at Stanford University.

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Jürgen Schmidhuber is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Jürgen Schmidhuber Jürgen Schmidhuber is a computer scientist and artist known for his work on machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, artificial neural networks, digital physics, and low-complexity art. ...more

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Max Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Max Herrmann is responsible for Calista’s worldwide marketing efforts including product management, product marketing and corporate marketing. He has over 16 years of marketing, sales and ...more

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Rob Krier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Technical University Of Munich Alumni
Rob Krier Architect Rob Krier is a Luxembourgian sculptor, architect, urban designer and theorist. He is former professor of architecture at Vienna University of Technology, Austria. From 1993 to mid-2010 he has ...more