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

List of famous alumni from University of Hamburg, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Hamburg include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Hamburg alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Hamburg 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 University of Hamburg.

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Helmut Schmidt and Cornelia Funke.

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

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Ole von Beust is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Politician Carl-Friedrich Arp Ole Freiherr von Beust, generally called Ole von Beust, is a German politician who was First Mayor of Hamburg from 31 October 2001 to 25 August 2010, serving as President of ...more

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Leo Strauss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Professor, Political scientist, Scientist Leo Strauss was a German-American political philosopher and classicist who specialized in classical political philosophy. He was born in Germany to Jewish parents and later emigrated from ...more

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Shiing-Shen Chern is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist Shiing-Shen Chern was a Chinese-born American mathematician. He was regarded as one of the leaders in differential geometry of the twentieth century.

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Ralf Dahrendorf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Politician, Political scientist Ralph Gustav Dahrendorf, Baron Dahrendorf, KBE, FBA, PhD was a German-British sociologist, philosopher, political scientist and liberal politician. A class conflict theorist, Dahrendorf was a ...more

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Hans Adolf Krebs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Sir Hans Adolf Krebs was a German-born British physician and biochemist. He was the pioneer scientist in study of cellular respiration, a biochemical pathway in cells for production of energy. ...more

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Sonja Schrepfer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Sonja Schrepfer Professor Sonja Schrepfer is Heisenberg Professor (W3) for Transplant Immunology and Stem Cell Immunobiology, Cardiac Surgery at the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf and Consulting Professor at ...more

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Roland Burris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Roland Wallace Burris is a former United States Senator from the state of Illinois and a member of the Democratic Party. In 1978, Burris was the first African-American elected to statewide ...more

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Peter Sloterdijk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Peter Sloterdijk Author, Presenter, Philosopher Peter Sloterdijk is a German philosopher, cultural theorist, television host and columnist. He is a professor of philosophy and media theory at the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe. He ...more

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Claude Chevalley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Mathematician Claude Chevalley was a French mathematician who made important contributions to number theory, algebraic geometry, class field theory, finite group theory, and the theory of algebraic groups. He ...more

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Georg C. F. Greve is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Programmer Georg C. F. Greve is a self-taught software developer, academically trained physicist and author. He has been working on technology politics since 2001 when he founded the Free Software ...more

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Ortwin Runde is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Politician Ortwin Runde is a German politician from the Social Democratic party. He was the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City Hamburg from 1997 to 2001.

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J. Hans D. Jensen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Physicist Johannes Hans Daniel Jensen was a German nuclear physicist. During World War II, he worked on the German nuclear energy project, known as the Uranium Club, in which he made contributions to the ...more

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Kurt Reidemeister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Mathematician Kurt Werner Friedrich Reidemeister was a mathematician born in Braunschweig, Germany.

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Helmut Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Politician, Pianist, Economist Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt is a German Social Democratic politician who served as Chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982. Prior to becoming Chancellor, he had served as Minister of ...more

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Richard Sorge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Journalist Richard Sorge was a Soviet military intelligence officer, active before and during the Second World War, working under cover of being a German journalist in both Nazi Germany and the Empire of ...more

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Wolfgang Schäuble is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Wolfgang Schäuble is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union who has served as Germany's Federal Minister of Finance in the second and third Merkel cabinets since 2009. From ...more

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Gerhard Casper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Gerhard Casper was the ninth president of Stanford University from 1992 to 2000. He is currently a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford, and has ...more

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Hans Magnus Enzensberger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Editor, Poet, Author Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a German author, poet, translator and editor. He has also written under the pseudonym Andreas Thalmayr.

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Peter Struck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Peter Struck was the German Minister of Defence under chancellor Gerhard Schröder from 22 October 2002 until 2005. A lawyer, Struck was a member of the Social Democratic Party.

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Olaf Scholz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Olaf Scholz is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and Mayor of Hamburg since 7 March 2011.

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Jürgen Ehlers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Jürgen Ehlers Physicist Jürgen Ehlers was a German physicist who contributed to the understanding of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. From graduate and postgraduate work in Pascual Jordan's ...more

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Emanuel Sperner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Emanuel Sperner Mathematician Emanuel Sperner was a German mathematician, best known for two theorems. He was born in Waltdorf, and died in Sulzburg-Laufen, West Germany. He was a student at Hamburg University where his ...more

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Ernst Ising is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Physicist Ernst Ising was a German physicist, who is best remembered for the development of the Ising model. He was a professor of physics at Bradley University until his retirement in 1976.

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Bastian Sick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Journalist, Writer Bastian Sick is a German journalist and author.

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Max August Zorn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Hamburg Alumni
Mathematician Max August Zorn was a German mathematician. He was an algebraist, group theorist, and numerical analyst. He is best known for Zorn's lemma, a powerful tool in set theory that is applicable to a ...more