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

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

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Peer Steinbrück and Theodor Mommsen.

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

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Victor Hensen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Victor Hensen Zoologist Christian Andreas Victor Hensen was a German zoologist. He coined the term plankton and laid the foundation for biological oceanography. Hensen was born in the town of Schleswig. He studied ...more

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Theodor Mommsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Theodor Mommsen Politician, Historian, Jurist Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen was a German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist and writer generally regarded as one of the greatest classicists of ...more

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Kurt Alder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Kurt Alder Chemist Kurt Alder was a German chemist and Nobel laureate.

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Franz Boas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Franz Boas Anthropologist, Scientist Franz Uri Boas was a German-American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology". Studying in Germany, Boas was ...more

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Richard Abegg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Richard Abegg Chemist Richard Wilhelm Heinrich Abegg was a German chemist and pioneer of valence theory. He proposed that the difference of the maximum positive and negative valence of an element tends to be eight. ...more

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Hans-Wilhelm Koepcke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Hans-Wilhelm Koepcke Ornithologist, Zoologist Hans-Wilhelm Koepcke was a zoologist and ornithologist. He was married to ornithologist Maria Koepcke, and was the father of mammalogist Juliane Koepcke.

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Friedrich von Esmarch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Friedrich von Esmarch Surgeon Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch was a German surgeon. He developed the Esmarch bandage and founded the Deutscher Samariter-Verein, the predecessor of the Deutscher Samariter-Bund.

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Lorenz von Stein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Lorenz von Stein Economist Lorenz von Stein was a German economist, sociologist, and public administration scholar from Eckernförde. As an advisor to Meiji period Japan, his conservative political views influenced ...more

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Otto Jahn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Otto Jahn Otto Jahn, was a German archaeologist, philologist, and writer on art and music.

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Gerhard Domagk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Gerhard Domagk Scientist Gerhard Johannes Paul Domagk was a German pathologist and bacteriologist. He is credited with the discovery of Sulfonamidochrysoidine – the first commercially available antibiotic – for which he ...more

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Gustav Adolf von Götzen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Gustav Adolf von Götzen Count Gustav Adolf von Götzen was a German explorer and Governor of German East Africa. He was the second European to set foot in Rwanda, after Dr Oscar Baumann, and later presided over the ...more

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Daniel Pauly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Daniel Pauly Biologist, Professor, Researcher Daniel Pauly is a French-born marine biologist, well known for his work in studying human impacts on global fisheries. He is a professor and the project leader of the Sea Around Us Project at ...more

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Georg Beseler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Georg Beseler Politician, Jurist Carl Georg Christoph Beseler was a Prussian jurist and politician. Beseler studied law at Kiel and Munich. He was forbidden to teach law in Kiel in 1833 due to his political activity, but he ...more

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Julius Bahnsen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Julius Bahnsen Philosopher Dr. Julius Friedrich August Bahnsen was a German philosopher. Bahnsen is usually considered the originator of characterology and a real-dialectical method of philosophical reflection which he ...more

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Peer Steinbrück is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Peer Steinbrück Politician Peer Steinbrück is a German social democratic politician. He was the SPD candidate for Chancellor of Germany in the 2013 federal election. From 2005 to 2009 he served as German Federal ...more

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Theodor Escherich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Theodor Escherich Theodor Escherich was a German-Austrian pediatrician and a professor at universities in Graz and Vienna. He discovered the bacterium Escherichia coli, which was named after him in 1919, and ...more

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Johann Jacob Paul Moldenhawer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Johann Jacob Paul Moldenhawer Botanist Johann Jacob Paul Moldenhawer was a German botanist who made a number of important discoveries in plant anatomy. He was born in Hamburg, the son of a minister, and started out studying theology ...more

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Ulf Hohmann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Ulf Hohmann Ulf Hohmann is a German ethologist, whose studies about the raccoon have played a significant role in the understanding of its social behavior and its distribution in Germany.

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Otto Kranzbühler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Otto Kranzbühler Judge Flottenrichter Otto Heinrich Kranzbühler was a German naval judge who represented defendant Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz before the International Military Tribunal at the Nuremberg

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Hans Hellmann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Hans Hellmann Physicist, Chemist Hans Gustav Adolf Hellmann was a German theoretical physicist. Hellmann was born in Wilhelmshaven, Prussian Hanover. He began studying electrical engineering in Stuttgart, but changed to ...more

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Hermann Olshausen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Hermann Olshausen Hermann Olshausen was a German theologian.

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Daniel Vorländer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Daniel Vorländer Chemist Daniel Vorländer was a German chemist who synthesized most of the liquid crystals known until his retirement in 1935. Vorländer was born in Eupen in Rhenish Prussia. He studied ...more

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Ekkehart Schlicht is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Ekkehart Schlicht Ekkehart Schlicht is a German economist. He is best known for his work in labor economics, custom in the economy, and his contributions to the field of institutional economics.

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Carsten Höller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Carsten Höller Artist Carsten Höller is a Belgian artist. He lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Today, he also shares a house in Ghana with colleague Marcel Odenbach.

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Jens Böhrnsen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Jens Böhrnsen Politician Jens Böhrnsen is a German politician of the SPD. Since 2005, he has served as the President of the Senate and Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, that is, the head of government of ...more

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Christian August Brandis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Christian August Brandis Christian August Brandis, German philologist and historian of philosophy, was born at Hildesheim and educated at Kiel University. In 1812 he graduated at Copenhagen, with a thesis Commentationes ...more

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Rudolf Hoppe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Rudolf Hoppe Chemist Rudolf Hoppe, a German chemist, discovered the first covalent noble gas compounds.

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Gerhard Stoltenberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Gerhard Stoltenberg Politician, Historian Gerhard Stoltenberg was a German politician and minister in the cabinets of Ludwig Erhard, Kurt Georg Kiesinger and Helmut Kohl. He served as minister-president of the German state of ...more

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Hagen Schulze is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Hagen Schulze Hagen Schulze was a German historian who held a position at the Free University of Berlin. He specialized in early modern and modern German and European history, particularly in comparative ...more

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Bernhard Ernst von Bülow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Bernhard Ernst von Bülow Politician Bernhard Ernst von Bülow was a Danish and German statesman. He was the son of Adolf von Bülow, a Danish official, and was born at Cismar in Holstein. His own son Bernhard von ...more

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Bärbel Höhn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Bärbel Höhn Politician, Economist Bärbel Höhn is a German politician for Alliance '90/The Greens. She has been a member of the Bundestag since the German federal election, 2005, after serving as Minister of Agriculture ...more

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Heinz Lange is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Heinz Lange Heinz Lange was a German World War II Luftwaffe 70-victory flying ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He held the position of Geschwaderkommodore of fighter wing ...more

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Christian Wernicke is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Christian Wernicke Diplomat Christian Wernicke was a German epigramist and diplomat. His surname has also been spelled Wernigke, Warneck, and Werneke. Wernicke was born in Elbing in the Polish province of Royal Prussia. ...more

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Erhard Hübener is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Erhard Hübener Dr. Erhard Hübener was a German politician and member of the German Democratic Party until 1933, after World War II he engaged in rebuilding structures of self-rule in the Soviet occupation ...more

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Georg Gottlob Richter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Georg Gottlob Richter Physician Georg Gottlob Richter was a professor of medicine, philosophy, and philology.

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Hans Reese is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Hans Reese Physician Hans Heinrich Reese was a German amateur football player, physician, and neurologist who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. He was also on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin School of ...more

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Walther Herwig is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Walther Herwig Walther Herwig was a Prussian administrative lawyer, and the founder of the German fisheries science. Herwig studied jurisprudence at the University of Göttingen from 1856, where he became ...more

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Stefan von Stegmann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Stefan von Stegmann Stefan von Stegmann is Vice President, Sales Marketing, Agricultural Division Central Europe, CIS, Africa, Middle East, a position he has held since September 2007. In his role, he heads Deere's ...more

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Christoph Wigger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Christoph Wigger Christoph Wigger is Vice President, Sales Marketing, Agricultural Division Western Europe, a position he has held since September 2007. In his role, he is responsible for all agricultural sales ...more

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Reimer Böge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Reimer Böge Reimer Böge is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament. He was elected on the CDU ticket and sits with the European People's Party group. He is Vice-Chair of the ...more

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Max Tau is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Max Tau Max Tau was a German-Norwegian writer, editor, and publisher. Tau grew up in an environment characterized by what he later termed the "Jewish-German" symbiosis, in a Jewish household ...more

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Conteben is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Conteben Conteben, which was used as a treatment for tuberculosis, was discovered in 1950. German scientists named Belmisch, Mietzsch and Gerhard Domagk have been credited with contributing to its ...more

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Christopher B. Krebs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Christopher B. Krebs Classicist

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Hinrich Johannes Rink is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Hinrich Johannes Rink Dr. Hinrich Johannes Rink was a Danish geologist, one of the pioneers of glaciology, and the first accurate describer of the inland ice of Greenland. Rink, who first came to Greenland in 1848, ...more

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Jakob Klaesi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Jakob Klaesi Psychotherapist Jakob Klaesi-Blumer was a Swiss psychiatrist most notable for his contributions to the sleep therapy and his phenomenological analysis of expression.

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Nicholas J. Rusch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Nicholas J. Rusch Nicholas Johann Rusch was a tutor, farmer, member of the Iowa Senate, the second Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, Iowa’s Commissioner of Immigration, and a captain in the Union Army during the ...more

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Uwe Corsepius is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Uwe Corsepius Uwe Corsepius is the current Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union.

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Lasse Rempe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Lasse Rempe Lasse Rempe is a German mathematician born in Kiel. His research interests include holomorphic dynamics, function theory, continuum theory and computational complexity theory. He currently holds ...more

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Otto Friedrich Bernhard von Li... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Otto Friedrich Bernhard von Linstow Otto Friedrich Bernhard von Linstow was a German high-ranking medical officer and helminthologist. Von Linstow was born in Itzehoe north west of Hamburg. He received his medical PhD in 1864 at ...more

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Rainer Froese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Kiel Alumni
Rainer Froese Rainer Froese, born 25 August 1950 in Wismar, Germany, is a senior scientist at the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research in Kiel, formerly the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, and a Pew ...more