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

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Albert Schweitzer.

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

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Albert Schweitzer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Theologian, Physician, Actor Albert Schweitzer, OM was a German—and later French—theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in Africa, also known for his historical work on Jesus. He was born in ...more

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Poet, Diplomat, Novelist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an ...more

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Alberto Fujimori is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Politician Alberto Fujimori Fujimori is a former Peruvian politician. He was President of Peru from 28 July 1990 to 17 November 2000. A controversial figure, Fujimori ended his presidency by fleeing Peru ...more

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Otto Fritz Meyerhof is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Biochemist, Chemist, Scientist Otto Fritz Meyerhof ForMemRS was a German physician and biochemist.

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Karl Eugen Guthe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Physicist, Science writer Karl Eugen Guthe was a German-born American physicist notable for his work on aspects of electricity.

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Franz Joseph Gall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Neurologist, Physiologist, Philosopher Franz Josef Gall was a neuroanatomist, physiologist, and pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain. Claimed as the founder of phrenology, Gall was an early and ...more

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Jean-Pierre Levy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Diplomat, Author, Civil servant Jean-Pierre Levy (1935 - ) is a French lawyer, author and diplomat, former Director of the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea. Born 1935 in Mulhouse (France), he ...more

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Hermann Emil Fischer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Hermann Emil Louis Fischer was a German chemist and 1902 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He also discovered the Fischer esterification. He developed the Fischer projection, a symbolic ...more

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Max von Laue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Physicist Max Theodor Felix von Laue was a German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1914 for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals. In addition to his scientific endeavors ...more

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Friedrich Paschen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Physicist Louis Karl Heinrich Friedrich Paschen, was a German physicist, known for his work on electrical discharges. He is also known for the Paschen series, a series of hydrogen spectral lines in the ...more

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Ludwig Aschoff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Scientist, Physician Karl Albert Ludwig Aschoff was a German physician and pathologist. He is considered to be one of the most influential pathologists of the early 20th century and is regarded as the most important ...more

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Ladislaus Bortkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Mathematician, Economist, Statistician Ladislaus Josephovich Bortkiewicz was Russian economist and statistician of Polish ancestry, who lived most of his professional life in Germany, where he taught at Strassburg University and ...more

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Laurent Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Mathematician Laurent-Moïse Schwartz was a French mathematician. He pioneered the theory of distributions, which gives a well-defined meaning to objects such as the Dirac delta function. He was awarded ...more

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Karl Helfferich is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Politician, Economist, Writer Karl Theodor Helfferich was a German politician, economist, and financier from Neustadt an der Weinstraße in the Palatinate.

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Thomas M. King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Priest, Professor Thomas Mulvihill King, S.J. was a professor of theology at Georgetown University. King entered the Society of Jesus in 1951 after completing undergraduate studies in English at the University of ...more

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Louis Winslow Austin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Physicist, Electrical engineer, Engineer Louis Winslow Austin was an American physicist known for his research on long-range radio transmissions. Austin was born in Orwell, Vermont, and educated at Middlebury College and the University ...more

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Otto Lehmann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Otto Lehmann Physicist Otto Lehmann was a German physicist and "father" of liquid crystal.

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Joseph von Mering is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Joseph von Mering Physician Josef, Baron von Mering was a German physician. Working at the University of Strasbourg, Mering was the first person to discover that one of the pancreatic functions is the production of ...more

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Albrecht Kossel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Ludwig Karl Martin Leonhard Albrecht Kossel was a German biochemist and pioneer in the study of genetics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1910 for his work in ...more

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Wilhelm Philippe Schimper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Botanist Wilhelm Philippe Schimper was a French botanist born in Dossenheim-sur-Zinsel, Bas-Rhin, a town near the River Rhine in Alsace. He was the father of botanist Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper, and ...more

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Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Botanist Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper was a botanist and phytogeographer who made major contributions in the fields of histology, ecology and plant geography.

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Ivan Pulyui is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Physicist, Inventor Ivan Pavlovich Puluj was a Ukrainian-born physicist, inventor and patriot who has been championed as an early developer of the use of X-rays for medical imaging. His contributions were largely ...more

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Conrad Gessner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Physician, Mountaineer, Botanist Conrad Gessner was a Swiss naturalist and bibliographer. He was well known as a botanist, physician and classical linguist. His five-volume Historiae animalium is considered the beginning of ...more

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Jean-Marie Lehn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Chemist, Professor Jean-Marie Lehn is a French chemist. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Donald Cram and Charles Pedersen in 1987 for his synthesis of cryptands. Lehn was an early innovator ...more

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Emmanuel Lévinas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Philosopher Emmanuel Levinas was a French philosopher of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry who is known for his work related to Jewish philosophy, existentialism, ethics, and ontology.

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George B. Churchill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
George Bosworth Churchill was an American politician, a Representative from Massachusetts, and an academic and editor.

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Martin Kirschner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Surgeon Martin Kirschner was a German surgeon. Kirschner was born in Breslau, the son of Margarethe Kalbeck and Judge Martin Kirschner, who later served as city councillor of Breslau since 1873 and a ...more

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Paul Friedländer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Chemist Paul Friedländer was a German chemist best known for his research on derivates of indigo and isolation of Tyrian purple from Murex brandaris.

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Otto Loewi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Scientist Otto Loewi was a German-born pharmacologist and psychobiologist whose discovery of acetylcholine helped enhance medical therapy. The discovery earned for him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or ...more

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Klemens von Metternich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Politician, Diplomat Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich was a politician and statesman of Rhenish extraction and one of the most important diplomats of his era, serving as the Austrian Empire's Foreign Minister ...more

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Theodor Escherich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
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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Gustaf Kossinna is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Archaeologist Gustaf Kossinna was a linguist and professor of German archaeology at the University of Berlin. Along with Carl Schuchhardt he was the most influential German prehistorian of his day, and was ...more

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Charles Friedel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Chemist Charles Friedel was a French chemist and mineralogist. A native of Strasbourg, France, he was a student of Louis Pasteur at the Sorbonne. In 1876, he became a professor of chemistry and ...more

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Julius Bredt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Julius Bredt Julius Bredt was a German organic chemist. He was the first to determine, in 1893, the correct structure of camphor. Bredt also discovered that a double bond cannot be placed at the bridgehead ...more

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Fatou Diome is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Writer Fatou Diome is a Senegalese writer, known for her bestselling novel The Belly of the Atlantic, published in 2001. Her work explores immigrant life in France, and the relationship between France ...more

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Louis Néel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Physicist Louis Eugène Félix Néel ForMemRS was a French physicist born in Lyon. He studied at the Lycée du Parc in Lyon and was accepted at the École Normale ...more

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Alfred Hugenberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Politician Alfred Ernst Christian Alexander Hugenberg was an influential German businessman and politician. A leading figure in nationalist politics in Germany for the first few decades of the twentieth ...more

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Ludwig Edinger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Ludwig Edinger Ludwig Edinger was an influential German anatomist and neurologist and co-founder of the University of Frankfurt. In 1914 he was also appointed the first German professor of neurology. Edinger ...more

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Gustav Jacob Born is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Gustav Jacob Born was a German histologist and author. He was the father of Max Born. Born was a native of Kempen, Province of Posen. He received his education first at the gymnasium of ...more

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Lowell L. Bennion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Lowell L. Bennion Lowell Lindsay Bennion was an American educator and counselor. Early in his career, Bennion focused much of his efforts on fellow members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but ...more

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Philip James de Loutherbourg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Philip James de Loutherbourg Philip James de Loutherbourg, whose name is sometimes given in the French form of Philippe-Jacques, the German form of Philipp Jakob, or with the English-language epithet of the Younger, was a ...more

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Ludwig Wolff is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Ludwig Wolff Chemist Ludwig Wolff was a German chemist. He studied chemistry at the University of Strasbourg, where he received his Ph.D. from Rudolph Fittig in 1882. He became Professor at the University of Jena in ...more

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Johann Peter Frank is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Johann Peter Frank Johann Peter Frank was a German physician and hygienist who was a native of Rodalben. He studied medicine at the Universities of Strasbourg and Heidelberg, and earned his medical doctorate in ...more

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Thomas Bloch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Thomas Bloch Thomas Bloch is a classical musician specializing in the rare instruments ondes Martenot, glass harmonica, and Cristal Baschet. Receiving a First Prize for ondes Martenot at the Paris ...more

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Heinrich Brandt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Heinrich Brandt Mathematician Heinrich Brandt was a German mathematician who was the first to develop the concept of a groupoid. Brandt studied at the University of Göttingen and, from 1910 to 1913, at the University of ...more

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Charles Michael, Duke of Meckl... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Charles Michael, Duke of Mecklenburg Charles Michael, Duke of Mecklenburg was an officer in the Imperial Russian Army, heir presumptive to the throne of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and from 1918 head of the Grand Ducal House.

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Philipp Spener is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Philipp Spener Philipp Jakob Spener was a German Christian theologian known as the "Father of Pietism."

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Walter Bauer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Walter Bauer Walter Bauer was a German theologian, famous lexicographer of New Testament Greek, and scholar of the development of the early Christian churches.

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Jean-Claude Juncker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Politician Jean-Claude Juncker is the 12th and current President of the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union. A Luxembourgish politician, Juncker was Prime Minister of his native ...more

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Elisabeth Blochmann is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Strasbourg Alumni
Elisabeth Blochmann Elisabeth Blochmann was an eminent scholar of education, as well as of philosophy, and a pioneer in and researcher of women's education in Germany.