FAMOUS GERMAN-AMERICANS

  • Dave McKinnon's links to famous Germans with a related teaching activity
  • C. Zorn's collection of bio's of famous Germans throughout history
  • Famous Germans - in English at the German Way. What's the German-Hollywood Connection?. Famous bio's
  • Over 900 German Biographies - in German. Famous birthdays by Paul Schons.
  • Biographies of 38 significant contributors of German descent to American life. Further G-A resources
  • Short descriptions of Americans not know for being of German heritage and famous Germans
  • The commercial German Corner has over 200 famous German-Americans.
  • Find a Grave - search by name or location to find short bio's of famous people
  • My page on the Forty-Eighters in Germany and the US
  • Links to many famous German men and women
  • Brief, Basic biographical information is available at the homepage for Biography (A&E).
  • Forbes' 100 most powerful celebrities. Wolfgang Puck #83, Claudia Schiffer #78, Siegfried & Roy #42, Michael Schumacher #15!!! How are they ranked and where's Arnold?

  • Search the catalogs of the Max Kade G-A Studies Collection, UWis-Madison.
  • Britannica Online Search for quick info. Dictionaries and translation help.
  • Internet Searches, my German Americana site and Amazon books will yield further results.


    The list below is mostly taken from Gerard Wilk's Americans from Germany.

  • Josef and Anni Albers
  • John Peter Altgeld
  • John Jacob Astor
  • Albert Bierstadt
  • Werner von Braun
  • Adolphus Busch
  • Charlie Chaplin?
  • Rudolf Dirks & the Katzenjammer Kids.
  • Albert Einstein
  • Karl Follen
  • Lou Gehrig
  • Manfred George
  • Walter Gropius
  • Oscar Hammerstein
  • Friedrich Hecker
  • Abraham Jacobi
  • Johan de Kalb
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • Jakob Leisler
  • Emanuel Leutze
  • Francis Lieber
  • Ernst Lubitsch
  • Ottmar Mergenthaler
  • Christian Metz
  • John O. Meusebach
  • Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg and sons Johan Peter Gabriel and Frederick Augustus Conrad
  • Friedrich Muench
  • Thomas Nast
  • Anna Ottendorfer
  • Erwin Panofsky
  • Franz Daniel Pastorius and the protest against US slavery
  • Adolph Rickenbacker. Constructed the first electric guitar!
  • Johann Augustus Roebling
  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • George Hermann "Babe" Ruth
  • Johann Paul Schott
  • Carl Schurz and the 1848ers
  • Martin Schwarzschild
  • Charles Proteus Steinmetz
  • Heinrich Steinway, sons John, Theodore, Henry
  • Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
  • Levi Strauss
  • Johann August Sutter and the Gold Rush
  • John Studebaker
  • Paul Tillich
  • The University in Exile (FRG-USA academic exchange, not necessarily German-Americans): Max Wertheimer, Hannah Arendt, Erwin Piscator, Carl Zuckmayer, Otto Klemperer.
  • Henry Villard
  • Robert Wagner
  • Bruno Walter
  • Lawrence Welk
  • Kurt Weill
  • Friedrich Weyerhaeuser
  • Johan Peter Zenger
     

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    Last updated July 17, 1997 and then August 5, 2001!