Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Some famous Germans and Austrians, and no Nazis, please!?

Two I give: German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and Austrian psychologist and intellectual Sigmund Freud. Feedback, please.


Freud was psychiatrist and doctor. Accept my correction.

Update 2:

I always knew Karl Marx was German. But spend most of his life in Britain.

Update 3:

Two other Germans: Ludwig van Beethoven and Johaness Brahms. An Austrian: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

12 Answers

  • Amy W
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Albert Einstein was originally German, later became American. (Although personally I don't like to credit any nationality with any person who had to leave the country due to being Jewish.)

    Sigmund Freud was Austrian. (I don't care much for him - He didn't think much of women.)

    Martin Luther was German. (I dislike him intensely - was extremely anti-Jewish.)

    Richard Wagner was German. (I don't like him either)

    Carl Friedrich Gauss was German. (I like him.)

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is Austrian (I have no feelings on him one way or another.)

    Kurt Gödel was Austrian, later became American. (I really like him.)

    Johann Sebastian Bach was German. (I like him too.)

    MOST IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!: Georg Cantor was German (My favorite mathematician!!! He is the one that came up with the concept of different sizes of infinity!)

  • Cabal
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Willy Brandt, German chancelor, Nobel price.


    Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915) | German neuropathologist

    Claudia Schiffer, German

    Karl Baedeker (1801-1859) | Father of the travel guide

    Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) | German naturalist and explorer

    Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) | Austrian artist and architect

    Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857-1894) | German physicist

    Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901-1976) | German physicist

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Austrian composer

    Hermann der Cherusker (Arminius in Latin, ca. 18B.C.-19A.D.) | A Roman-trained chief of the Cherusci

    Karl Benz (1844-1929) and Gottfried Daimler (1834-1900) |

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  • 1 decade ago

    Werner Heisenburg


    Konrad Adenauer

    Marie Antoinette

    Peter Behrens

    Karl Benz

    Hans Geiger

    Heinrich Hertz

    Felix Wankel

    Alfred Wegener

  • 1 decade ago

    1.) Alois Alzheimer - Discovered the Brain disease named for him.

    2.) Fred Astaire - The famous dancer's real name was Frederick Austerlitz; his father was born in Linz, Austria.

    3.) Boris Becker - German tennis star, first German and youngest ever to win at Wimbleton.

    4.) Heinrich Böll - German author, Nobel Prize winner (1972)

    5.) Andreas Hofer - Austrian Patriot.

    6.) Franz Kafka - Austrian Writer born in Prague.

    7.) Henry A. Kissinger - German-American politician, Secretary of State under Nixon.

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  • 4 years ago

    Hitler is indeed Austrian. But, when you really think about it, if an individual takes up citizenship in an entirely different country than the one they were born in, they are considered that. So Hitler was born Austrian, took up citizenship in Germany, and had every right to be proud of it.

  • Pascha
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Johann Von Goethe, the writer and Poet

    Friedrich Schiller, the poet

    Otto Von Bismark

    Friedrick I and II of Prussia

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California, was born in Austria

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Einstein was German or Austrian. Also, Arnold Schwartzenegger (sp?). Believe it or not Karl Marx (not a fan of his though) was German. On the good side, Martin Luther - founder of the Protestant Reformation.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Immanuel KANT (German, though technically Russian) was a real pissant

    Who was very rarely stable.

    HEIDEGGER, Heidegger (German) was a boozy beggar

    Who could think you under the table.

    David Hume could out-consume

    SCHOPENHAUER (German, though technically Polish) and HEGEL (German).

    And WITTGENSTEIN (Austrian) was a beery swine

    Who was just as schloshed as SCHLEGEL (German).

    There's nothing NIETZSCHE (German) couldn't teach ya

    'Bout the raising of the wrist...

    Source(s): Philosophy Dep't, University of Woolloomooloo. (Though note: Wittgenstein was kind of a questionable character during World War Two, _and_ Heidegger definitely should not be on your list, which I should've known--couldn't resist the song, though.)
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    while there are many, in the modern world, many of the rocket scientists, biologists, chemists, and doctors, as well as most members of the OSS/CIA making the largest contribution to the world as we know it in the USA, were all nazis, given a job here with the US government after WW2.

    Source(s): Richard Hoagland: The Dark Secrets of NASA
  • 1 decade ago

    you can search for list of germans in wikipedia and youll find a very extensive list

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