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
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
Werner von Braun
Rudolf Dirks & the Katzenjammer Kids.
Johan de Kalb
Henry A. Kissinger
John O. Meusebach
Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg and sons Johan Peter Gabriel and Frederick Augustus Conrad
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
Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Heinrich Steinway, sons John, Theodore, Henry
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Johann August Sutter and the Gold Rush
The University in Exile (FRG-USA academic exchange, not necessarily German-Americans):
Max Wertheimer, Hannah Arendt, Erwin Piscator, Carl Zuckmayer, Otto Klemperer.
Johan Peter Zenger|
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Last updated July 17, 1997 and then August 5, 2001!