First posted on December 12th 2002, last revised on November 16th 2004






External Links : Biographies related to FRG History

For links on general biographical sources, go to Biographies Main Page

Biografien in Netz
Biografien, from Chronik der Wende, posted by ARD/ORF, in German
World Statesmen : Germany, by Ben Cahoon; scroll down for Federal Republic; not biographies, prime ministers etc.
Leaders of Germany (former West Germany), from ZPC; World Rulers : FRG, by Enno Schulz, illustrated; Rulers : Germany, scroll down for FRG, by B. Schemmel
A list of those who died trying to flee East Berlin, from ateo
Abgeordnete, 13. Wahlperiode, (Members of Bundestag, 13th legislative period) from Deutscher Bundestag, in German
Köpfe. Biografisches aus NRW, from NRW 2000, in German, 86 illustrated short biographies
Printed Reference : Biographies related to GDR History



American, British, French Zone of Occupation, 1945-1949 ..... go to narrative history of West Germany 1945-1949

Amelunxen, Rudolf, 1888-1969, appointed Prime Minister of Northrhine-Westphalia by the Britisch Occupation Administration in 1946 (-1947)
... from NRW 2000, in German, illustrated, 14 lines
Borchert, Wolfgang, 1921-1947, writer
... from DHM, illustrated, in German, detailed
Frings, Josef, 1887-1978, Archbishop of Cologne 1942-1969, Cardinal since 1946
... from NRW 2000, in German, illustrated, 13 lines
Clay, Lucius D., 1897-1978, American military administrator
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed

FRG, 1949-1969 ..... go to narrative history of West Germany Domestic Policy, 1949-1969; Foreign Policy, 1949-1969; Economy, 1949-1969

Adenauer, Konrad, 1876-1967, chancellor 1949-1963
... from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, in English, illustrated, extensive
... Time Man of the Year 1953
Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969, philosopher
... from DHM, in German, detailed
Alder, Kurt, 1902-1958, awarded the 1950 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Bloch, Ernst, 1885-1977, philosopher, moved from East to West Germany
... from DHM, in German, 78 lines
Bothe, Walther, 1891-1957, awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Dehler, Thomas, 1897-1967, liberal politician
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Diels, Otto Paul Hermann, 1876-1954, awarded the 1950 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Dutschke, Rudi, 1940-1979, leader of the 1968 student protest movement
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
... from NRW 2000, in German, illustrated, 21 lines
Erhard, Ludwig, 1897-1977, chancellor 1963-1966, more important as the 'engineer' of the Economic Miracle on the Rhine
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, extensive
... from NRW 2000, in German, illustrated, detailed
Eigen, Manfred, 1927-, awarded the 1967 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Forssmann, Werner, 1904-1979, awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Medicine
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Heuss, Theodor, 1884-1963, president
... from National Politics Webguide, in English, illustrated, detailed
Horkheimer, Max, 1895-1973, philosopher and sociologist
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Jensen, J. Hans D., 1907-1973, awarded the 1963 Nobel Prize for Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Kiesinger, Kurt Georg, 1904-1988, chancellor 1966-1969
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Knef, Hildegard, 1925-, singer, actor, writer
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Leonhard, Wolfgang, regime critic, fled from East to West Germany
... recension from utopie1.de, in German
Lübke, Heinrich, 1894-1972, president 1959-1969
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
... from National Politics Webguide, in English, illustrated, detailed
... from NRW 2000, in German, illustrated, 23 lines
Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979, philosopher
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Mende, Erich, 1916-1998, liberal politician
... from DHM, illustrated, in German, detailed
Mössbauer, Rudolf, 1929-, awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize for Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Ollenhauer, Erich, 1901-1973, SPD politician, leader of the opposition
... from DHM, illustrated, in German, extensive
Rahn, Helmut, 1929-, soccer player, world cup winner 1954
... from Das Wunder von Bern, illustrated, in German
Rühmann, Heinz, 1902-1994, actor
... from DHM, illustrated, in German, detailed
Schmid, Carlo, 1896-1979, SPD politician, member of constitutional assembly
... from Bundestag, in German, extensive
Schneider, Romy, 1938-1982, actress
... from DHM, illustrated, in German, detailed
Schumacher, Kurt, 1895-1952, SPD politician, opposition leader
... from NRW 2000, in German, illustrated, 29 lines
Staudinger, Hermann, 1881-1965, awarded the 1953 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Staudte, Wolfgang, 1906-1984, film director
... from DHM, in German, extensive
... from filmref.com, in English, illustrated
Walter, Fritz, 1920-2002, soccer player; captain of the team that won the world cup in 1954
... from DHM, illustrated, in German, detailed
Ziegler, Karl, 1898-1973, awarded the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed

FRG, since 1969 ..... go to narrative history of West Germany Foreign Policy, 1969-1989 Domestic Policy, 1969-1989; . Economy, 1969-1989

Baader, Andreas, 1943-1976, terrorist
... from DHM, in German, detailed
Beckenbauer, Franz, 1945-, soccer player and coach, captain of the world cup winning German national team 1974, coach of the winning team 1990
... from Fussballarchiv, in German, illustrated, detailed
Becker, Boris, 1967-, tennis player
... from DHM, in German, detailed
Bednorz, J. Georg, 1950-, awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize for Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Beuys, Joseph, 1921-1986, artist
... from DHM, in German, detailed
Biermann, Wolf, 1936-, regime critic, while on a visit to west Germany, was deprived of his GDR nationality
... from DHM, in German, illustrated timeline, 53 lines
Binnig, Gerd, 1947-, awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Böll, Heinrich, 1917-1985, writer, awarded the 1972 Nobel Prize for Literature
... from DHM, in German, illustrated timeline, extensive
Brandt, Willy, 1913-1992, chancellor 1969-1974, awarded the 1971 Nobel Peace Prize
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
... from Willy Brandt Org., in English, illustrated, detailed
... from CNN Cold War Profile, in English, illustrated, detailed
Carstens, Carl, 1914-1992, president 1979-1984
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
... from NRW 2000, in German, illustrated, 24 lines
Deisenhofer, Johann, 1943-, awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, 1945-1982, film director
... from DHM, in German, detailed
... from filmref.com, in English, illustrated
Fischer, Ernst Otto, 1918-, awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Fischer, Joschka, 1948-, politician
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Frisch, Karl von, 1886-1982, awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize for Medicine
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Genscher, Hans Dietrich, 1927-, foreign minister 1974-1992
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
... from infoplease, in English, 10 lines
Graf, Steffi, 1969-, tennis player
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Grass, Guenter, 1927-, writer, awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize for Literature
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Guillaume, Guenther, 1927-1995, GDR spy in West Germany
... from DHM, in German, illustrated timeline, 45 lines
Habermas, Juergen, 1929-, philosopher
... from DHM, in German, detailed
Heinemann, Gustav, 1899-1976, president 1969-1974
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
... from NRW 2000, in German, illustrated, 34 lines
Herzog, Roman, 1934-, president 1994-1999
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Huber, Robert, 1937-, awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Ketterle, Wolfgang, 1957-, awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Klinsmann, Juergen, soccer player
... Juergen Klinsmann Unofficial Homepage, in English, lots of images
Klitzing, Klaus von, 1943-, awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize for Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Kohl, Helmut, 1930-, chancellor 1982-1998
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
... from CNN Newsmakers Profiles, in English, illustrated, detailed
Krömer, Herbert, 1928-, awarded the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Lafontaine, Oskar, 1943-, SPD politician
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
... from Deutscher Bundestag, in German
Lindenberg, Udo, 1946-, rock singer
... from rock links, in German, detailed
Meinhof, Ulrike, 1934-1976, terrorist
... from DHM, in German, detailed
Michel, Hartmut, 1948, awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Müller, Gerd, 1945-, soccer player, world cup winner 1974
... from Holzlandfuechse, in German, illustrated
Neher, Erwin, 1944-, awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Medicine
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Nüsslein-Volhard, Christiane, 1942-, awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize for Medicine
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Paul, Wolfgang, 1913-1993, awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize for Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Rummenigge, Karl-Heinz, 1955-, soccer player
... from Fussball der 80er, in German
Ruska, Ernst, 1906-1988, awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Sakmann, Bernd, 1942-, awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Medicine
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, detailed
Scheel, Walter, 1919-, president 1974-1979
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
... from NRW 2000, in German, illustrated, 27 lines
Schleyer, Hanns Martin, 1915-1977, president of the German Employers' Federation, murdered by RAF terrorists
... from WDR, in German, illustrated, links
... from NRW 2000, in German, illustrated, 17 lines
Schmidt, Helmut, 1918-, chancellor 1974-1982
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
... from National Politics Web Guide, in English, illustrated, detailed
... from infoplease, in English, 12 lines
... from NRW 2000, in German, illustrated, 25 lines
Schröder, Gerhard, 1944-, chancellor 1999-
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Schwarzer, Alice, 1942-, journalist and feminist
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Störmer, Horst L., 1949-. awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize for Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, extensive
Strauss, Franz Josef, 1915-1988, CSU politician
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Wehner, Herbert, 1906-1990, SPD politician
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Weizsäcker, Richard von, 1920-, president 1984-1994
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Wittig, Georg, 1897-1987, awarded the 1979 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
... from Nobel e-Museum, in English, illustrated, extensive








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