History Quiz / Famous People born in Baden-Württemberg

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Can you name the famous people who were born in the modern state of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany?

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HintNameYear and place of birth
Female tennis player, former world no. 1 and winner of 22 Grand Slam titles1969, Mannheim
German field marshal, known as 'The Desert Fox'1891, Heidenheim
Car engineer, regarded as the inventor of the first automobile1844, Mühlburg
German-Irish actor, among others he appeared in the movies 'Inglourious Basterds' and '12 Years a Slave'1977, Heidelberg
Football manager and former player, manager of the 2014 German World Cup winning team1960, Schönau
Nazi politician, Governor-General in occupied Poland1900, Karlsruhe
Mayor of West Berlin from 1981-1984 and President of (West) Germany from 1984-19941920, Stuttgart
Recipient of the 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature, wrote the novels 'Siddharta' and 'Steppenwolf'1877, Calw
Siblings, members of the resistance group 'White Rose', executed in 19431918 and 1921, Ingersheim and Forchtenberg
Mathematician and astronomer, formulated the laws of planetary motion1571, Weil der Stadt
HintNameYear and place of birth
Influential philosopher, brought forth the philosophy of 'Absolute Idealism'1770, Stuttgart
Former goalkeeper of Bayern Munich, was awarded 'World's Goalkeeper of the Year' three times1969, Karlsruhe
Christian Democrat politician, chancellor of West Germany from 1966-19691904, Ebingen
Film maker, directed 'Independence Day', 'Godzilla' and 'The Day after Tomorrow'1955, Stuttgart
Former tennis world no. 1, youngest male Wimbledon champion1967, Leimen
Poet and playwright, notable works include the drama 'The Robbers' and the 'Wallenstein' trilogy1759, Marbach
Nazi politician and minister, chief architect of Adolf Hitler1905, Mannheim
Theoratical physicist, developed the 'General Theory of Relativity'1879, Ulm
Social Democrat politician, first president of the 'Weimar Republic' from 1919-19251871, Heidelberg
Major German lyric poet, author of the novel 'Hyperion'1770, Lauffen

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