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University of Tübingen

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1477 by Count Eberhard VI, Duke of Württemberg.

Location:
Tübingen, Germany

Founding Date:
1477

Enrollment:
22,000

Official Website:
http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alois Alzheimer
Doctor
14-Jun-1864 19-Dec-1915 Alzheimer's Disease
Karl Barth
Religion
10-May-1886 9-Dec-1968 Church Dogmatics
Manfred Bischoff
Business
22-Apr-1942   Chairman of EADS
Günter Blobel
Scientist
21-May-1936   Protein signaling in cells
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Religion
4-Feb-1906 9-Apr-1945 Lutheran theologian, opponent of Hitler
Max Delbrück
Scientist
4-Sep-1906 10-Mar-1981 Molecular structure of viral genes (phages)
Rita Dove
Poet
28-Aug-1952   7th US Poet Laureate, 1993-95
Johann Eck
Religion
13-Nov-1486 10-Feb-1543 Martin Luther's Catholic opponent
Romano Guardini
Religion
17-Feb-1885 1-Oct-1968 Roman Catholic theologian
Albrecht von Haller
Doctor
16-Oct-1708 12-Dec-1777 Elementa Physiologiae Corporis Humani
Wilhelm Hauff
Poet
29-Nov-1802 18-Nov-1827 Phantasien im Bremer Ratskeller
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Philosopher
27-Aug-1770 14-Nov-1831 Phenomenology of Spirit
Walter Hieber
Chemist
18-Dec-1895 29-Nov-1976 Metal carbonyl chemistry
Friedrich Hölderlin
Poet
20-Mar-1770 7-Jun-1843 Hyperion
Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
27-Dec-1571 15-Nov-1630 Laws of Planetary Motion
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Head of State
6-Apr-1904 9-Mar-1988 German Chancellor, 1966-69
Klaus Kinkel
Politician
17-Dec-1936   German Foreign Minister, 1992-98
Horst Köhler
Head of State
22-Feb-1943   President of Germany, 2004-10
Julius Robert Mayer
Physicist
25-Nov-1814 20-Mar-1878 Studied thermodynamics
Philipp Melanchthon
Religion
15-Feb-1497 19-Apr-1560 Confession of Augsburg
Hartmut Michel
Chemist
18-Jul-1948   Proteins of photosynthesis
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
Scientist
20-Oct-1942   Embryonic development of fruit flies
Sir William Ramsay
Chemist
2-Oct-1852 23-Jul-1916 Discovered noble gases
Bert Sakmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1942   Cellular ion channels
Dieter Schnebel
Composer
14-Mar-1930   Avant-garde composer
David Friedrich Strauss
Religion
27-Jan-1808 8-Feb-1874 Leben Jesu
William L. Swing
Diplomat
11-Sep-1934   US Ambassador to Congo, 1998-2001
Michel Tournier
Novelist
19-Dec-1924   Le Roi des aulnes
Konstantin von Neurath
Diplomat
2-Feb-1873 15-Aug-1956 Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Pope Benedict XVI
Religion
16-Apr-1927   Pope Emeritus
Hans Bethe
Physicist
2-Jul-1906 6-Mar-2005 Atomic scientist
Ferdinand Braun
Physicist
6-Jun-1850 20-Apr-1918 Rectifier effect in semiconductors
Eduard Buchner
Chemist
20-May-1860 13-Aug-1917 Cell-free fermentation
Hans Geiger
Physicist
30-Sep-1882 24-Sep-1945 Co-Inventor of the Geiger Counter
Wilhelm Hofmeister
Botanist
18-May-1824 12-Jan-1877 Alternation of generations in plants
Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
27-Dec-1571 15-Nov-1630 Laws of Planetary Motion
Georg Wittig
Chemist
16-Jun-1897 26-Aug-1987 Wittig Reaction


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