Notable Alumni

From Ludwig Erhard to Georg Friedrich Ohm

During the more than 270 years of the University’s history, many of its alumni and researchers have made a name for themselves. Many well known figures have studied or researched at the University. We present a selection in our gallery of best-known alumni since the founding of FAU.

Arthur Eichengrün

  • Job title: 1867–1949, German chemist


Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach

  • Job title: 1804–1872, famous German philosopher


Hermann Emil Fischer

  • Job title: 1852–1919, Nobel Prize in Chemistry


Hans Geiger

  • Job title: 1882–1945, founder of the Geiger counter


Kurt Glässer

  • Job title: 1904–2003, founder of the Kurt Glässer Foundation


Christian von Glück

  • Job title: 1755–1831, lawyer


Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann

  • Job title: 1755–1843, founder of homoeopathy


Johann Peter Hebel

  • Job title: 1760–1826, poet


Karl Hegel

  • Job title: 1813–1901, historian


Alexander von Humboldt

  • Job title: 1769–1859, geographer and explorer


Hermann Kesten

  • Job title: 1900–1996, writer and president of the PEN centre


Justus von Liebig

  • Job title: 1803–1873, one of the most famous and succesful chemists of his century


Michael Kobr

  • Job title: Co-author of the Kluftinger crime novels


Wilhelm Löhe

  • Job title: 1808–1872, theologian


Ernst Wilhelm Martius

  • Job title: 1756–1849, pharmacist


Theodor Wilhelm Christian Martius

  • Job title: (1796–1863), pharmacist


Emmy Noether

  • Job title: 1882–1935, mathematician


Max Noether

  • Job title: 1844–1921, mathematician


Georg Simon Ohm

  • Job title: 1789–1854, physicist


Franz Penzoldt

  • Job title: 1849–1927, physician


August Graf von Platen

  • Job title: 1796–1835, poet


Friedrick Rückert

  • Job title: 1788–1866, specialist in oriental studies and poet


Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber

  • Job title: 1739–1810, botanist


Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart

  • Job title: 1739–1791, poet


Karl Freiherr vom Stein zum Altenstein

  • Job title: 1770–1840, politician


Ludwig Tieck

  • Job title: 1773–1853, poet


Siegrfried Trotnow

  • Job title: 1941–2004,


Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder

  • Job title: 1773–1798, poet