People

Karl Künstler

born January 12th, 1901

Karl Künstler was a German SS-Obersturmbannführer and commandant of Flossenbürg concentration camp.

Karl Lachmann

born March 4th, 1793

Karl Konrad Friedrich Wilhelm Lachmann was a German philologist and critic. He is particularly noted for his foundational contributions to the field of textual criticism.

Karl Lagerfeld

died February 19th, 2019

Karl Otto Lagerfeld was a German fashion designer.

Karl Lamprecht

born February 25th, 1856

Karl Gotthard Lamprecht was a German historian who specialized in German art and economic history.

Karl Lehmann

died March 11th, 2018

Karl Lehmann was a German prelate and cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Mainz from 1983 to 2016, being elevated to the cardinalate in 2001.

Karl Leichter

died March 7th, 1987

Karl Leichter was an Estonian musicologist. He graduated in 1929 in theory and composition, studying under Heino Eller with pupils such as Eduard Tubin, Alfred Karindi, Eduard Oja and Olav Roots. Between 1929 and 1931 he worked in the Estonian Folklore Archives. Following World War II and the ensuing Soviet occupation of Estonia, he worked hard to re-establish functioning musical education and musicological research. For a short period, he was dean of Tallinn State Conservatory, but quickly lost his position due to political reasons. Only after Stalin's death could he slowly work his way back to a position as a teacher and eventually as the Chair of the Department of Composition and Musicology. He later worked in Stockholm and Helsinki. The Eduard Tubin Museum of Alatskivi Castle today contains exhibits related to him and his other peers who studied with him at the Tartu school. His large archive of correspondence with many important musicians throughout Estonia and abroad was donated...

Karl Leonhard Reinhold

died April 10th, 1823

Karl Leonhard Reinhold was an Austrian philosopher who helped to popularise the work of Immanuel Kant in the late 18th century. His "elementary philosophy" (Elementarphilosophie) also influenced German idealism, notably Johann Gottlieb Fichte, as a critical system grounded in a fundamental first principle.

Karl Löwith

born January 9th, 1897

Karl Löwith was a German philosopher in the phenomenological tradition. A student of Husserl and Heidegger, he was one of the most prolific German philosophers of the twentieth century.

Karl Lueger

died March 10th, 1910

Karl Lueger was an Austrian lawyer and politician who served as Mayor of Vienna from 1897 until his death in 1910. He is credited with the transformation of Vienna into a modern city at the turn of the 20th century, although the populist and antisemitic politics of the Austrian Christian Social Party (CS), which he founded and led until his death, remain controversial, as they are sometimes viewed as a model for Adolf Hitler's Nazism.

Karl Malden

born March 22nd, 1912

Karl Malden was an American stage, movie and television actor who first achieved acclaim in the original Broadway productions of Arthur Miller's All My Sons and Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire in 1946-7. Recreating the role of Mitch in the 1951 film of Streetcar, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Karl Mannheim

born March 27th, 1893

Karl Mannheim was an influential Hungarian sociologist during the first half of the 20th century. He is a key figure in classical sociology, as well as one of the founders of the sociology of knowledge. Mannheim is best known for his book Ideology and Utopia (1929/1936), in which he distinguishes between partial and total ideologies, the latter representing comprehensive worldviews distinctive to particular social groups, and also between ideologies that provide support for existing social arrangements, and utopias, which look to the future and propose a transformation of society.

Karl Marx

May 5th, 1818 - March 14th, 1883

Karl Marx was a German-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, historian, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His best-known works are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto and the three-volume Das Kapital (1867–1894); the latter employs his critical approach of historical materialism in an analysis of capitalism and is the culmination of his intellectual efforts. Marx's ideas and theories and their subsequent development, collectively known as Marxism, have exerted enormous influence on modern intellectual, economic and political history.

Karl Marx (composer)

died May 8th, 1985

Karl Julius Marx was a German composer and music teacher.

Karl Mauch

May 7th, 1837 - April 4th, 1875

Karl Gottlieb Mauch was a German explorer and geographer of Africa. He reported on the archaeological ruins of Great Zimbabwe in 1871 during his search for the biblical land of Ophir.

Karl May

born February 25th, 1842

Karl Friedrich May was a German author. He is best known for his novels of travels and adventures, set in the American Old West, the Orient, the Middle East, Latin America, China and Germany. He also wrote poetry, a play, and composed music. He was a proficient player of several musical instruments. Many of his works were adapted for film, theatre, audio dramas and comics. Later in his career, May turned to philosophical and spiritual genres. He is one of the best-selling German writers of all time, with about 200,000,000 copies sold worldwide.

Karl Meiler

born April 30th, 1949

Karl Meiler was a tennis player from West Germany who was active in the 1970s and 1980s.

Karl Menger

born January 13th, 1902

Karl Menger was an Austrian–American mathematician, the son of the economist Carl Menger. In mathematics, Menger studied the theory of algebras and the dimension theory of low-regularity ("rough") curves and regions; in graph theory, he is credited with Menger's theorem. Outside of mathematics, Menger has substantial contributions to game theory and social sciences.

Karl Möbius

born February 7th, 1825

Karl August Möbius was a German zoologist who was a pioneer in the field of ecology and a former director of the Natural History Museum in Berlin.

Karl Mööl

born March 4th, 1992

Karl Mööl is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a right back for Estonian club Paide Linnameeskond and the Estonia national team.

Karl Paymah

born November 29th, 1982

Karl Paymah (born November 29, 1982) is a former American football cornerback. Paymah was last signed to the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington State. Paymah has also been a member of the Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, and the Houston Texans

Karl Pearson

March 27th, 1857 - April 27th, 1936

Karl Pearson was an English eugenicist, mathematician, and biostatistician. He has been credited with establishing the discipline of mathematical statistics. He founded the world's first university statistics department at University College London in 1911, and contributed significantly to the field of biometrics and meteorology. Pearson was also a proponent of Social Darwinism and eugenics, and his thought is an example of what is today described as scientific racism. Pearson was a protégé and biographer of Sir Francis Galton. He edited and completed both William Kingdon Clifford's Common Sense of the Exact Sciences (1885) and Isaac Todhunter's History of the Theory of Elasticity, Vol. 1 (1886–1893) and Vol. 2 (1893), following their deaths.

Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg

born April 18th, 1771

Karl Philipp, Fürst zu Schwarzenberg was an Austrian Generalissimo and former Field Marshal. He first entered military service in 1788 and fought against the Turks. During the French Revolutionary War, he fought on the allied side against France and in that period rose through the ranks of the Imperial Army. During the Napoleonic Wars, he fought in the Battle of Wagram (1809), which the Austrians lost decisively against Napoleon. He had to fight for Napoleon in the Battle of Gorodechno (1812) against the Russians and won. During the War of the Sixth Coalition, he was in command of the allied army that decisively defeated Napoleon in the Battle of Leipzig (1813). He participated in the Battle of Paris (1814), which forced Napoleon to abdicate.

Karl Powe

born January 17th, 1962

Karl Alonzo Powe (born January 17, 1962) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Alabama State University.

Karl Rahner

born March 5th, 1904

Karl Rahner was a German Jesuit priest and theologian who, alongside Henri de Lubac, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Yves Congar, is considered to be one of the most influential Catholic theologians of the 20th century. He was the brother of Hugo Rahner, also a Jesuit scholar.

Karl Rebane

born April 11th, 1926

Karl Rebane was a Soviet and Estonian physicist.

Karl Richard Lepsius

born December 23rd, 1810

Karl Richard Lepsius was a pioneering Prussian Egyptologist, linguist and modern archaeologist.

Karl Richter (conductor)

died February 15th, 1981

Karl Richter was a German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist.

Karl Ristenpart

born January 26th, 1900

Karl Ristenpart was a German conductor.

Karl Ritter von Ghega

January 10th, 1802 - March 14th, 1860

Karl Ritter von Ghega or Karl von Ghega was an Austrian nobleman and the designer of the Semmering Railway from Gloggnitz to Mürzzuschlag. During his time, he was the most prominent of Austrian-Albanian railway engineers and architects.

Karl Rosenkranz

born April 23rd, 1805

Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz was a German philosopher and pedagogue.

Karl Rove

born December 25th, 1950

Karl Christian Rove is an American Republican political consultant, policy advisor, and lobbyist. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration until his resignation on August 31, 2007. He has also headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison, and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives.

Karl Sack

died April 9th, 1945

Karl Sack was a German jurist and member of the resistance movement during World War II.
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