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Outstanding figures in the city's history

Fürth personalities

People who wrote history

Henry Kissinger
Monochrome portrait of Henry Kissinger
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* 1923

He was born in Fürth and emigrated to the USA at the age of 10. He was US Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Ludwig Erhard
Ludwig Erhard during a public appointment
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* 1897   † 1977

He is regarded as the father of the Social Market Economy and as being responsible for the German "Wirtschaftswunder" (economic miracle). He was Federal Minsiter of Economics between 1949 and 1963 and Federal Chancellor from 1963 to 1966.

Ludwig Erhard Center
Max Grundig
Monochrome portrait of Max Grundig
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* 1908 † 1989

He is considered one of the greatest German business pioneers of the post-war period. His electrics enterprise Grundig AG became the largest radio manufacturer in Europe.

Radio Museum Fürth
Gustav and Grete Schickedanz
Gustav and Grete Schickedanz
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* 1895 † 1977

Following the American blueprint, Gustav Schickedanz founded the Quelle mail order company in 1927 with headquarters in Fürth. After his death, Grete Schickedanz continued the business, generating billions in turnover.

Jakob Wassermann
Portrait of the writer Jakob Wassermann
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* 1873 † 1934

The Fürth native was an outstanding German-Jewish writer. Since 1995, the City of Fürth has been awarding the Jakob Wassermann Literary Prize every two years.

Leopold Ullstein
Portrait of Leopold Ullstein
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* 1826 † 1899

A native of Fürth, the successful publisher founded Ullstein Publishing House in Berlin in 1877.

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