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Relating to public figures or personalities, celebrities or otherwise, who have made significant progress in their particular professional field, or who have helped or influenced wider society to an outstanding degree.

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Rudolf Diesel

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Diesel was born in Paris, France in 1858 the second of three children of Elise (née Strobel) and Theodor Diesel. His parents were Bavarian immigrants living in Paris. Theodor ...

Christian Doppler

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Christian Andreas Doppler was an Austrian mathematician and physicist. Christian Doppler was raised in Salzburg, Austria, the son of a stonemason. Doppler could not work in his ...

Walter Dornberger

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Major-General Dr Walter Robert Dornberger was a German Army artillery officer whose career spanned World Wars I and II. He was a leader of Germany's V-2 rocket program and other ...

Karl Drais

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Karl Drais was a German inventor, who invented the Laufmaschine ("running machine"), also later called the velocipede, draisine (English) or "draisienne" (French), also nicknamed ...

Peter Drucker

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Peter Ferdinand Drucker was an influential writer, management consultant, and self-described “social ecologist. Drucker's books and scholarly and popular articles explored how ...

Paul Ehrlich

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Paul Ehrlich was a German physician and scientist who worked in the fields of hematology, immunology, and chemotherapy. He invented the precursor technique to Gram staining ...

Hugo Erdmann

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Hugo Wilhelm Traugott Erdmann (8 May 1862 – 25 June 1910) was the German chemist who discovered, together with his doctoral advisor Jacob Volhard, the Volhard-Erdmann cyclization. ...