Category:People from Siegen
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1. Siegen – Siegen is a city in Germany, in the south Westphalian part of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located in the Arnsberg region. The town is the district seat, is ranked as a "higher centre" in the South Westphalian urban agglomeration. In the process of municipal reforms and amalgamations, Siegen's population exceeded the 100,000 mark. The city of Siegen lies in the basin of the upper reaches of the Sieg. From there, lateral valleys branch off in many directions. The heights of the surrounding mountains, wherever they are not actually settled, are covered in coppice. To the north lies the Sauerland, to the northwest the Rothaargebirge and to the southwest the Westerwald. As the crow flies the distances to these places are, however, 65 km, 95 km, 75 km. The city lies on the German-Dutch road called the Orange Route, joining towns, cities and regions associated with the House of Orange. The city's total area is roughly 115 km2. Its greatest north-south span is about 12 km. City limits are 48 km long. Siegen lies at a median elevation of 290 m above level. The city's greatest elevation is the peak of the Pfannenberg at 499 m above level at southern city limits.Siegen – Upper town
2. Ernst Achenbach – A Protestant by faith, attended High School in Gelsenkirchen. Subsequently, he studied law in Paris, Berlin, Hamburg and Bonn. He became a formal member of the Nazi party in 1937. Achenbach began Foreign Service in 1939 served in Paris. Within that framework, Achenbach was also responsible for the implementation of the deportation of the Jews. In the early 1950s, Achenbach advocated for the amnesty of the German war criminals. In 1974, he was forced to resign from this position. After the war, Achenbach served as a foreign affairs spokesman until April 1953. Within the FDP in North Rhine-Westphalia, he was responsible for fundraising from industry donations. From 1953 to 1959 he was Chairman of the FDP Ruhr District Association and from 1970 to 1973 of the Ruhr District Association West. He also belonged to the Landtag of the North Rhine-Westphalia. From December 7, 1971 to 1972, Achenbach served as Vice Chairman of the FDP. Throughout much of the 1970s he was involved in foreign policy and defense. Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Tauber, Kurt. Eagle and Swastika: German Nationalism Since 1945.Ernst Achenbach – Ernst Achenbach
3. Adolf Busch – Adolf Georg Wilhelm Busch was a German-Swiss violinist, conductor, composer. Busch was born in Westphalia. He studied with Willy Hess and Bram Eldering. He also learned much from his future father-in-law Hugo Grüters in Bonn. In 1912, Busch founded the Vienna Konzertverein Quartet, consisting from the Konzertverein orchestra, which made its debut at the 1913 Salzburg Festival. After World War I, he founded the Busch Quartet, which from the 1920 -- 21 season included Gösta Andreasson, violin, Karl Doktor, Paul Grümmer, cello. The quartet was with varying personnel until 1951. The additional member of the circle was Rudolf Serkin, who eventually married Busch's daughter, Irene, 1935 in Basel. Serkin became the nucleus of the Busch Chamber Players, founded in Basel, a forerunner of modern chamber orchestras. In 1927, with the rise of Adolf Hitler, Busch decided he could not in good conscience stay in Germany, so he emigrated to Basel, Switzerland. Busch was not Jewish and firmly opposed Nazism from the beginning. On 1 April 1933, in 1938, he boycotted Italy. In 1935, he became a Swiss citizen of Riehen, Basel. On the outbreak of World War II, Busch emigrated to the United States in 1939 where he eventually settled in Vermont. There, he was one of the founders with Rudolf Serkin of the Marlboro Music School and Festival.Adolf Busch – Adolf Busch, his wife and daughter, with Arturo Toscanini (in hat)
4. Fritz Busch – Fritz Busch was a German conductor. Busch was born on March 13. 1890 in Siegen, Province of Westphalia, the son of a former itinerant musician. His brothers were also musicians, the cellist Hermann Busch. He attended the Cologne Conservatory in 1906 where he studied conducting with Fritz Steinbach. He served as conductor from 1911 to 1912 toured as a pianist. At the end of the war, he returned to Aachen where he conducted the Aachen Municipal Opera. However he was appointed music director of the Stuttgart Opera. There he became known for his efforts to increase the breadth such as Paul Hindemith and Hans Pfitzner. His performances, including modern stagings and set designs by Adolphe Appia for Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle operas, led to his increasing renown. In 1922 he was appointed the director of the Dresden State Opera. He premiered works by Richard Strauss, Ferruccio Busoni, Kurt Weill. In 1924 he made his only appearance at the Bayreuth Festival conducting Die Meistersinger. Five weeks after Hitler came in 1933, Busch was removed from his post at the Dresden State Opera in a politically motivated dismissal. Not himself Jewish, he was opposed to dictatorship.Fritz Busch – Fritz Busch.
5. Hermann Giesler – Hermann Giesler was a German architect during the Nazi era, one of the two architects most favoured and rewarded by Adolf Hitler. Hermann Giesler completed his architectural study for Applied Arts in Munich. Starting from 1930 he worked as an independent architect. In 1933 he became master of building of districts in Sonthofen and 1937, became a professor. Up to 1938 he designed the "Ordensburg" in Sonthofen, the "university" for the NSDAP at Chiemsee. Also, Giesler refurbished different buildings. In addition, he was commissioned to build Hitler's house in Munich. In 1938 he was ordered by Hitler to the "General Building Inspector" for the reorganization of the city of Munich. Later he became then one of the directors of the Group of Works of VI. Beginning from 1942 he worked for the Danube Development of the Banks. In August 1943, Giesler became a member of the Reichstag. Starting from 1944, he also worked on designs for the cultural center, which Hitler regarded with particular interest. Concentration camp prisoners built weapons in the underground factories. Throughout the war, Giesler and Speer had heated arguments about architectural styles. In September 1944 Giesler was named one of the Reich's most important artists in the Gottbegnadeten list.Hermann Giesler – Hermann Giesler (1938).
6. Paul Giesler – Paul Giesler was a member of the Nazi Party, from 1941 Gauleiter of Westphalia-South and as of 1942 also acting Gauleiter of the Gau Munich-Upper Bavaria. He was from 2 November 1942 to 28 the Premier of Bavaria. The trained architect was from 1924 a Party speaker, NSDAP district leader. During the Night of the Long Knives he only narrowly missed being murdered. He served in the Poland and France campaigns. After Ludwig Siebert's death on 1 November 1942, he was also appointed acting Ministerpräsident of Bavaria. As the war continued, he took up more ministerial posts, especially after Wagner's death. In Munich, Giesler was known for speaking out against higher education for women, provoking student walk-outs of his speeches. He was also known for the defeat of the White Rose student resistance movement. If this couldn't be done, then Giesler, in his capacity as Reich Defense Commissar, would order the Luftwaffe to bomb the camp. Giesler then said he would poison the prisoners; Eberstein claimed he stopped Giesler by obtaining an order from Himmler to simply surrender the camps. Giesler then fired April on orders of Martin Bormann, for ` defeatism'. When it was reported to Giesler that three people had been shot in another incident in Burghausen he retorted "What, only three? . His remains were later reburied elsewhere.Paul Giesler – Paul Giesler
7. Heinrich Gontermann – Heinrich Gontermann was a German First World War fighter ace credited with 39 victories during the war. Born in Southern Westphalia, on 25 February 1896, Heinrich Gontermann grew into a tall slender man, full of vitality. He was only a social drinker. He was a religious introvert. A cavalry officer, pushed him towards a career in the military. After leaving school, Heinrich enlisted on 14 August 1914. Only days after arriving in his regiment, he was sent into action. During his time with the Uhlans he displayed leadership abilities. He was promoted to Feldwebel. Early in the spring of 1915, he was also awarded the Iron Cross Second Class. He was posted to Field-Abteilung 25 where he flew both as a pilot and as an observer on AGO C.Is. Gontermann applied for aviation training to a fighter unit. He on 11 November 1916 joined Jasta 5. Three days later, while on his first sortie, he shot down his first aircraft: an FE.2 b on patrol over Morval. He scored regularly in March, becoming an ace on the 24th by downing a Sopwith 1/2 Strutter.Heinrich Gontermann – Heinrich Gontermann
9. Henry III of Nassau-Breda – Count Henry III of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz, Lord of Breda, Lord of the Lek, of Dietz, etc. was a count of the House of Nassau. Henry was the son of Hesse-Marburg. His younger brother was William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. In 1499 count Engelbert II, invited Henry to the Burgundian Netherlands as his heir. Henry travelled with Philip the Handsome to Castile in 1501-1503. He was chosen a knight of the Golden Fleece. Henry again travelled in 1505-1506. The good relation between Charles and Henry is evident in the fact that Charles did not name a new Upper Chamberlain after Henry's death. In 1519 Henry was part of the delegation that had Charles chosen king of the Romans. Henry was prominently present at Charles' coronation to Emperor in Bologna in 1530. Henry was a member of the Privy Council of Charles of the Privy Council of Archduchess Margaret of Austria between 1525-1526. Henry temporarily was Stadtholder of Holland and Zeeland between 1515 and 1521. He was again in 1533-1534. He served in the Netherlands defending Brabant from Guelders in 1508. Henry also repelled Francis I of France, who invaded that same year.Henry III of Nassau-Breda – Henry III by Jan Gossaert
10. Navid Kermani – Navid Kermani is a German writer and Orientalist scholar of Islam. He is the author of several novels well as books and essays on Islam, the Middle East and Christian-Muslim dialogue. He has won numerous prizes for his academic work, including the Peace Prize of the German Booksellers' Association on 18 June 2015. Navid Kermani was born the fourth son of Iranian parents in West Germany. He began his writing career as a local reporter for the Westfälische Rundschau. As a student he published in national newspapers; from 1996 to 2000 he was a regular contributor to the feuilleton section of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He studied philosophy, studies drama in Cologne, Cairo and Bonn. His doctoral thesis has been published in English translation as God Is Beautiful: The Aesthetic Experience of the Quran. He regularly publishes articles, literary travelogues, especially in Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Kermani holds Iranian citizenship. He has two children. Offenbarung als Kommunikation: wahy in Nasr Hamid Abu Zaids Mafhum an-nass, Frankfurt et al. 1996. Gott ist schön: Das ästhetische Erleben des Koran, Munich 1999: C. H. Beck. Nasr Hamid Abu Zaid: Ein Leben mit dem Islam, Freiburg 1999: Herder. Iran: Die Revolution der Kinder, Munich 2000: C. H. Beck.Navid Kermani – Navid Kermani
11. Bernward Koch – Bernward Koch is a German composer, pianist and keyboardist. Additionally, he plays percussion, guitar. His music mainly evokes a calming style, with a clearly recognizable melody from the piano, enriched with keyboards, flute, guitar and percussion. His tracks contributed together with Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Al Jarreau, Ottmar Liebert, Dave Grusin, Dave Stewart. The Bernward Koch album Montagnola is dedicated to the German writer Hermann Hesse. He has published eleven albums far, the current release is called Remembering.Bernward Koch – Bernward Koch
12. Heinrich Kreutz – The group has produced some of the brightest comets ever seen. Kreutz obtained his PhD at the University of Bonn in 1880 on the orbit of comet C/1861 J1. In 1882 he moved to Kiel, working at the university there. In 1896 he held the position until his death in 1907. Obituary - 1907, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, v. 19, p. 248 Biography from SEDSHeinrich Kreutz – References 
13. Florian Kringe – Florian Kringe is a retired German footballer who last played for 2. Bundesliga club FC St. Pauli as a midfielder. Kringe started his career with Sportfreunde Siegen. From 1994 to 2002 he played for Borussia Dortmund before joining 1. FC Köln on loan for two years. In 2004, he has become a regular in the first team for a few years. On 31 he joined Hertha BSC on a one-year loan, before returning to BVB again. He signed a one-year contract with FC St. Pauli on 24 July 2012. Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga: 2001–02, 2010–11, 2011–12 DFB-Pokal: 2011–12 UEFA Cup Runners Up: 2002 Florian Kringe profile at FussballdatenFlorian Kringe – Kringe with St. Pauli in 2013.
14. Friedrich Middelhauve – Friedrich Middelhauve was a German publisher and politician of the Free Democratic Party. In 1921 he obtained a Doctorate in engineering. However he opted for a career as a publisher in 1922. Middelhauve was the owner of the Opladen company in 1922 who first published the works of Heinrich Böll. Westdeutschen Verlag which Middelhauve also founded became one of the leading social science publishers in Germany. He was married to Bertha Middelhauve and had three children: Dr. Friedrich Middelhauve, Jr. Gertraud Middelhauve and Mechthild Ruf. During the Weimar Republic, Middelhauve was in the member of German State Party. During the Nazism era he was not politically active. In 1945 he became affiliated with an associate of Franz Blücher, Hermann Hopker-Aschoff and Erich Mende, notable leadership figures in the Rhineland. In 1946/47 he was a councilor in Leverkusen. Until 1956 he worked as a successor to Gustav Altenhain as State chairman for North Rhine-Westphalia. He did however remain a member of the FDP until his death in 1966. He was buried at the Birch Mountain Cemetery. Karl Hax, Friedrich Middelhauve zum Gedächtnis in ZfbF 1966, S. 613-615 Leverkusen pageFriedrich Middelhauve – Middelhauve in the 1950s.
15. Sabrina Mockenhaupt – Sabrina Mockenhaupt is a German long-distance runner who specialises in track events and the marathon. She has also won the Frankfurt Marathon and the Berlin Half Marathon. She was the 3000 metres bronze medallist at the 2005 European Indoor Championships. She has a marathon best of 2:26:21, set at the 2010 Berlin Marathon. One of her international medals was a bronze medal in the 10,000 metres at the 2001 European Athletics U23 Championships. In 2004 she finished seventh in fifteenth in the 10,000 m at the 2004 Olympics. At the 2006 European Championships she finished sixth in the 5000 m and eighth in the 10,000 m. Toward the end of the season she competed at the 2006 World Cup, finishing sixth in 5000 metres. She finished fourth in 3000 metres at the 2007 European Indoor Championships. In October 2007 she won the race with a time of 2:29:33. Mockenhaupt qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. At the Olympic Games she finished thirteenth in a new personal best time of 31:14.21 minutes. She won the Frankfurt Marathon with a personal best run of 2:26:22. A return to the Cologne event in 2009 brought a second victory at the competition. She won the 2009 Berlin Half Marathon by a new personal best.Sabrina Mockenhaupt – Sabrina Mockenhaupt in 2010
16. Peter Paul Rubens – Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter. Rubens was a prolific artist. The catalogue of his works by Michael Jaffé lists 1,403 pieces, excluding numerous copies made in his workshop. His commissioned works were mostly "history paintings", which included religious and mythological subjects, hunt scenes. Rubens in later life painted several landscapes. He designed prints, well as his own house. He also oversaw the ephemeral decorations of the royal entry into Antwerp by the Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand in 1635. His drawings are mostly extremely forceful but not overly detailed. He also made great use of oil sketches as preparatory studies. For altarpieces he sometimes painted on slate to reduce reflection problems. He was born to Maria Pypelincks. Following Jan Rubens' imprisonment for the affair, Peter Paul Rubens was born in 1577. The family returned to Cologne the next year. In 1589, two years after his father's death, Rubens moved with his mother Maria Pypelincks to Antwerp, where he was raised as a Catholic. Religion figured prominently in much of his work and Rubens later became one of the leading voices of the Catholic Counter-Reformation style of painting.Peter Paul Rubens – Self-portrait, 1623, Royal Collection
17. Rolf Stommelen – Rolf Johann Stommelen was a racing driver from Siegen, Germany. He scored a total of 14 championship points. He also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races. Stommelen won the position for the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Porsche 917 a year after finishing third in a Porsche 908. In this year, he became the first man to reach speeds exceeding 350 km/h on the Mulsanne Straight in his Porsche 917 LH. After his recovery, Stommelen returned to sports car racing, also winning the 24 Hours of Daytona a further three times. In 1976 Stommelen had the honour to drive the maiden race of the Porsche 936 at the 300 km race. Without the air-intake, the 936 of this race became known as the black widow. He qualified second, between Jean-Pierre Jabouille in first and third. The Renault team was eager to win at Porsche's soil. On race-day in heavy rain, Stommelen managed to overtake the Renault in front right after the start. Now in the lead, he rushed towards the Nordkehre, let deliberately room for the Renaults in pursuit to overtake. This led to the saying "On the Nordschleife, you can never brake later than Rolf Stommelen!". After the sixth lap, the throttle cable of the 936 stuck in the "open" position. In 1978 he was given the task by the Porsche factory to drive the Porsche 935 "Moby Dick" in Martini Colors.Rolf Stommelen – Rolf Stommelen
18. Moritz Volz – Moritz Volz is a German footballer currently playing for German 2. Bundesliga club TSV 1860 München. He generally prefers to play at right-back, although he has played in midfield as well. Volz joined the Gunners in the summer of 1999. He played twice for his debut coming in a League Cup defeat to Ipswich Town in 2000. His other appearance came in another League Cup defeat to Sunderland two years later. Volz returned from loan in the summer of the same year again on loan, in August 2003. The move was made permanent in January 2004. ` The Electrician', ` Mr Resistor' and ` The Lightbulb', although by far the most common with Fulham fans is the rather simple'Volzy'. Volz is also nicknamed ` The Hoff' due to German stereotype he often refers on his website. On 20 he scored the 15,000 th goal in Premier League history for Fulham against Chelsea. Inevitably, this gave birth to the new nickname'15,000 Volz'. By scoring the goal, he was able to donate # 15,000 to a charity of his choice. Volz donated the money to Kick 4 Life, The Prince's Trust and Fulham Football Club's Community charity. Prior scoring the 15,000 goal in Premier League, he signed a contract extension, which kept him at the club until 2009.Moritz Volz – Volz at Fulham in 2007.
19. Christina Zerbe – Christina Zerbe is a German footballer. She played for 1. FFC Frankfurt, until 2010, was capped 12 times for the national team between 2000 and 2003. TSV Aue-Wingeshausen Sportfreunde Birkelbach Sportfreunde Siegen FFC Brauweiler Pulheim 1. FFC Frankfurt SG Bornheim Grün-Weiss Germany U-19 Germany UEFA Women's Champions League Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Zerbe teaches at Frankfurt. InterviewChristina Zerbe – Christina Zerbe