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Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka was a writer famous for stories of bewildered individuals betrayed by an irrational and pointless society. The son of German-Jewish parents, he was raised in Prague, where he earned a law…

Dennis Franz

Name at birth: Dennis Franz SchlactaDennis Franz is an actor most closely associated with his television role as Detective Andy Sipowicz on the long-running ABC drama NYPD Blue (1993-2004). Franz has…

Franz Liszt

Hungarian composer Franz Liszt was major figure in Romantic music who was celebrated during his lifetime as Europe's greatest pianist. He began playing for the public as a child, studied in Vienna an…

Franz Beckenbauer

Franz BeckenbauerBorn: Sept. 11, 1945Soccer captain of West German World Cup champions in 1974 then coached West Germany to World Cup title in 1990; invented sweeper position; played in U.S. f…

Flying Franz

The man who gave himself "terrible frights" by Mike Morrison Related Links 2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Preview: Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Through the Years Encyclopedia…

John Franz Biography

inventorBorn: 1929 In 1970, while working at Monsanto, Franz discovered the glyphosate class of herbicides, later marketed under the brand name Roundup®. Glyphosa…

Franz Anton Mesmer

Franz Anton Mesmer was the Austrian physician after whom mesmerism was named, a famously flamboyant believer in the healing powers of an unknown physical property he dubbed "animal magnetism." He enj…

Dennis Franz Biography

Dennis Franz(Dennis Schlachta)actorBorn: 10/28/1944Birthplace: Maywood, Illinois Barrel-chested, rough-hewn actor whose niche of portraying tough cops has found its best home in the highly reg…

Marie-Louise von Franz 1998 Deaths

Marie-Louise von FranzAge: 83 leading disciple of the famous psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. She was an expert on the significance of fairy tales.Died: Feb. 17, 1998.Morris K. UdallR - ZGregor…

Michael Haneke

Film director and writer Michael Haneke has won the Palme d'Or at Cannes twice, for 2009's The White Ribbon and for 2012's Amour (starring Emmanuelle Riva). An Austrian whose parents were both involve…