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Claus von Stauffenberg

Count Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg is remembered as one of the tragic heroes of World War II, thanks to his role in a failed plot to kill Adolf Hitler in 1944. Born into an aristocratic German …

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun was a German rocket scientist who helped build the massive rockets that sent American astronauts to the moon in the years after World War II. Born and raised in Germany, von Braun s…

Jenna von Oy

Jenna von Oÿ is best known as Six LeMeure, the chatty and spunky sidekick on the family-friendly 1990s TV series Blossom. Her on-screen career began in commercials (she was featured in a Bill Cosby Je…

Wolfgang von Kempelen

Wolfgang von Kempelen built the Turk, a chess-playing automaton which wowed Europe late in the 1700s. The Turk consisted of a wooden cabinet topped by a carved life-size human figure dressed in a Tur…

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenbergfashion designerBorn: 1946 Von Furstenberg is the creator of the now-classic V-neck wraparound knit dress. During the 1970s, when Von Furstenberg introduced the slinky dre…

Manfred von Richthofen

Baron Manfred von Richthofen was the most famous flying ace of World War I, a German fighter pilot who was known to the English as "The Red Baron." Von Richthofen joined the army in 1911 and was a li…

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is one of the great figures in the history of German literature. Early in his career he studied law, and in 1775 he joined the court of Duke Charles Augustus. For ten year…

Max Von Sydow

Max Von Sydow(Carl Adolf Von Sydow)actor, directorBorn: 4/10/1929Birthplace: Lund, Sweden Versatile character actor equally at home in Hollywood films, like Conan the Barbarian (1981), on TV …

Max Von Sydow

Max Von Sydow(Carl Adolf Von Sydow)actor, directorBorn: 4/10/1929Birthplace: Lund, Sweden Versatile character actor equally at home in Hollywood films, like Conan the Barbarian (1981), on TV …

Max Von Sydow

Swedish actor Max von Sydow is known as the knight who plays chess with Death in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (1957) and the priest who rescues little Linda Blair from evil in The Exorcist (1973)…