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Ludwig Wittgenstein

Name at birth: Ludwig Josef Johann WittgensteinLudwig Wittgenstein was an influential analytic philosopher of the 20th century. He is known mainly for his two works Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (192…

Johannes Brahms

German pianist and composer Johannes Brahms is ranked among the masters of the Romantic era of classical music. His most famous composition is the lullaby, "Lied Wiegenlied" ("Cradle Song"), popularly…

Ludwig WORMAN

WORMAN, Ludwig, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, Pa., in 1761; received a limited schooling; learned the tanning business; moved to Earl Township, Ber…

Ludwig TELLER

TELLER, Ludwig, a Representative from New York; born in New York City (Borough of Manhattan), N.Y., June 22, 1911; educated in the public schools; graduated from New York University in 1936 and…

Ludwig van Beethoven

Mozart aside, Ludwig van Beethoven is the most famous classical composer of the western world. Beethoven is remembered for his powerful and stormy compositions, and for continuing to compose and cond…

Daniel K. Ludwig

Daniel K. Ludwigshipping magnateBorn: 6/24/1897Birthplace: South Haven, Mich. He went into business for himself at 19, he continuously upgraded and improved the services he offered until Natio…

Ludwig L. Zamenhof

Name at birth: Eliezer ZamenhofL.L. Zamenhof was a Polish eye doctor who spent his life constructing and promoting the Lingvo Internacia -- international language -- known as Esperanto. He first work…

Johannes Gutenberg

Name at birth: Johann GensfleischJohannes Gutenberg is generally credited with the creation of movable type printing -- the process that made it possible to publish many copies of a single work at one…

Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler supported the heliocentric theory by Nicolas Copernicus, defending it in his first major work, Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596). In 1601 Kepler became the imperial mathematician to Ru…

Mike JOHANNS

Senate Years of Service: 2009-Party: RepublicanJOHANNS, Mike, a Senator from Nebraska; born in Osage, Iowa, June 18, 1950; B.A., St. Mary’s College, Winona, Minn., 1971; J.D., Creighton Unive…