Notable Germans

Karl Marx was born in Trier, in the Kingdom of Prussia in 1818. His work in economics and philosophy revolutionized socialism,Karl Marx and greatly impacted our modern understanding of labor and its relationship with capital. 

Many know Albert Einstein as the theoretical physicist who came up with the theory of relativity. Here at Brandeis, he is known as one of the founders of Albert Einsteinthe university. Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany and grew up in Munich. In 1921 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect."


Facts about Germany

Map of GermanyThe Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) is located in central Europe, bordered by France, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Denmark. With a population of over 81 million, Germany is the world’s sixteenth most populous country and second most populous in Europe (after the Russian Federation), while being smaller than the total area of Montana, USA. Today, after power struggles in the first half of the twentieth century, Germany is Europe’s largest economy and a key member in the continent’s political dealings. Germany has been a full member of the United Nations since 1973, and is a founding member of the European Union.