Famous people of Germany: a significant contribution to the development of world civilization
Not every country boasts a hugethe number of achievements of his people in the field of art, philosophy, engineering, music, literature or medicine. But the talented and famous people of Germany with their labors have made an invaluable contribution to the development of world civilization and culture.
Great people in music and painting
The title of the great German composer, pianist andconductor by right belongs to Ludwig van Beethoven. Despite his deafness, this man was able to surprise the whole world with unusually beautiful music. To him belong the famous works: "Moonlight Sonata", "Creation of Prometheus", "Christ on the Mount of Olives", First, Second and Third Symphonies, Pathetic, Solemn Mass, Ninth Symphony. This is not a complete list of the talented musician's work. The contribution of Beethoven to world music is colossal and can not but cause admiration.
Albrecht Durer, like many other well-knownpeople of Germany in the field of art, is the greatest artist and engraver. In his works he depicted human figures with endurance of amazing proportions, in particular it manifested itself in mythological scenes. His work has become a valuable asset for future generations. The famous engravings by Durer include "Knight, Death, and the Devil", "Melencolia I", "Triumphal Arch", "St. Jerome in his Cell, Triumphal Procession. The magnificent canvases are also "Adoration of the Trinity", "Portrait of His Father", "Feast of the Rose Garlands", "Paumgartner Altar".
Representatives in the scientific fields of knowledge
Famous people of Germany among scientists are represented by such talents as Werner Heisenberg, Gottfried Leibniz, Georg Lichtenberg, Johann Kepler, Max Born and others.
Among them one should note one of the foundersmodern physics, Nobel Prize laureate and public figure Albert Einstein. He developed several significant physical theories. In addition, he is the author of more than three hundred scientific papers in the field of physics, as well as one hundred and fifty historical, philosophical and journalistic books. Einstein's predictions include "quantum teleportation" and "gyromagnetic effect." Also, the outstanding scientist took an active stand against violence and war.
Famous figures in the literature
There is no doubt that many great people of Germanymade a huge contribution to the world literary treasury. Johann Wolfgang Goethe also belongs to them. His most famous work is Faust (1831). The outstanding writer left behind a brilliant heritage, which included poems, ballads, plays, novels, as well as scientific works on geology, anatomy and physics.
In 1831 Goethe's life and work intersectwith Friedrich Schiller, a talented German playwright and poet. This man is one of the creators of the literature of modern times, a powerful figure of the Enlightenment period, as well as a historian and philosopher. A lot of Schiller's plays are included in the gold drama fund of the whole world. Among his most famous works are "The Ode to Joy", "Deceit and Love", "Louise Miller", "Don Carlos", "Philosophical Letters", "The History of the Thirty Years War" and others.
Genius in the field of medicine
An invaluable contribution to the development of world medicine was made by such well-known Germans as Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen and Robert Koch. Their activities gave people a different idea of human matter.
Wilhelm Roentgen is the largestphysicist-experimenter, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. The most significant was the discovery of X-rays in 1895. This was a revolution in medicine and physics. Today, the rays, named after Roentgen, are mainly used in medical institutions for diagnosis, as well as for the treatment of oncological diseases.
Robert Koch is a German doctor andmicrobiologist, belongs to the founders of modern epidemiology and bacteriology. In 1882 he discovered the causative agent of tuberculosis, also called "Koch's stick". This scientist also made a significant contribution to the field of study of anthrax and methods of its disinfection.
Celebrities in sports and inventions
Famous people of Germany in the sports field - thisnot only football players and biathletes, but also racers. The name of Michael Schumacher is known to everyone. He is the seven-time world champion of "Formula 1", the owner of many records and awards, as well as the fastest rider of the planet. The most fruitful in his work was in 1993, when Schumacher practically did not descend from the podium of the winners. And in 1996, thanks to Michael Italian team Ferrari won three wins. In 2001, due to the large number of the Grand Prix won by the German athlete, the record of Alain Prost was broken. And in 2004 Schumacher became the champion for the seventh time ahead of schedule. After that, his name forever entered the history of world racing.
Famous people of Germany in the sphere of inventions areand Johann Gutenberg, who invented the printing press, and Berthold Schwartz, who discovered the gunpowder, and Karl Benz, who created the car. Rudolf Diesel, who made the technical breakthrough, also belongs to them, the brainchild of which was the first internal combustion engine.