List of Famous people born in Saarland, Germany
Heiko Maas is a German politician who has served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the fourth cabinet of Angela Merkel since 14 March 2018. He served as the Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection from 17 December 2013 to 14 March 2018. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party.
Oskar Lafontaine is a German politician. He served as Minister-President of the state of Saarland from 1985 to 1998, and was federal leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) from 1995 to 1999. He was the lead candidate for the SPD in the 1990 German federal election, but lost by a wide margin. He served as Minister of Finance under Chancellor Gerhard Schröder after the SPD's victory in the 1998 federal election, but resigned from both the ministry and Bundestag less than six months later, positioning himself as a popular opponent of Schröder's policies in the tabloid press.
Alfred Werner Maurer is an international German architect, urban planner, architectural historian, archaeologists and art historian
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, sometimes referred to by her initials of AKK, is a German politician serving as Minister of Defence since July 2019 and former Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
Peter Altmaier is a German lawyer and CDU politician who has served as Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy since March 2018. Previously he was Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety from May 2012 to December 2013 and Head of the German Chancellery and as Federal Minister for Special Affairs from December 2013 to March 2018. Altmaier is widely seen as one of Chancellor Angela Merkel's most trusted advisors and advocates for her more centrist wing of the CDU. He is respected for his "compromising style" and has been described as "The most powerful man in Berlin".
Dino Toppmöller is a German football manager and former player who is currently unemployed after most recently managing Belgian side R.E. Virton. He is the son of Klaus Toppmöller.
Matthias Josef Maurer is a German European Space Agency astronaut and materials scientist, who was selected in 2015 to take part in space training.
Stefan Kuntz is a German former professional football striker. He played for the German national team between 1993 and 1997, reaching the 1994 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals and winning UEFA Euro 1996. He scored six goals from 25 full caps including in the Euro 96 semi-final elimination of England. He has coached the German under-21 team since 2016.
Nadine Schön is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has been serving as a member of the German Parliament since 2009. She represents the constituency of St. Wendel.
Tobias Hans is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who has been serving as Minister President of Saarland since 2018.