List of Famous people named Adolf

Name Adolf is among the most common names in Germany, Austria. Similar names: Adolphe, Adolfo, Adolph. Here are some famous Adolfs:

Adolf Hitler

First Name Adolf
Last Name Hitler
Died on April 30, 1945
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and leader of the Nazi Party. He rose to power as the chancellor of Germany in 1933 and then as Führer in 1934. During his dictatorship from 1933 to 1945, he initiated World War II in Europe by invading Poland on 1 September 1939. He was closely involved in military operations throughout the war and was central to the perpetration of the Holocaust, the genocide of about 6 million Jews and millions of other victims.

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Adolf Eichmann

Otto Adolf Eichmann
First Name Adolf
Last Name Eichmann
Born on March 19, 1906
Died on May 31, 1962 (aged 56)

Otto Adolf Eichmann was a German-Austrian SS-Obersturmbannführer and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust—the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" in Nazi terminology. He was tasked by SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich with facilitating and managing the logistics involved in the mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe during World War II. Eichmann was captured by the Mossad in Argentina on 11 May 1960 and subsequently found guilty of war crimes in a widely publicised trial in Jerusalem, where he was executed by hanging in 1962.

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Adolf Dassler

First Name Adolf
Last Name Dassler
Born on November 3, 1900
Died on September 6, 1978 (aged 77)
Born in Germany, Bavaria

Adolf "Adi" Dassler was a German cobbler, inventor and entrepreneur who founded the German sportswear company Adidas. He was also the younger brother of Rudolf Dassler, founder of Puma. Dassler was an innovator in athletic shoe design and one of the early promoters who obtained endorsements from athletes to drive sale of his products. As a result of his concepts, Adi Dassler built the largest manufacturer of sportswear and equipment. At the time of his death Adidas had 17 factories and annual sales of one billion marks.

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Adi Hütter

First Name Adi
Last Name Hütter
Born on February 11, 1970 (age 53)
Born in Austria, Vorarlberg
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Adolf "Adi" Hütter is an Austrian professional football coach and former player who is the current head coach of Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt. As a player, Hütter reached the 1993–94 UEFA Cup final, won the Austrian championship three times with Austria Salzburg and won the Austrian Cup with Grazer AK. As a coach, he won the Austrian double, again in Salzburg colors, as well as the Swiss championship, with Young Boys.

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Adolf Wölfli

First Name Adolf
Last Name Wölfli
Born on February 29, 1864
Died on November 6, 1930 (aged 66)

Adolf Wölfli was a Swiss artist who was one of the first artists to be associated with the Art Brut or outsider art label.

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Adolf Loos

First Name Adolf
Last Name Loos
Died on August 23, 1933

Adolf Franz Karl Viktor Maria Loos (German pronunciation: [ˈaːdɔlf loːs]; 10 December 1870 – 23 August 1933) was an Austrian architect and influential European theorist of modern architecture. His essay Ornament and Crime advocated smooth and clear surfaces in contrast to the lavish decorations of the fin de siècle, as well as the more modern aesthetic principles of the Vienna Secession, exemplified in his design of Looshaus, Vienna. Loos became a pioneer of modern architecture and contributed a body of theory and criticism of Modernism in architecture and design and developed the "Raumplan" method of arranging interior spaces, exemplified in Villa Müller in Prague.

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Adolf Hitler Uunona

First Name Adolf
Last Name Uunona
Born on November 30, 1965 (age 57)

Adolf Hitler Uunona is a Namibian politician and former anti-apartheid activist who was elected as councillor for the Ompundja Constituency in 2004, 2010, 2015 and on 26 November 2020. He won the vote by 85%, as 1,196 voters voted for him. He is a member of the SWAPO party.

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Adolf Burger

First Name Adolf
Last Name Burger
Born on August 12, 1917
Died on December 6, 2016 (aged 99)

Adolf Burger was a Jewish Slovak typographer, memoir writer, and Holocaust survivor involved in Operation Bernhard. The film The Counterfeiters, based largely on his memoirs, won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Adolf Schiel

First Name Adolf
Last Name Schiel
Born on December 19, 1858
Died on August 8, 1903 (aged 44)
Born in Germany, Hesse

Adolf Friedrich Schiel was an officer in the South African Republic's military forces during the Anglo-Boer war of 1899-1902.

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Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

First Name Adolf
Last Name Nordenskiöld
Born on November 18, 1832
Died on August 12, 1901 (aged 68)
Born in Finland, Uusimaa

Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld was a Finland-Swedish aristocrat, geologist, mineralogist and Arctic explorer. He was a member of the prominent Finland-Swedish Nordenskiöld family of scientists and held the title of a friherre (baron).

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