List of Famous people named Johann

Name Johann is among the most common names in Germany, Austria. Shortened forms: John. Similar names: John, Johan, Johanna, Johanne, Johanny, Johana. Here are some famous Johanns:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang Goethe
First Name Johann
Last Name Goethe
Died on March 22, 1832
Born in Germany, Hesse

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, critic, and amateur artist. His works include: four novels; epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; and treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him have survived. He is considered the greatest German literary figure of the modern era.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

First Name Johann
Last Name Bach
Died on July 28, 1750
Born in Germany, Thuringia

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations, and for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival, he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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Johann Georg Elser

First Name Johann
Last Name Elser
Born on January 4, 1903
Died on April 9, 1945 (aged 42)

Johann Georg Elser was a German worker who planned and carried out an elaborate assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking Nazi leaders on 8 November 1939 at the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich. Elser constructed and placed a bomb near the platform from which Hitler was to deliver a speech. It did not kill Hitler, who left earlier than expected, but it did kill 8 people and injured 62 others. Elser was held as a prisoner for more than five years until he was executed at the Dachau concentration camp less than a month before the surrender of Nazi Germany.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson

Jóhann Gunnar Jóhannsson
First Name Jóhann
Last Name Jóhannsson
Born on September 19, 1969
Died on February 9, 2018 (aged 48)

Jóhann Gunnar Jóhannsson was an Icelandic composer who wrote music for a wide array of media including theatre, dance, television, and films. His work is stylised by its blending of traditional orchestration with contemporary electronic elements.

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Johann Gudenus

Johann Baptist Björn Gudenus
First Name Johann
Last Name Gudenus
Born on July 20, 1976 (age 47)
Born in Austria

Johann Gudenus is a former Austrian politician who served as a deputy leader of the Freedom Party. Following the Ibiza affair, Gudenus resigned from all political posts in May 2019.

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Johann Lafer

First Name Johann
Last Name Lafer
Born on September 27, 1957 (age 66)
Born in Austria, Styria

Johann Lafer is an Austrian chef living in Germany.

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Johann Saathoff

First Name Johann
Last Name Saathoff
Born on December 9, 1967 (age 56)

Johann Saathoff is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) who has been serving as a member of the Bundestag from the state of Lower Saxony since 2013.

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Johann Nestroy

First Name Johann
Last Name Nestroy
Died on May 25, 1862
Born in Austria

Johann Nepomuk Eduard Ambrosius Nestroy was a singer, actor and playwright in the popular Austrian tradition of the Biedermeier period and its immediate aftermath. He participated in the 1848 revolutions and his work reflects the new liberal spirit then spreading throughout Europe.

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Johann Zarco

Johann Sylvain Pierre Zarco
First Name Johann
Last Name Zarco
Born on July 16, 1990 (age 33)

Johann Zarco is a Grand Prix motorcycle racer from France, best known for winning the 2015 and 2016 Moto2 World Championships.

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Johann Jakob Schweppe

First Name Johann
Last Name Schweppe
Born on March 16, 1740
Died on November 18, 1821 (aged 81)
Born in Germany, Hesse

Johann Jacob Schweppe was a German-Swiss watchmaker and amateur scientist who developed the first practical process to manufacture bottled carbonated mineral water, based on a process discovered by Joseph Priestley in 1767. His company, Schweppes, regards Priestley as “the father of our industry”.

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