List of Famous people named Josef

Name Josef is among the most common names in Germany, Austria, Switzerland. Similar names: Joseph, Jozef, Jozsef, Josif, Josepha, Josefa, Josyf. Here are some famous Josefs:

Josef Mengele

First Name Josef
Last Name Mengele
Born on March 16, 1911
Died on February 7, 1979 (aged 67)
Born in Germany, Bavaria

Josef Mengele, also known as the Angel of Death was a German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer and physician during World War II. He is mainly remembered for his actions at the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he performed deadly experiments on prisoners, and was a member of the team of doctors who selected victims to be killed in the gas chambers and was one of the doctors who administered the gas. With Red Army troops sweeping through Poland, Mengele was transferred 280 kilometres (170 mi) from Auschwitz to the Gross-Rosen concentration camp on 17 January 1945, just 10 days before the arrival of the Soviet forces at Auschwitz.

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Josef Fares

First Name Josef
Last Name Fares
Born on September 19, 1977 (age 46)

Josef Fares is a Swedish-Lebanese film director and game designer. His brother is the actor Fares Fares, who has appeared in many of his films. He is the founder of Hazelight Studios.

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Josef Bican

First Name Josef
Last Name Bican
Born on September 25, 1913
Died on December 12, 2001 (aged 88)
Born in Austria
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Josef "Pepi" Bican was an Austrian-Czech professional footballer who played as a striker. He is the second most prolific goalscorer in official matches in recorded history according to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF) with over 948 goals scored in 621 matches. FIFA recognises 805 goals. In 2000, the IFFHS awarded Bican the "Golden Ball" in recognition of his status as the greatest goalscorer of the 20th century.

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Josef Hader

First Name Josef
Last Name Hader
Born on February 14, 1962 (age 62)

Josef Hader is an Austrian comedian, actor, and writer.

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Josef Bierbichler

First Name Josef
Last Name Bierbichler
Born on April 26, 1948 (age 76)
Born in Germany, Bavaria

Josef Bierbichler is a German actor.

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Josef Martínez

Josef Alexander Martínez Mencia
First Name Josef
Last Name Martínez
Born on May 19, 1993 (age 31)
Born in Venezuela, Carabobo
Height 172 cm | 5'8

Josef Alexander Martínez Mencia is a Venezuelan professional footballer who plays as a striker for American club Atlanta United FC, and the Venezuela national team.

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Josef Posipal

First Name Josef
Last Name Posipal
Born on June 20, 1927
Died on February 21, 1997 (aged 69)
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Josef "Jupp" Posipal was a Romanian-born German footballer who was part of the 1954 FIFA World Cup winning German squad.

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Josef Šural

First Name Josef
Last Name Šural
Born on May 30, 1990
Died on April 29, 2019 (aged 28)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Josef Šural was a Czech professional footballer who played as a forward.

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Josef Abrhám

First Name Josef
Last Name Abrhám
Born on December 14, 1939
Died on May 16, 2022 (aged 82)

Josef Abrhám is a Czech film and theatre actor.

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Josef de Souza

Josef de Souza Dias
First Name Josef
Last Name Souza
Born on February 11, 1989 (age 35)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Josef de Souza Dias, known as Josef de Souza, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for as a midfielder for Turkish club Beşiktaş.

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