List of Famous people named Kurt
Kurt Donald Cobain was an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the guitarist, primary songwriter and frontman of the rock band Nirvana. Through his angst-fueled songwriting and anti-establishment persona, Cobain's compositions widened the thematic conventions of mainstream rock music. He was often heralded as a spokesman of Generation X and is considered to be one of the most influential musicians in the history of alternative rock.
Kurtis Eugene Warner is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons, primarily with the St. Louis Rams and the Arizona Cardinals. His career, which saw him ascend from an undrafted free agent to a two-time Most Valuable Player and Super Bowl MVP, is regarded as one of the greatest stories in NFL history.
Kurt Vogel Russell is an American actor. He began acting on television at the age of 12 in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company where, according to Robert Osborne, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s.
Kurt Krömer is a German television presenter, comedian and actor.
Kurt Demmler, born Kurt Abramowitz was a German songwriter. He was a noted lyricist and songwriter for many German rock bands.
Kurt Happy Zouma is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Chelsea and the France national team.
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Kurt Georg Kiesinger was a German politician who served as Chancellor of Germany from 1 December 1966 to 21 October 1969. Before he became Chancellor he served as Minister President of Baden-Württemberg from 1958 to 1966 and as President of the Federal Council from 1962 to 1963. He was Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union from 1967 to 1971.
Kurt Steven Angle is an American Olympic gold medalist, actor, retired professional wrestler, and former amateur wrestler. He was signed to WWE as a producer.
Kurt Benkert is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Virginia and East Carolina University.
Kurt Friedrich Gödel was a German-Austrian logician, mathematician, and analytic philosopher. Considered along with Aristotle and Gottlob Frege to be one of the most significant logicians in history, Gödel had an immense effect upon scientific and philosophical thinking in the 20th century, a time when others such as Bertrand Russell, Alfred North Whitehead, and David Hilbert were analyzing the use of logic and set theory to understand the foundations of mathematics pioneered by Georg Cantor.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of nonfiction, with further collections being published after his death. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, bestselling novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969).
Kurt Masur was a German conductor. Called "one of the last old-style maestros", he directed many of the principal orchestras of his era. He had a long career as the Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and also served as music director of the New York Philharmonic. He left many recordings of classical music played by major orchestras. Masur is also remembered for his actions to support peaceful demonstrations in the 1989 anti-government demonstrations in Leipzig; the protests were part of the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin wall.
Kurt Hans Biedenkopf is a German politician who served as the 1st Minister President of the Free State of Saxony from 1990 until 2002, as such also serving as the 54th President of the Bundesrat in 1999/2000.
Kurtis Kiyoshi Suzuki is an American professional baseball catcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals.
Kurt Douglas Volker is an American diplomat who served as the U.S. Ambassador to NATO and served as executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership. He worked in a volunteer capacity as the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine until his resignation on September 27, 2019.
Kurt Felix was a Swiss television presenter and entertainer.
Kurt Bilteaux Thomas was an American Olympic gymnast and part time actor. He was the first American male gymnast to win a gold medal at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, doing so in 1978. One year later, he set the record for most medals won at a single worlds by an American gymnast with six, a feat matched only by Simone Biles in 2018. Despite this success, his only Olympic appearance came in 1976. He was unable to compete at the 1980 Summer Olympics, where he was considered to be the favorite to win gold, due to the US's boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games. He was subsequently barred from competing in the Olympics four years later by USA Gymnastics because they determined that he had turned professional, which was a violation of their rules.
Kurt Landauer was a German football official. His profession often listed as Kaufmann ("merchant"), he was head of the advertising department of the major Munich daily newspaper Münchner Neueste Nachrichten, considered precursor to Süddeutsche Zeitung, which commenced publication after World War II. His claim to fame is his four tenures as the president of the football club FC Bayern Munich between 1913 and 1951. To date he remains the president with the longest time in office.
Kurt Tucholsky was a German journalist, satirist, and writer. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Kaspar Hauser, Peter Panter, Theobald Tiger and Ignaz Wrobel. He was silent after 1932 and probably committed suicide.
Kurt Knispel was a German tank commander during World War II, notable for claiming 168 tanks destroyed, making him, if the claims can be evidenced, the most successful fighter in armored warfare.