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January 1, 2002
McKinnon Secondary College, Australia
www.mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au
Famous people from German-speaking countries
Berühmte Leute aus deutschsprachigen Ländern
Research and write a report about a famous person from a German-speaking country. Here is a list of some people you could choose from. Introductory links are given for selected people in the list. Art: Gottfried Helnwein, Caspar David Friedrich, Franz Marc, Joseph Beuys, Eugen von Guérard, Hans Heysen, Rosina Wachtmeister, Walter Gropius, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Albrecht Dürer
Writers:
J. W. Goethe, Thomas Mann, Heinrich Heine, Günter Grass, Friedrich Schiller, The Brothers Grimm, Bertolt Brecht, Michael Ende
Science:
Albert Einstein, Robert Koch, Otto Hahn, Johannes Keppler, Baron Ferdinand von Mueller => option #1 / option #2, Gottlieb (Wilhelm) Daimler, Karl Friedrich Benz, Ferdinand Porsche, Wilhelm Konrad von Roentgen, Georg von Neumayer, Sigmund Freud, Hans Geiger, Werner von Braun, Johannes Gutenberg, Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Actors:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jürgen Prochnow, Marlene Dietrich, Nastassja Kinski
Film directors:
Wolfgang Petersen, Roland Emmerich, Wim Wenders, Volker Schlöndorf
Music:
Nina Hagen, Udo Lindenberg, Nena, Die Fantastischen Vier, Modern Talking, The Scorpions, Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Toten Hosen, J. Brahms, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Herbert von Karajan, Die Prinzen, Rammstein
Task instructions:

The following aspects should be covered and other relevant information may be included:
* date and place of birth/death (if appropriate)
* early years
* family influences
* education
* personality
* examples of work/achievements/ideas
* evidence of the person’s fame/reputation and impact on the world today, or of society's recognition of the person's achievements
* your opinion of this person / why you chose this person
* any other relevant points




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