People from the District of Holzminden

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  1. Nicolas Kiefer

    Nicolas Kiefer


    Nicolas Kiefer (born 5 July 1977 in Holzminden, Lower Saxony), is a former German professional tennis player. He reached the semi-finals of the 2006 Australian Open and won a Silver medal in Men's Doubles with partner Rainer Schüttler at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Kiefer's career-high singles ranking was World No. 4, achieved in January 2000.

  2. Erwin Böhme

    Erwin Böhme


    Erwin Böhme (29 July 1879 – 29 November 1917), Pour le Mérite, was a German pilot during World War I. He was born in Holzminden, grew into an athletic sportsman and became a flying ace during the war, credited with 24 victories. He was both a close friend and a military subordinate of Oswald Boelcke and was inadvertently responsible for Boelcke's death. Böhme was also both a contemporary of and eventually subordinate to the Red Baron.

  3. Baron Münchhausen

    Baron Münchhausen


    Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Freiherr von Münchhausen (German pronunciation: 11 May 1720 – 22 February 1797), usually known as Baron Münchausen in English, was a German nobleman born in Bodenwerder (Electorate Brunswick-Lüneburg) and a famous recounter of tall tales.

  4. Uwe Schünemann

    Uwe Schünemann


    Uwe Schuenemann (born August 8, 1964) is a German politician (Christian Democratic Union of Germany) and interior minister of the German state of the federation Lower Saxony. In the course of his office, he is known for relatively hard-line stances.

  5. Joachim Heinrich Campe

    Joachim Heinrich Campe


    Joachim Heinrich Campe (June 29, 1746 – October 22, 1818) was a German writer, linguist, educator and publisher. He was a major representative of philanthropinism and the German Enlightenment.

  6. Wilhelm Raabe

    Wilhelm Raabe


    Wilhelm Raabe (September 8, 1831 – November 15, 1910) was a German novelist. His early works were published under the pseudonym of Jakob Corvinus.

  7. Christian August Brandis

    Christian August Brandis


    Christian August Brandis (February 13, 1790, Holzminden – July 21, 1867, Bonn), German philologist and historian of philosophy, was born at Hildesheim and educated at Kiel University.

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