Sale of the century: Rockefeller estate auction could fetch $1B
The estate of David and Peggy Rockefeller goes up for auction at Christie's in New York next week. The sale includes masterpieces by Picasso, Monet and Matisse and is expected to be the highest-grossi...
Banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller dies
David Rockefeller, the famed banker and last surviving grandchild of America's first billionaire, died Monday at age 101.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is widely expected to succeed his father but has asked for time to mourn with the Thai people. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says the appointment of a successo...
End of an era: a look at the life of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
After more than 70 years as monarch of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s reign has come to an end. Bhumibol, the longest-reigning monarch in the world, held a demigod-like status in Thailand, with w
Amha Selassie of Ethiopia
Amha Selassie, GCMG, GCVO, GBE (27 July 1916 – 17 February 1997) was the last reigning monarch of Ethiopia. First proclaimed Emperor during the unsuccessful coup attempt by the Imperial Guards against...
Ulrike Poppe
Ulrike Poppe (original name Ulrike Wick; born 26 January 1953, Rostock, GDR) was a member of the East German opposition. In 1982 she founded the "Women for Peace" network and in 1985 joined the Initia...
Franz Xaver Kroetz
Franz Xaver Kroetz (born 25 February 1946, Munich) is a German author, playwright, actor and film director. His plays have been translated and performed internationally.
Kroetz attended an acting ...
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is widely expected to succeed his father but has asked for time to mourn with the Thai people. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says the appointment of a successo...
Béla Barényi
Béla Barényi (1 March 1907 – 30 May 1997) was a Hungarian-Austrian engineer, regarded as the father of passive safety in automobiles. He was born in Hirtenberg near Vienna during the Austro-Hun...
Gisela Stein
Gisela Stein (2 October 1935 – 4 May 2009) was a German actress.
Stein was born in Swinemünde (now Świnoujście, Poland) and educated at the Wiesbaden actors school. She began her stage caree...
Walter Krupinski
Walter "Graf Punski" Krupinski (11 November 1920 – 7 October 2000) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace of World War II and a senior West German air force officer after the war. He was one of the highes...
Günter de Bruyn
Günter de Bruyn ([də bʀɔʏn]; born 1 November 1926) is a German author.
Günter de Bruyn was born in Berlin; his father Carl was a Catholic from Bavaria. Günter served as a Luftwaffenhelfer and sold...
Willy Langkeit
Willy Langkeit (2 June 1907 – 27 October 1969) was an Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Kni...
Julius Döpfner
Julius August Döpfner (26 August 1913–24 July 1976) was a German Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Munich and Freising from 1961 until his death, and was elevated to th...
Rudi Altig
Rudi Altig (born Mannheim, Baden, Germany, 18 March 1937) is a former professional track and road racing cyclist who won the 1962 Vuelta a España and the world championship in 1966. He is now a televi...
Stefan Dittrich
Stefan Dittrich (28 June 1912 – 5 February 1988) was a German politician, who represented Deggendorf for the Christian Social Union of Bavaria. in the Bundestag.
Henry Maske
Henry Maske (born January 6, 1964 in Treuenbrietzen, Brandenburg) is a retired German boxer, and one of Germany's most popular sports figures.
Maske was an Olympic Gold Medalist 1988 in Seoul (mid...
Horst Siebert
Horst Siebert (March 20, 1938 – June 2, 2009) was a German economist. He was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts from 1990 to 2003. Seibert also served as a member of both the Group of ...
Percy Adlon
Percy Adlon ([ˈpɛɐ̯si ˈaːdlɔn]; born 1 June 1935) is a German film and television director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his film Bagdad Café aka Out of Rosenheim.
Adlon was bo...