Aurich, Germany Famous People Part II

Hermann Lübbe (born 1926)
Hermann Lübbe was born on December 31, 1926 in Aurich. He was a full professor for philosophy and political theory at the University of Zurich and president of the General Society for Philosophy.

Conrad Bernhard Meyer (1755-1830)
Conrad Bernhard Meyer was born on May 19, 1755 in Aurich. He died on September 10, 1830 in his hometown. Meyer worked as a businessman and as a self-taught architect. Buildings from his pen shape the cityscape of Aurich to this day. The following buildings come from him:

  • Conring’s house in Burgstrasse
  • Conringsches Gartenhaus am Ellernfeld (art pavilion)
  • Conring’s house on the market square
  • Cemetery keeper’s house for the Lamberti Church
  • Port Keeper’s House (Pingelhus)
  • Lamberti Church
  • Private houses on the market
  • Private houses on Hafenstrasse
  • reformed Church

Martin Wilhelm Plagge (1794-1845)
The pharmacologist and professor Martin Wilhelm Plagge was born on April 13, 1794 in Aurich. After graduating from high school in Aurich, he studied medicine at the Georg-August University in Göttingen from 1811 to 1813. There he was one of the founders of the Frisia country team in 1811. As a military doctor he took part in the wars of liberation against Napoleon. In 1821 he became a spa doctor in Bentheim and also the personal physician of Prince zu Salm-Salm and Prince von Bentheim in Burgsteinfurt. In 1837 he became a professor of pharmacology at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. Until 1843 Plagge wrote his handbook of pharmacodynamics. He died on June 7, 1845 in Aachen.

Yitzhak Raveh (1906-1989)
Yitzhak Raveh was born on November 10, 1906 in Aurich under the name Franz Reuss. After studying law, he was a district judge in Berlin-Charlottenburg from 1931 to 1933. In 1933 he emigrated to Palestine with his wife. He was one of the judges in the trial of Adolf Eichmann, which lasted from April 11, 1961 to December 15, 1961 and ended with a death sentence for millions of murders.

Karin Rehbein (born 1949)
Karin Rehbein was born as Karin Rediske on March 30, 1949 in Aurich. The dressage rider achieved her greatest sporting successes in 1994 and 1998 with a gold medal in the team at the World Equestrian Games and a gold medal in the team at the 1997 European Championships. Rehbein has lived in Großensee in the Stormann district, Schleswig-Holstein, since 2011. See ehotelat for more about Germany.

Knight Ocko I. (approx. 1345-1391)
Ocko I. was chief of the Auricher and Brookmerland. He was born around 1345 and was chosen to succeed his father Keno I. tom Brok. In the 1370s he was a soldier in Italy, where he was knighted by Queen Joan I of Naples. After the death of his father in 1376, he returned to East Frisia in 1378, which he united for the first time and brought under his rule. In 1391 he was slain near his castle in Aurich.

Herbert Schnoor (born 1927)
Herbert Schnoor was born on June 1, 1927 in Aurich. He was a lawyer, administrative officer and later Minister of the Interior and Deputy Prime Minister in North Rhine-Westphalia. After graduating from high school in 1947, he began to study law in Würzburg and Göttingen in 1948. He completed his legal career in 1957 with the second state examination in law. He also received his doctorate in 1959 from the University of Göttingen. He then worked in various functions in the administration of Lower Saxony. He then worked for a short time in the Federal Ministry of Health, where he was promoted to the senior government council. In 1964 Schnoor changed to the administrative service of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Here he was made ministerial director until 1969. Schnoor joined the SPD in 1965.
Therefore, in 1970, he became State Secretary in the government of Heinz Kühn in the Ministry of Science and Research, which was led by the later Prime Minister and Federal President Johannes Rau. On June 4, 1975, Prime Minister Heinz Kühn entrusted him with the management of the State Chancellery. Even after Raus was elected Prime Minister in 1978, he remained in his position as head of the State Chancellery. After the state elections in 1980 he was appointed Minister of the Interior on June 4, 1980, and on May 1, 1988, he also took over the post of Deputy Prime Minister.

Cirk Heinrich Stürenburg (1798-1858)
Cirk Heinrich Stürenburg was born on February 12, 1798 in Aurich. After graduating from high school, he studied law in Göttingen and passed his state examination in 1817. In 1818 he settled as a lawyer in Berum and in 1818 became a notary in Wittmund. In 1825 Stürenburg took over his father’s office in Aurich. He later became president of the East Frisian Bar Association. In addition to his work as a lawyer and notary, he made a name for himself in the field of peatland cultivation. The “East Frisian Dictionary”, which he wrote in 1857, is particularly worth mentioning. He died on January 11, 1858 in his hometown.

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825-1895)
Karl Heinrich Ulrichs was born on August 28, 1825 in what is now the Kirchdorf district of Aurich. Ulrichs was a lawyer, journalist and a pioneer in sexology. He was also the first known fighter for homosexual equality. He publicly acknowledged his own homosexuality, which at the time required unheard-of courage. The German sex researcher Volkmar Sigusch called him the “first gay man in world history.”
Ulrichs died on July 14, 1895 in L’Aquilain, Italy.

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs