Albrecht Altdorfer (c. 1480 near Regensburg – 12 February 1538 in Regensburg) was a German painter, printmaker and architect of the Renaissance era, the leader of the Danube School in southern Germany, and a near-contemporary of Albrecht Dürer. He is best known as a significant pioneer of landscape in art.
Gregor Aichinger, (c. 1565 – 1628) was a German composer. He was organist to the Fugger family of Augsburg in 1584. In 1599 he went for a two year visit to Rome for musical, rather than religious reasons, although he had taken religious orders before his appointment under the Fugger. Proske, in the preface to vol. 2 of his Musica Divina, calls him a priest of Regensburg, and is inclined to give him the palm for the devout and ingenuous mastery of his style.
John of Austria (24 February, 1547 - 1 October 1578), in English traditionally known as Don John of Austria, and in Spanish as Don Juan de Austria, was an illegitimate son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. He became a military leader in the service of his half-brother, Philip of Spain and is best known for his naval victory at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.
Maria Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen (born 31 January 1926) is the head of the Royal House of Saxony. Born in Schloss Prüfening, Prüfening, Bavaria, Germany as son of Hereditary Prince Frederick Christian of Saxony, Margrave of Meissen and Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis. He married on the 31 January 1963 in Vevey, Switzerland to Princess Anastasia of Anhalt (Born 1940); they have no children.
Alfons Goppel (October 1, 1905 in Reinhausen, near Regensburg - December 24, 1991 in Johannesberg, near Aschaffenburg) was a German politician of the CSU party and Prime Minister of Bavaria (1962-1978).
Thomas Dietz (born May 19, 1982) is a professional juggler from Regensburg, Germany. He is recognized as one of the greatest technical jugglers in the world. He holds various unofficial juggling records and also the world record for juggling a five club cascade for 53 minutes and 21 seconds.
Rabbi Israel Isserlin ben Petahiah (1390-1460) was a Talmudist, and Halakhist, best known for his Terumat HaDeshen, which served as one source for HaMapah, the component of the Shulkhan Arukh by Moses Isserles.
Albert Maria Lamoral Miguel Johannes Gabriel, 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, or legally Albert Prinz von Thurn und Taxis, is a German prince and socialite. He has been listed as the world's youngest billionaire many times since his father's death in 1990. He first appeared on the list when he was age eight. His net worth is estimated at around $2.1 billion (USD) as of 2009.
Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller (4 December 1806 – 13 February 1874) was a German pianist and composer. He was born in Regensburg, Germany. Both his father, August, and his brother, Norbert, were musicians. His father was a musical theater director in Weimar and other Southern German centers. Friedrich studied with Ludwig Spohr and Moritz Hauptmann. After years of studies with Spohr and Hauptmann, Johann moved to Paris in 1832, where he stayed until his death.
Bertold of Regensburg (c. 1220-1272), the greatest German preacher of the later Middle Ages, was a native of Regensburg, and entered the Franciscan monastery there. He was a member of the Franciscan community founded at Regensburg in 1226. His novitiate was passed under the guidance of David of Augsburg; and by 1246 he is found in a position of responsibility.
Franz Gürtner (26 August 1881 - 29 January 1941) was a German Minister of Justice in Adolf Hitler's cabinet, responsible for coordinating jurisprudence in the Third Reich. Detesting the cruel ways of the Gestapo and SA in dealing with prisoners-of-war, he protested unsuccessfully to Hitler, nevertheless staying on in the cabinet, hoping to reform the establishment from within.
Gerhard Aigner (born 1 September 1943 in Regensburg) Gerhard Aigner became in 1989 General Secretary of UEFA The position of the General Secretary was renamed to Chief Executive in 1999. He retired from the post at the end of 2003.
Charles von Hügel, born Carl Alexander Anselm Baron von Hügel 1795-1870, was an Austrian army officer, diplomat, botanist and explorer, now primarily remembered for his travels in northern India during the 1830s. During his lifetime he was celebrated by the European ruling classes for his botanical garden and his introduction of plants and flowers from New Holland (Australia) to Europe's public gardens. Von Hügel was born in Regensburg, Bavaria, on April 25, 1795.
Wilhelm "Willi" Friedrich Weber is the manager of numerous German racing drivers including seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, his brother Ralf Schumacher (until November 2005), Timo Scheider and Nico Hülkenberg. He is also the franchise holder for A1 Team Germany. Willi Weber made himself a name in the motorsport world for discovering and promoting talents like the Schumacher brothers and for being a shrewd negotiator.
Heinrich Vogt was a German neurologist. He published papers on tuberous sclerosis and Batten disease. Later he became a professor of psychiatry and published a handbook on the treatment of nervous diseases. In 1925, he moved to the spa town of Bad Pyrmont, where his interests moved onto balneotherapy. Vogt was amongst the first physicians to study "juvenile amaurotic familial idiocy" (Batten disease). He published two papers on the subject in 1905 and 1911.
Alexander Carl Heinrich Braun (May 10, 1805 – March 29, 1877) was a German botanist from Regensburg, Bavaria. He studied botany in Heidelberg, Paris and Munich. In 1833 he began teaching botany at the Polytechnic School of Karlsruhe, staying there until 1846. Afterwards he was a professor of botany in Freiburg (from 1846), Giessen (from 1850) and at the University of Berlin (1851), where he remained until 1877. While in Berlin, he was also director of the Berlin Botanical Garden.
Anton "Toni" Hackl (25 March 1915 in Regensburg – 10 July 1984 in Regensburg) was a German former Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords during World War II. He was one of the very few Luftwaffe 'first-to-last' experten who survived the whole war, serving from 1939 until 1945.
Albert Maria Joseph Maximilian Lamoral, Prince of Thurn and Taxis, full German name: Albert Maria Joseph Maximilian Lamoral Fürst von Thurn und Taxis was the eighth Prince of Thurn and Taxis and Head of the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis from 2 June 1885 until his death on 22 January 1952.
Erhard Altdorfer (sometimes Erhart Aldorfer) (c. 1480–1561) was a German Early Renaissance printmaker, painter, and architect, who worked as a court painter in Schwerin 1512–1561. Erhard Altdorfer was the younger brother of Albrecht Altdorfer. Most likely, he was trained by his brother and it is believed they started a workshop together in 1506. It is assumed Erhard Altdorfer worked in Austria at the Lambach Abbey, and in St Florian and Klosterneuburg around 1510.