Religions and Their Famous Members Lutherans
A list of famous Lutherans including statesmen, writers, and actors.
RELIGIONS AND THEIR FAMOUS FLOCKS
1. Johann Andrea, German, 1586-1654.
Founded Rosicrucian Society; a secret organization.
2. Louis Agassiz, U.S. (Swiss-born), 1807-1873.
3. Soren Kierkegaard, Danish, 1813-1855.
Philosopher and theologian.
4. Albert Schweitzer, French, 1875-1965.
Medical missionary to Africa, musicologist, organist, theologian, he was an ordained Lutheran pastor.
5. Reinhold Niebuhr, U.S., 1892-1971.
Lutheran pastor and theologian.
6. Jean-Paul Sartre, French, 1905-.
Philosopher, novelist, dramatist, and founder of modern existentialism; like his cousin, Albert Schweitzer, he was reared in the Lutheran faith.
7. Dag Hammarskjold, Swedish, 1905-1961.
Secretary general of the U.N.
8. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German, 1906-1945.
Anti-Nazi leader and martyr, he organized an underground theological school in Germany and was accused of participating in a plot to kill Hitler. He was hanged by the Gestapo.
9. Walter Reuther, U.S., 1907-1970.
10. I. W. Abel, U.S., 1908-.
Labor leader, he was a pioneer in the organization of the steel industry in the 1930s.
11. Eric Sevareid, U.S., 1912-.
Television commentator, news analyst, writer, reporter, editor, columnist.
12. Ingmar Bergman, Swedish, 1918-.
Screenwriter and director.
13. Helmut Schmidt, German, 1918-.
Fifth chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.
14. James Schlesinger, U.S., 1929-.
Economist, energy adviser under President Carter.
15. Max von Sydow, Swedish, 1929-.
16. John Updike, U.S., 1932-.
Writer, he was a deacon in the Lutheran Church.
17. Jean Seberg, U.S., 1938-.
18. Liv Ullmann, Norwegian (Japanese-born), 1939-.
Actress. The Norwegian State Church refused to baptize her daughter by Ingmar Bergman.
19. Margrethe II, Danish, 1940-.
Queen of Denmark.
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