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Northern Paladin
Friday, August 20th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Name one Germanic person, famous or otherwise, whom you really admire and give a reason.

Surely somebody on here must have a Germanic idol.

Personally I admire Nietzsche because he was so much above (intellectually) everyone else around him. I think we should all get acquainted with his ubermensch theory.

I also admire my grandfather Andreas, he was a real man of integrity, in every sense of the phrase.

Bwana Doc
Sunday, August 29th, 2010, 01:04 AM
I admire Goethe, Bach, Beethoven, all the Strausses, Handel, Schiller, Nietsche and Ludwig II and also my father Martin and my grandfather Max--they were both hardworking, honest, Christian Germans.

nordfrisk
Sunday, August 29th, 2010, 01:15 AM
my grandfather was a great man. he lived in frisia and norway and was a sailor and in the navy. a great man and i looked a lot like him.

Plantagenet
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 03:53 AM
Since music is my passion, I will have to say Bach is my favorite Germanic overall, but I also have great admiration for Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner, Schubert, and even some of the older German composers like the baroque Dietrich Buxtehude or the medieval Oswald von Wolkenstein, Walter von der Volgelweide, and Hildegard von Bingen.

Outside of this concise realm there are too many to name.

Mouse Shadow
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 04:00 AM
Sir Isaac Newton! The man is a GOD!!!
:chleading:chleading:chleading

Wittmann
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 04:02 AM
Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel, hero of the Third Reich, and my own personal hero.

http://users.skynet.be/fa101291/personen/foto/rommel4.jpg

SpearBrave
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 06:13 AM
Well all of the people I admire or have admired have been Germanic, but if I had to pick one I would say Herman aka Arminius. He stood up and led the the Germanic people against the largest force in the world at its time. He saved the Germanic people from being romanticized and fought for their freedom. IMO he has to be the most heroic of all Germanics.


Hail Herman
http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac267/sidthekid999/Hermann-bronze-1.jpg

Ediruc
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 06:53 AM
Godfrey of Bouillon.

Rächer
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 07:00 AM
Hermann (Arminius), saviour of Germania , on 9 September in the year 9 during the Teutoburg Battle. Without him no one today would even have botherd with ideas like "Germanic" etc.

thoughtcrime
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 08:27 AM
It's 3 Friedrichs for me:

Friedrich II. "der Große" of Prussia, being pretty much the archetype of a leader. A good general, just and charismatic king and great thinker.

Friedrich III., King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany. His person melds prussian self-discipline and virtue with an open-minded and progresive spirit. That being said, he is something like the ideal human to me. He was a great man and his early death was a true tragedy. When I think of all that's good about Germany, first I think of Friedrich.

Friedrich Nietzsche, the grand philosopher. Few, if any, ever matched his genius in regards of understanding the world. This man has shaped me, his writings influence me every day.

Well, I guess I'll have to name my firstborn son Friedrich ;)

heksemester
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 08:41 AM
All the most admirable persons of history was Germanic, but to manifest my
holy Germanic trinity:

My girlfriend, beloved partner - Most fair amongst Germanic women!
Johannes Sebastian Bach, The master - farther of modern music!
Michael Wittmann, panzer commander - the best there ever was!

But this list could go on for ever and ever...

The Aesthete
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Charles the Hammer who halted the northward Islamic expansion in western Europe

flâneur
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 12:43 PM
Adolf Eichmann.

"To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing.":thumbup

Bittereinder
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 01:18 PM
Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
http://www.southafricanartists.com/Thumbnail.asp?path=/Artists/VDWAL004/Genl.Christiaan_de_Wet__76cmsX58cms.jpg&w=300&h=300

He enabled the Afrikaner Guerrilla war once Scorched earth tactics were employed by the English, he managed to commit two thirds of the expeditionary force of 450 000 to guard duty in block houses across the country, as such he is the father of modern infantry warfare.


Heinz Wilhelm Guderian
http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/gud_99.jpg

He enabled the German war machine with revolutionary Armoured tactics which changed the face of warfare forever, the same tactics was used by the US in the opening of the Iraq war...

Gerhardt Maritz
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 03:55 PM
I admire all of man who feel Germanic and is proud to feel like that, but at this given moment Thilo Sarracen (I hope I have spelled his name right) is my main man. Please forgive me Fuhrer.:D

BritishLad
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 05:33 PM
Difficult but I'm going to go with Cromwell

Mainly because he fought to keep England free from the tyranny of Charles I, I think if I'd lived then I'd be a Parliamentarian instead of a Loyalist.

Unfortunatly when he became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England he was "corrupted by power" so to speak and turned into a tyrannt, the same thing he fought to depose.

Also Boudicca, but I do not know if she is Germanic, if she is then I'm going to say her because she was one of the most famous Ancient British people to fight to defend our freedom from the Romans.

wittwer
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 05:43 PM
The following is just a short list:

1. Johann Goethe
2, Herman Hesse
3. Friedrich List
4. Immanuel Kant
5. Georg F. Hegel

:thumbup

Hrogar
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 05:47 PM
There are a few persons of Germanic origin that I admire.

First off I admire Hermann/Arminius, for his fight for freedom against the Roman invaders. He showed us once and for all how to stand up against danger.

Secondly I admire Friedrich Nietzsche for his exposure of christianity and monotheism, and for showing the illnesses that still are manifest in our society.

I also have high regards for Otto von Bismarck for his political prowess.

Finally I also want to add a living person. I respect Stephen McNallen for the way he advocates Asatru and the way he brings Asatruar together to form a strong answer to existing societal and political forces.

Vignir
Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 05:51 PM
Rudolph Hess

He never regretted his decisions and never gave up...

He was faithful to the very end:thumbup

Thorwolf
Friday, September 10th, 2010, 05:53 AM
If I could pick one , I would say.... Seigfried "fafnir's bane" Sigmundsson.

And of course Rudolf Hess, for the same reasons as Vignir.

BritishLad
Friday, September 10th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Difficult but I'm going to go with Cromwell

Mainly because he fought to keep England free from the tyranny of Charles I, I think if I'd lived then I'd be a Parliamentarian instead of a Loyalist.

Unfortunatly when he became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England he was "corrupted by power" so to speak and turned into a tyrannt, the same thing he fought to depose.

Also Boudicca, but I do not know if she is Germanic, if she is then I'm going to say her because she was one of the most famous Ancient British people to fight to defend our freedom from the Romans.

And Charles Darwin as well since I'm an evolutionist

Erbe
Friday, September 10th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Hermann von Salza,

Carol Magnus,

Barbarossa,

Hitler.

Ullrson
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010, 04:41 AM
1. Herman/Arminius for standing up for his own people instead of being a Roman puppet, and using cunning and courage to achieve freedom.

2. George Washington for personal sacrifice, overwhelming brute strength, honor, and knowledge of political philosophy coupled with realism, which began a return to the ancient ways of our free people, and with the modesty to only serve two terms unlike a certain socialist. I personally consider him to be a demigod or perhaps even a god.

3. Martin Luther for resisting the decadence, corruption, and outright stupidity of foreign prelates. While Christian, his reformations further nordicized christianity and where the first cracks in the facade of the desert faith.

4. Friederich Nietzsche, for saying so many things that I was thinking before I read him, but with far greater clarity, fullness and beauty than I am capable of, and decisievly proving that the Teuton now continues what Hellas started.

5. Sinfjotli the Volsung, for being really tough.

flâneur
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010, 12:27 PM
A five foot tall giant.

Fyrgenholt
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010, 12:40 PM
Also Boudicca, but I do not know if she is Germanic, if she is then I'm going to say her because she was one of the most famous Ancient British people to fight to defend our freedom from the Romans.

There is some speculation that Boudicca and her people may have been Germanic speakers, however this is made in contrary to popular understanding. Commonly, Boudicca is understood as being Celtic and I believe Boudicca, as a name, does indeed derive from a Celtic (Brythonic) root.

Mitternachtssonne
Thursday, September 16th, 2010, 09:57 PM
Zum ersten wäre da Friedrich Nietzsche, aufgrund seiner Weltanschauung.
Was er schon damals über den Verfall der Gesellschaft und diese allgemein schrieb, trifft wohl auf jede Zeit zu.

Und zum zweiten natürlich Joseph Goebbels.
An ihm hat es mich vor allem fasziniert, wie er trotz seiner komplizierten Jugend nicht aufgegeben hat, und für ein hohes Ziel gekämpft hat.

Balders gate
Thursday, September 16th, 2010, 10:34 PM
My most admired germanic person and he was direct descendent to William the conqueror who won the battle of hastings is Robert E Lee, who who was one of the greatest warriors in world history. As general Pickett said himself maybe we came from apes but Robert E Lee came from god himself. He was the one of the most loved generals in world history.Imagine if he had equal forces against the yankees in those battles. The south would of won her independence. The only thing I have in common with him is we were born in the same state Virginia. God bless Lee. This thread brings a tear to my eye.

Amerikanerin
Friday, June 3rd, 2011, 11:15 PM
1. George Washington - the father of my country, who sacrificed both his fortune and his teeth in its service, but who had the humility to step down when needed, the man who warned the new nation against "entangling alliances", and this nation would be much better off if it followed his advice.
2. J.R.R. Tolkien - the Professor, inspired by the ancient Germanic history and linguistics to create a whole new world, noble and exalted, and at the same time so painfully like our own... and a true Germanic, who had both English and German roots and did not lose his pride in one or the other even while the two nations were pounding one another with bombs.
3. Richard Wagner - "the most German of all human beings", a man with a genius as big as his ego, who not only wrote music that raises Nordic pride to the stars, but also took up arms in defence of United Germany in 1848.

Chris Clafton
Friday, June 3rd, 2011, 11:36 PM
One of my professors I had when I was in school was a German, about 60 years old. He told us a story about his parents arriving at Ellis Island and having to go through the process of Anglicization for the surname.

Essentially he was a cheery, bright man, always with a nice smile on his face. He was uncanny at estimating numbers; of course, that was the basis of the class (statistics and probabilities). He had an aura about him; his looks were that of a Nord, most likely Hallstatt (though my classification technique is off for it being newfound).

Anyway he is partially the reason why I have become a member of the this Germanic preservationist site: We need a much higher number of people like him in my opinion!

Northern Paladin
Friday, June 3rd, 2011, 11:37 PM
Richard Henry Dana, my favorite writer.

Kept me from loosing my wits when I was a fisherman.

Norling
Saturday, June 4th, 2011, 01:21 AM
This is a hard pick and the following one would just be one ouf of many:

Carl von Linné

The Aesthete
Saturday, June 4th, 2011, 05:17 PM
Charles the Hammer

Goomer
Sunday, June 12th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Definitely my father. His way of being embodied the positive traits I see in Germanics today. He was an inspiration to all of his children, but got taken from us way too soon:(

As for women? Probably Joan of Arc. That woman had balls of steel:)

Alfadur
Sunday, June 12th, 2011, 11:58 AM
I'll second the guy who named Charles Martell.

As for a Swede I admire, I'll go with tradition and say Karl XII.