Ludwig (given name)
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Ludwig is
German name Personal names in German-speaking Europe consist of one or several given names (''Vorname'', plural ''Vornamen'') and a surname (''Nachname, Familienname''). The ''Vorname'' is usually gender-specific. A name is usually cited in the " Western o ...
, deriving from
Old High German Old High German (OHG, german: Althochdeutsch, German abbr. ) is the earliest stage of the German language The German language (, ) is a West Germanic language mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or c ...
''Hludwīg'', also spelled ''Hluotwīg''. Etymologically, the name can be traced back to the reconstructed
Proto-Germanic Proto-Germanic (abbreviated PGmc; also called Common Germanic) is the reconstructed Reconstruction may refer to: Politics, history, and sociology *Reconstruction (law), the transfer of a company's (or several companies') business to a new ...
name ''*hlūdazwiganą'', which is composed of two elements: ''*hlūdaz'' ("loud, famous") and ''*wiganą'' ("to battle, to fight") respectively, resulting the name meaning "famous warrior" or "famous in battle". Ludwig may refer to: In art: *
Ludwig MestlerLudwig Mestler (1891-1959) was an artist in Austria before the Anschluss and then later in the United States. While not a major artist, he was an innovator, creating a new style of watercolor painting. History Ludwig Mestler was born in Vienna on ...
, an Austrian artist noted for his watercolor painting *
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6 May 1880 – 15 June 1938) was a German Expressionism, expressionist Painting, painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge", a key group leading to the foundation of Expres ...
, a German painter and printmaker *
Ludwig Levy Ludwig Levy (18 April 1854 – 30 November 1907) was a German Jews, Jewish architect of the Historicism (art), Historicist school. He designed a number of synagogues, amongst which was the huge Synagogue du Quai Kléber, Neue Synagoge in Strasbourg, ...
, a German architect *
Ludwig Merwart Ludwig Merwart (1 September 1913 – 13 July 1979) was an influential Austrian painter and graphic artist A graphic designer is a professional within the graphic design and graphic arts industry who assembles together images, typography ...
, an Austrian painter and graphic artist *
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ( ; ; born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies; March 27, 1886August 17, 1969) was a German-born American architect. He was commonly referred to as Mies, his surname. Along with Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Frank ...
, a German American architect *
Ludwig Richter Adrian Ludwig Richter (September 28, 1803June 19, 1884), a 19th-century German painter and etcher, who was strongly influenced by Erhard and Daniel Chodowiecki, Chodowiecki. He was the most popular, and in many ways the most typical German ill ...

Ludwig Richter
, German painter In botany: *
Ludwig Reichenbach Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach (January 8, 1793 – March 17, 1879) was a Germany, German botanist and ornithologist. It was he who first requested Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Leopold Blaschka to make a set of glass marine invertebrate model ...
, a German botanist *
Carl Ludwig Blume Title page of ''Collection des Orchidées les plus remarquables de l'archipel Indien et du Japon'' Charles Ludwig de Blume or Karl Ludwig von Blume (9 June 1796, Braunschweig – 3 February 1862, Leiden) was a Germany, German-Netherlands, Dutch b ...

Carl Ludwig Blume
, a German-Dutch botanist *
Carl Ludwig Willdenow Carl Ludwig Willdenow (22 August 1765 – 10 July 1812) was a Germany, German botanist, pharmacist, and plant Taxonomy (biology), taxonomist. He is considered one of the founders of phytogeography, the study of the geographic distribution of ...
, a German botanist In economics: *
Ludwig von Mises Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (; 29 September 1881 – 10 October 1973) was an Austrian School The Austrian School is a Heterodox economics, heterodox Schools of economic thought, school of economic thought that is based on methodological ...

Ludwig von Mises
, an Austrian economist *
Ludwig Roselius Ludwig Roselius (2 June 1874 – 15 May 1943) was a German coffee merchant and founder of the company Kaffee HAG. He was born in Bremen and is credited with the development of commercial decaffeination of coffee. As a patron Patronage is ...
, a German coffee baron In fiction: *
Ludwig Von Drake Professor Ludwig Von Drake is a cartoon character created in 1961 by The Walt Disney Company. He was first introduced as the presenter (and singer of "The Spectrum Song") in the cartoon ''An Adventure in Color'', part of the first episode of ''Wa ...
, character from
Walt Disney Walter Elias Disney (; December 5, 1901December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, writer, voice actor, and film producer. A pioneer of the Modern animation in the United States, American animation industry, he introduced sever ...
's cartoons and comic books * Ludwig Von Koopa, one of the Koopalings from the Mario (franchise), Mario franchise * Ludwig, or Germany in an anime series ''Axis Powers Hetalia'' *Ludwig, the first beast hunter of Yharnam's Healing Church in Bloodborne *Ludwig, the villain of the former Busch Gardens Williamsburg attraction, ''The Curse of Darkastle'' In German nobility: * Ludwig I, Count of Württemberg, Ludwig I, count of Württemberg (1143–1158) * Ludwig II, Count of Württemberg, Ludwig II, count of Württemberg (1158–1181) * Ludwig I, Count of Württemberg, Ludwig I, count of Württemberg-Urach (1419–1450) * Ludwig II, Count of Württemberg-Urach, Ludwig II, count of Württemberg-Urach (1450–1457) * Ludwig IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, Ludwig IV, landgrave of Thuringia (1200–1227) * Ludwig I of Bavaria, king of Bavaria (1825–1848) * Ludwig II of Bavaria, king of Bavaria (1864–1886) * Ludwig III of Bavaria, last king of Bavaria (1913–1918) * Ludwig V (disambiguation), many a prince * Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf, count of Zinzendorf and Pottendorf (1700–1760) * Friedrich Ludwig, Prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen (1688–1750) * Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1877–1892) (also known in English as Louis IV) In literature: * Emil Ludwig, a German writer * Ludwig Bemelmans, an American author and children's book writer and illustrator * Ludwig Thoma, a German author * Ludwig Tieck, a German poet * Ludwig Uhland, a German poet In music: * Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), German composer and pianist * Ludwig Göransson, Swedish composer, conductor, and record producer * Ludwig-Musser, manufacturer of drums and percussion instruments * Ludwig Minkus, an Austrian composer and violin virtuoso * Louis Spohr, Ludwig Spohr (1784–1859), German composer, violinist and conductor In philosophy: * Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian philosopher who contributed several ground-breaking works to contemporary philosophy * Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach, a German philosopher In physics and chemistry: * Ludwig Boltzmann, an Austrian physicist * Ludwig Prandtl, a German physicist * Ludwig Mond, a German chemist In politics: * Ludwig Erhard, a West German chancellor * Ludwig Scotty, president of Nauru * Count Ludwig von Cobenzl, an Austrian diplomat and politician In other fields: * Ludwig Trepte, German actor * Ludwig W. Adamec (1924–2019), American academic and historian * Ludwig Ahgren, American live streamer * Ludwig Aschoff, German physician and pathologist * Ludwig Beck, German general in Nazi Germany, who was involved in the 20 July Plot against Adolf Hitler * Ludwig von Benedek, Austrian general (Feldzeugmeister) of Hungarian descent * Ludwig Binswanger, Swiss psychiatrist * Ludwig Crüwell, German army general who served in the Afrika Korps of Nazi Germany during World War II * Ludwig Fischer (1905–1947), German Nazi lawyer and government official executed for war crimes * Ludwig Gehre, German resistance fighter during World War II * Carl Ludwig Koch, German entomologist * Ludwig Kübler, German General der Gebirgstruppe * Ludwig Leichhardt, Prussian explorer * Ludwig Müller, leader of the Protestant Reich Church * Ludwig Ingwer Nommensen, German Lutheran missionary to Sumatra who also translated the New Testament into the native Batak language. * Ludwig Ortiz, Venezuelan judoka *Ludwig Plagge (1910–1948), German SS officer at Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Majdanek concentration camps executed for war crimes * Ludwig Rödl, German chess master * Ludwig Runzheimer, German Nazi Gestapo officer executed for war crimes * Ludwig Rübekeil, German philologist * Ludwig Schläfli, Swiss geometer who made important contributions to higher-dimensional spaces * Ludwig von Benedek, Austrian general * Ludwig von Erlichshausen, grand master of the Teutonic Knights * Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Austrian-born biologist known as one of the founders of general systems theory


See also

* Ludwig (surname) * Lothar * Louis (given name), alternate version of the name * Robert, name with a similar meaning


References

{{given name German masculine given names