Namesakes

Austrian Chancellors and Presidents: 1 chancellor
(chancellor) Ernst Streeruwitz   1929-  
German Chancellors and Presidents: 1 chancellor
(chancellor) Willy Brandt (a.k.a. Ernst)   1969-1974  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 chemistry, 1 literature, 1 medicine, 1 peace, 1 physics
(medicine) Ernst Chain   1945  
(literature) John Steinbeck (a.k.a. Ernst)   1962  
(peace) Willy Brandt (a.k.a. Ernst)   1971  
(chemistry) Ernst Otto Fischer   1973  
(physics) Ernst Ruska   1986  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 1 actor
Thorsten Kaye (a.k.a. Ernst)   1966-  
Notable Athletes: 1 soccer
(soccer) Ernst Happel   1925-1992  
Notable Filmmakers: 1 director/producer, 1 director/screenwriter
Ernst Marischka   1893-1963  
Wim Wenders (a.k.a. Ernst)   1945-  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 1 biologist, 1 inventor, 1 physicist
Werner von Siemens (a.k.a. Ernst)   1816-1892  
Ernst Haeckel   1834-1919  
Ernst Mach   1838-1916  
Notable Writers: 1 author
John Steinbeck (a.k.a. Ernst)   1902-1968  
Olympic Medalists: 3 bronze, 2 silver, 1 gold
(gold) Ernst Hoppenberg   1900   swimming - 200 m backstroke; swimming - 200 m team  
(bronze) Ernst Schultz   1900   400 m  
(bronze) Ernst Fast   1900   marathon  
(silver) Ernst Wide   1912   3000 m team  
(bronze) Ernst Larsen   1956   3000 m steeplechase  
(silver) Ernst-Joachim Küppers   1964   swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
Pulitzer Award Winners: 1 winner
John Steinbeck (a.k.a. Ernst)   1940   The Grapes of Wrath  
Swedish Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Ernst Trygger   1923-1924