p adler


[ad-ler; for 1–3 also ahd-ler]
The term Adler, the German word for the bird of prey "eagle", is both the last name of many people and an emblematic bird (notably in heraldry, bannistics, numismatics etc.) featured on many blazons since the feudal age, including the present German Bundeswappen and at times on the flags of Austria and Germany.

Adler may also refer to:


Actors, writers and producers

  • Allen Adler, American writer
  • Brian Adler, Canadian media personality
  • Celia Adler (1891–1979), American Jewish actress
  • Cyrus Adler (1863–1940), U.S. educator
  • David A. Adler (born 1947), Writer of children's books
  • Heather Adler (born 1981), Canadian music journalist
  • Jacob Pavlovitch Adler (1855–1926), born Yankev P. Adler, Ukrainian-born Jewish actor and a star in Yiddish theater
  • Jay Adler (1896–1978), American actor in theater, television, and film
  • Julius Ochs Adler (1892–1955), U.S. publisher, journalist, and United States Army General
  • Lou Adler (born 1933), American record producer, manager, and director.
  • Luther Adler (1903–1984), American actor and director on Broadway
  • Margot Adler, (born 1946), author, journalist, Wiccan Priestess and Elder, NPR correspondent in New York City
  • Maurice Adler or E. Maurice "Buddy" Adler (1909–1960), American film producer and 20th Century Fox production head
  • Mortimer Jerome Adler (1902–2001), American aristotelian philosopher, author, and educator.
  • Renata Adler (born 1938), American journalist and writer
  • Sara Adler (1858–1953), Ukrainian Jewish actress in Yiddish theater who made her career mainly in the United States
  • Sonya Adler or Sonya Oberlander (?–1886), one of the first women to perform in Yiddish theater in Imperial Russia
  • Stella Adler (1901–1992), Jewish-American actress and acting teacher
  • Warren Adler (born 1927), American businessman and novelist
  • Walter Adler, German director
  • André José Adler (born 1944), Hungarian-born actor, director, writer and sportscaster for Brazil
  • Franz Oscar Adler (1862-1922), German woodwind instrument maker

Engineers and scientists

  • Andrew F. Adler (born 1986), American biomedical engineer
  • August Adler (1863-1923), Austrian mathematician
  • Darin Adler, software architect
  • Mark Adler, Mars Exploration Rover mission manager, co-author of zlib, inventor of Adler-32 checksum
  • Robert Adler (1913–2007), inventor of the remote control
  • Ronald J. Adler, physics professor and author of Introduction to General Relativity


  • Chris Adler (drummer) (born 1972), drummer of the metal band "Lamb of God"
  • Cisco Adler, the artist featured in all songs of the artist Shawyze
  • Guido Adler (1855–1941), Bohemian-Austrian musicologist and writer on music
  • Frederick Charles Adler (1889–1959), conductor
  • Henry Adler, American drum kit educator, player and actor
  • Kenton Adler (born 1956), Guitarist, singer, songwriter; bagpiper in the Lyon College Pipe Band
  • Kurt Herbert Adler (1905–1988), American conductor born in Austria
  • Larry Adler (1914–2001), American musician, widely acknowledged as one of the world's most skilled harmonica players
  • Mark F. Adler (born 1958), American trumpet player, music arranger, and engraver
  • Peter Herman Adler (1899–1990), American (Czech-born) conductor
  • Richard Adler (born 1921), Jewish-American lyricist, composer and producer of several Broadway shows
  • Steven Adler (born 1965), a drummer for the hard rock band Guns N' Roses
  • Willie Adler (born 1973), guitarist of the metal band Lamb of God
  • Vincent Adler, Hungarian pianist, composer


  • Brigitte Adler, member of the German Bundestag
  • Heinz Adler, German politician
  • John H. Adler (born 1959), New Jersey State Senator since 1992
  • Victor Adler (1852–1918), Austrian Social Democratic leader
  • Randall Adler, Logan County Kentucky 4th District Magistrate (2003–2007)


  • Alfred Adler (1870–1937), Austrian psychologist, founder of the school of individual psychology

Rabbis and theologians

  • Nathan Adler (1741–1800), German kabalist
  • Hermann Adler (1839–1911), Orthodox Chief Rabbi of Britain from 1891–1911
  • Johann Kaspar Adler (1488–1560), also Kaspar Aquila, Caspari Aquilae, real name Johann Kaspar Adler, German reformer
  • Nathan Marcus Adler (ca.1800–1891), Orthodox Chief Rabbi of Britain from 1845–1891
  • Abraham Adler (c.1740-1800), nephew of the Nikolsburg Rebbe and the Hafla'ah (Pinchas Horowitz) sent to spread Chassidus in the Austro-Hungarian empire. Ulitmately settled in present day Borsa, Maramos, Romania.


  • Jens Adler (born 1965), German football player
  • Kim Adler, Professional Bowler
  • Rene Adler (born 1985), goalkeeper for Bayer Leverkusen in Germany
  • Scott Adler International basketball player in Europe
  • Jerry Adler Professional Tennis Player during 1940s and 1950s. Ranked among the top 10 pro tennis players and teachers in the country.
  • Terry Adler Played for the Air Force Academy basketball team


  • Solomon Adler or Sol Adler (born 1936), Soviet spy who supplied information to the Silvermaster espionage ring
  • Jonathan H. Adler (born 1969), Professor of Law at Case Western University School of Law.
  • Rodney Adler - Australian businessman and white collar criminal.

Fictional characters

  • Adler (comics), Luftwaffe pilot turned adventurer, the title character of a comic book series by René Sterne
  • Grace Adler, female lead in the hit TV series Will and Grace
  • Henry Adler, main character in David Wellington's film I Love a Man in Uniform
  • Irene Adler, fictional character featured in the Sherlock Holmes story "A Scandal in Bohemia" by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Wilhelm Adler, main character in Saul Bellow's novella, Seize the Day


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