I am interested in a list of people of public interest living in Germany. The list should contain first name, last name, date of birth. People of public interest are celebrities, famous sportman/ -women, known politicians, etc. In wikipedia I can find many but, I have to search and record manually. Is there a structured list or / API which enables that ?
There is a category called "Deutscher" (German) in the German Wikipedia that is accessible with the help of the German DBpedia and contains more than 191000 pages. You could query DBpedia for pages that have a link to this category with the wikiPageWikiLink relation and filter for living people by looking up if their DBpedia page contains a death date or not, using deathDate.
We found that next to DBpedia there is a commercial site https://www.munzinger.de/ which contains all the data relevant to the question free on their web site and have it accessible.