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Famous Austrians

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - C

  • Marie Antoinette queen of france
  • Ingeborg Bachmann author, poet
  • Ludwig van Beethoven composer
  • Johannes Brahms composer
  • Anton Bruckner composer
  • Archduke Charles of Austria military commander
E - J
  • Elisabeth of Austria ("Sisi") duchess, empress
  • Falco (Johann Holzl) singer
  • Sigmund Freud father of modern psychoanalysis
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe poet, lyricist
  • Eduard Haas III founder pez candy
  • Peter Handke author
  • Joseph Haydn composer
  • Friedensreich Hundertwasser painter, architect
  • Francis Joseph emperor of austria
K - M
  • Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner mountaineer, first woman to officially reach all fourteen eight-thousanders without the use of supplementary oxygen
  • Gustav Klimt painter, illustrator
  • Hedy Lamarr actress
  • Niki Lauda race car driver
  • Ernst Mach physicist, philosopher
  • Gustav Mahler composer
  • Klemens von Metternich statesman
  • Leopold Mozart composer, violinist
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composer
P - W
  • Otto Preminger movie director
  • Joseph Pulitzer publisher
  • Egon Schiele painter
  • Franz Schubert composer
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger actor, former governor of California, USA
  • Johann Strauss (the elder) composer
  • Johann Strauss (the younger) composer
  • Bertha von Suttner author, nobel prize winner
  • Daniel Swarovski founder swarovski crystal
  • the Trapp Family sound of music fame
  • Kurt Waldheim former secretary general united nations, former president of austria
  • Oskar Werner actor
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein philosopher
  • Paul Wittgenstein pianist, arranger

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.