List of famous Austrian men with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous People From Austria
What is that one common link that ties Sigmund Freud, Joseph Haydn, Mozart, Gottfried von Einem, Werner Berg, and Arnold Schwarzenegger together? It is their roots. That is right! Best known for its legendary festivals, modern architecture, unique exhibitions, and delightful landscapes, Austria is equally lauded for being home to exceptionally gifted men who have made their country extremely proud with their extraordinary accomplishments. From producing scores of legendary musicians, mathematicians and mavericks to multitude of painters, philosophers and playwrights, Austria has stamped its greatness across the world map, all thanks to its highly-abled sons. It is because of them that Austria is revered as one of the greatest talent-churning nations in the world. So whether you are looking for a dose of philosophy or wanting to soak up some lilting melodies, Austria has everything covered for you. Trail down the timeline, life stories, and interesting trivia and facts of some such famous Austrian men and explore their biographies here.
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Composer)

27 January 1756

Sigmund FreudSigmund Freud
(Neurologist, Psychiatrist)

06 May 1856

Niki LaudaNiki Lauda
(Former Formula One driver)

22 February 1949

Franz KafkaFranz Kafka
(Novelist)

03 July 1883

Gustav KlimtGustav Klimt
(Painter)

14 July 1862

Gregor MendelGregor Mendel

22 July 1822

Ludwig WittgensteinLudwig Wittgenstein
(Philosopher)

26 April 1889

Joseph HaydnJoseph Haydn
(Composer)

31 March 1732

Boris KodjoeBoris Kodjoe
(Actor, Former Model)

08 March 1973

Wolfgang PuckWolfgang Puck
(Chef, Restaurateur)

08 July 1949

Erwin SchrödingerErwin Schrödinger
(Physicist)

12 August 1887

Alois HitlerAlois Hitler
(Adolf Hitler's Father)

07 June 1837

Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler
(Composer)

07 July 1860

Egon Schiele Egon Schiele
(Painter)

12 June 1890

Arnold SchoenbergArnold Schoenberg
(Composer)

13 September 1874

Simon WiesenthalSimon Wiesenthal
(Nazi Hunter)

31 December 1908

Rudolf NureyevRudolf Nureyev
(Ballet Dancer & Choreographer)

17 March 1938

Rainer Maria RilkeRainer Maria Rilke
(Poet & Novelist)

04 December 1875

Alfred AdlerAlfred Adler

07 February 1870

Ernst KaltenbrunnerErnst Kaltenbrunner
(Nazi Leader)

04 October 1903

Hans AspergerHans Asperger
(Paediatrician)

18 February 1906

Friedensreich HundertwasserFriedensreich Hundertwasser
(Architect)

15 December 1928

Ludwig von MisesLudwig von Mises
(Economist, Philosopher, Sociologist)

29 September 1881

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
(Physicist)

20 February 1844

Kurt WaldheimKurt Waldheim
(Former President of Austria & UN Secretary General)

21 December 1918

Wolfgang PauliWolfgang Pauli
(Nobel Laureate in Physics)

25 April 1900

Heinrich HarrerHeinrich Harrer
(Mountaineer)

06 July 1912

Anton BrucknerAnton Bruckner
(Composer)

04 September 1824

Konrad LorenzKonrad Lorenz
(Zoologist)

07 November 1903

Martin BuberMartin Buber
(Philosopher)

08 February 1878

Anton WebernAnton Webern
(Music Composer)

03 December 1883

Alban BergAlban Berg
(Composer)

09 February 1885

Oskar Werner Oskar Werner
(Actor)

13 November 1922

Ernst MachErnst Mach
(Physicist)

18 February 1838

Fred ZinnemannFred Zinnemann
(Film Director)

29 April 1907

Christian DopplerChristian Doppler
(Mathematician & Physicist)

29 November 1803

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Albert Szent-Györgyi
(Physiologist)

16 September 1893

Karl von FrischKarl von Frisch
(Ethologist)

20 November 1886

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Archduke Franz Ferdinand
(The person whose assassination sparked the First World War)

18 December 1863

Walter KohnWalter Kohn
(Physicist and Chemist)

09 March 1923

Friedrich von HayekFriedrich von Hayek
(Economist)

08 May 1899

Theodor BillrothTheodor Billroth
(Surgeon)

26 April 1829

Franz Peter Schubert Franz Peter Schubert
(Composer)

31 January 1797

Friedrich von AmerlingFriedrich von Amerling
(Portrait Painter)

14 April 1803

Róbert BárányRóbert Bárány
(Otologist)

22 April 1876

Karl HerzfeldKarl Herzfeld
(Physicist)

24 February 1892

Anton HausAnton Haus
(Naval officer)

13 June 1851

Gyorgy LigetiGyorgy Ligeti
(Composer)

28 May 1923

Christoph WaltzChristoph Waltz
(Actor, Director)

04 October 1956

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of AustriaArchduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
(Archduke of Austria)

18 December 1863

Conchita WurstConchita Wurst
(Singer, Model)

06 November 1988

Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
(Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Philosopher, Academic, Sex educator, Non-fiction writer, Sociologist)

24 March 1897

Franz Joseph I of AustriaFranz Joseph I of Austria
(Emperor of Austria)

18 August 1830

Franz SchubertFranz Schubert
(Composer, Pianist)

31 January 1797

Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
(Surgeon, Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Physician, Educationist, University teacher, Neurologist)

26 March 1905

David AlabaDavid Alaba
(Association football player)

24 June 1992

Maximilian I of MexicoMaximilian I of Mexico
(Monarch)

06 July 1832

Mick BlueMick Blue
(Pornographic actor)

09 September 1976

Dominic ThiemDominic Thiem
(Tennis player)

03 September 1993

Otto SkorzenyOtto Skorzeny
(Officer)

12 June 1908

Gustav SchwarzeneggerGustav Schwarzenegger

17 August 1907

Otto von HabsburgOtto von Habsburg
(Politician)

20 November 1912

Ferdinand PorscheFerdinand Porsche
(Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor)

03 September 1875

Toto WolffToto Wolff
(Racecar driver)

12 January 1972

Felix BaumgartnerFelix Baumgartner
(Skydiver, Military personnel, Racecar driver)

20 April 1969

Joseph SchumpeterJoseph Schumpeter
(Economist, Professor, Book collector)

08 February 1883

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
(Writer, Translator, Journalist, Playwright, Poet, Literary critic, Historian, Biographer, Novelist)

28 November 1881

Johann Strauss IIJohann Strauss II
(Composer)

25 October 1825

Michael HanekeMichael Haneke
(Film director, Screenwriter, Writer, University teacher)

23 March 1942

Charles VI, Holy Roman EmperorCharles VI, Holy Roman Emperor
(Emperor)

01 October 1685

Edmund HusserlEdmund Husserl
(Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher)

08 April 1859

Dietrich MateschitzDietrich Mateschitz
(Entrepreneur)

20 May 1944

Leopold II, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Politician)

05 May 1747

Roland RatzenbergerRoland Ratzenberger
(Formula One driver)

04 July 1960

Ferdinand I of AustriaFerdinand I of Austria
(Politician)

19 April 1793

Herbert NitschHerbert Nitsch
(Aviator, Free-diver)

20 April 1970

Parov StelarParov Stelar
(Disc jockey, Jazz musician, Record producer, Composer)

27 November 1974

Herbert von KarajanHerbert von Karajan
(Conductor, Music director)

05 April 1908

Josef BicanJosef Bican
(Association football player, Association football manager)

25 September 1913

Leopold I, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Composer)

09 June 1640

Engelbert DollfussEngelbert Dollfuss
(Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer)

04 October 1892