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.
Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
(Former Governor of California)

30 July 1947

Thal

Leo

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Composer)

27 January 1756

05 December 1791

Salzburg

Aquarius

Sigmund FreudSigmund Freud
(Neurologist, Psychiatrist)

06 May 1856

23 September 1939

Príbor

Taurus

Franz KafkaFranz Kafka
(Novelist)

03 July 1883

03 June 1924

Prague, Austria-Hungary

Cancer

Erwin SchrödingerErwin Schrödinger
(Physicist)

12 August 1887

04 January 1961

Vienna

Leo

Niki LaudaNiki Lauda
(Former Formula One driver)

22 February 1949

Vienna, Austria

Pisces

Ludwig WittgensteinLudwig Wittgenstein
(Philosopher)

26 April 1889

29 April 1951

Vienna

Taurus

Gustav KlimtGustav Klimt
(Painter)

14 July 1862

06 February 1918

Baumgarten, Austrian Empire

Cancer

Gregor MendelGregor Mendel

22 July 1822

06 January 1884

Heinzendorf bei Odrau, Austrian Empire

Cancer

Joseph HaydnJoseph Haydn
(Composer)

31 March 1732

31 May 1809

Rohrau, Austria

Aries

Wolfgang PauliWolfgang Pauli
(Nobel Laureate in Physics)

25 April 1900

15 December 1958

Vienna, Austria

Taurus

Arnold SchoenbergArnold Schoenberg
(Composer)

13 September 1874

13 July 1951

Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria

Virgo

Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler
(Composer)

07 July 1860

18 May 1911

Kaliste, Bohemia (now Czech Republic)

Cancer

Egon Schiele Egon Schiele
(Painter)

12 June 1890

31 October 1918

Tulln an der Donau

Gemini

Alfred AdlerAlfred Adler

07 February 1870

28 May 1937

Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus

Aquarius

Rudolf NureyevRudolf Nureyev
(Ballet Dancer & Choreographer)

17 March 1938

06 January 1993

Irkutsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Pisces

Simon WiesenthalSimon Wiesenthal
(Nazi Hunter)

31 December 1908

20 September 2005

Buczacz

Capricorn

Rainer Maria RilkeRainer Maria Rilke
(Poet & Novelist)

04 December 1875

29 December 1926

Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary

Sagittarius

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

29 September 1881

10 October 1973

Lviv, Ukraine

Libra

Friedensreich HundertwasserFriedensreich Hundertwasser
(Architect)

15 December 1928

19 February 2000

Vienna

Sagittarius

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

21 December 1918

14 June 2007

Sankt Andrä-Wördern near Vienna, German Austria

Sagittarius

Anton BrucknerAnton Bruckner
(Composer)

04 September 1824

11 October 1896

Ansfelden

Virgo

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
(Physicist)

20 February 1844

05 September 1906

Vienna

Pisces

Alban BergAlban Berg
(Composer)

09 February 1885

24 December 1935

Vienna

Aquarius

Martin BuberMartin Buber
(Philosopher)

08 February 1878

13 June 1965

Vienna

Aquarius

Wolfgang PuckWolfgang Puck
(Chef, Restaurateur)

08 July 1949

Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria

Cancer

Konrad LorenzKonrad Lorenz
(Zoologist)

07 November 1903

27 February 1989

Vienna

Scorpio

Anton WebernAnton Webern
(Music Composer)

03 December 1883

15 September 1945

Vienna, Austria

Sagittarius

Heinrich HarrerHeinrich Harrer
(Mountaineer)

06 July 1912

07 January 2006

Hüttenberg, Austria

Cancer

Ernst MachErnst Mach
(Physicist)

18 February 1838

19 February 1916

Brno, Czech Republic

Aquarius

Oskar Werner Oskar Werner
(Actor)

13 November 1922

23 October 1984

Vienna, Austria

Scorpio

Fred ZinnemannFred Zinnemann
(Film Director)

29 April 1907

14 March 1997

Rzeszów, Austria-Hungary

Taurus

Hans AspergerHans Asperger
(Paediatrician)

18 February 1906

21 October 1980

Vienna

Aquarius

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

18 December 1863

28 June 1914

Graz

Sagittarius

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

16 September 1893

22 October 1986

Budapest, Austria-Hungary

Virgo

Christian DopplerChristian Doppler
(Mathematician & Physicist)

29 November 1803

17 March 1853

Salzburg, Austria

Sagittarius

Karl von FrischKarl von Frisch
(Ethologist)

20 November 1886

12 June 1982

Vienna, Austria

Scorpio

Walter KohnWalter Kohn
(Physicist and Chemist)

09 March 1923

19 April 2016

Vienna, Austria

Pisces

Theodor BillrothTheodor Billroth
(Surgeon)

26 April 1829

06 February 1894

Bergen auf Rügen

Taurus

Friedrich von AmerlingFriedrich von Amerling
(Portrait Painter)

14 April 1803

14 January 1887

Vienna

Aries

Róbert BárányRóbert Bárány
(Otologist)

22 April 1876

08 April 1936

Vienna, Austria

Taurus

Franz Peter Schubert Franz Peter Schubert
(Composer)

31 January 1797

19 November 1828

Alsergrund, Vienna, Austria

Aquarius

Gyorgy LigetiGyorgy Ligeti
(Composer)

28 May 1923

12 June 2006

Târna(veni

Gemini

Anton HausAnton Haus
(Naval officer)

13 June 1851

08 February 1917

Tolmin

Gemini

Karl HerzfeldKarl Herzfeld
(Physicist)

24 February 1892

03 June 1978

Vienna

Pisces

Friedrich von HayekFriedrich von Hayek
(Economist)

08 May 1899

23 March 1992

Vienna, Austria

Taurus

Christoph WaltzChristoph Waltz
(Actor, Director)

04 October 1956

Vienna

Libra

Franz SchubertFranz Schubert
(Composer, Pianist)

31 January 1797

19 November 1828

Vienna

Aquarius

Conchita WurstConchita Wurst
(Singer, Model)

06 November 1988

Gmunden

Scorpio

Ferdinand II, Holy Roman EmperorFerdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor

09 July 1578

15 February 1637

Graz

Cancer

Boris KodjoeBoris Kodjoe
(Actor, Television actor, Model)

08 March 1973

Vienna

Pisces

David AlabaDavid Alaba
(Association football player)

24 June 1992

Vienna

Cancer

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

26 March 1905

02 September 1997

Vienna

Aries

Ferdinand PorscheFerdinand Porsche
(Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor)

03 September 1875

30 January 1951

Liberec

Virgo

Friedrich MandlFriedrich Mandl
(entrepreneur)

09 February 1900

08 September 1977

Vienna

Aquarius

Joseph SchumpeterJoseph Schumpeter
(Economist, Professor, Book collector)

08 February 1883

08 January 1950

Třešť

Aquarius

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

20 April 1969

Salzburg

Aries

Alois BrunnerAlois Brunner
(Military personnel, Torturer)

08 April 1912

22 April 2017

Deutsch Kaltenbrunn

Aries

Mick BlueMick Blue
(Pornographic actor)

09 September 1976

Graz

Virgo

Maximilian I of MexicoMaximilian I of Mexico
(Monarch)

06 July 1832

19 June 1867

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

Cancer

Otto SkorzenyOtto Skorzeny
(Officer)

12 June 1908

06 July 1975

Vienna

Gemini

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

27 November 1974

Linz

Sagittarius

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

23 March 1942

Munich

Aries

Otto von HabsburgOtto von Habsburg
(Politician)

20 November 1912

04 July 2011

Reichenau an der Rax

Scorpio

Edmund HusserlEdmund Husserl
(Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher)

08 April 1859

27 April 1938

Prostějov

Aries

Jack UnterwegerJack Unterweger
(writer, serial killer)

16 August 1950

29 June 1994

Judenburg

Leo

John BannerJohn Banner
(Actor, Television actor)

28 January 1910

28 January 1973

Vienna

Aquarius

Christian FuchsChristian Fuchs
(Association football player)

07 April 1986

Neunkirchen

Aries

Herbert von KarajanHerbert von Karajan
(Conductor, Music director)

05 April 1908

16 July 1989

Salzburg

Aries

Ernst KaltenbrunnerErnst Kaltenbrunner
(Politician, Lawyer, Officer)

04 October 1903

16 October 1946

Ried im Innkreis

Libra

Toto WolffToto Wolff
(Racecar driver)

12 January 1972

Vienna

Capricorn

Dietrich MateschitzDietrich Mateschitz
(Entrepreneur)

20 May 1944

Sankt Marein im Mürztal

Taurus

Arthur Seyss-InquartArthur Seyss-Inquart
(Politician, Lawyer, Jurist)

22 July 1892

16 October 1946

Stonařov

Cancer

Ferdinand I of AustriaFerdinand I of Austria
(Politician)

19 April 1793

29 June 1875

Vienna

Aries

Marc JankoMarc Janko
(Association football player)

25 June 1983

Vienna

Cancer

Franz StanglFranz Stangl
(Police officer, Officer)

26 March 1908

28 June 1971

Altmünster

Aries

Rudolf II, Holy Roman EmperorRudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Politician)

18 July 1552

20 January 1612

Vienna

Cancer

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Writer, Historian, Educationist, Philosopher, Literary critic, Anthropologist)

04 September 1926

02 December 2002

Vienna

Virgo

Turhan BeyTurhan Bey
(Actor, Television actor)

30 March 1922

30 September 2012

Vienna

Aries

Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
(Architect)

10 December 1870

23 August 1933

Brno, Czech Republic

Sagittarius

Joe ZawinulJoe Zawinul
(Pianist, Organist, Composer, Jazz musician, Musician)

07 July 1932

11 September 2007

Vienna

Cancer

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

25 September 1913

12 December 2001

Vienna

Libra

Paul FeyerabendPaul Feyerabend
(Philosopher, University teacher)

13 January 1924

11 February 1994

Vienna

Capricorn

Klaus Maria BrandauerKlaus Maria Brandauer
(Film director, University teacher, Stage actor, Film actor)

22 June 1943

Bad Aussee

Cancer

Odilo GlobocnikOdilo Globocnik
(Politician)

21 April 1904

31 May 1945

Trieste

Taurus

Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
(Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University teacher)

01 March 1886

22 February 1980

Pöchlarn

Pisces

Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
(Sociologist, Theologian, University teacher)

17 March 1929

Vienna

Pisces

Curd JürgensCurd Jürgens
(Film director, Stage actor, Film actor)

13 December 1915

18 June 1982

Solln

Sagittarius

Albert GöringAlbert Göring
(Mechanical engineer)

09 March 1895

20 December 1966

Friedenau

Pisces

Fritz KreislerFritz Kreisler
(Composer, Violinist)

02 February 1875

29 January 1962

Vienna

Aquarius

Julius Wagner-JaureggJulius Wagner-Jauregg
(Physician, Politician, Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Professor)

07 March 1857

27 September 1940

Wels

Pisces

Jörg HaiderJörg Haider
(Politician, Businessperson)

26 January 1950

11 October 2008

Bad Goisern

Aquarius

Engelbert DollfussEngelbert Dollfuss
(Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer)

04 October 1892

25 July 1934

Texingtal

Libra

Stefan SagmeisterStefan Sagmeister
(designer, typographer, graphic designer)

06 August 1962

Bregenz

Leo

Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
(Writer, Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist)

28 August 1903

13 March 1990

Vienna

Virgo

Roland RatzenbergerRoland Ratzenberger
(Formula One driver)

04 July 1960

30 April 1994

Salzburg

Cancer

Gustav SchwarzeneggerGustav Schwarzenegger

17 August 1907

01 December 1972

Austria-Hungary

Leo

FalcoFalco
(Musician)

19 February 1957

06 February 1998

Vienna, Austria

Aquarius

Thomas BernhardThomas Bernhard
(Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter, Poet)

09 February 1931

12 February 1989

Heerlen

Aquarius

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