Famous Austrian Engineers

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 1 Ferdinand Porsche

Ferdinand Porsche
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Famous As: Founder of Porsche Automobile Company
Birthdate: September 3, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Austrian, German, Hungarian
Died: January 30, 1951

Ferdinand Porsche was an Austrian-German automotive engineer. He is credited with founding one of the most popular car companies in the world, Porsche AG. He is also credited with creating the Lohner-Porsche mixed hybrid, the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle. During World War II, Porsche was a prominent contributor to the German war effort.

 2 Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla
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Famous As: Inventor, Father of Radio
Birthdate: July 10, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Austrian, American
Died: January 7, 1943

Inventor, engineer and futurist, Nikola Tesla, is best remembered for his contribution to the development of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. A prolific inventor, he had around 300 patents for his inventions. Even though he earned a considerable amount of money, he had poor money management skills and died a poor man.

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 3 Ferdinand Piech

Ferdinand Piech
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Austrian
Died: August 25, 2019

 4 Hermann Oberth

Hermann Oberth
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Famous As: Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Austrian, Romanian
Died: December 28, 1989

 5 Helmuth Koinigg

Helmuth Koinigg
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Engineer, Sportsperson
Birthdate: November 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Austrian
Died: October 6, 1974

 6 Siegfried Marcus

Siegfried Marcus
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Famous As: Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: September 18, 1831
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Austrian, German
Died: June 30, 1898

 7 Franz Josef Popp

Franz Josef Popp
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Famous As: Engineer, Manager, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 14, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Austrian
Died: July 29, 1954
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 8 Karl Terzaghi

Karl Terzaghi
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Famous As: Mechanical engineer
Birthdate: October 2, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Austrian, American
Died: October 25, 1963

 9 Richard von Mises

Richard von Mises
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Famous As: Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher, Engineer, University teacher
Birthdate: April 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Austrian
Died: July 14, 1953

 10 Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche

Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer
Birthdate: September 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Austrian
Died: March 27, 1998

 11 Hans Ledwinka

Hans Ledwinka
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Famous As: Engineer, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 14, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Austrian
Died: March 2, 1967

 12 Ernst Weber

Ernst Weber
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: September 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Austrian, American
Died: February 16, 1996

 13 Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt

Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: November 14, 1668
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Austrian
Died: November 16, 1745

 14 Franz Viehböck

Franz Viehböck
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Famous As: Electrical engineer
Birthdate: August 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Austrian

 15 Alexander Meissner

Alexander Meissner
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: September 14, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Austrian
Died: January 3, 1958

 16 Philipp Forchheimer

Philipp Forchheimer
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 7, 1852
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Austrian
Died: October 2, 1933