Famous People From Austria
Whether you have a fascination for the alpine mountains or are interested in imperial architecture or are allured by the fusion of historic sites and contemporary landscapes, Austria has it all. A parliamentary representative democracy comprising of nine federal states, Austria is ruled by the Federal President who is also the head of the state. Since the early times, Austria has had numerous nationals who took up leadership position and guided the country towards modernization and advancement. It is for these efficient working and talented bunch of leaders that Austria today is one of the richest countries in the world with a per capita GDP of $52,216. The country has a high standard of living and ranks at the 21st position in the human development index. Much of this has been due to its highly efficient leaders. Some of the popular Austrian leaders include Franz Jonas, Bruno Kreisky, Rudolf Kirchschläger, Kurt Waldheim, Barbara Prammer, and so on. Heinz Fischer is the incumbent President of Austria. He has constantly committed himself to the welfare state and Austrian neutrality. Know more about the life and works of famous Austrian leaders.
Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
20 April 1889
Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of
Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California

Marie AntoinetteMarie Antoinette
02 November 1755
Queen of France

Maria TheresaMaria Theresa
13 May 1717
Queen regnant

Klemens von MetternichKlemens von Metternich
15 May 1773
Former Chancellor of Germany

Kurt WaldheimKurt Waldheim
21 December 1918
Former President of Austria & UN Secretary General
Arthur Seyss-InquartArthur Seyss-Inquart
22 July 1892
War Criminal

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Archduke Franz Ferdinand
18 December 1863
The person whose assassination sparked the First

Amon GoethAmon Goeth
11 December 1908
World War II Nazi Officer

Anton HausAnton Haus
13 June 1851
Naval officer
Sebastian KurzSebastian Kurz
27 August 1986
Politician

Leopold I, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
09 June 1640
Composer
Ferdinand II, Holy Roman EmperorFerdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor
09 July 1578
 

Rudolf II, Holy Roman EmperorRudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
18 July 1552
Politician

Otto of GreeceOtto of Greece
01 June 1815
King
Engelbert DollfussEngelbert Dollfuss
04 October 1892
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

Matthias, Holy Roman EmperorMatthias, Holy Roman Emperor
24 February 1557
 
Joseph I, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
26 July 1678
Composer

Kurt SchuschniggKurt Schuschnigg
14 December 1897
Politician

Saint FlorianSaint Florian
0250 AD
Saint
Jörg HaiderJörg Haider
26 January 1950
Politician, Businessperson

Alcide De GasperiAlcide De Gasperi
03 April 1881
prime minister,politician
Karl RadekKarl Radek
31 October 1885
Politician, University teacher, Journalist

Heinz-Christian StracheHeinz-Christian Strache
12 June 1969
Politician, Dental technician

Joseph Radetzky von RadetzJoseph Radetzky von Radetz
02 November 1766
Military personnel

Albert II of GermanyAlbert II of Germany
10 August 1397
politician
Karl LuegerKarl Lueger
24 October 1844
Politician, Lawyer
Odilo GlobocnikOdilo Globocnik
21 April 1904
Politician

Karl RennerKarl Renner
14 December 1870
Politician, Librarian, Diplomat, Lawyer

Bruno KreiskyBruno Kreisky
22 January 1911
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

Ottokar II of BohemiaOttokar II of Bohemia
1233 AD
King
Franz Josef PoppFranz Josef Popp
14 January 1886
Engineer, Manager, Entrepreneur

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Christoph SchönbornChristoph Schönborn
22 January 1945
Catholic priest, Theologian, Writer, University

Karl Philipp, Prince of SchwarzenbergKarl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg
18 April 1771
Field Marshal

Heinz FischerHeinz Fischer
09 October 1938
Politician, Jurist, University teacher

Wilhelm MiklasWilhelm Miklas
15 October 1872
President of Austria
Wolfgang SchüsselWolfgang Schüssel
07 June 1945
Politician

Alfred RedlAlfred Redl
14 March 1864
Military Officer
Alfred GusenbauerAlfred Gusenbauer
08 February 1960
Austrian Politician

Werner FaymannWerner Faymann
04 May 1960
Politician

Thomas KlestilThomas Klestil
04 November 1932
Diplomat, President
Arnold DeutschArnold Deutsch
1904 AD
chemist

Rudolf KirchschlägerRudolf Kirchschläger
20 March 1915
Diplomat
Józef Antoni PoniatowskiJózef Antoni Poniatowski
1763 AD
General

Franz Graf Conrad von HötzendorfFranz Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf
11 November 1852
Austrian general

Richard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-KalergiRichard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi
16 November 1894
Politician

Archduke Karl of AustriaArchduke Karl of Austria
11 January 1961