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

Sebastian KurzSebastian Kurz
27 August 1986
Chancellor of Austria

Maria TheresaMaria Theresa
13 May 1717
Queen regnant

Kurt WaldheimKurt Waldheim
21 December 1918
Former President of Austria & UN Secretary General
Klemens von MetternichKlemens von Metternich
15 May 1773
Former Chancellor of Germany

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
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of AustriaArchduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
18 December 1863
Heir presumptive

Leopold I, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
09 June 1640
Composer

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

Engelbert DollfussEngelbert Dollfuss
04 October 1892
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

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

Kurt SchuschniggKurt Schuschnigg
14 December 1897
Politician

Alcide De GasperiAlcide De Gasperi
03 April 1881
prime minister,politician

Karl RadekKarl Radek
31 October 1885
Politician, University teacher, Journalist
Archduke Charles, Duke of TeschenArchduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
05 September 1771
Military personnel

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

Albert II of GermanyAlbert II of Germany
10 August 1397
politician

Karl LuegerKarl Lueger
24 October 1844
Politician, Lawyer
Bruno KreiskyBruno Kreisky
22 January 1911
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

Ottokar II of BohemiaOttokar II of Bohemia
1233 AD
King
Karl RennerKarl Renner
14 December 1870
Politician, Librarian, Diplomat, Lawyer

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

Karl Philipp, Prince of SchwarzenbergKarl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg
18 April 1771
Field Marshal
Odilo GlobocnikOdilo Globocnik
21 April 1904
Politician

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Heinz-Christian StracheHeinz-Christian Strache
12 June 1969
Politician, Dental technician
Franz Josef PoppFranz Josef Popp
14 January 1886
Engineer, Manager, Entrepreneur

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

Wilhelm MiklasWilhelm Miklas
15 October 1872
President of Austria

Alfred RedlAlfred Redl
14 March 1864
Military Officer
Heinz FischerHeinz Fischer
09 October 1938
Politician, Jurist, University teacher
Thomas KlestilThomas Klestil
04 November 1932
Diplomat, President

Karl SeitzKarl Seitz
04 September 1869
Politician

Arnold DeutschArnold Deutsch
1904 AD
chemist

Rudolf KirchschlägerRudolf Kirchschläger
20 March 1915
Diplomat
Otto BauerOtto Bauer
05 September 1881
Politician

Franz VranitzkyFranz Vranitzky
04 October 1937
Politician

Archduke Albrecht, Duke of TeschenArchduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen
03 August 1817
Military officer

Werner FaymannWerner Faymann
04 May 1960
Politician

Wolfgang SchüsselWolfgang Schüssel
07 June 1945
Politician
Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-RietbergWenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg
02 February 1711
Diplomat

Alfred GusenbauerAlfred Gusenbauer
08 February 1960
Austrian Politician
Franz KönigFranz König
03 August 1905
Cardinal

Victor AdlerVictor Adler
24 June 1852
Politician

Ernst Gideon von LaudonErnst Gideon von Laudon
13 February 1717
Military officer
Friedrich Ferdinand von BeustFriedrich Ferdinand von Beust
13 January 1809
Statesman

Michael HainischMichael Hainisch
15 August 1858
Politician
Ludwig von BenedekLudwig von Benedek
14 July 1804
General

Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-ArgenteauFlorimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau
20 April 1727
Diplomat

Heinrich LammaschHeinrich Lammasch
21 May 1853
Jurist

Ignaz SeipelIgnaz Seipel
19 July 1876
Politician

Leopold BerchtoldLeopold Berchtold
18 April 1863
Politician
Adolf JellinekAdolf Jellinek
26 January 1821
Rabbi

Leopold Joseph von DaunLeopold Joseph von Daun
24 September 1705
General

Baron Alexander von BachBaron Alexander von Bach
04 January 1813
Politician

Ottokar CzerninOttokar Czernin
26 September 1872
Diplomat
Josef KlausJosef Klaus
15 August 1910
Politician

Maximilian Ulysses BrowneMaximilian Ulysses Browne
23 October 1705
Military Leader
Karl WeyprechtKarl Weyprecht
08 September 1838
Explorer

Franz Moritz von LacyFranz Moritz von Lacy
21 October 1725
Military leader

Matthias GallasMatthias Gallas
16 September 1584
Soldier
Franz Anton von Kolowrat-LiebsteinskyFranz Anton von Kolowrat-Liebsteinsky
31 January 1778
Statesman

François Sébastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of ClerfaytFrançois Sébastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt
14 October 1733
Military officer
Józef Antoni PoniatowskiJózef Antoni Poniatowski
1763 AD
General

Melchior KleslMelchior Klesl
19 February 1552
Statesman

Anton RintelenAnton Rintelen
15 November 1876
Jurist and politician
Franz Graf Conrad von HötzendorfFranz Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf
11 November 1852
Austrian general

Ludwig Andreas von KhevenhüllerLudwig Andreas von Khevenhüller
30 November 1683
Field marshal
Johann SchoberJohann Schober
14 November 1874
Jurist

Otto EnderOtto Ender
24 December 1875
Political figure

Count Karl Ferdinand von BuolCount Karl Ferdinand von Buol
17 May 1797
Diplomatist

Ernest von KoerberErnest von Koerber
06 November 1850
Statesman
Karl GruberKarl Gruber
03 May 1909
Politician
Paul Gautsch von FrankenthurnPaul Gautsch von Frankenthurn
26 February 1851
Statesman

Count Richard BelcrediCount Richard Belcredi
12 February 1823
Civil Servant

Joseph Samuel BlochJoseph Samuel Bloch
20 November 1850
Rabbi

Baron Max Hussarek von HeinleinBaron Max Hussarek von Heinlein
03 May 1865
Statesman
Baron Max Wladimir von BeckBaron Max Wladimir von Beck
06 September 1854
Statesman

Joseph Othmar RauscherJoseph Othmar Rauscher
06 October 1797
Archbishop

Count Gustav KálnokyCount Gustav Kálnoky
29 December 1832
Diplomat

Wilhelm von BielaWilhelm von Biela
19 March 1782
Military Officer

Ludwig von CobenzlLudwig von Cobenzl
21 November 1753
Diplomat
Gustav RatzenhoferGustav Ratzenhofer
04 July 1842
Officer

Leopold Hasner von ArthaLeopold Hasner von Artha
15 March 1818
Civil servant
Baron Heinrich Karl von HaymerleBaron Heinrich Karl von Haymerle
07 December 1828
Statesman

Count Richard von Bienerth-SchmerlingCount Richard von Bienerth-Schmerling
02 March 1863
Statesman
Emil SteinbachEmil Steinbach
11 June 1846
Statesman
Richard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-KalergiRichard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi
16 November 1894
Politician