Famous Austrian Military Leaders

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 1 Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen

Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: September 5, 1771
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: April 30, 1847

Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, son of Emperor Leopold II, was a major force behind strengthening the Austrian army in early 19th century. He is remembered for his exploits in the French Revolutionary Wars. Though initially successful in the Napoleonic Wars, he was defeated in the Battle of Wagram.

 2 Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
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Famous As: Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of Germany
Birthdate: April 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Braunau am Inn
Died: April 30, 1945

One of the most powerful leaders of the 20th century, Adolf Hitler was a German dicator whose policies started the WWII that resulted in the death of millions of people. He had a visceral hatred for Jews and during his regime nearly six million Jews were killed in Holocaust.

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 3 Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
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Famous As: Heir presumptive
Birthdate: December 18, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: June 28, 1914

 4 Amon Goeth

Amon Goeth
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Famous As: World War II Nazi Officer
Birthdate: December 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 13, 1946

Amon Goeth was an Austrian war criminal and SS functionary. During World War II, Goeth served as the commandant of the Płaszów concentration camp operated by the SS. After the war, he was convicted of homicide and was executed by hanging. Amon Goeth was played by Ralph Fiennes in the 1993 epic historical drama film Schindler's List.

 5 Georg von Trapp

Georg von Trapp
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Famous As: Naval officer
Birthdate: April 4, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zadar, Croatia
Died: May 30, 1947

 6 Franz Jägerstätter

Franz Jägerstätter
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Famous As: Fighter
Birthdate: May 20, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sankt Radegund, Austria
Died: August 9, 1943

 7 Franz Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf

Franz Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf
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Famous As: Austrian general
Birthdate: November 11, 1852
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Penzing (Vienna)
Died: August 25, 1925
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 8 Joseph Radetzky von Radetz

Joseph Radetzky von Radetz
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: November 2, 1766
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 5, 1858

 9 Józef Antoni Poniatowski

Józef Antoni Poniatowski
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 1763 AD
Birthplace: Vienna

 10 Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg

Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg
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Famous As: Field Marshal
Birthdate: April 18, 1771
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 15, 1820

 11 Archduke Joseph August of Austria

Archduke Joseph August of Austria
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Famous As: Archduke
Birthdate: August 9, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alcsútdoboz, Hungary
Died: July 6, 1962

 12 István Széchenyi

István Széchenyi
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Famous As: Political reformer
Birthdate: September 21, 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 8, 1860

Remembered as "the Greatest Hungarian,” István Széchenyi was a reformer and author who had initially fought against Napoleon I. He had served as the minister of public works and transport and improved his country’s waterways and roadways. Charged with sedition against Austria’s reign over Hungary, he later committed suicide.

 13 Archduke John of Austria

Archduke John of Austria
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Famous As: Archduke of Austria
Birthdate: January 20, 1782
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: May 11, 1859

 14 Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen

Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen
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Famous As: Archduke
Birthdate: June 4, 1856
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Židlochovice, Czechia
Died: December 30, 1936

 15 Archduke Felix of Austria

Archduke Felix of Austria
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Famous As: Archduke
Birthdate: May 31, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
Died: September 6, 2011

 16 Alfred Redl

Alfred Redl
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Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: March 14, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Died: May 25, 1913

 17 Archduke Wilhelm of Austria

Archduke Wilhelm of Austria
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lošinj, Croatia
Died: August 18, 1948

Archduke Wilhelm of Austria, or Vasyl Vyshyvani, the son of Archduke Karl Stephan, had been a Ukrainian army colonel. He had also served as a spy for the French and the British, against the Nazis and the Soviets. It is believed he was homosexual and a fine poet, too.

 18 Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria

Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria
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Famous As: Archduke
Birthdate: April 13, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 19, 1952

 19 Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria

Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria
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Famous As: Archduke
Birthdate: July 29, 1818
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 20, 1874

 20 Archduke Eugen of Austria

Archduke Eugen of Austria
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Famous As: Archduke
Birthdate: May 21, 1863
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Židlochovice, Czechia
Died: December 30, 1954

 21 Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria

Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria
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Famous As: Archduke
Birthdate: September 5, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Židlochovice, Czechia
Died: April 7, 1933

 22 Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg

Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg
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Famous As: vice-chancellor
Birthdate: May 10, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eferding, Austria
Died: March 15, 1956

 23 Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria

Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Altmünster, Austria
Died: April 20, 1939

 24 Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen

Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: August 3, 1817
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 18, 1895

 25 Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria

Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 2, 1833
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: June 13, 1905

 26 Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria

Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria
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Famous As: Archduke
Birthdate: December 27, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 12, 1915

 27 Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria

Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: May 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: November 8, 1948

 28 Rudolf Carl von Slatin

Rudolf Carl von Slatin
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Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: June 7, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Austria-Hungary
Died: October 4, 1932

 29 Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz

Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz
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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: May 11, 1787
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: March 21, 1862

 30 Ludwig von Benedek

Ludwig von Benedek
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: July 14, 1804
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sopron, Hungary
Died: April 27, 1881

 31 Leopold Joseph von Daun

Leopold Joseph von Daun
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: September 24, 1705
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 5, 1766

 32 Ernst Gideon von Laudon

Ernst Gideon von Laudon
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: February 13, 1717
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madona Municipality, Latvia
Died: July 14, 1790

 33 Matthias Gallas

Matthias Gallas
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Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: September 16, 1584
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trento, Italy
Died: April 25, 1647

 34 Anton Haus

Anton Haus
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Famous As: Naval officer
Birthdate: June 13, 1851
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tolmin
Died: February 8, 1917

 35 Franz Moritz von Lacy

Franz Moritz von Lacy
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: October 21, 1725
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 24, 1801

 36 Maximilian Ulysses Browne

Maximilian Ulysses Browne
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Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: October 23, 1705
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: June 26, 1757

 37 Karl Weyprecht

Karl Weyprecht
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: September 8, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: March 29, 1881

 38 François Sébastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt

François Sébastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: October 14, 1733
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: County of Hainaut, Belgium
Died: July 21, 1798

 39 Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller

Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller
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Famous As: Field marshal
Birthdate: November 30, 1683
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: January 26, 1744

 40 Count Claude Florimond de Mercy

Count Claude Florimond de Mercy
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Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: 1666 AD
Birthplace: Lorraine, France
Died: June 29, 1734

 41 Julius, baron von Haynau

Julius, baron von Haynau
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: October 14, 1786
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kassel, Germany
Died: March 14, 1853

 42 Gustav Ratzenhofer

Gustav Ratzenhofer
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Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: July 4, 1842
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 8, 1904

 43 Wilhelm von Biela

Wilhelm von Biela
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Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: March 19, 1782
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Roßla, Südharz, Germany
Died: February 18, 1856