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Archduke Franz Ferdinand
(The person whose assassination sparked the First World War)
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 18, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 28, 1914
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the eldest son of Archduke Karl Ludwig, was the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. He was also the inspector general of the Austro-Hungarian army. His assassination by Young Bosnia member Gavrilo Princip triggered Austria’s conflict with Serbia, leading to World War I.
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Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: July 9, 1578
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 15, 1637

Ferdinand II was the Holy Roman Emperor from 1619 to1637. He was a member of the House of Habsburg and the son of Archduke Charles II of Inner Austria and Maria of Bavaria. A zealous Catholic, he wanted to restore the Catholic Church as the only religion in the empire, a move that earned him the ire of Protestant groups. 

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Helmut Marko
(Retired Austrian Formula One Racing Driver and Head Advisor for 'Red Bull')
Helmut Marko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus

Retired Austrian Formula One racer Helmut Marko most notably won the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans. He lost his left eye during the 1972 French Grand Prix. He now serves as the advisor of the Red Bull GmbH Formula One teams and heads the driver development program of Red Bull.

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Roman von Ungern-Sternberg
(Russian Military Personnel)
Roman von Ungern-Sternberg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 15, 1921

Russian baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg gained fame as an anticommunist general during the Russian Civil War. Also known as the Mad Baron for his cruelty toward his enemies, he had converted to Buddhism but retained strains of Christianity in his faith. He was eventually executed by a firing squad.

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Inge Morath
(Austrian Photographer)
Inge Morath
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 30, 2002
 6 
Marisa Mell
(Austrian Actress)
Marisa Mell
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Birthdate: February 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 16, 1992
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Archduke Otto of Austria
(Archduke of Austria)
Archduke Otto of Austria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 21, 1865
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 1, 1906
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Mick Blue
(Austrian Pornographic Actor & Director)
Mick Blue
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo

An award-winning adult film star, Austrian actor Mick Blue hails from Graz, the same region of Austria that produced stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger. Married to porn star Anikka Albrite, he is now focusing on his racing career and wishes to compete in the IndyCar Series.

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Prince Louis of Battenberg
(Admiral)
Prince Louis of Battenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 24, 1854
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 11, 1921
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Sebastian Prödl
(Austrian Retired Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Sebastian Prödl
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini

Sebastian Prödl is an Austrian retired football player who played for the Austrian national football team from 2007 to 2018, during which he represented his country in important tournaments like the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship. Sebastian Prödl also played for popular clubs like Sturm Graz and Werder Bremen.

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Karl Böhm
(Conductor, Music director)
Karl Böhm
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Birthdate: August 28, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 14, 1981
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Valentino Lazaro
(Austrian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder and Defender)
Valentino Lazaro
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries

Valentino Lazaro is an Austrian football player who currently plays for the Austrian national football team as a midfielder and defender. He is best known for his association with the Red Bull Salzburg from 2012 to 2017, during which he helped them win many Austrian Bundesliga and Austrian Cup titles.

 13 
Walter Wolf
(Businessperson, Engineer)
Walter Wolf
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
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Eduard Roschmann
(Austrian Nazi SS-Obersturmführer)
Eduard Roschmann
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 8, 1977
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Countess Georgina von Wilczek
(Princess)
Countess Georgina von Wilczek
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 18, 1989
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Heinz Fischer
(Politician, Jurist, University teacher)
Heinz Fischer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra

Austrian politician Heinz Fischer has not just served as the president of his country but has also presided over the National Council. While he initially studied law and also taught political science, he later represented the Social Democratic Party and eventually became an independent politician.

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Margarita of Austria
(Queen consort of Spain and Portugal)
Margarita of Austria
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Birthdate: December 25, 1584
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 3, 1611

The daughter of Austria’s Archduke Charles II and Mary Anna of Bavaria, Margaret of Austria Queen of Spain, later became the queen of Spain and Portugal by virtue of her marriage to King Philip III of Spain, who was also Philip II of Portugal, Naples, Sicily, and Sardinia.

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Manfred Hoeberl
(Austrian Former Strongman)
Manfred Hoeberl
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Michael Gregoritsch
(Austrian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder and Striker)
Michael Gregoritsch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries

Michael Gregoritsch is an Austrian football player who currently plays for the Austria national football team and SC Freiburg. He has also played for other popular clubs like FC Augsburg and Kapfenberger SV. A versatile player, Michael Gregoritsch can play as a striker or midfielder.

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Robert Stolz
(Conductor)
Robert Stolz
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 27, 1975
 21 
Georg Friedrich Haas
(Composer)
Georg Friedrich Haas
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
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Susanne Wenger
(Artist, illustrator, comics artist)
Susanne Wenger
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Birthdate: July 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 12, 2009
 23 
August Meyszner
(Military personnel, Politician)
August Meyszner
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 24, 1947
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Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria
(Politician)
Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria
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Birthdate: October 7, 1589
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 1, 1631

Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria was a well-educated woman and grew up appreciating art and culture. The wife of Grand Duke Cosimo II de Medici, she also had a palace of her own, the Poggio Imperiale. Following Cosimo’s death, she and her mother-in-law, Christine of Lorraine, served as regents.

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Vincenz Liechtenstein
(Politician)
Vincenz Liechtenstein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 14, 2008
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Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach
(Austrian Architect)
Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 20, 1656
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 5, 1723

The Baroque architecture of Austrian architect, sculptor, and architectural-historian Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, who penned the influential book titled A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture, greatly influenced the Habsburg Empire and shaped the architectural tastes of Austrian aristocracy for decades. Two of his major works include the Austrian National Library in Vienna, and the Holy Trinity Church in Salzburg.

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Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland
(Queen)
Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland
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Birthdate: August 16, 1573
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 10, 1598
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Constance of Austria
(Queen)
Constance of Austria
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Birthdate: December 24, 1588
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 10, 1631
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Michael Gspurning
(Retired Austrian Football Player Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Michael Gspurning
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus

Retired Austrian footballer Michael Gspurning, who began his youth career with Austria Wien, later came to be known as a prominent goalkeeper for teams such as Schalke 04 and Union Berlin. While representing the team Skoda Xanthi, he earned the nickname Cerberus. He has also worked as a football expert on TV channels.

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Leonore Gewessler
(Politician)
Leonore Gewessler
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Michael Glawogger
(Film Director)
Michael Glawogger
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Birthdate: December 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 22, 2014
 32 
Getty Kaspers
(Singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest 1975 with the song Ding-a-dong)
Getty Kaspers
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Leopold Auenbrugger
(Physician)
Leopold Auenbrugger
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 19, 1722
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 17, 1809
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Jakob Jantscher
(Austrian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger / Striker)
Jakob Jantscher
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Wilhelm Blaschke
(Austrian Mathematician)
Wilhelm Blaschke
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 13, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 17, 1962

Born to a mathematician, Wilhelm Blaschke followed in his father’s footsteps and revolutionized the field of differential and integral geometry. A math professor, he worked extensively on kinematic mapping and is remembered for his iconic works such as Circle and Sphere and Foundations of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

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Hellmut Federhofer
(Musicologist)
Hellmut Federhofer
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Birthdate: August 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 1, 2014
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Anton Rintelen
(Jurist)
Anton Rintelen
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 15, 1876
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 28, 1946
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Karl von Stürgkh
(Prime minister)
Karl von Stürgkh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 30, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 21, 1916
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Trude Marlen
(Actress)
Trude Marlen
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Birthdate: November 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 9, 2005
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Maximilian, count von Trauttmansdorff
(Statesman)
Maximilian, count von Trauttmansdorff
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 23, 1584
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 8, 1650
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Hannes Stelzer
(Film actor)
Hannes Stelzer
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Birthdate: June 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 27, 1944
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Rudolf Lenz
(Actor)
Rudolf Lenz
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Birthdate: May 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 12, 1987
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Doris Kirchner
(Actress)
Doris Kirchner
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Birthdate: May 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 26, 2015
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Lukas Ortner
(German YouTube Gamer)
Lukas Ortner
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: December 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Menna Ismail
(Egypt YouTube Star)
Menna Ismail
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: October 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
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Manuel Bechter
(Austrian Instagram Star)
Manuel Bechter
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Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: December 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Joshua Monis
(Austrian TikTok Star)
Joshua Monis
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Birthdate: March 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces