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List of famous people from Austria, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Austria, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Austria you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Austria, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People include everything from Christian Hackl to Robert Stolz.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Austria?" or "Which celebrities were born in Austria?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Austria
Adolf Hitler Died at 56 (1889-1945) Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As ...more

Boris Kodjoe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Austria
Boris Kodjoe age 45 Boris Kodjoe is a German actor.

Franz Schubert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Austria
Franz Schubert Died at 31 (1797-1828) Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert died at 31 but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works, seven complete ...more

Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Austria
Franz Liszt Died at 75 (1811-1886) Franz Liszt is a film score composer.

Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Austria
Christoph Waltz age 61 Christoph Waltz is an German-Austrian actor. He is best known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in ...more

Wolfgang Puck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Austria
Wolfgang Puck age 68 Wolfgang Johannes Puck is an Austrian-born American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and occasional actor. Wolfgang Puck restaurants, catering services, cookbooks and licensed products are run by ...more

Marie Antoinette is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Austria
Marie Antoinette Died at 38 (1755-1793) Marie Antoinette, born an Archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Maria ...more

Arnold Schoenberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Austria
Arnold Schoenberg Died at 77 (1874-1951) Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg was an Austrian composer and painter, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. With the ...more

Niki Lauda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Austria
Niki Lauda age 69 Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda is an Austrian former Formula One driver who was three times F1 World Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984. He is currently the only driver to have ...more

Fritz Kreisler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Austria
Fritz Kreisler Died at 87 (1875-1962) Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler was an Austrian-born violinist and composer. One of the most famous violin masters of his or any other day, and regarded as one of the greatest violinists of ...more

Crystal Klein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Austria
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Anton Bruckner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Austria
Anton Bruckner Died at 72 (1824-1896) Anton Bruckner was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich ...more

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Frederic Loewe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Austria
Frederic Loewe Died at 87 (1901-1988) Frederick Loewe, was an Austrian-American composer. He collaborated with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner on a series of Broadway musicals, including the long-running My Fair Lady and Camelot, both of ...more

Robert Adler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Austria
Robert Adler Died at 94 (1913-2007) Robert Adler was an Austrian-born American inventor who held numerous patents.

Ina Meschik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Austria
Ina Meschik age 27 Ina Meschik is a professional snowboarder.

Franz Viehböck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Austria
Franz Viehböck age 57 Franz Artur Viehböck is an Austrian electrical engineer, and was Austria's first astronaut, and thus titulated „Austronaut“ by his country's media. He visited the Mir space station in 1991 ...more

Anton Walbrook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Austria
Anton Walbrook Died at 71 (1896-1967) Anton Walbrook was an Austrian actor who settled in the United Kingdom.

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Max Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Austria
Max Reinhardt Died at 70 (1873-1943) Max Reinhardt was an Austrian-born American stage and film actor and director.

Helmut Berger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Austria
Helmut Berger age 73 Helmut Berger is an Austrian film and television actor. He is most famous for his work with Luchino Visconti, particularly in his performance as King Ludwig II of Bavaria in Ludwig, for which he ...more

Georg Trakl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Austria
Georg Trakl Died at 27 (1887-1914) Georg Trakl was an Austrian poet and brother of the pianist Grete Trakl. He is considered one of the most important Austrian Expressionists.

Ferdinand I of Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Austria
Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Died at 87 (1861-1948) Ferdinand I, born Ferdinand Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was the ruler of Bulgaria from 1887 to 1918, first as knyaz and later as tsar. He was also an author, ...more

Amon Goeth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Austria
Amon Goeth Died at 38 (1908-1946) Amon Leopold Göth "the butcher of Płaszów" was an Austrian SS-Hauptsturmführer and the commandant of the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp in ...more

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Martin Buber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Austria
Martin Buber Died at 87 (1878-1965) Martin Buber was an Austrian-born Israeli Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction between the I–Thou relationship and ...more

Ludwig Boltzmann is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Austria
Ludwig Boltzmann Died at 62 (1844-1906) Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann was an Austrian physicist and philosopher whose greatest achievement was in the development of statistical mechanics, which explains and predicts how the properties of ...more

Otto Hofmann is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Austria
Otto Hofmann Died at 86 (1896-1982) Otto Hofmann was an Austrian SS-Obergruppenführer and director of Nazi Germany's "Race and Settlement Main Office". Although Hofmann was sentenced to 25 years in prison for war ...more

Carl Djerassi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Austria
Carl Djerassi age 94 Carl Djerassi was an Austrian-born Bulgarian-American chemist, novelist, and playwright best known for his contribution to the development of oral contraceptive pills.

Wolfgang Schneiderhan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Austria
Wolfgang Schneiderhan Died at 87 (1915-2002) Wolfgang Eduard Schneiderhan was an Austrian classical violinist. Schneiderhan was born in Vienna. After briefly studying with Otakar Ševčík in Pisek, he studied with Julius Winkler in ...more

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Arthur Schnitzler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Austria
Arthur Schnitzler Died at 69 (1862-1931) Arthur Schnitzler was an Austrian author and dramatist.

Anton Webern is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Austria
Anton Webern Died at 62 (1883-1945) Anton Webern was an Austrian composer and conductor. He was a member of the Second Viennese School. As a student, significant follower of, and influence on Arnold Schoenberg, he became one of ...more

Klaus Kröll is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Austria
Klaus Kröll age 37 Klaus Kroell is an alpine skier.

Paul Feyerabend is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Austria
Paul Feyerabend Died at 70 (1924-1994) Paul Karl Feyerabend was an Austrian-born philosopher of science best known for his work as a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked for three ...more

Josef von Sternberg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Austria
Josef von Sternberg Died at 75 (1894-1969) Josef von Sternberg, born Jonas Sternberg was an Austrian-American film director. His family emigrated permanently to the United States when he was fourteen, and he grew up in New York City. He ...more

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Erich von Stroheim is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Austria
Erich von Stroheim Died at 72 (1885-1957) Erich von Stroheim is a an actor, screenwriter. film director and film producer.

Edith Porada is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Austria
Edith Porada Died at 82 (1912-1994) Edith Porada was the Arthur Lehman Professor of Art History and Archeology at Columbia University.

Fred Zinnemann is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Austria
Fred Zinnemann Died at 90 (1907-1997) Alfred "Fred" Zinnemann was an Austro-American film director. He won Academy Awards for directing films in many genres, including thrillers, westerns, film noir, and play adaptations. ...more

Walter Slezak is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Austria
Walter Slezak Died at 81 (1902-1983) Walter Slezak was an Austrian-born character actor who appeared in German films before moving to the US in 1930 and featuring in numerous Hollywood productions. Slezak often portrayed villains ...more

Gerda Lerner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Austria
Gerda Lerner Died at 93 (1920-2013) Gerda Hedwig Lerner was a historian, author and teacher. She was a professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a visiting scholar at Duke University. Lerner was one ...more

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Jean Améry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Austria
Jean Améry Died at 66 (1912-1978) Jean Améry, born Hanns Chaim Mayer, was an Austrian essayist whose work was often informed by his experiences during World War II. Formerly a philosophy and literature student in Vienna, ...more

Janine Flock is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Austria
Janine Flock age 28 Janine Flock is a skeleton racer.

Alfred Hrdlicka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Austria
Alfred Hrdlicka Died at 81 (1928-2009) Alfred Hrdlicka was an Austrian sculptor, draughtsman, painter and artist. His surname is sometimes written Hrdlička. After learning to be a dental technician from 1943 to 1945, Hrdlicka studied ...more

Ernst L. Freud is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Austria
Ernst L. Freud Died at 78 (1892-1970) Ernst L.[ucie] Freud was an Austrian architect and the fourth child of Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and his German-born wife Martha Bernays. In honour of his wife Ernst Freud added the ...more

Richard Neutra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Austria
Richard Neutra Died at 78 (1892-1970) Richard Joseph Neutra was an American architect. Living and building for the majority of his career in Southern California, he came to be considered among the most important modernist

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Herbert von Karajan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Austria
Herbert von Karajan Died at 81 (1908-1989) Herbert von Karajan was an Austrian conductor. He was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic for 35 years. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, ...more

Senta Berger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Austria
Senta Berger age 76 Senta Berger is an Austrian film, stage and television actress, producer and author. She received many award nominations for her acting in theatre, film and television; her awards include three ...more

Aribert Heim is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Austria
Aribert Heim Died at 78 (1914-1992) Aribert Ferdinand Heim was an Austrian SS doctor, also known as Dr. Death. As an SS doctor in a Nazi concentration camp in Mauthausen, he was accused of killing and torturing many inmates by ...more

Jack Unterweger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Austria
Jack Unterweger Died at 44 (1950-1994) Johann "Jack" Unterweger was an Austrian serial killer who murdered prostitutes in several countries. First convicted of a 1974 murder, he was released in 1990 as an example of ...more

Maria Leopoldina of Austria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Austria
Maria Leopoldina of Austria Died at 29 (1797-1826) Dona Maria Leopoldina of Austria was an archduchess of Austria, Empress consort of Brazil and Queen consort of Portugal. She was born in Vienna, Austria, as the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor ...more

Guido von List is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Austria
Guido von List Died at 71 (1848-1919) Guido Karl Anton List, better known as Guido von List was an Austrian/German poet, journalist, writer, businessman and dealer of leather goods, mountaineer, hiker, dramatist, playwright, and ...more

Rudolf Kompfner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Austria
Rudolf Kompfner Died at 68 (1909-1977) Rudolf Kompfner was an Austrian-born engineer and physicist, best known as the inventor of the traveling-wave tube. Kompfner was born in Vienna to Jewish parents. He was originally trained as an ...more

Otto E. Neugebauer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Austria
Otto E. Neugebauer Died at 91 (1899-1990) Otto Eduard Neugebauer was an Austrian-American mathematician and historian of science who became known for his research on the history of astronomy and the other exact sciences in antiquity and ...more