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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
Dec. 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
age 45 Boris Kodjoe is a German actor.

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

Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Austria
Dec. 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
age 59 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
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
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
Dec. 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
age 36

Anton Bruckner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Austria
Dec. 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

Frederic Loewe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Austria
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 27 Ina Meschik is a professional snowboarder.

Franz Viehböck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Austria
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
Dec. at 71 (1896-1967) Anton Walbrook was an Austrian actor who settled in the United Kingdom.

Max Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Austria
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
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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

Martin Buber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Austria
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
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
Dec. 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

Arthur Schnitzler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Austria
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 37 Klaus Kroell is an alpine skier.

Paul Feyerabend is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Austria
Dec. 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
Dec. 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

Erich von Stroheim is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Austria
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
Dec. 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
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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

Jean Améry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Austria
Dec. 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
age 28 Janine Flock is a skeleton racer.

Alfred Hrdlicka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Austria
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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

Herbert von Karajan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Austria
Dec. 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
age 74 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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