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Famous People From Austria

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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

    Adolf Hitler

    Dec. at 56 (1889-1945)

    BirthplaceBraunau am Inn, Austria

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  • Boris Kodjoe

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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  • Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert

    Dec. at 31 (1797-1828)

    BirthplaceAlsergrund, Vienna, Austria

    Franz Peter Schubert (German: [ˈfʁant͡s ˈpeːtɐ ˈʃuːbɐt]; 31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828)...  more

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  • Franz Liszt

    Franz Liszt

    Dec. at 75 (1811-1886)

    BirthplaceRaiding, Austria, Austria

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  • Christoph Waltz

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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  • Wolfgang Puck

    BirthplaceSankt Veit an der Glan, Austria

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  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette

    Dec. at 38 (1755-1793)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Arnold Schoenberg

    Dec. at 77 (1874-1951)

    BirthplaceLeopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria

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  • Niki Lauda

    Niki Lauda

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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  • Fritz Kreisler

    Fritz Kreisler

    Dec. at 87 (1875-1962)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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  • Anton Bruckner

    Anton Bruckner

    Dec. at 72 (1824-1896)

    BirthplaceAnsfelden, Austria

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  • Frederic Loewe

    Frederic Loewe

    Dec. at 87 (1901-1988)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

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  • Robert Adler

    Robert Adler

    Dec. at 94 (1913-2007)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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  • Ina Meschik

    BirthplaceSankt Veit an der Glan, Austria

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  • BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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  • Anton Walbrook

    Anton Walbrook

    Dec. at 71 (1896-1967)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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  • Max Reinhardt

    Max Reinhardt

    Dec. at 70 (1873-1943)

    BirthplaceBaden bei Wien, Austria

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  • Helmut Berger

    BirthplaceBad Ischl, Austria

    Helmut Berger (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛlmuːt ˈbɛʁɡɐ] (listen); born Helmut Steinberger; 29...  more
  • Georg Trakl

    Georg Trakl

    Dec. at 27 (1887-1914)

    BirthplaceSalzburg, Austria

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  • Ferdinand I of Bulgaria

    Ferdinand I of Bulgaria

    Dec. at 87 (1861-1948)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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  • Amon Goeth

    Amon Goeth

    Dec. at 38 (1908-1946)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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  • Martin Buber

    Martin Buber

    Dec. at 87 (1878-1965)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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  • Ludwig Boltzmann

    Ludwig Boltzmann

    Dec. at 62 (1844-1906)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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  • Otto Hofmann

    Otto Hofmann

    Dec. at 86 (1896-1982)

    BirthplaceInnsbruck, Austria

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  • Carl Djerassi

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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