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Famous People From Austria

Updated June 8, 2017 50.5k views997 items

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.
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  • Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Adolf Hitler

    Dec. at 56 (1889-1945)

    BirthplaceBraunau am Inn, Austria

    Adolf Hitler (German: [ˈadɔlf ˈhɪtlɐ] (listen); 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German... more on Wikipedia

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  • Boris Kodjoe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Austria

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe (; born March 8, 1973), better known as Boris... more on Wikipedia

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  • Franz Schubert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Franz Schubert

    Dec. at 31 (1797-1828)

    BirthplaceAlsergrund, Vienna, Austria

    Franz Peter Schubert (German: [ˈfʁant͡s ˈpeːtɐ ˈʃuːbɐt]; 31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828)... more on Wikipedia
  • Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Franz Liszt

    Dec. at 75 (1811-1886)

    BirthplaceRaiding, Austria, Austria

    Franz Liszt (German: [ˈlɪst]; Hungarian: Liszt Ferencz, in modern usage Liszt Ferenc [ˈlist... more on Wikipedia

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  • Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Austria

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Christoph Waltz (German: [ˈkrɪstɔf ˈvalts]; born 4 October 1956) is a German-Austrian actor... more on Wikipedia

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  • Wolfgang Puck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Austria

    BirthplaceSankt Veit an der Glan, Austria

    Wolfgang Johannes Puck (né Topfschnig; born July 8, 1949) is an Austrian-American chef,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Marie Antoinette is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Marie Antoinette

    Dec. at 38 (1755-1793)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Marie Antoinette (, French: [maʁi ɑ̃twanɛt] (listen); born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna; 2... more on Wikipedia

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  • Arnold Schoenberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Arnold Schoenberg

    Dec. at 77 (1874-1951)

    BirthplaceLeopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria

    Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg (, US also ; German: [ˈʃøːnbɛɐ̯k] (listen); 13 September 1874 –... more on Wikipedia

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  • Niki Lauda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Niki Lauda

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Andreas Nikolaus Lauda (22 February 1949 – 20 May 2019) was an Austrian Formula One driver, a... more on Wikipedia
  • Fritz Kreisler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Fritz Kreisler

    Dec. at 87 (1875-1962)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler (February 2, 1875 – January 29, 1962) was an Austrian-born... more on Wikipedia
  • Anton Bruckner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Anton Bruckner

    Dec. at 72 (1824-1896)

    BirthplaceAnsfelden, Austria

    Josef Anton Bruckner (German: [ˈantɔn ˈbʁʊknɐ] (listen); (1824-09-04)4 September 1824 –... more on Wikipedia
  • Frederic Loewe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Frederic Loewe

    Dec. at 87 (1901-1988)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Frederick Loewe (, originally German Friedrich (Fritz) Löwe German pronunciation: [ˈløːvə];... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Adler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Robert Adler

    Dec. at 94 (1913-2007)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Robert Adler (December 4, 1913 – February 15, 2007) was an Austrian-born American inventor who... more on Wikipedia
  • Ina Meschik is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Austria

    BirthplaceSankt Veit an der Glan, Austria

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  • Franz Viehböck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Austria

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Franz Artur Viehböck (born 24 August 1960 in Vienna) is an Austrian electrical engineer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Anton Walbrook is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Anton Walbrook

    Dec. at 71 (1896-1967)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Adolf Anton Wilhelm Wohlbrück (19 November 1896 – 9 August 1967) was an Austrian actor who... more on Wikipedia
  • Max Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Max Reinhardt

    Dec. at 70 (1873-1943)

    BirthplaceBaden bei Wien, Austria

    Max Reinhardt (September 9, 1873 – October 30, 1943) was an Austrian-born theatre and film... more on Wikipedia
  • Helmut Berger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Austria

    BirthplaceBad Ischl, Austria

    Helmut Berger (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛlmuːt ˈbɛʁɡɐ] (listen); born Helmut Steinberger; 29... more on Wikipedia
  • Georg Trakl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Georg Trakl

    Dec. at 27 (1887-1914)

    BirthplaceSalzburg, Austria

    Georg Trakl (3 February 1887 – 3 November 1914) was an Austrian poet and brother of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Ferdinand I of Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Ferdinand I of Bulgaria

    Dec. at 87 (1861-1948)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Ferdinand I (Bulgarian: Фердинанд I; 26 February 1861 – 10 September 1948), born Ferdinand... more on Wikipedia
  • Amon Goeth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Amon Goeth

    Dec. at 38 (1908-1946)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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  • Martin Buber is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Martin Buber

    Dec. at 87 (1878-1965)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Martin Buber (Hebrew: מרטין בּוּבֶּר‎; German: Martin Buber; Yiddish: מארטין בובער‎‎; February... more on Wikipedia
  • Ludwig Boltzmann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Ludwig Boltzmann

    Dec. at 62 (1844-1906)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (German pronunciation: [ˈluːtvɪç ˈbɔlt͡sman]; February 20, 1844 –... more on Wikipedia
  • Otto Hofmann is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Austria

    Otto Hofmann

    Dec. at 86 (1896-1982)

    BirthplaceInnsbruck, Austria

    Otto Hofmann (16 March 1896 – 31 December 1982) was a German SS functionary during the Nazi... more on Wikipedia
  • Carl Djerassi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Austria

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Carl Djerassi (October 29, 1923 – January 30, 2015) was an Austrian-born Bulgarian-American... more on Wikipedia
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