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List of notable or famous playwrights from Austria, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Austria and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Austria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Austrian playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Austria is included when available.

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This historic playwrights from Austria list can help answer the questions "Who are some Austrian playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Austria?" These prominent playwrights of Austria may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Austrian playwrights.

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Alois Senefelder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Playwrights from Austria
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Johann Alois Senefelder was a German actor and playwright who invented the printing technique of lithography in 1796. ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1771-1834)

Birthplace: Prague, Europe, Czech Republic, Central Europe, Czechoslovakia, + more

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Anton Wildgans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Playwrights from Austria
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Anton Wildgans was an Austrian poet and playwright. He was born in Vienna, and died in Mödling. His works, in which realism, neo-romanticism and expressionism mingle, focus on the drama of daily life. One of his teachers was the Austrian Jewish philosopher Wilhelm Jerusalem. Wildgans was the mentor of writer Albert Drach. The Wildganshof, a residential development in the 3rd District of Vienna, is named after him. ...more

Age: Died at 51 (1881-1932)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Arnolt Bronnen was an Austrian playwright and director. ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1895-1959)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Arthur Schnitzler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Playwrights from Austria
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Arthur Schnitzler was an Austrian author and dramatist. ...more

Age: Died at 69 (1862-1931)

Birthplace: Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria

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