Famous Playwrights from Austria

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
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    Johann Alois Senefelder (6 November 1771 – 26 February 1834) was a German actor and playwright who invented the printing technique of lithography in the 1790s.
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1771-1834)
    • Birthplace: Prague, Europe, Czech Republic, Central Europe, Czechoslovakia
  • Anton Wildgans
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    Anton Wildgans (17 April 1881 – 3 May 1932) was an Austrian poet and playwright. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.
    • Age: Dec. at 51 (1881-1932)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
  • Arnolt Bronnen (19 August 1895 – 12 October 1959) was an Austrian playwright and director.
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1895-1959)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
  • Arthur Schnitzler
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    Arthur Schnitzler (15 May 1862 – 21 October 1931) was an Austrian author and dramatist.
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1862-1931)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Leopoldstadt, Austria
  • Carl Djerassi
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    Carl Djerassi (October 29, 1923 – January 30, 2015) was an Austrian-born Bulgarian-American chemist, novelist, playwright and co-founder of Djerassi Resident Artists Program with Diane Wood Middlebrook. He is best known for his contribution to the development of oral contraceptive pills, nicknamed the father of the pill.
    • Age: 99
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
  • Dimitré Dinev (Bulgarian: Димитър Динев) (born 1968 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian born Austrian writer. He is best known for his play Kozha i nebe (Skin and sky), which controversially won the Askeer prize in 2007.Although born in Plovdiv, Dinev grew up and spent his childhood in the city of Pazardzhik. He attended the Bertold Brecht school of German language until his graduation in 1987. It was here that he discovered and cultivated his love of writing and German literature. Dinev left Bulgaria in 1990 due to the poor economic situation that arose in the country after the fall of the People's Republic of Bulgaria. At this time he migrated to Austria, where he began his new life in ...more
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Plovdiv, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria