austria Famous Poets from Austria

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

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

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Alexander Lernet-Holenia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Austria
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Alexander Lernet-Holenia was an Austrian poet, novelist, dramaturgist and writer of screenplays and historical studies who produced a heterogeneous literary opus that included poesy, psychological novels describing the intrusion of otherworldly or unreal experiences into reality, and recreational ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1897-1976)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Profession: Poet, Writer

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Anton Wildgans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets 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 ...more

Age: Died at 51 (1881-1932)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Profession: Poet, Playwright

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Archduke Wilhelm of Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Austria
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Archduke Wilhelm Franz of Austria, later Wilhelm Franz von Habsburg-Lothringen was an Austrian archduke, colonel of the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen, and poet. ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1895-1948)

Birthplace: Pula, Croatia

Profession: Poet

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Arik Brauer is an Austrian painter, draughtsman, printmaker, poet, dancer, singer and stage designer. He resides in Vienna and Ein Hod, Israel. Brauer is a co-founder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, together with Ernst Fuchs, Rudolf Hausner, Fritz Janschka, Wolfgang Hutter and Anton ...more

Age: 88

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Profession: Set Decorator, Film Score Composer, Poet, Architect, Singer, + more

Credits: Hundertwasser's Rainy Day

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