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Famous Scientists from Austria

Updated October 13, 2018 4.3k views87 items

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

A list made up of people like Hedy Lamarr and Sigmund Freud.

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

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  • 1
    Adolf von Liebenberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Adolf von Liebenberg

    Dec. at 69 (1851-1920)
    Adolf von Liebenberg, or Ritter Adolf Liebenberg von/de Zsittin (September 15, 1851, Como,... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Alexandra Adler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Alexandra Adler

    Dec. at 100 (1901-2001)
    Alexandra Adler (24 September 1901 – 4 January 2001) was an Austrian neurologist and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Alfred Merz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Alfred Merz

    Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)

    BirthplacePerchtoldsdorf, Austria

    Alfred Merz (24 January 1880 in Perchtoldsdorf, Niederösterreich – 16 August 1925 in Buenos... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Annie Francé-Harrar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Annie Francé-Harrar

    Dec. at 85 (1886-1971)

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Annie Francé-Harrar (* December 2, 1886 Munich, Germany; † January 23, 1971 Hallein, Austria)... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Bruno Bettelheim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Bruno Bettelheim

    Dec. at 87 (1903-1990)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Bruno Bettelheim (August 28, 1903 – March 13, 1990) was an Austrian-born self-proclaimed... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Camill Heller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Camill Heller

    Dec. at 94 (1823-1917)

    BirthplaceTeplice, Severozápad, Czech Republic

    Camill Heller (26 September 1823 – 25 February 1917) was a zoologist and anatomist. Heller was... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Carl Djerassi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Carl Djerassi (October 29, 1923 – January 30, 2015) was an Austrian-born Bulgarian-American... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Carl von Rokitansky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Carl von Rokitansky

    Dec. at 74 (1804-1878)

    BirthplaceHradec Králové, Czech Republic

    Baron Carl von Rokitansky (German: Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, Czech: Karel Rokytanský) (19... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Christian Doppler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Christian Doppler

    Dec. at 50 (1803-1853)

    BirthplaceSalzburg, Austria

    Christian Andreas Doppler (; German: [ˈdɔplɐ]; 29 November 1803 – 17 March 1853) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Clemens von Pirquet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Clemens von Pirquet

    Dec. at 55 (1874-1929)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Clemens Peter Freiherr von Pirquet (12 May 1874 – 28 February 1929) was an Austrian scientist... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Conrad Haas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Conrad Haas

    Dec. at 67 (1509-1576)
    Conrad Haas (1509–1576) was an Austrian or Transylvanian Saxon military engineer for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Count Alois von Beckh Widmanst is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Count Alois von Beckh Widmanstätten

    Dec. at 96 (1753-1849)

    BirthplaceGraz, Austria

    Count Alois von Beckh Widmanstätten (13 July 1753 – 10 June 1849) was an Austrian printer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Edgar Zilsel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Edgar Zilsel

    Dec. at 53 (1891-1944)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Edgar Zilsel (August 11, 1891, Vienna, Austria-Hungary – March 11, 1944, Oakland, California)... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Edwin Ernest Salpeter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Edwin Ernest Salpeter

    Dec. at 84 (1924-2008)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Edwin Ernest Salpeter (3 December 1924 – 26 November 2008,) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Efraim Racker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Efraim Racker

    Dec. at 78 (1913-1991)

    BirthplaceNowy Sącz, Poland

    Efraim Racker (June 28, 1913 – September 9, 1991) was an Austrian biochemist who was... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Emil Lederer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Emil Lederer

    Dec. at 57 (1882-1939)

    BirthplacePilsen, Czech Republic

    Emil Lederer (22 July 1882 – 29 May 1939) was a Bohemian-born German economist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Ernst Mach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Ernst Mach

    Dec. at 78 (1838-1916)

    BirthplaceBrno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

    Ernst Waldfried Josef Wenzel Mach (; German: [ˈɛɐ̯nst max]; 18 February 1838 – 19 February... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke

    Dec. at 73 (1819-1892)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Ernst Wilhelm Ritter von Brücke (6 July 1819 – 7 January 1892) was a German physician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Eugen Sänger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Eugen Sänger

    Dec. at 59 (1905-1964)

    BirthplaceBohemia, Czech Republic

    Eugen Sänger (22 September 1905 – 10 February 1964) was an Austrian aerospace engineer best... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Eugen Steinach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Eugen Steinach

    Dec. at 83 (1861-1944)

    BirthplaceHohenems, Austria

    Eugen Steinach (28 January 1861 – 14 May 1944) was an Austrian physiologist and pioneer in... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Eugene Wigner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Eugene Wigner

    Dec. at 93 (1902-1995)

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    Eugene Paul "E. P." Wigner (Hungarian: Wigner Jenő Pál; November 17, 1902 – January 1, 1995)... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Felix Philipp Kanitz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Felix Philipp Kanitz

    Dec. at 75 (1829-1904)

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    Felix Philipp Kanitz (Bulgarian and Serbian Cyrillic: Феликс Филип Каниц, 2 August 1829 – 8... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Franz Reinzer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Franz Reinzer

    Dec. at 47 (1661-1708)
    Franz Reinzer (1661–1708) was an Austrian Jesuit professor of rhetoric, philosophy, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Fred Singer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Siegfried Fred Singer (born September 27, 1924) is an Austrian-born American physicist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Friedrich Hopfner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scientists from Austria

    Friedrich Hopfner

    Dec. at 68 (1881-1949)

    BirthplaceTrutnov, Czech Republic

    Friedrich Hopfner (28 October 1881 – 5 September 1949) was an Austrian geodesist, geophysicist... more on Wikipedia
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