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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Vienna and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Vienna, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Vienna include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Vienna alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Vienna are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Vienna.

Items here include everything from Billy Wilder to Sigmund Freud.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Vienna?” and “Which celebrities are University of Vienna alumni?”

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Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Billy Wilder Journalist, Film Producer, Screenwriter Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most ...more

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Sigmund Freud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Sigmund Freud Psychiatrist, Neurologist, Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psychoanalysis. Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research ...more

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Robert Adler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Robert Adler Businessperson, Inventor, Engineer Robert Adler was an Austrian-born American inventor who held numerous patents.

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Peter Carl Goldmark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Peter Carl Goldmark Inventor Peter Carl Goldmark was a Jewish German-Hungarian engineer who, during his time with Columbia Records, was instrumental in developing the long-playing microgroove 33-1/3 rpm phonograph disc, the ...more

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Paracelsus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Paracelsus Alchemist, Scientist, Physician Paracelsus was a Swiss German Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and general occultist. He founded the discipline of toxicology. He is also known as a revolutionary for ...more

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Georg Trakl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Georg Trakl Pharmacist, Poet, Writer Georg Trakl was an Austrian poet and brother of the pianist Grete Trakl. He is considered one of the most important Austrian Expressionists.

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Georgie Anne Geyer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Georgie Anne Geyer Journalist Georgie Anne Geyer is an American journalist and columnist for the Universal Press Syndicate. Her columns focus on foreign affairs issues and appear in approximately 120 newspapers in North and ...more

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Tomáš Masaryk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Tomáš Masaryk Statesman, Sociologist, Philosopher Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, sometimes called Thomas Masaryk in English, was a Czechoslovak politician, sociologist and philosopher, who as an eager advocate of Czechoslovak independence ...more

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Kurt Gödel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Kurt Gödel Mathematician, Logician, Philosopher Kurt Friedrich Gödel was an Austrian, and later American, logician, mathematician, and philosopher. Considered with Aristotle and Gottlob Frege to be one of the most significant logicians ...more

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Ludwig Boltzmann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Ludwig Boltzmann Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann was an Austrian physicist and philosopher whose greatest achievement was in the development of statistical mechanics, which explains and predicts how the properties of ...more

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Gustav Mahler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Gustav Mahler Conductor, Film Score Composer, Composer Gustav Mahler was an Austrian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and ...more

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Karl Popper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Karl Popper Philosopher Sir Karl Raimund Popper CH FBA FRS was an Austrian-British philosopher and professor. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century. Popper is known ...more

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Jörg Haider is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Jörg Haider Politician Jörg Haider was an Austrian politician. He was Governor of Carinthia on two occasions, the long-time leader of the Austrian Freedom Party and later Chairman of the Alliance for the Future ...more

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Paul Feyerabend is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Paul Feyerabend Philosopher Paul Karl Feyerabend was an Austrian-born philosopher of science best known for his work as a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked for three ...more

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Otto Preminger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Otto Preminger Theatre Director, Film Producer, Actor Otto Ludwig Preminger was an Austrian American theatre and film director. He is known for directing over 35 feature films in a five-decade career after leaving the theatre. He first gained ...more

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Sam Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Sam Spiegel Businessperson, Film Producer Sam Spiegel was an Austrian-born American independent film producer. He was the first to win the Academy Award for Best Picture three times, and the only one to be the sole producer on all three ...more

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Fred Zinnemann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Fred Zinnemann Film Producer, Actor, Film Director Alfred "Fred" Zinnemann was an Austro-American film director. He won Academy Awards for directing films in many genres, including thrillers, westerns, film noir, and play adaptations. ...more

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Ludwig von Mises is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Ludwig von Mises Economist, Philosopher Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises was a philosopher, Austrian School economist, sociologist, and classical liberal. He became a prominent figure in the Austrian School of economic thought and is ...more

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Haleh Esfandiari is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Haleh Esfandiari Haleh Esfandiari is an Iranian-American academic and the Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Her areas of expertise ...more

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Erwin Schrödinger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Erwin Schrödinger Physicist Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger, sometimes written as Erwin Schrodinger or Erwin Schroedinger, was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental ...more

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Guido Adler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Guido Adler Music critic, Musicologist Guido Adler was a Bohemian-Austrian musicologist and writer.

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Wilhelm Reich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Wilhelm Reich Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich was an Austrian psychoanalyst, a member of the second generation of psychoanalysts after Sigmund Freud, and one of the most radical figures in the history of psychiatry. He was the ...more

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Kurt Waldheim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Kurt Waldheim Politician, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Diplomat Kurt Josef Waldheim was an Austrian diplomat and politician. Waldheim was the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, and the ninth President of Austria from 1986 to ...more

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Regiomontanus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Regiomontanus Mathematician, Astrologer, Astronomer Johannes Müller von Königsberg, today best known by the Latin epithet Regiomontanus, was a German mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, translator, instrument maker and Catholic ...more

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Richard C. Blum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Richard C. Blum Businessperson, Investment Banker, Banker Richard C. Blum is an American investment banker. He is the husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein. He is the chairman and president of Blum Capital, an equity ...more

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Percy Lavon Julian is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Percy Lavon Julian Chemist, Professor, Scientist Percy Lavon Julian was an American research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. He was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine, and ...more

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Theodor von Oppolzer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Theodor von Oppolzer Mathematician, Astronomer Theodor von Oppolzer was an Austrian astronomer and mathematician of Bohemian origin. The son of the physician Johann Ritter von Oppolzer, Theodor was born in Prague. He completed his graduate ...more

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Anton Zeilinger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Anton Zeilinger Physicist Anton Zeilinger is an Austrian quantum physicist who in 2008 received the Inaugural Isaac Newton Medal of the Institute of Physics for "his pioneering conceptual and experimental ...more

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Karl Lueger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Karl Lueger Lawyer Karl Lueger was an Austrian politician, mayor of Vienna, and leader and cofounder of the Austrian Christian Social Party. He is credited with the transformation of the city of Vienna into a ...more

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Michael Häupl is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Michael Häupl Michael Häupl is the mayor of Vienna. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Austria. He is married to Barbara Hörnlein and has two children from his first two marriages.

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Friedrich Hayek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Friedrich Hayek Economist, Philosopher Friedrich Hayek CH, born in Austria-Hungary as Friedrich August von Hayek and frequently referred to as F. A. Hayek, was an Austrian, later British, economist and philosopher best known for his ...more

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Simion Bărnuțiu is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Simion Bărnuțiu Journalist, Philosopher Simion Bărnuțiu was a Transylvanian-born Romanian historian, academic, philosopher, jurist, and liberal politician. A leader of the 1848 revolutionary movement of Transylvanian Romanians, he ...more

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Otto Rank is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Otto Rank Psychoanalyst, Psychologist Otto Rank was an Austrian psychoanalyst, writer, and teacher. Born in Vienna as Otto Rosenfeld, he was one of Sigmund Freud's closest colleagues for 20 years, a prolific writer on psychoanalytic ...more

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Edmund Husserl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Edmund Husserl Philosopher Edmund Gustav Albrecht Husserl was a German philosopher who established the school of phenomenology. He broke with the positivist orientation of the science and philosophy of his day. He ...more

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Helmuth James Graf von Moltke is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Helmuth James Graf von Moltke Lawyer Helmuth James Graf von Moltke was a German jurist who, as a draftee in the German Abwehr, acted to subvert German human-rights abuses of people in territories occupied by Germany during World ...more

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Eduard Albert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Eduard Albert Surgeon, Writer Eduard Albert, was a Czech surgeon, professor and historian.

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Paul Ehrenfest is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Paul Ehrenfest Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist Paul Ehrenfest was an Austrian and Dutch theoretical physicist, who made major contributions to the field of statistical mechanics and its relations with quantum mechanics, including the theory ...more

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Vincenz Czerny is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Vincenz Czerny Physician, Surgeon Vincenz Czerny was a German Bohemian surgeon whose main contributions were in the fields of oncological and gynecological surgery. Czerny was born in Trutnov, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire. ...more

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Elfriede Jelinek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Elfriede Jelinek Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Elfriede Jelinek is an Austrian playwright and novelist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004 for her "musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that, ...more

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Richard Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Richard Kuhn Chemist Richard Kuhn was an Austrian-German biochemist and Nobel laureate.

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Stefan Zweig is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Stefan Zweig Journalist, Biographer, Librettist Stefan Zweig was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most popular writers in the world.

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Fritjof Capra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Fritjof Capra Physicist, Author, Science writer Fritjof Capra is an Austrian-born American physicist. He is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, and is on the faculty of Schumacher College. Capra is the ...more

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Nikolai Brashman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Nikolai Brashman Mathematician Nikolai Dmitrievich Brashman was a Russian mathematician of Austrian origin. He was a student of Joseph Johann Littrow, and the advisor of Pafnuty Chebyshev and August Davidov. He was born in ...more

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Karl Herzfeld is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Karl Herzfeld Physicist Karl Ferdinand Herzfeld was an Austrian-American physicist.

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Anton Webern is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Anton Webern Conductor, Composer Anton Webern was an Austrian composer and conductor. He was a member of the Second Viennese School. As a student, significant follower of, and influence on Arnold Schoenberg, he became one of ...more

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Oskar Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Oskar Morgenstern Economist Oskar Morgenstern was a German-born economist. In collaboration with mathematician John von Neumann, he founded the mathematical field of game theory and its application to economics.

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Heinz Kohut is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Heinz Kohut Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst Heinz Kohut was an Austrian-born American psychoanalyst best known for his development of self psychology, an influential school of thought within psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory which ...more

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Mosco Carner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Mosco Carner Music critic, Musicologist Mosco Carner was an Austrian-born British musicologist, conductor and critic. He wrote on a wide range of music subjects, but was particularly known for his studies on the life and works of the ...more

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Alcide De Gasperi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Alcide De Gasperi Politician, Journalist Alcide Amedeo Francesco De Gasperi was an Italian statesman and politician and founder of the Christian Democracy party. From 1945 to 1953 he was the prime minister of eight successive coalition ...more

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Hans Asperger is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Vienna Alumni
Hans Asperger Physician Hans Asperger was an Austrian pediatrician, medical theorist, and medical professor. He is best known for his early studies on mental disorders, especially in children. His work was largely ...more