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Famous University Of Vienna Alumni

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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