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Famous University Of Vienna Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 4.4k views369 items

List RulesPeople 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 Wilder1

    Billy Wilder

    Journalist, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 96 (1906-2002)

    BirthplaceEurope, Poland, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Central Europe, Sucha County

    Billy Wilder (; German: [ˈvɪldɐ]; born Samuel Wilder, June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an...  more

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  • Sigmund Freud2

    Sigmund Freud

    Psychiatrist, Neurologist

    AgeDec. at 83 (1856-1939)

    BirthplacePříbor, Czech Republic

    Sigmund Freud ( FROYD; German: [ˈziːkmʊnt ˈfʁɔʏt]; born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 –...  more

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  • Robert Adler3

    Robert Adler

    Businessperson, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 94 (1913-2007)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Robert Adler (December 4, 1913 – February 15, 2007) was an Austrian-born American inventor who...  more
  • Peter Carl Goldmark4

    AgeDec. at 71 (1906-1977)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Hungary, Central Hungary, Budapest

    Peter Carl Goldmark (Hungarian: Goldmark Péter Károly) (December 2, 1906 – December 7, 1977)...  more
  • Paracelsus5

    Paracelsus

    Alchemist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 48 (1493-1541)

    BirthplaceEinsiedeln, Switzerland

    Paracelsus (; 1493/4 – 24 September 1541), born Theophrastus von Hohenheim (full name...  more

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  • Georg Trakl6

    Georg Trakl

    Pharmacist, Poet

    AgeDec. at 27 (1887-1914)

    BirthplaceSalzburg, Austria

    Georg Trakl (3 February 1887 – 3 November 1914) was an Austrian poet and brother of the...  more
  • Georgie Anne Geyer7

    Age85

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Georgie Anne Geyer (April 2, 1935 – May 15, 2019) was an American journalist who covered the...  more
  • Tomáš Masaryk8

    Tomáš Masaryk

    Statesman, Sociologist

    AgeDec. at 87 (1850-1937)

    BirthplaceHodonín, Europe, Jihovýchod, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic

    Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (Czech: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈɡarɪk ˈmasarɪk]), sometimes anglicised Thomas Masaryk...  more
  • Kurt Gödel9

    Kurt Gödel

    Mathematician, Logician

    AgeDec. at 72 (1906-1978)

    BirthplaceBrno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

    Kurt Friedrich Gödel (; German: [ˈkʊɐ̯t ˈɡøːdl̩] (listen); April 28, 1906 – January 14, 1978)...  more
  • Ludwig Boltzmann10

    Ludwig Boltzmann

    Mathematician, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 62 (1844-1906)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (German pronunciation: [ˈluːtvɪç ˈbɔlt͡sman]; February 20, 1844 –...  more
  • Gustav Mahler11

    Gustav Mahler

    Conductor, Film Score Composer

    AgeDec. at 51 (1860-1911)

    BirthplaceKaliště, Czech Republic

    Gustav Mahler (German: [ˈmaːlɐ]; 7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austro-Bohemian...  more

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  • Karl Popper12

    Karl Popper

    Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 92 (1902-1994)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Sir Karl Raimund Popper (28 July 1902 – 17 September 1994) was an Austrian-born British...  more
  • Jörg Haider13

    Jörg Haider

    Politician

    AgeDec. at 58 (1950-2008)

    BirthplaceBad Goisern, Austria

    Jörg Haider (German: [ˈjœɐ̯k ˈhaɪdɐ] (listen); 26 January 1950 – 11 October 2008) was an...  more
  • Paul Feyerabend14

    Paul Feyerabend

    Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 70 (1924-1994)

    BirthplaceEurope, Austria, Vienna, Central Europe

    Paul Karl Feyerabend (; German: [ˈfaɪɐˌʔaːbn̩t]; January 13, 1924 – February 11, 1994) was an...  more
  • Otto Preminger15

    Otto Preminger

    Theatre Director, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 81 (1905-1986)

    BirthplaceUkraine, Bukovina, Eurasia, Chernivtsi Oblast, Vyzhnytsia

    Otto Ludwig Preminger (, German pronunciation: [ˈpreːmiŋɐ]; 5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986)...  more
  • Sam Spiegel16

    Sam Spiegel

    Businessperson, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1901-1985)

    BirthplaceJarosław, Poland

    Samuel P. Spiegel (November 11, 1901 – December 31, 1985) was a Austro-Polish-born American...  more
  • Fred Zinnemann17

    Fred Zinnemann

    Film Producer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 90 (1907-1997)

    BirthplaceEurope, Austria, Vienna, Central Europe

    Alfred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907 – March 14, 1997) was an Austrian-born American film...  more
  • Ludwig von Mises18

    Ludwig von Mises

    Economist, Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 92 (1881-1973)

    BirthplaceLviv, Ukraine

    Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (German: [ˈluːtvɪç fɔn ˈmiːzəs]; 29 September 1881 – 10...  more
  • Haleh Esfandiari19
    Haleh Esfandiari (Persian: هاله اسفندیاری‎) (born March 3, 1940) is an Iranian-American...  more
  • Erwin Schrödinger20

    AgeDec. at 74 (1887-1961)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger (UK: , US: ; German: [ˈɛɐ̯viːn ˈʃʁøːdɪŋɐ]; 12 August...  more

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  • Guido Adler21

    Guido Adler

    Music critic, Musicologist

    AgeDec. at 86 (1855-1941)

    BirthplaceIvančice, Czech Republic

    Guido Adler (1 November 1855, Ivančice (Eibenschütz), Moravia – 15 February 1941, Vienna) was...  more
  • Wilhelm Reich22

    Wilhelm Reich

    Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst

    AgeDied at 60 (1897-1957)

    BirthplaceDobrianychi

    Wilhelm Reich (; German: [ʁaɪç]; 24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957) was an Austrian doctor of...  more
  • Kurt Waldheim23

    Kurt Waldheim

    Politician, Secretary-General of the United Nations

    AgeDec. at 89 (1918-2007)

    BirthplaceSankt Andrä-Wördern, Austria

    Kurt Josef Waldheim (German: [ˈkʊɐ̯t ˈvalthaɪm] (listen); 21 December 1918 – 14 June 2007) was...  more
  • Regiomontanus24

    Regiomontanus

    Mathematician, Astrologer

    AgeDec. at 40 (1436-1476)

    BirthplaceKönigsberg, Germany

    Johannes Müller von Königsberg (6 June 1436 – 6 July 1476), better known as Regiomontanus (),...  more
  • Richard C. Blum25

    Richard C. Blum

    Businessperson, Investment Banker

    Age84

    Richard Charles Blum (born July 31, 1935) is an American investment banker and husband of...  more