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List of famous writers from Austria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Austria is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Austrian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Austria and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Austrian writers?" and "Which writers are from Austria?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Austria in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Austria, but they're all of Austria descent.

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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Austria

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Franz Kafka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Franz Kafka Died at 41 (1883-1924)

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Franz Schubert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Franz Schubert Died at 31 (1797-1828)

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Johann Strauss II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Johann Strauss II Died at 74 (1825-1899)

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Sigmund Freud is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Sigmund Freud Died at 83 (1856-1939)

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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Adolf Hitler Died at 56 (1889-1945)

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Gustav Mahler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Gustav Mahler Died at 51 (1860-1911)

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Joseph Haydn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Joseph Haydn Died at 77 (1732-1809)

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Elias Canetti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Elias Canetti Died at 89 (1905-1994)

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Max Fleischer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Max Fleischer Died at 89 (1883-1972)

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Edmund Husserl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Edmund Husserl Died at 79 (1859-1938)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Austria

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Ludwig Wittgenstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Ludwig Wittgenstein Died at 62 (1889-1951)

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Ludwig Bemelmans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Ludwig Bemelmans Died at 64 (1898-1962)

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Alfred Adler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Alfred Adler Died at 67 (1870-1937)

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Richard Neutra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Richard Neutra Died at 78 (1892-1970)

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Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Billy Wilder Died at 96 (1906-2002)

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Anton Bruckner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Anton Bruckner Died at 72 (1824-1896)

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Maximilian Schell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Maximilian Schell Died at 84 (1930-2014)

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Peter Lorre is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Peter Lorre Died at 60 (1904-1964)

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Otto Preminger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Otto Preminger Died at 81 (1905-1986)

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Rainer Maria Rilke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Rainer Maria Rilke Died at 51 (1875-1926)

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Michael Haneke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Austria

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Fred Zinnemann is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Fred Zinnemann Died at 90 (1907-1997)

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Martin Buber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Martin Buber Died at 87 (1878-1965)

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Arnold Schoenberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Arnold Schoenberg Died at 77 (1874-1951)

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Arthur Schnitzler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Arthur Schnitzler Died at 69 (1862-1931)

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Christine Nöstlinger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Austria

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Fritz Lang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Fritz Lang Died at 86 (1890-1976)

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Thomas Bernhard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Thomas Bernhard Died at 58 (1931-1989)

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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Austria

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Erich von Stroheim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Erich von Stroheim Died at 72 (1885-1957)

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Hedy Lamarr is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Hedy Lamarr Died at 86 (1914-2000)

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Georg Wilhelm Pabst is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Georg Wilhelm Pabst Died at 82 (1885-1967)

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Josef von Sternberg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Josef von Sternberg Died at 75 (1894-1969)

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Hermann Oberth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Hermann Oberth Died at 95 (1894-1989)

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Tomáš Masaryk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Tomáš Masaryk Died at 87 (1850-1937)

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Erwin Schrödinger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Erwin Schrödinger Died at 74 (1887-1961)

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Joseph Roth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Joseph Roth Died at 45 (1894-1939)

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Henry Lehrman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Henry Lehrman Died at 60 (1886-1946)

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Rudolf Nureyev is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Rudolf Nureyev Died at 55 (1938-1993)

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Bernhard Wicki is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Bernhard Wicki Died at 81 (1919-2000)

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Otto von Habsburg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Otto von Habsburg Died at 99 (1912-2011)

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Theodor Herzl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Theodor Herzl Died at 44 (1860-1904)

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Erich Wolfgang Korngold Died at 60 (1897-1957)

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Franz Werfel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Franz Werfel Died at 55 (1890-1945)

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Edgar G. Ulmer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Edgar G. Ulmer Died at 68 (1904-1972)

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Richard Oswald is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Richard Oswald Died at 83 (1880-1963)

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Paul Czinner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Austria
Paul Czinner Died at 82 (1890-1972)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Austria