Top 40 most important and famous people from Austria

My opinion about the most important or famous people from Austria
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Last updated: January 23, 2023
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Painter of The Kiss
Gustav Klimt
Painter, his works are known for their intensity and sexuality. He made many nude self-portraits
Egon Schiele
Architect, figure of modernism and critic of the Art Nouveau movement
Adolf Loos
Writer, author of The Man Without Qualities
Robert Musil
Writer, author of Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Confusion of Feelings
Stefan Zweig
Writer who explored death, social injustice, and human misery in controversial literature that was deeply pessimistic about modern civilization in general and Austrian culture in particular
Thomas Bernhard
Writer, author of Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus
Rainer Maria Rilke
Philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis
Sigmund Freud
Writer, author of Offending the Audience and Kaspar, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 2019
Peter Handke
Holy Roman Emperor from 1508 to 1519, named Heart of steel
Maximilian I
Holy Roman Emperor, who considered the regulation of religious issues as a royal prerogative and introduced strict Counter-Reformation measures from 1598
Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor known for conflicts with the Ottoman Empire in the Great Turkish War and rivalry with Louis XIV
Leopold I
Holy Roman Emperor of Pragmatic Sanction of 1713
Charles VI
Queen ruler of Habsburg dominions, who promulgated institutional, financial, medical and educational reforms. She also advocated for the state church
Maria Theresa
The last queen of France before the French Revolution
Marie Antoinette
Holy Roman Emperor, a proponent of enlightened absolutism, one of the three great Enlightenment monarchs
Joseph II
Statesman who was at the center of the European balance of power known as the Concert of Europe for three decades
Klemens von Metternich
Emperor of Austria from 1848 to 1916
Francis Joseph/Franz Joseph
Empress of Austria killed in 1898
Archduke killed in Sarajevo in 1914
Franz Ferdinand
The last Habsburg monarch, beatified by Catholic Church
Charles I
Theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics, winner of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1945
Wolfgang Pauli
Physicist who developed fundamental results in quantum theory, famous for the experiment with a cat, winner of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933
Erwin Schrödinger
Founder of modern ethology(the study of animal behavior), winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1973
Konrad Lorenz
Doctor, winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2000 for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons
Eric Kandel
Director of Metropolis
Fritz Lang
Director of The Search, The Men, From Here to Eternity and Oklahoma!. Four times winner of Academy Award
Fred Zinnemann
Director of The Man with the Golden Arm and Anatomy of a Murder
Otto Preminger
Actor, bodybuilder and politician. Famous for his role in The Terminator film series
Arnold Schwarzenegger
One of the greatest composers of all time. The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Composer of Classical Era, named Father of the Symphony and Father of the String Quartet
Franz Joseph Haydn
Composer of the late Classical Era and early Romantic Era
Franz Schubert
Composer of The Blue Danube, named The Waltz King
Johann Strauss
One of the most influential composers of the XX century
Arnold Schoenberg
Composer of late XIX century, one of the greatest conductors of his generation
Gustav Mahler
The greatest Austrian footballer of all time. He played in 1930s
Matthias Sindelar
Footballer, who played in Bayern Munich and Real Madrid
David Alaba
Driver, 3 times Formula One champion
Niki Lauda
Skydiver, known for jumping to Earth from a helium balloon from the stratosphere on 14 October 2012 as part of the Red Bull Stratos project
Felix Baumgartner
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