Famous Austrian - Austrian Celebrities - page 2

Cultured, refined and sophisticated, Austrians are among the world’s most modern people. In fact the nation boasts of having the highest percentage of working women in its population as compared to any other country. Hard working and disciplined, the Austrians place a great deal of value on punctuality. Austrians are famous for their creativity and love of art. Gustav Klimt, the symbolist painter co-founded the Vienna Secession movement which revolutionized art not just in Europe, but also impacted artists from all over the world. A naturally beautiful country, Austria has been further beautified by the lovely buildings and structures designed by its eminent architects like Hans Hollein, Carl Holzmann and Clemens Holzmeister.

Find out more about the greatest Austrians, including Marie Antoinette, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sigmund Freud, Niki Lauda and Franz Kafka.

The Most Famous Austrian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Boris KodjoeMarch 8, 1973Austrian, German, GhanaianBoris Kodjoe is a German-Ghanaian actor from Austria
Walter KohnMarch 9, 1923AustrianNobel Laureate Walter Kohn was an Austrian-born American theoretical chemist and physicist
Niki LaudaFebruary 22, 1949AustrianNiki Lauda is an Austrian Formula One driver and a three time ‘F1 World Champion’
Ernst KaltenbrunnerOctober 4, 1903AustrianErnst Kaltenbrunner was an Austrian Nazi Party leader during World War II
Reina TriendlJanuary 23, 1992Austrian, JapaneseReina Triendl is a Japanese fashion model, actor, and tarento
Heinrich HarrerJuly 6, 1912AustrianHeinrich Harrer was an Austrian mountaineer who was a part of the team that made the first ascent of the formidable north wall of the Eiger.
John BannerJanuary 28, 1910AmericanJohn Banner was an actor known for his role in the series ‘Hogan’s Heroes’
Simon WiesenthalDecember 31, 1908AustrianSimon Wiesenthal was an Austrian writer and a famous Nazi hunter
Wolfgang PuckJuly 8, 1949AustrianWolfgang Puck is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur and the founder of Wolfgang Puck Companies
Maria AltmannFebruary 18, 1916Austrian, AmericanMaria Altmann was an Austrian-American Jewish refugee who escaped Nazi occupied Austria and took refuge in America
Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek is a Nobel Prize winning Austrian novelist and playwright

AustrianOctober 20, 1946114 views

Bertha von Suttner

Baroness Bertha Felicie Sophie von Suttner was a Czech-Austrian pacifist who became the first woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize

AustrianJune 9, 1843214 views

Niki Lauda

Niki Lauda is an Austrian Formula One driver and a three time ‘F1 World Champion’

AustrianFebruary 22, 1949698 views

Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma

Marie Louise was the Duchess of Parma from 1814 until her death

AustrianDecember 12, 1791121 views

Alfred Adler

Alfred Adler was a physician and psychotherapist famous for founding the school of Individual Psychology

Ludwig Boltzmann

Ludwig Boltzmann was a famous Austrian physicist who is the eponym for the Boltzmann Constant in physics

AustrianFebruary 20, 1844109 views

Konrad Lorenz

Konrad Lorenz was a Nobel Prize winning scientist from Austria who developed the branch of ethology

Erwin Schrödinger

Erwin Schrodinger was a Nobel Prize winning physicist who formulated the Schrodinger equation in quantum physics

AustrianAugust 12, 1887196 views

Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner was a renowned Austrian scientist who worked with Otto Hahn to discover the phenomenon of nuclear fission