Famous Austrian - Austrian Celebrities - page 3

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

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.
Simon WiesenthalDecember 31, 1908AustrianSimon Wiesenthal was an Austrian writer and a famous Nazi hunter
John BannerJanuary 28, 1910AmericanJohn Banner was an actor known for his role in the series ‘Hogan’s Heroes’
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
Anton Haus

Anton Haus

Anton Haus was an Austrian naval officer

AustrianJune 13, 1851124 views

Hans Asperger

Hans Asperger’s was the Austrian psyciatrist and paediatrician after whom Asperger’s syndrome is named

AustrianFebruary 18, 1906134 views

Maria Theresa

Maria Theresa was the Empress of Habsburg dynasty who ascended to throne after her father’s death and was known for her progressive politics

AustrianMay 13, 171799 views

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist and architect, known for his vibrant use of color

Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand was an Archduke of Austria-Este whose assassination sparked the First World War

AustrianDecember 18, 1863164 views

Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur and the founder of Wolfgang Puck Companies

AustrianJuly 8, 1949374 views

Christian Doppler

Christian Doppler was an Austrian mathematician and physicist, who gave the principle of ‘Doppler Effect’

AustrianNovember 29, 1803166 views

Wolfgang Pauli

Wolfgang Pauli was an Austrian-Swiss theoretical physicist, winner of Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the ‘Exclusion Principle’

AustrianApril 25, 1900272 views

Gyorgy Ligeti

One of the most influential composers of 20th century, Gyorgy Sandor Ligeti carved a place for himself in the history of music

AustrianMay 28, 1923140 views

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt was an acclaimed and controversial Austrian symbolist painter

AustrianJuly 14, 1862276 views