Famous Austrian - Austrian Celebrities - page 6

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
Alban Berg

Alban Berg

Alban Berg was a renowned Austrian composer

Emilie Schenkl

Emilie Schenkl was the wife of Indian freedom fighter and leader Subhash Chandra Bose

AustrianDecember 26, 1910212 views

Anton Webern

Anton Webern was a noted Austrian composer and conductor

Martin Buber

One of the greatest philosophers to have ever walked on earth, Martin Buber contributions to philosophy is a long-standing one

Friedrich von Hayek

Friedrich von Hayek was a Nobel Prize winning Austrian-British economist and philosopher, best known for his defense of classical liberalism

AustrianMay 8, 1899247 views

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein is a renowned philosopher

AustrianApril 26, 1889255 views

Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal was an Austrian writer and a famous Nazi hunter

AustrianDecember 31, 1908377 views

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette was the Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792

Franz Kafka

A renowned German-language novelist, Franz Kafka was considered as one of the best writers of 20th century

AustrianJuly 3, 1883174 views

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke was a famous poet known for his modernist German poems