Famous Austrians

There have been many famous Austrians throughout history in a variety of fields. Here are just a few examples:

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – One of the most famous composers of all time, Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1756.
  • Sigmund Freud – A pioneering psychologist known for his work on the unconscious mind, Freud was born in Freiberg, Austria in 1856.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger – A former bodybuilder, actor, and politician, Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria in 1947.
  • Gustav Klimt – An influential painter known for his decorative and sensual style, Klimt was born in Baumgarten, Austria in 1862.
  • Erwin Schrödinger – A Nobel Prize-winning physicist known for his contributions to quantum mechanics, Schrödinger was born in Vienna, Austria in 1887.
  • Hedy Lamarr – An actress and inventor, Lamarr was born in Vienna, Austria in 1914.
  • Christoph Waltz – An actor known for his roles in films such as “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained,” Waltz was born in Vienna, Austria in 1956.
  • Gregor Mendel – A scientist known for his work on genetics and the study of heredity, Mendel was born in Heinzendorf, Austria in 1822.

These are just a few examples of the many famous Austrians who have made significant contributions to their fields