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A List of Famous Austrians

For such a small country, Austria has done some big things!

Anna Fenninger, middle, a famous Austrian skiier.
Anna Fenninger, middle, a famous Austrian skiier.
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  • Erwin Schrödinger - Nobel Prize-winning physicist, famous for developing the "Schrödinger's cat" thought experiment
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger - Former champion bodybuilder, actor famous for his roles in "The Terminator" series of films, former Governor of California
  • Sigmund Freud - Neurologist known as the father of psychoanalysis
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Classical composer whose works are considered some of the most lasting and influential of the period
  • Christoph Walz - Oscar-winning actor famous for his roles in "Inglorious Basterds" and "Django, Unchained"
  • Adolf Hitler - Politician and military leader, emperor of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945
  • Marie Antoinette - Born an Archduchess of Austria, ruled as Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792
  • Franz Joseph I - Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary from 1848 to 1916, President of the German Confederation from 1850 to 1866
  • Maria von Trapp - Stepmother of the Trapp Family Singers, inspiration for "The Sound of Music"
  • Austrian Robinson - A three-star defensive tackle prospect out of New York, who committed to the Ole Miss Rebels on National Signing Day, 2015