Austrian Personalities

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in 1749 in Frankfurt. From 1765 to 1771 he studied law in Leibzig and Strasbourg on request of his father. During his time at university he already earned recognition with his poems and lyric.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
Sissi

Sissi - Elisabeth of Wittelsbach (1837 - 1898)

Sissi was born as daughter of Duke Maximilian and Duchess Ludovika in Bavaria. In 1853 she got to know her cousin Emporer Franz Joseph, who was going to marry Sissi's sister Helene.

Sissi - Elisabeth of Wittelsbach (1837 - 1898)
Trapp Family

The Sound of Music - The Trapp Family

In 1965 the 20th Century Fox released a musical film written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, directed by Robert Wise which ought to become a promotional tourism film for Austria, The Sound Of Music

The Sound of Music - The Trapp Family
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Sigmund Freud was born in Moravia and at the age of 5 years his family moved to Vienna. As a student he always was ahead of his class in school and so he had no problem to enrol to medical school.

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973)

Ingeborg Bachmann was born in Carinthia and studied philosophy, psychology and German at the Universities of Innsbruck, Linz and Vienna from 1945-50, when she earned a doctorate in philosophy.

Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973)
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947- )

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born as the son of a policeman in Graz. Because he wanted to get into the local soccer team, he started to workout. Already at this time was his destiny to obtain a perfect body and muscles.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Daniel Swarovski

Daniel Swarovski

Swarovski is an Austrian success stories par excellence. At the end of the 19th century Daniel Swarovski founded a company with the aim to grind crystals automatically ...

Daniel Swarovski

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