Famous Vienna people

Vienna has been host and home to some of the world's most famous people.

Apart from historical figures like Metternich and a few emperors, there are the stars of classical music (names like Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner, Haydn, Mahler, Strauss), the scientists (Freud, Wittgenstein, Popper, Schrödinger, Mendel), the artists (Klimt, Schiele, Hundertwasser) and others (Niki Lauda, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Billy Wilder, Simon Wiesenthal).

Beethoven’s grave

Grave of Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven had the dubious pleasure of three burials. He died on the 26th of March, 1827 in Vienna and was buried four days later in the Währinger Ortsfriedhof (a … [Read more...]