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Famous Vienna people

Street sign for Beethovenplatz

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).

Ludwig van Beethoven had the dubious pleasure of three burials. He died on the 25th of March, 1827 in Vienna and was buried four days later in the Währinger Ortsfriedhof (a cemetery in one of Vienna's outlying districts). But he didn't stay there. >> Read more

Austria and Vienna are not short of a few famous local and adopted sons and daughters, and a good selection of them found their last resting place in the Zentralfriedhof (Vienna's main cemetery). >> Read more