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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Vienna, Austria

Official Website:
http://www.univie.ac.at/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Adler
Physicist
4-Dec-1913 15-Feb-2007 Invented wireless remote control
Ivo Andric
Author
9-Oct-1892 13-Mar-1975 The Bridge on the Drina
Hans Asperger
Doctor
18-Feb-1906 21-Oct-1980 Asperger's Syndrome
Robert Bárány
Doctor
22-Apr-1876 8-Apr-1936 Studied inner ear, equilibrium system
Otto Bauer
Politician
5-Sep-1881 4-Jul-1938 Austrian Marxist
Victor L. Berger
Politician
28-Feb-1860 7-Aug-1929 Socialist Rep. from Wisconsin
Gustav Bergmann
Philosopher
4-May-1906 21-Apr-1987 Ontologist
Bruno Bettelheim
Psychologist
28-Aug-1903 13-Mar-1990 Fraudulent child psychologist
Richard C. Blum
Business
c. 1936   Husband of Dianne Feinstein
Ludwig Boltzmann
Physicist
20-Feb-1844 5-Sep-1906 Atoms and molecules
Martin Buber
Philosopher
8-Feb-1878 13-Jun-1965 Ich und Du
Charles L. Caccia
Politician
29-Apr-1930 4-May-2008 Former Canadian MP, Davenport
Elias Canetti
Author
25-Jul-1905 14-Aug-1994 Crowds and Power
Fritjof Capra
Physicist
1-Feb-1939   The Tao of Physics
Erwin Chargaff
Biologist
11-Aug-1905 20-Jun-2002 Biochemist at Columbia University
Carl Cori
Scientist
5-Dec-1896 20-Oct-1984 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Phil Crane
Politician
3-Nov-1930   Congressman from Illinois, 1969-2005
Engelbert Dollfuss
Head of State
4-Oct-1892 25-Jul-1934 Austrian Chancellor murdered by Nazis
Antal Doráti
Conductor
9-Apr-1906 13-Nov-1988 Conductor, Minneapolis Symphony, 1949-60
Robert Dornhelm
Film Director
17-Dec-1947   Anne Frank: The Whole Story
Paul K. Feyerabend
Philosopher
13-Jan-1924 11-Feb-1994 Against Method
Heinz Fischer
Head of State
9-Oct-1938   President of Austria
Sigmund Freud
Psychiatrist
6-May-1856 23-Sep-1939 Die Traumdeutung
Karl von Frisch
Zoologist
20-Nov-1886 12-Jun-1982 Researched bee communications
Otto Robert Frisch
Physicist
1-Oct-1904 22-Sep-1979 Described fission
Franz Joseph Gall
Doctor
9-Mar-1758 22-Aug-1828 Invented phrenology
Georgie Anne Geyer
Journalist
2-Apr-1935   Foreign correspondent turned columnist
Kurt Gödel
Mathematician
28-Apr-1906 14-Jan-1978 Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems
E. H. Gombrich
Historian
30-Mar-1909 3-Nov-2001 Art and Illusion
Franz Grillparzer
Playwright
15-Jan-1791 21-Jan-1872 Der Traum, ein Leben
Alfred Gusenbauer
Head of State
8-Feb-1960   Chancellor of Austria, 2007-08
Samuel Hahnemann
Doctor
10-Apr-1755 2-Jul-1843 Founder of homeopathy
Jörg Haider
Politician
26-Jan-1950 11-Oct-2008 Austrian extreme rightist
William Stewart Halsted
Doctor
23-Sep-1852 7-Sep-1922 Pioneer of sterile surgical technique
F. A. Hayek
Economist
8-May-1899 23-Mar-1992 Austrian economist
Theodor Herzl
Activist
2-May-1860 3-Jul-1904 Lead Zionist
Victor Francis Hess
Physicist
24-Jun-1883 17-Dec-1964 Proved cosmic origin of radiation
Edmund Husserl
Philosopher
8-Apr-1859 26-Apr-1938 Phenomenological philosopher
John Irving
Novelist
2-Mar-1942   The World According to Garp
Elfriede Jelinek
Novelist
20-Oct-1946   Die Klavierspielerin
Percy Julian
Chemist
11-Apr-1899 19-Apr-1975 Physostigmine and cortisone
Paul Kammerer
Biologist
17-Aug-1880 23-Oct-1926 Proponent of Lamarckian inheritance
Robert A. Kann
Historian
11-Feb-1906 30-Aug-1981 The Multinational Empire
Herbert von Karajan
Conductor
5-Apr-1908 16-Jul-1989 General music director of Europe
Karl Kautsky
Politician
16-Oct-1854 17-Oct-1938 Proponent of Marxism
Melanie Klein
Psychologist
30-Mar-1882 22-Sep-1960 The Psychoanalysis of Children
Bruno Kreisky
Head of State
22-Jan-1911 29-Jul-1990 Chancellor of Austria, 1970-83
Fritz Kreisler
Violinist
2-Feb-1875 29-Jan-1962 Austrian violin virtuoso
Richard Kuhn
Chemist
3-Dec-1900 1-Aug-1967 Carotenoids, and vitamins B2 and B6
Karl Landsteiner
Scientist
14-Jun-1868 26-Jun-1943 Discovered blood typing
Erich Leinsdorf
Conductor
4-Feb-1912 11-Sep-1993 Music Director, Boston Symphony, 1962-69
Philipp Lenard
Physicist
7-Jun-1862 20-May-1947 Investigations of cathode rays
Konrad Lorenz
Zoologist
7-Nov-1903 27-Feb-1989 Founder of modern ethology
Ernst Mach
Physicist
18-Feb-1838 19-Feb-1916 Optical and sensory perceptualist
Richard Mayr
Singer
18-Nov-1877 1-Dec-1935 Operatic bass
Lise Meitner
Physicist
7-Nov-1878 27-Oct-1968 Discovered nuclear fission
Carl Menger
Economist
28-Feb-1840 26-Feb-1921 Founder, Austrian School of Economics
Franz Anton Mesmer
Paranormal
23-May-1734 5-Mar-1815 Proponent of Animal Magnetism
Oskar Morgenstern
Economist
24-Jan-1902 26-Jul-1977 Game theorist
Robert G. Neumann
Diplomat
2-Jan-1916 18-Jun-1999 US Ambassador to Afghanistan, 1969-73
Max F. Perutz
Chemist
19-May-1914 6-Feb-2002 X-Ray analysis of hemoglobin
Karl Popper
Philosopher
28-Jul-1902 17-Sep-1994 Critical Rationalist
Wilhelm Reich
Scientist
24-Mar-1897 3-Nov-1957 Founder of Orgonomy
Karl Renner
Head of State
14-Dec-1870 31-Dec-1950 President of Austria, 1945-50
Artur Rodzinski
Conductor
2-Jan-1892 27-Nov-1958 Conductor, NY Philharmonic, 1943-47
Arthur Schnitzler
Playwright
15-May-1862 21-Oct-1931 Reigen
Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist
12-Aug-1887 4-Jan-1961 Schrödinger's wave equation
Joseph Schumpeter
Economist
8-Feb-1883 8-Jan-1950 Creative Destruction
Wolfgang Schüssel
Head of State
7-Jun-1945   Chancellor of Austria
Ignaz Semmelweis
Doctor
1-Jul-1818 13-Aug-1865 Pioneer of antiseptics
Arthur Seyss-Inquart
Government
22-Jul-1892 16-Oct-1946 Reich Commissar of Austria, Netherlands
Otto Skorzeny
Military
12-Jun-1908 5-Jul-1975 Most dangerous man in Europe
Ron Sommer
Business
29-Jul-1949   Chairman of Deutsche Telekom, 1995-2002
Sam Spiegel
Film/TV Producer
11-Nov-1901 31-Dec-1985 Lawrence of Arabia
Jules Stein
Business
26-Apr-1896 29-Apr-1981 Founder of MCA
Rudolf Steiner
Philosopher
25-Feb-1861 30-Mar-1925 Anthroposophical Society
Adalbert Stifter
Author
23-Oct-1805 28-Jan-1868 Studien
Eric Voegelin
Philosopher
3-Jan-1901 19-Jan-1985 Order and History
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
Historian
31-Jul-1909 26-May-1999 Conservative ideologue
Ludwig von Mises
Economist
29-Sep-1881 10-Oct-1973 Libertarian Economist
Julius Wagner-Jauregg
Psychiatrist
7-Mar-1857 27-Sep-1940 Cured syphilis with malaria, pioneered shock therapy
Kurt Waldheim
Government
21-Dec-1918 14-Jun-2007 UN Secretary General, 1972-82
August von Wassermann
Biologist
21-Feb-1866 16-Mar-1925 Syphilis test
Anton Webern
Composer
3-Dec-1883 15-Sep-1945 Atonal composer
William H. Welch
Scientist
8-Apr-1850 30-Apr-1934 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Horst Wessel
Activist
9-Oct-1907 23-Feb-1930 Nazi martyr
James Wright
Poet
13-Dec-1927 25-Mar-1980 The Branch Will Not Break
Fred Zinnemann
Film Director
29-Apr-1907 14-Mar-1997 From Here to Eternity

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hans Asperger
Doctor
18-Feb-1906 21-Oct-1980 Asperger's Syndrome
Sergei Averintsev
Author
10-Dec-1937 21-Feb-2004 Myth of the Peoples of the World
Robert Bárány
Doctor
22-Apr-1876 8-Apr-1936 Studied inner ear, equilibrium system
Theodor Billroth
Doctor
26-Apr-1829 6-Feb-1894 Viennese surgeon
Ludwig Boltzmann
Physicist
20-Feb-1844 5-Sep-1906 Atoms and molecules
Anton Bruckner
Composer
4-Sep-1824 11-Oct-1896 Mass in D Minor
Christian Doppler
Physicist
29-Nov-1803 17-Mar-1853 Discovered the Doppler Effect
Hans Fischer
Chemist
27-Jul-1881 31-Mar-1945 Synthesized hemin
Sigmund Freud
Psychiatrist
6-May-1856 23-Sep-1939 Die Traumdeutung
Kurt Gödel
Mathematician
28-Apr-1906 14-Jan-1978 Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems
Victor Francis Hess
Physicist
24-Jun-1883 17-Dec-1964 Proved cosmic origin of radiation
George de Hevesy
Chemist
1-Aug-1885 5-Jul-1966 Radioisotope researcher
Karl Landsteiner
Scientist
14-Jun-1868 26-Jun-1943 Discovered blood typing
Otto Loewi
Scientist
3-Jun-1873 25-Dec-1961 Acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter
Ernst Mach
Physicist
18-Feb-1838 19-Feb-1916 Optical and sensory perceptualist
Gregor Mendel
Scientist
22-Jul-1822 6-Jan-1884 Discovered the laws of inheritance
Carl Menger
Economist
28-Feb-1840 26-Feb-1921 Founder, Austrian School of Economics
Friedrich Mohs
Geologist
29-Jan-1773 29-Sep-1839 Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness
Oskar Morgenstern
Economist
24-Jan-1902 26-Jul-1977 Game theorist
Béla Schick
Doctor
16-Jul-1877 6-Dec-1967 Schick test for diphtheria
Moritz Schlick
Philosopher
14-Apr-1882 22-Jun-1936 Positivist philosopher, Vienna Circle
Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist
12-Aug-1887 4-Jan-1961 Schrödinger's wave equation
Eduard Suess
Geologist
20-Aug-1831 26-Apr-1914 Das Antlitz der Erde
Eric Voegelin
Philosopher
3-Jan-1901 19-Jan-1985 Order and History
Ludwig von Mises
Economist
29-Sep-1881 10-Oct-1973 Libertarian Economist
Julius Wagner-Jauregg
Psychiatrist
7-Mar-1857 27-Sep-1940 Cured syphilis with malaria, pioneered shock therapy
Max Weber
Sociologist
21-Apr-1864 14-Jun-1920 The Protestant Ethic

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hans Asperger
Doctor
18-Feb-1906 21-Oct-1980 Asperger's Syndrome
Christian Doppler
Physicist
29-Nov-1803 17-Mar-1853 Discovered the Doppler Effect


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