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Famous Swiss and Austrian People

Name these famous people who have Swiss or Austrian origins.
Includes a couple fictional characters
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: December 24, 2014
First submittedDecember 19, 2014
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Clue
Austrian
Composer born in Salzburg
Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart
Bodybuilding governator
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Father of psychoanalysis
Sigmund Freud
Scarred F1 driver
Niki Lauda
"Sound of Music" patriarch
Baron von Trapp
Guillotined wife of Louis XVI
Marie Antoinette
His assassination sparked WWI
Franz Ferdinand
Symbolist painter of "The Kiss"
Gustav Klimt
He is called
"Father of the Symphony"
Joseph Haydn
"The Blue Danube"
Johann Strauss II
"Rock Me Amadeus"
Falco
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Swiss Person
17x tennis Grand Slam winner
Roger Federer
Folk hero and apple shooter
William Tell
"The Social Contract"
Jean-Jacques
Rousseau
The first Bond girl
Ursula Andress
e = 2.71828...
Leonhard Euler
Goat-herding girl of the Alps
Heidi
Doctor who re-animated a corpse
Victor Frankenstein
Slovak-born woman who won 5
Grand Slam titles
Martina Hingis
Founder of the Red Cross
Henry Dunant
Mononymic pioneer of
modern architecture
Le Corbusier
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level 83
Dec 20, 2014
As a big fan of cross-country skiing, I would have really liked to see Olympic champion and World Cup winner Dario Cologna in a quiz such as this. He's a superstar in his native Switzerland, only behind Federer when talking about popular athletes, I believe. But of course he's not that known in the US, as is the case with any cross-country skier.
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level 73
Dec 20, 2014
Please accept "Antoinette" and "Tell"
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level 83
Dec 23, 2014
Agreed with Tell at least. Stared at it for 20 seconds wondering if I was misremembering, before I decided to try his first name.
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level ∞
Dec 24, 2014
Those will work now, sorry.
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level 78
Dec 27, 2014
Please don't accept "Marie" nor "Antoinette"...
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level 73
Jan 28, 2015
Habsburg (Lorraine) should work both for Marie Antoinette and Franz Ferdinand, these people had last names too.
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level 44
Jan 29, 2015
Not exactly last names, more appropriately dynastic names (:
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level 80
Jan 28, 2015
Happy birthday, Composer born in Salzburg!
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level 66
Jan 28, 2015
Oh, god, I read "Doctor Who re-animated a corpse" and I started wondering in which episode was that?! :D I guess I watch it a bit to often.
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level 58
Jan 28, 2015
The instructions should include this: "I know what you're thinking, but no, Einstein and Hitler are not in this quiz."
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level 32
Jan 29, 2015
Einstein was German, he only lived temporarily in Switzerland.
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level 77
Jan 29, 2015
Especially when one of the clues begins with e =

Also, though Einstein was born in Germany he also took Swiss nationality, and then eventually became American. It's not inaccurate to say that he was German, Swiss, American, or Ashkenazi Jew.
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level 66
Jan 28, 2015
Couldn't spell Klimt for the life of me. Kept throwing in a silent P.
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level 33
Jan 28, 2015
I knew Schwarzenegger, but I, ya know, couldn't spell it.
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level 44
Jan 29, 2015
According to Wikipedia's List of common misconceptions, Victor Frankenstein was not a doctor, but a medical student. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions
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level 44
Jan 29, 2015
How relative everything is. I suppose it is entirely appropriate to list the fictionalised baron von Trapp as a famous Austrian, at least from the American perspective (in the US, his fame is probably still unconquered). But in Austria itself, the film is known (and its existence acknowledged with some embarrassment) only thanks to the Anglophone tourists making pilgrimages to the holy sites where it was shot (: One could object that the von Trapps were an actual family, but then again, in real life they were never all that famous (disregarding their connection to the musical). Also, the real Georg von Trapp was not a baron, but a knight.
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level 77
Jan 29, 2015
So... Austrians don't know much about film history, then? It's not like we're referencing Encino Man.
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level 44
Mar 7, 2015
The thing is that The Sound of Music is not, from a global perspective, a major event of film history. It is a local phenomenon (admittedly the locality in question being the huge Anglophone world).
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level 74
Oct 1, 2016
Not just anglophone world, the movie is famous in many other countries. In my experience only Austrians in Salzburg know it, others may have heard some something but don't really know the film. The "official" reason is that it's mostly ficition and that there is an earlier film about the Trapps, closer to reality. But the reason SOM hasn't been shown much in Austria has very likely more to do with the film showing other Austrians quite willingly embracing nazism ...
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level 35
Jan 29, 2015
Fun Quiz! Thanks for accepting Arnold.
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level 61
Apr 16, 2015
The most famous person from Austria is missing: Adolf Hitler!
Its crazy that the people from Austria always try to forget about this fact.
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level 70
Apr 16, 2015
That's not true. I am quite aware of the fact that Hitler is Austrian, but he's already in the quiz "Famous Germans". I omitted Hitler in order to vary a bit. It'd be rather boring if we had the same persons as answers in every quiz, wouldn't it?
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level 61
Apr 17, 2015
as Hitler is not a German, is should be erased from the quizzes of famous germans, so thats why I made a quizz about famous germans, without Hitler, has he as to be on YOUR quizz about Austria.

So please try out my quizz:
http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/51892/famous-people-from-germany
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level 70
Apr 17, 2015
Hitler is partly German. And I don't want him on my quiz either. See? That guy is so notorious that nobody wants him... :)
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level 74
Oct 1, 2016
It is said that Austrians brilliantly managed to convince the world that Hitler is German and Beethoven Austrian :)
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level 52
May 20, 2016
Please accept "Trapp" for SOM patriarch!
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level 61
Aug 22, 2019
Why? vincent van gogh isn't called vincent gogh either.
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level 23
Jul 26, 2016
Conchita wurst!
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level 72
Mar 14, 2017
Update please, Roger Federer has 18 Grand Slams ;)
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level 72
Aug 22, 2017
Uhm...he has already 19! It's really time for an update!
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level 75
Feb 17, 2018
now twenty
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level 72
Feb 19, 2018
Yeah please honor Roger. He‘s peRFect!
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level 78
Feb 11, 2019
somehow, looking at Schwarzenegger listed between Mozart and Freud made me feel uneasy
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level 54
Jul 30, 2019
Wow, I got more Austrians than Swiss, and I'm Swiss myself. Probably because Switzerland was poorer than Austria before the wars, they had fewer people who could change the world.
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level 61
Aug 22, 2019
You should rephrase the doctor who question. Now it reads: Doctor Who, reanimated a corpse. Instead of:(a) doctor, who reanimated a corpse. I did not get the answer because of this, while ofcourse I know about frankenstein. (and no that didnt mean regardless of the confusing sentence the "reanimated corpse"should/would tip me off immediately. It would not be a weird plot at all for doctor who, so I didnt even give it a second thought. I just thought some famous swiss must have played a corpse/zombie on doctor who.
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level 70
Aug 22, 2019
There is no comma in the clue. And I think the facts that « who » is in lowercase letters makes it kind of clear that it is not about « Doctor Who », don’t you think?
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level 60
Sep 16, 2019
maybe change "scarred F1 driver" to something a bit more respectful and worthy. R.I.P Nikki
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level 15
Oct 9, 2019
How is saying that someone is "scarred" disrespectful? It's not like it's an insult...!