About Vienna

Composers Composers Composers

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Sigmund Freud
Sissi - Elisabeth of Wittelsbach Ingeborg Bachmann
The Sound of Music - The Trapp Family Arnold Schwarzenegger

Personalities   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.  

 Personalities   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.  

 Personalities   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  

 Personalities   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.  

 Personalities   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.  

Personalities   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.  

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