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Which famous person was born in the city of Salzburg- Austria?

Salzburg’s most famous son is composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who was born and raised in Salzburg.

Christian Doppler, an expert on acoustic theory, was born in Salzburg. He is most known for his discovery of the Doppler effect. Watch your local weather report and you’ll likely see his work.

You know the song, but perhaps not the composer. Josef Mohr was born in Salzburg. Together with Franz Gruber, he composed and wrote the text for “Silent Night”.

And for you sports fans, Roland Ratzenberger, Formula One driver, was born in Salzburg. He died in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

For a LONG list of other famous Austrians, visit:


November 11, 2008 - Posted by | Entertaintment | , , ,

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