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Who is Otto II?
Documents written by this individual, father of Otto III is credited for giving Austria its initial name.

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Who is Johann Nestroy?
Born in Graz, in 1801, he is considered the Austrian Shakespeare, although critics find his plays are more comparable to Moliere.

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Who is Sigmund Freud?
Born in the Czech Republic during the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, he is known as the father of psychoanalysis.

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What is Upper Austria?
Its capital is Linz, and borders on Germany and the Czech Republic, as well as on the other Austrian states of Lower Austria, Styria, and Salzburg.

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Who is Mozart?
Born in Salzburg in 1756, he is known as the "Wunderkind", for composing pieces such as The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni

200

Who is Maximillian I?
Through marriage of his son Philip the Handsome to eventual queen Joanna of Castile in 1498, this individual helped to establish the Habsburg dynasty in Spain which allowed his grandson Charles to hold the thrones of both Castile and Aragon.

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Who is Elfriede Jelinek?
Born in Mürzzuschlag, Stryia in 1946, and winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize, she is known for her works: The Piano Teacher, Greed, Lust and Die Kinder der Toten.

200

Who is Karl Landsteiner?
His work made it possible to determine blood groups (ABO bloodtyping) and thus paved the way for blood transfusions to be carried out safely. For this discovery he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1930.

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What is Styria?
located in the southeast of Austria. In area it is the second largest of the nine Austrian federated states, covering 16,401 km2 (6,332 sq mi). It borders Slovenia and the Austrian states of Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Burgenland, and Carinthia.

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Who is Johann Strauss II?
Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King".

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Who is Rudolf I?
This individual established the new ruling family, which ruled for roughly six centuries, the Habsburgs.

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Who is Ingeborg Bachmann
After her death in 1973 at the young age of 47, she became extremely popular among feminist readers. Some of her notable pieces include: Die gestundete Zeit and Anrufung des Grossen Bären

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Who is Paracelsus?
He is credited as the founder of toxicology. He is also a famous revolutionary for utilizing observations of nature, rather than referring to ancient texts, something of radical defiance during his time. He is credited for giving zinc its name, calling it zincum.

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What is Salzburg?
This Austrian state stretches along its primary river, the Salzach running from the Central Eastern Alps in the south.

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Who is Joseph Haydn?
Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet".

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Who are Maria Theresia and Joseph II?
This woman and her son are known for implementing sweeping reforms during their reign from 1740-1790

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Who is Arthur Schnitzler?
A good friend of Sigmund Freud, this author became known for his frank descriptions of sexuality. After the release of "Reigen", he was called a pornographer.

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Who is Christian Doppler?
Born in Salzburg, he is celebrated for his principle — known as the Doppler effect — that the observed frequency of a wave depends on the relative speed of the source and the observer. He used this concept to explain the color of binary stars.

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What is Voralberg
It borders three countries: Germany (Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg via Lake Constance), Switzerland (Graubünden and St. Gallen) and Liechtenstein. The only Austrian state that shares a border with this state is Tyrol to the east.

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Who is Franz Schubert?
Though he died at only 32, this composer's output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music.

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Who is Arch Duke Ferdinand?
This individual, born in Graz, was assassinated in Bosnia, igniting World World I

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Who is Rainer Maria Rilke?
Born in Prague, during the time of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, this author is well known for his poetry. His deep existential themes, make him a transitional figure between the traditional and modern poets.

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Who is Victor Hess?
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1936, he discovered cosmic rays.

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What is Vienna?
This is the capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. This is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.8 million

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Who is Ludwig van Beethoven?
Though born in Bonn, Germany, this composer moved to Vienna, Austria to study composition with Joseph Haydn. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, his great Mass the Missa solemnis and an opera, Fidelio.

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