Herbert von Karajan

Herbert von Karajan

Austrian conductor
Herbert von Karajan was the most renowned conductor to emerge from Europe in the post-World War II era.
BornApril 5, 1908
HometownSalzburg, Austria
Height5'10" (1.77m)
SpouseEliette von Karajan
ChildrenIsabel , Arabel Karajan
ParentsMartha von Karajan , Ernst von Karajan


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