卡爾·克勞斯(Karl Kraus 1874年4月28日－1936年6月12日)出生於奧匈帝國境內的基欽(Jičín)，死於奧地利維也納，是二十世紀早期最著名的奧地利作家之一。他是記者、諷刺作家、詩人、劇作家、格言作家、語言與文化評論家，並且提拔了許多年輕的作家。
Karl Kraus (April 28, 1874 – June 12, 1936) was an Austrian writer and journalist, known as asatirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright and poet. He directed his satire at the press, German culture, and German and Austrian politics. The Austrian author Stefan Zweig once called Kraus "the master of venomous ridicule" (der Meister des giftigen Spotts).
On April 1, 1899, Kraus renounced Judaism, and in the same year he founded his own newspaper, Die Fackel (The Torch), which he continued to direct, publish, and write until his death, and from which he launched his attacks on hypocrisy, psychoanalysis, corruption of theHabsburg empire, nationalism of the pan-German movement, laissez-faire economic policies, and numerous other subjects.