For several years I have been trying to bring to the attention of the Austrian Government the existence of the large canvas at the University of Oregon Museum titled ‘The Last Audience of the Habsburgs’ that was smuggled out of Austria. Alas, I have found just the right person. He is my kindred, Karl Schwarzenberg, who himself had to flee a oppressive regime. Karl opposes Putin, and backs Britain. I will contact him and see if he would like to come give a talk on this painting. His relative, Prince Felix Schwarzenberg, restored the Habsburg Empire.
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Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg (German: Felix Prinz zu Schwarzenberg; 2 October 1800 – 5 April 1852) was a Bohemian nobleman and an Austrian statesman who restored the Habsburg Empire as a European great power following the Revolutions of 1848. He served as Minister-President of the Austrian Empire and Foreign Minister of the Austrian Empirefrom 1848 to 1852.
Karel Schwarzenberg is the Prince of Schwarzenberg, Duke of Krumlov, former first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and honorary Chairman of Top 09 party. Schwarzenberg was also a Member of the Senate of the Czech Parliament and a candidate for the President of the Czech Republic in the 2013 presidential election. He is noted as a pro-European member of the center-right governing coalition.
Schwarzenberg’s family, who once ranked among the oldest and wealthiest aristocrats in Central Europe, had to leave the Czechoslovakia after the Communist coup of 1948. He spent most of his adult life in Austria to plot against communism. He is a great proponent of human rights and has been for his entire life. In 1989, he was awarded, together with Lech Wałesa, the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Award. Lan Anh Vu sat down with Schwarzenberg to learn more about his political life, the challenges he faced and his advice for young people across the world when it comes to pursuing a career in politics.
As told to Lan Anh Vu
My Career in Politics
In my early childhood, I was an observer of politics. In 1948, when the Communists took over, I was ten years old when I had to leave the Czechoslovakia and move to Austria. When I went to the school in Vienna to study law, I engaged in some political activities and became active in promoting human rights. At Munich university where I studied Graz and forestry, I was elected to student government. Due to the early death of my adoptive father, Jindrich Schwarzenberg, I had to cut my studies short and start managing the family properties.
From 1984 to 1991, I became president of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights. I pushed for human rights in Europe and was negotiating the question of human rights in the former USSR, Bulgaria, Kosovo and the Czech Republic.
When the Communist regime fell in 1989 , I returned to live in the Czechoslovakia and work for the late President Vaclav Havel. In 1990, I was appointed as the Chancellor of the Office of the President.
Some people told me I should become a senator. I first ran in the senate elections in 2002 and was unsuccessful, and in 2004 I ran again, succeeded and was elected a senator. Three years later, I became the foreign minister of the Czech Republic. Politics has been a constant part of my life ever since childhood.
My whole life I fought for liberty and democracy. I always thought that if you had opportunities ahead, you have responsibilities and should do something for your country.
My mother called her children Bohunks because our father descended from Bohemians. She did not know she had Bohemian blood in her veins.
The Boii were a Celtic Gallic People who rebelled against the Slave Masters of Rome, and fought for Freedom From Slavery. They were allies of Hannibal who practiced a religion closely allied to Judaism and the Moabites. There was a temple to Melqart at Marseilles where allegedly Mary Magdalene fled.
Before the book The Davinci Code came out, I and others studied the idea of a Jesus bloodline, called The Rex Deus. The Habsburgs is a Rex Deus candidate. I found the core theories without merit, but for my conclusion Jesus was not a Divine Immortal, but a Messiah who was born to evict Rome from Judea and other places in the Crescent Circle. Jesus was another Hannibal a ‘Gift of Baal’. There were coordinated attacks. I suspect the Boii sent forces to defend the Temple in Jerusalem in 69 A.D. and led a rebellion in the Transalpine, Germany, and Britain. This was a World War against Slavery. It is this theory that I place at to core of my Tolkien book I am also destined to write.
Virginia is kin to Count Richard Nikolaus von Coudenhove-Kalergi who gave birth to the European Union. Otto von Habsburg shared the dream of a Paneuropean Union that may be carried out in a bloodline that Virginia shares. The idea of a New France in America is not so farfetched now that the Republicans are on the brink of creating world chaos from which a new order will rise.
When one views the funeral march of Otto you see the flag of the Paneuropean Union followed by the flags of related families from many nations. Where did they get these uniforms? Were they, and the flags, at ready? This looks like a prearranged marriage. I believe Virginia and I represent the World Union in the West.
Vinzenz was 1,300th Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Austria. From his first marriage (1981–1991) with Hélène de Cossé-Brissac (1960–) he had two daughters:
Princess Adelheid Marie Beatrice Zita (b. Vienna, 25 November 1981), married in Deutschfeistritz-Peggau on 31 January 2009 Count Dominic von(b. London, 7 October 1973), son of Count Hans Heinrich von Coudenhove Kalergi and wife Cornelia Carter Roberts
The International Paneuropean Union, also referred to as the Paneuropean Movement and the Pan-Europa Movement, is the oldest European unification movement. It began with the publishing of Count Richard Nikolaus von Coudenhove-Kalergi’s manifesto Paneuropa (1923), which presented the idea of a unified European State. Coudenhove-Kalergi, a member of the Bohemian Coudenhove-Kalergi family and the son of an Austro-Hungarian diplomat and a Japanese mother, was the organisation’s central figure and President until his 1972 death.
It is independent of all political parties, but has a set of principles by which it appraises politicians, parties, and institutions. The International Paneuropean Union has four main basic principles: liberalism, Christianity, social responsibility, and pro-Europeanism. At the same time, it openly welcomes and acknowledges the contributions of Judaism and Islam whose heritage they share.
The organisation was prohibited by Nazi Germany in 1933, and was founded again after the Second World War.
Otto von Habsburg, the head of the Habsburg dynasty and former Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, became involved with the Paneuropean Union in the 1930s, was elected its Vice President in 1957 and became its International President in 1973, after Coudenhove’s death. The President of the Union since 2004 is Alain Terrenoire, former Member of Parliament in France and MEP and Director of the French Paneuropa-Union. Otto became the International Honorary President of the International Paneuropean Union in 2004. Its Vice President is Walburga Habsburg Douglas, a member of the Swedish Parliament.
The Union has branches in many European countries, with the General Secretariat located in Munich. In France, the Pan-Europa Union was founded by later President Georges Pompidou and later cabinet minister Louis Terrenoire, with the support of Charles de Gaulle. The Union achieved high political influence in France, particularly within the gaullist segment of French politics.
The Austrian-Hungarian border crossing where the Pan-European Picnic took place in 1989
Among its notable members were Albert Einstein, Fridtjof Nansen, Johan Ludwig Mowinckel, Thomas Mann, Franz Werfel, Bronisław Huberman, Aristide Briand, Konrad Adenauer, Sigmund Freud, Benedetto Croce, Bruno Kreisky, Léon Blum and Georges Pompidou. Winston Churchill lauded the movement’s work for a unified Europe prior to the war in his famous Zurich speech in 1946.
Grounded in liberal democratic values, the Paneuropean Union was considered staunchly anti-communist from its inception and especially during the Cold War. For this reason, the organisation was much reviled by the communist regimes of the Eastern Bloc. The organisation became renowned for its role in organising the Pan-European Picnic, an important event during the Revolutions of 1989.
Count Richard Nikolaus von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1923–1972)
Otto von Habsburg, MEP, the former Crown Prince Otto of Austria-Hungary (1973–2004)
Alain Terrenoire, former Member of Parliament and MEP, France (2004–)
Coudenhove-Kalergi is a noble Bohemian family of mixed European descent formed when Franz Karl Coudenhove (1825-1893) married Maria Kalergi (1840-1877). The Coudenhoves had been Counts of the Holy Roman Empire since 1790 and rose to great estate in the Netherlands and Belgium. After the upheaval of the French Revolution, they followed their dukes from the Low Countries into Austria. Maria’s family had a great name in Crete.
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The Coudenhove family dates back to the Duchy of Brabant nobleman and crusader Gerolf I de Coudenhove (died 1259) and, after it fought for the Habsburgs in the Dutch Revolt, it moved to Flanders before the Habsburgs and Coudenhoves were both driven to Austria by that war.
The Kallergis claimed descent from the Byzantine Phokas family, which produced several generals and an emperor (Nikephoros II). During the Venetian rule over Crete, the Kallergis family was one of the most important Greek Orthodox families in the island.
Vincenz Karl, Pr von und zu Liechtenstein
Given Name: Vincenz Karl, Pr von und zu
Change Date: 27 JAN 2008 1 2 3 4
Birth: 30 JUL 1950 in Graz, Steiermark, Austria
Death: of of a massive heart attack 14 JAN 2008 in Graz, Steiermark, Austria
Event: Vincenz Karl Alfred Maria Michael et Omnes sancti (Full Name)
Father: Heinrich Karl, Pr von und zu Liechtenstein b: 5 AUG 1916 in Graz, Steiermark, Austria
Mother: Elisabeth Charlotte Alphonsa Christina etc. Archduchess of Austria b: 31 MAY 1922 in El Pardo, Madrid, Spain
Marriage 1 Hélène de Cossé Brissac b: 26 SEP 1960 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Seine, France
Married: 5 MAR 1981 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Note: Married Paris (civ) 5 Mar 1981 (rel) 7 Mar 1981 (div 1991) 1
1. Adelheid Marie Beatrice Zita, Princess von und zu Liechtenstein b: 25 NOV 1981 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria
2. Hedwig Maria Beatrice Hermine, Princess von u. zu Liechtenstein b: 28 NOV 1982 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria
Marriage 2 Roberta Valeri Manera b: 12 FEB 1953 in Milano, Lombardy, Italy
Married: 19 JUN 1999 in Venice, Venetia, Italy
Adelheid Marie Beatrice Zita, Princess von und zu Liechtenstein
Given Name: Adelheid Marie Beatrice Zita, Princess von und zu
Change Date: 8 AUG 2004 1
Birth: 25 NOV 1981 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria
Father: Vincenz Karl, Pr von und zu Liechtenstein b: 30 JUL 1950 in Graz, Steiermark, Austria
Mother: Hélène de Cossé Brissac b: 26 SEP 1960 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Seine, France