Charlemagne Prize 2020
Who is awarded the Prize?
Charlemagne Youth Prize
Richard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi 1950
Charlemagne Prize Laureate 1950 Richard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi
Born on 16th November 1894 in Tokyo.
Studied history and philosophy at the University of Vienna, 1916 Promotion to Dr. Phil. Active as independent writer.
Published the political text ‘Paneuropa’ in 1923; he founded the Paneuropean Movement in the same year. Between the years 1924 and 1938 he published the journal ‘Paneuropa’, in which he did all he could to form a European confederation.
During the war he stayed in Pressburg, Bern and, from 1940, in New York, where he taught as professor of history and set up a research department for a European post-war federation. He relocated to Switzerland in 1946.
In 1947 he became General Secretary of the European Parliamentary Union, which he had founded himself.
Died on 27th July 1972.
Speech (extract) by Mayor Albert Maas
Speech (extract) by Richard Nikolaus Count of Coudenhove-Kalergi
Foto Richard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi
Richard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi