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[Last update: 18 March 2009]

Count Richard N. Coudenhove-Kalergi

 

Kalergi

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European Flag

File: 219 1
- Correspondence, 1950-1950
- Proposal for European flag
Kalergi's proposal comes first in the 1951 referundum (referendum results) but is rejected because of the cross
 
 
Selected documents

1950, 5 June

Coudenhove-Kalergi to Paris (Secretary General) on using the Red Cross of the United States of Europe [fr]

1950, 27 July

Coudenhove-Kalergi to Council of Europe on using the Red Cross of the United States of Europe

1952, 27 March

Levy to Coudenhove-Kalergi on Turkish opposition to a cross [fr]

1952, 15 April

Coudenhove-Kalergi's reply to Levy, proposing cross with crescent added [fr]

1954, 15 December

New proposal from Coudenhove-Kalergi to S. Stephanopoulos, chair of the Committee of Ministers [fr]

 
European Anthem

1955, Kalergi proposes the Beethoven theme tha is finally adopted
 
Documents

1955, 3 August

Letter from Coudenhove-Kalergi proposing Ode to Joy as the European Anthem [fr]

1955, 5 September

Reply to Kalergi [fr]

 
European Parliamentary Union/ Pan European Union

file 240 33
- correspondence 1949-1954
- documents 1947-1954

date

name

language

type

subject

1.8.1954

Kalergi to Marchal (Secretary General)

French

letter

Sarrebruck meeting, 3.10.1954

16.9.1954

Kalergi to Paul Levy

French

letter

6th Paneuropean Congress,
Baden-Baden 30.10.1954 - 1.11.1954

7.10.1954

Kalergi to Paul LEvy

French

letter

Baden-Baden Congress

15.10.1954

(copy) Paul Levy to Kalergi

French

letter

Baden-Baden Congress

22.10.1954

(copy) Paul Levy to Kalergi

French

letter

 

14.12.1954

Kalergi to Hans Heinrich Solf

German

letter

 

[23.12.1954]

(copy) letter H.H.Solf to Kalergi

German

letter

 

 
 

triangle Biographical notes

- 1984, 17 November: born in Tokyo to Austro-Hungarian father and Japanese mother
- 1919: takes Czechoslovak nationality
- 1920: attends the First Paneuropean Congress in Berlin
- 1923: publishes the manifesto "Pan Europa"
- 1924 (1923?): sets up the Paneuropean Union
- 1939: is naturalised French
- Goes to America during the War where he meets Otto von Habsburg
- Goes to live in Switzerland after the War
- 1947: Sets up the European Parliamentary Union
- 1948: Attends Congress of The Hague: his idea of a European Assembly elected by national parliaments is accepted
- 1950: begins corresponding with Council of Europe about a European flag
- 1950, 18 May: receives the first Charlemagne prize
- 1955: proposes the Beethoven music that later becomes the European anthem
- 1965: leaves the European Movement
- 1972: dies at Schruns, Austria
 
Publications

- "Los vom Materialismus"
- "Revolution durch Technik"
- "Praktischer Idealsimus", 1925
- "Stalin & Co."
- "Krise der Weltanschauung"
- editor of the magazine "Paneuropa"
 
 

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- Paneuropean Union homepage
- European Movement archives at the Florence University Institute