Hans Hermann Weyer
Hans Hermann Consul Weyer, Graf von Yorck is a German trader in nobility and academics titles, and a flamboyant member of the international jet set. He is a former window dresser who became an honorary consul of Bolivia in Luxembourg and who became known in the 1960s for selling certificates of nobility, doctoral degrees from invented colleges and universities, and other decorations in Germany. Described in 1982 by John Vinocur of The New York Times as "a Munich rogue who sold phony titles" to "used-car dealers hungry for respectability", Weyer is given credit for Hans Lichtenberg's adoption in the latter's biographical profile in the cast list of the 2005 German reality-television program "Die Burg". Lichtenberg then married Zsa Zsa Gabor. According to the newspaper Rhein-Zeitung, Weyer was adopted as an adult, in 1996, by a Countess of Yorck, a 78-year-old noblewoman, and now uses the name Consul Weyer Graf von Yorck.
- Bodo Kirchhoff : Der Mantel des schönen Konsuls
- New York Times article mentioning Weyer's career, 1982
- Vinocur, John (16 March 1978). "For German Who 'Awarded' Titles, First Gold, Then Bars". The New York Times. p. A2.
- Cast List for "Die Burg"
- John Vinocur, "A Republic of Fear: Thirty Years of General Stroessner's Paraguay", The New York Times Magazine, 23 September 1984, page 20
- Consul Weyer Graf von Yorck's website