Prince Emanuel of Liechtenstein (1908–1987)

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Prince Emanuel Louis
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Prince Emanuel of Liechtenstein in 1963
Born (1908-10-22)22 October 1908
Betliar, Slovakia
Died 18 October 1987(1987-10-18) (aged 78)
Grabs, Switzerland
Full name
Karl Emanuel Johannes Gabriel Maria Josef
House Liechtenstein
Father Prince Johann of Liechtenstein
Mother Marie Gabrielle Andrássy von Szik-Szent-Kiraly

Karl Emanuel Johannes Gabriel Maria Josef, Prinz von und zu Liechtenstein (Betliar/Betlér 22 October 1908 – Grabs 18 October 1987)[1] He was a child of Prince Johann of Liechtenstein (1873–1959) and Marie Gabrielle Andrássy von Szik-Szent-Kiraly (1886–1961).[2] His grandparents were Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein (1842–1907) and Princess Henriette of Liechtenstein (1843–1931).,[3] Géza Count Andrássy of Csik-Szent-Király and Kraszna-Horka (1856–1938) and Eleonore Gräfin von Kaunitz.[4]

He was general manager and president of administrative board of Loma Joint stock company.[5]

He died unmarried and without issue.


Prince Emanuel joined the Scout Movement in 1933.[6] He participated in the 4th World Scout Jamboree in Gödöllő.[7] He served as Chief Scout (German: Korpsführer) of Fürstlich Liechtensteinische Pfadfinderkorps St. Georg from 1935 to 1971. In 1971 he became Honorary Chief Scout (German: Ehrenkorpsführer).[7]

During World War II he kept contact with the "Badener Ring".[8][9] The "Badener Ring" was a secret group of Scouts and Scouters from Austria and the Netherlands, located in Austria. This group had contacts to French POW Rover Scouts and to Scouters all over Austria. He delivered foreign Scouting magazines to them.[8] He also informed Austrian Scouts about the death of Baden-Powell in 1941.[9] Prince Emanuel was Contingent Leader of Liechtenstein at the 7th World Scout Jamboree in Bad Ischl.[10] In 1956 Prince Emanuel together with Austrian Student Rover Scouts (German: Burse) from Vienna helped refugees after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.[11] He also met Franz Pospisil, Chief Scout of Austria, several times.[12] In 1958 he invited the Viennese Scout groups 56 and 57 to Liechtenstein. So their first summer camp in a foreign country took place in Vaduz. There they took part in his birthday celebration.[13] In 1961 he gave the permission to bear the name "Liechtenstein" to the Viennese Scout group 21.[14] He was awarded with one of the highest honour of Austrian Scouting the Silbernen Steinbock.[15]

In 1969 he refounded the Scout group in Balzers, which is still active today.[16]

He was Group Scout Master of the Scout group of Triesen from 1974 to 1987.[17] He supported this Scout group for long years.[17] He died on October 18, 1987. Scouts from all Scout groups of Liechtenstein took part in his funeral.[17] He is buried at graveyard of Gamprin-Bendern.[18]


  1. ^ "LIECHTENSTEIN". Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Karl Emanuel Johannes Gabriel Maria Josef, Prinz von und zu Liechtenstein" (in German). Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Johann, Prinz von und zu Liechtenstein" (in German). Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  4. ^ "Géza, conde Andrássy de Csik-Szent-Király e Kraszna-Horka" (in German). Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  5. ^ "Referenzen" (in German). Loma Aktiengesellschaft. Archived from the original on 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  6. ^ John S. Wilson (1959), Scouting Round the World. First edition, Blandford Press. p. 261
  7. ^ a b "Geschichte der liechtensteinischen Pfadfinderbewegung" (in German). Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Liechtensteins. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  8. ^ a b Merzl, Ewald (2007). Pfadfinder 1938.Mitgelaufen?Angepasst?Verfolgt? (in German) (2 ed.). Vienna: Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of Austria. p. 26. 
  9. ^ a b Pribich, Kurt (2004). Logbuch der Pfadfinderverbände in Österreich (in German). Vienna: Pfadfinder-Gilde-Österreichs. p. 144. 
  10. ^ "Das Jamboree ist eröffnet". Unser Ziel-Monatsschrift für Pfadfinderführer (in German). Pfadfinder Österreichs: 3. September 1951. 
  11. ^ Schredt, Franz Xaver (1982). Logbuch der Tiroler Pfadfinder (in German). Innsbruck: Verlag Dr. Rudolf Erhard. pp. 302–303. 
  12. ^ Franz Xaver Pospisil (2006). Franz Pospisil-Ein Streifzug durch ein Leben für die Jugend Pfadfinderführer-Horterzieher-Amtsvormund-Eine Dokumentation von Franz Xaver (in German). Baden: Alfred Abele. p. 93. 
  13. ^ "Chronik der Gruppe 56-Es geht voran: 1950 - 1959" (in German). Pfadfindergruppe 56/113 "Andreas Hofer". Archived from the original on March 2, 2005. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  14. ^ "Geschichte der Pfadfindergruppe 21" (in German). Pfadfindergruppe 21 "Liechtenstein". Archived from the original on 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  15. ^ Anton Kuthan (1964). Bludenzer Pfadfinder 1914-1964 (in German). Bludenz: Pfadfindergruppe Bludenz. p. 16. 
  16. ^ "Abteilung" (in German). Pfadfinderbewegung Gutenberg Balzers. Archived from the original on December 15, 2004. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  17. ^ a b c "Geschichte" (in German). Pfadfinderabteilung St. Mamertus Triesen. Archived from the original on 2007-04-01. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  18. ^ "GAMPRIN-BENDERN". Archived from the original on 2007-06-15. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 

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