Princess Nora of Liechtenstein

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Princess Nora
Dowager Marquesa de Mariño
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Princess Nora in 2012
Spouse Vicente Sartorius y Cabeza de Vaca, 3rd Marqués de Mariño
(m. 1988–2002; his death)
Issue María Teresa Sartorius y de Liechtenstein
Full name
Norberta Elisabeth Maria Assunta Josefine Georgine et omnes sancti
Father Franz Joseph II
Mother Countess Georgina Norberta of Wilczek
Born (1950-10-31) 31 October 1950 (age 64)
Zurich, Switzerland
Religion Roman Catholicism


Liechtensteiner Princely Family
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HSH The Prince
HSH The Princess

Styles of
Princess Nora of Liechtenstein
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Reference style Her Serene Highness
Spoken style Your Serene Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Princess Norberta "Nora" of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg, Dowager Marquesa de Mariño (Norberta Elisabeth Maria Assunta Josefine Georgine et omnes sancti; 31 October 1950), is the daughter of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906–1989) and his wife Countess Gina of Wilczek (1921–1989), and thus younger sister of Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein.

Education and career[edit]

Princess Nora studied at the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, also in Geneva. She has worked for the World Bank and the International Institute for Environment and Development, among others. She speaks French, English, German and Spanish.

She has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1984. She was president of Liechtenstein's National Olympic Committee from 1982 to 1992 and she has been president of Special Olympics Liechtenstein since 2002.

She was Chief Scouting Guide (German: Korpsführerin) of Liechtensteinische Pfadfinderinnenkorps Santa Maria from 1973 to 1989.[1] Today she is Honorary member of the Scout association.[2]

Family[edit]

On 11 June 1988, she married Don Vicente Sartorius y Cabeza de Vaca, 3rd Marqués de Mariño (Madrid, 30 November 1931 – Ibiza, 22 July 2002). Together they had one daughter:

She is the godmother of Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, the youngest daughter of Princess Astrid of Belgium.

Titles, styles, and honours[edit]

  • 31 October 1950 – 11 June 1988: Her Serene Highness Princess Norberta of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg
  • 11 June 1988 – 22 July 2002: Her Serene Highness Princess Norberta of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg, Marquesa de Mariño
  • 22 July 2002 – present: Her Serene Highness Princess Norberta of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg, Dowager Marquesa de Mariño

Her füll title in German is Ihre Durchlaucht Norberta Elisabeth Maria Assunta Josefine Georgine et omnes sancti Prinzessin von und zu Liechtenstein, Gräfin zu Rietberg, Marquesa de Mariño.

Honours[edit]

National honours[edit]

  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein : Commemorative Medal on the Occasion of the 70th Birthday of His Serene Highness Prince Franz Joseph II (16/08/1976).[3]

Ancestry[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geschichte der liechtensteinischen Pfadfinderbewegung" (in German). Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Liechtensteins. Retrieved 2008-01-29. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Über unseren Verband" (in German). Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Liechtensteins. Retrieved 2008-01-29. [dead link]
  3. ^ Military Collection

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