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Otto von Habsburg dies at age 98
07-23-2011, 10:48 PM #1
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http://news.yahoo.com/otto-von-habsburg-...25446.html
Quote:BERLIN (AP) — Otto von Habsburg, the oldest son of Austria-Hungary's last emperor and the longtime head of one of Europe's most influential families, died Monday, his spokeswoman said. He was 98.... Habsburg died in his sleep at his home in Poecking in southern Germany, where he had lived in exile since the 1950s... A longtime advocate of European reunification,

Born in 1912 in what is now Austria, Habsburg witnessed the family's decline after the empire was dismantled and Austria became a republic following World War I. He became head of the family at his father's death in 1922 and continued to claim the throne until the 1960s...

He was a member of the European Parliament for the conservative Bavarian Christian Social Union in southern Germany and also served as president of the Pan-European League from 1979 to 1999.wtf2.gif ....He contributed much to the political unification of Europe and served as a member of the European parliament for Bavaria’s conservative Bavarian Christian Social Union.

...European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso mourned the passing of "a great European ... who gave an important impetus to the European project throughout his rich life"....
Jose Manuel Barroso, An EU Bureaucrat that has never been elected or any other member of the Commission. Has a lot in common with old Otto.

You would think these old Royal family bloodlines,have no influence, having supposedly 'fallen from power' but they are always there in the background.
07-23-2011, 11:31 PM #2
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