Princess Nora of Liechtenstein

Princess Norberta ( Nora ) Elisabeth Maria Assunta Josefine Georgine von und zu Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg, Marquesa de Mariño ( born October 31, 1950 in Zurich ), the sister of Liechtenstein's head of state, Prince Hans Adam II is She is a member of the International since 1984 Olympic Committee.


Nora of Liechtenstein came on 31 October 1950 as the fourth of five children and the only daughter of Prince Franz Josef II von und zu Liechtenstein and his wife Countess Georgina von Wilczek in Zurich to the world. Her eldest brother, Hans Adam II is the currently reigning Prince of the country. After they have finished school she studied at the Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies of the University of Geneva. In the following years, she worked for the World Bank in Washington, DC active and the International Institute for Environment and Development in London. Nora of Liechtenstein also was involved in projects of development aid and in institutions of the Catholic Church. From 1973 to 1989 she was president of the Girl Scouts Corps of the Liechtenstein Girl Scouts.

Sports activities by Nora of Liechtenstein include horse riding, scuba diving, skiing and swimming. From 1982 to 1992 she was President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC ) of Liechtenstein. Since 1984 she is member of the International Olympic Committee. In addition, it advocates for disabled sports. She is co-founder of Special Olympics Liechtenstein ( SOLie ), whose president is since 2002. For her contributions to the Liechtenstein sports they received the 2006 Golden bay leaf.

Nora of Liechtenstein married on June 11, 1988 in the Cathedral of St. Florin in Vaduz the Spanish nobles Vicente Sartorius y Cabeza de Vaca, Marqués de Mariño ( 1931-2002 ). From this marriage the daughter of Maria Teresa Sartorius y de Liechtenstein emerged ( born November 21, 1992).