Prince Bernhard

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(Soldier, Pilot, Arms dealer)
BornBernhard Friedrich Eberhard Leopold Julius Kurt Carl Gottfried Peter Graf von Biesterfeld
1911-06-29
Jena, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, German Empire
Died1 December 2004 (Age 93)
University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
NationalityNetherlands
ReligionProtestant Church in the Netherlands
SpouseJuliana of the Netherlands
Founder ofThe 1001 Club, World Wildlife Fund
Member ofBilderberg/Steering committee
Arms dealer.

Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (later Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands; German: Bernhard Friedrich Eberhard Leopold Julius Kurt Carl Gottfried Peter Graf von Biesterfeld; 29 June 1911 – 1 December 2004) was the consort of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and father of her four children, including the former Queen of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrix.

Activities

Bernhard repeatedly denied being a member of the Nazi Party, but a 2014 article in the Daily Mirror claimed that "membership documents were found in Berlin's Humboldt University by historian Annejet van der Zijl, proving he was in the party until 1934."[1]

Groups

He started the 1001 Club and co-founded the Bilderberg meeting. He also helped found the World Wildlife Fund (later renamed World Wide Fund for Nature).

Arms dealing

Cercle visitor, Frans Otten may have assisted his arms dealing.[2]

Lockheed/Bribery scandals

Full article: Lockheed/Bribery scandals

Prince Bernhard publicly denied wrongdoing during his lifetime, but but two days after his death, interviews were published showing that he admitted taking a $1.1 million bribe from Lockheed to ensure the Lockheed F-104 would win out over the Mirage 5 for the purchase contract. He said: "I have accepted that the word Lockheed will be carved on my tombstone."[3]

 

Events Participated in

EventDateLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/1955 March18 March 1955 - 20 March 1955Barbizon
France
Bilderberg/1955 September23 September 1955 - 25 September 1955Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Germany
Bilderberg/195611 May 1956 - 13 May 1956Fredensborg
Denmark
Bilderberg/1957 February15 February 1957 - 17 February 1957St Simons Island
Georgia
US
Bilderberg/1957 October4 October 1957 - 6 October 1957Fiuggi
Italy
Bilderberg/195813 September 1958 - 15 September 1958Buxton
United Kingdom
Bilderberg/195918 September 1959 - 20 September 1959Yesilkoy
Turkey
Bilderberg/196028 May 1960 - 29 May 1960Bürgenstock
Switzerland
Bilderberg/196121 April 1961 - 23 April 1961St-Castin
Quebec
Canada
Bilderberg/196218 May 1962 - 20 May 1962Saltsjöbaden
Sweden
Bilderberg/196329 March 1963 - 31 March 1963Hotel Martinez
Cannes
France
Bilderberg/19652 April 1965 - 4 April 1965Villa d'Este
Italy
Bilderberg/196625 March 1966 - 27 March 1966Wiesbaden
Germany
Hotel Nassauer Hof
Bilderberg/196731 March 1967 - 2 April 1967UK
United Kingdom
St John's College (Cambridge)
Bilderberg/196826 April 1968 - 28 April 1968Mont Tremblant
Canada
Bilderberg/19699 May 1969 - 11 May 1969Hotel Marienlyst
Elsinore
Denmark
Bilderberg/197017 April 1970 - 19 April 1970Hotel Quellenhof
Bad Ragaz
Switzerland
Bilderberg/197123 April 1971 - 25 April 1971Woodstock Inn
Woodstock
Vermont
US
Bilderberg/197221 April 1972 - 23 April 1972Hotel La Reserve
Knokke
Belgium
Bilderberg/197311 May 1973 - 13 May 1973Saltsjobaden
Sweden
The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.
Bilderberg/197419 April 1974 - 21 April 1974Hotel Martinez
Cannes
France
Bilderberg/197525 April 1975 - 27 April 1975Golden Dolphin Hotel
Cesme
Turkey


References